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UK Our Lady’s Hospital, Ennis. Ireland. August 2017

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Quite a big place this one with some great decay throughout. Spent a good few hours round here enjoying a relaxed explore. Some parts of the building are worse than others .There has also been some vandalism and shit graff left behind. Not enough to spoil the over all feel of the place though. And like I said, the decay is awesome. Visited with non member Paul.
HISTORY
Our Lady’s Hospital first opened its doors in 1868 and was then known as Ennis District Lunatic Asylum. For 134 years it continued to operate on the same site as a mental hospital and indeed until the 1950s very little changed in the manner in which it was run. The hospital was one of the largest public buildings in County Clare and was both a large employer and purchaser of goods from local suppliers.It played an important role in the economic life of Ennis, especially in earlier years when jobs were scarce and pensionable positions were highly prized. Wards were very overcrowded with up to 70 beds per room, with only inches between. It closed in 2002 and there are currently no plans for its development.

 

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Thanks For Looking

 

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Very nicely done and looks a great place to have a mooch around.

Unfortunately I didn't have time on my recent visit to get as far as Ennis; hopefully another time.

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Cheers lads :) Well worth a look this one. Look forward to seeing some stuff from your recent visit jones-y-gog

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Quality place this, glad you got it done in the end. Some nice peely throughout, just hope the graffers take it easy on the place :) 

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