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  1. Cheers dude, I would have been too, especially as I failed at St Itas
  2. Originally opened in 1833 as Connaght District Lunatic Asylum, later changing its name. I found a very interesting write up on the below link, which is where I copied this - It was intended for the care of ‘curable lunatics’ and opened in a spirit of optimism with regard to its progressive role in public health. Its history, however, is one of continual struggle: to prevent the admission of unsuitable cases, to secure additional funding and to offer reasonable standards of care under difficult conditions. In common with the majority of other District Asylums, the CDLA was continually overcrowded, housing in November 1900, for example, 1,165 patients in accommodation designed to hold 840. https://www.historyireland.com/18th-19th-century-history/tales-from-the-big-house-the-connacht-district-lunatic-asylum-in-the-late-nineteenth-century/ Exactly a year ago I went over to Ireland with pretty much just 2 locations I was desperately keen to visit. After failing to find any access at the first (another asylum) I drove west. It was a lovely bright, autumnal day and eventually I found myself inside. All was fine for 10-15 minutes until I turned round to find myself face-to-face with a gentleman who I guess was a caretaker of sorts. I hadn't heard him make any noise to alert me he was there and so I was in a mild state of shock! He told me that there had been some recent vandalism but after a few minutes of chatting I managed to persuade him not to evict me or alert the authorities. For that I was incredibly grateful. Here is my collection (a bit corridor-heavy)
  3. Wow thats a lot of stuff left behind! Nice set of images.
  4. Looks like a lovely place to explore and sounds like you timed it exactly right
  5. Looks an interesting old place. Picture number 1 is fascinating, I can't quite work out what I'm looking at?!
  6. Interesting, I'm another from round here that never knew it existed!
  7. Not just the dress that's gone walkabout by the looks. Welcome to the forum @Dale68 sounds like you're exploring my neck of the woods based on your recent reports
  8. Yes this is the bat house! It's worth spending some time there it's not just trash, and lovely location for a picnic too
  9. Again the usual wonderful images captured. Is there any information or history to it?
  10. Welcome to OS Dan. Good to have you on board. I'm on the lookout for redundant hotels myself, unfortunately Devon is a bit far from me!
  11. Jeez that is fucking lush. Makes van hoogstraten's place look like a mud hut!