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Offline mandypea

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Mental Hospital, Enniscorthy
« on: Saturday 18 June 11 19:49 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know of a mental institution in Enniscorthy around the 1920's up to maybe the 1960's? What was it called?and whereabouts in Enniscorthy district was it? thanks Mandy
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Re: Mental Hospital, Enniscorthy
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 18 June 11 20:47 BST (UK) »
Under Enniscorthy Workhouse website I found this line- "Enniscorthy was also the home of the Wexford County Lunatic Asylum, situated on the opposite bank of the River Slaney."
http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Enniscorthy/
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Re: Mental Hospital, Enniscorthy
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 18 June 11 23:33 BST (UK) »
I have just received some interesting information from another rootschat member, St SENENS  is the 'mental' hospital in Enniscorthy,
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Re: Mental Hospital, Enniscorthy
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 19 June 11 13:16 BST (UK) »
The Hospital is called St Senan Psychiatic Hospital and its still a Hopsital but it not currently taking any new admissions.
 'Enniscorthy District Lunatic Asylum for the Insane Poor of Mind' opened in 1868. Suggestions that the design drawings were originally intended for a colonial army barracks at Pretoria in South Africa

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Re: Mental Hospital, Enniscorthy
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 19 June 11 13:20 BST (UK) »
The Hospital is called St Senan Psychiatic Hospital and its still a Hopsital but it not currently taking any new admissions.
 'Enniscorthy District Lunatic Asylum for the Insane Poor of Mind' opened in 1868. Suggestions that the design drawings were originally intended for a colonial army barracks at Pretoria in South Africa

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Re: Mental Hospital, Enniscorthy
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 19 June 11 14:09 BST (UK) »
Thanks Tomahurra, Mandy
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Re: Mental Hospital, Enniscorthy
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 09 July 11 23:49 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Ancestry's section 'The Lawrence Collection of Photographs' (1870-1910) has this picture of an Asylum at Enniscorthy - might by the same one you're thinking of? I'm not sure how clear the writing will come out, but at the bottom, it has written on it 'Lunatic Asylum, Enniscorthy'.

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Re: Mental Hospital, Enniscorthy
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 10 July 11 07:04 BST (UK) »
Thank you for this, Tamsin, I appreciate it!
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Re: Mental Hospital, Enniscorthy
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 10 July 11 11:35 BST (UK) »
Tasmin what a great photo