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Report - Wexford Old Hospital aka Wexford Workhouse (Ireland, Jan, 2018)

urbanchemist

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#1
Wexford’s Workhouse opened in 1845 and catered for the poor and destitute, particularly during the the Irish famine (http://wexfordhub.com/history/wexford-workhouse/). The building is also called the ‘Old Hospital’ since it was used as a hospital by the HSE (the Irish equivalent of the NHS) between 1920 and 1992. The place has become increasingly derelict since then, with some of the floorboards and fixtures ripped out, apparently for use in refurbishment projects elsewhere. Only the main front block was explored - there are several other buildings attached behind; most are vacant but one is still in use as a department of the new Wexford General Hospital next door.

Visited with junior and a non-member. Access was a straightforward, but very public, climb. Pictures are ordered from the attic down.

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Unfortunately I didn’t have time to explore the basement of the main block as the troops had done a runner by this stage and were sending increasingly impatient texts. I suppose I ought to point out, although it should be obvious, that this old heap is potentially quite dangerous.
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
Regular User
#5
Really well done. I did notice (said death trap) and thought, blimey getting a tripod straight would be a challenge in itself lol. I found this oddly cool. I really do see beauty in the oddest things. Liked this :thumb
 

urbanchemist

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#7
Really well done. I did notice (said death trap) and thought, blimey getting a tripod straight would be a challenge in itself lol. I found this oddly cool. I really do see beauty in the oddest things. Liked this :thumb
Thanks - personally I can't be bothered with packing and unpacking a tripod all the time so never use one.