Former paying inmates of Richmond District Lunatic Asylum (top), subsequently the Central Mental Hospital, Grangegorman, now Dublin Institute of Technology.
“Following on from your post (link below) about the fresh hell that is the new Dublin Institute of Technology [DIT] campus, Broadsheet readers with an interest in history might like to know that the Grangegorman site has been home to lunacy since 1815, when the Richmond District Asylum (later the Central Mental Hospital) was first built on this location. Websurfing on my mobile phone (the broadband here being somewhat patchy as yet!) I found some photos of its inmates, their driven-to-the-brink-of-dementia expressions of bemused tolerance looking oddly familiar.., And now I must go and track down the location of the padded cells…”
Previously: Was It For DIT?