Carlow Lunatic Asylum

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St. Dympna’s Hospital

St. Dymphna’s Hospital (formerly Carlow Lunatic Asylum) is a psychiatric hospital located in Carlow Town. The hospital was designed by Francis Johnston. And opened as the Carlow District Lunatic Asylum in 1832. Further, it became Carlow Mental Hospital in 1925. Then, having been re-named St. Dympna’s Hospital, after St. Dympna, the patron saint of mental […]

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