World Within Walls collection: Ward 15 at St. Davnet’s in Monaghan town

Ward 15 was one of the acute admission wards. Patients were separated by gender with male patients and staff living and working on a different side of the buildings to the female patients and staff. Ward 16 on the opposite side of the building is a mirror image of this ward. Imag

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World Within Walls image collection: Inside St. Davnet's image number 11

Image from a series that was found in a bundle of photographs in the St. Davnet’s in Monaghan town. There is no date or photographer's name on the images but it is belived that they date from approximately the 1970s. The World Within Walls collection is archived at the Irish Q

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World Within Walls image collection: Sports Teams at St. Davnet's

Throughout the twentieth century, a culture of recreation and sport began to grow at the hospital. Staff and patients, sometimes together, participated in sports such as handball, soccer, snooker, camogie and football. These images were kindly donated by Owen Treanor and Harry Hu

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World Within Walls Maps and Plans: Alterations and Divisions in 1954

Images of proposed alterations and divisions to 1.2.5, dated 1954. Use arrow keys to scroll through images from these plans. These images are from the World Within Walls collection which is archived at the Irish Qualitative Data Archive (see Related Materials). The World Within W

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World Within Walls image collection: Acute Building (Old TB Hospital)

Images of the acute building at St. Davnet’s campus in Monaghan town. The Acute Admissions unit is now the main campus reception. When it was built, between 1937-1943, it was immediately taken over by Monaghan County Council for use as a TB hospital and was not returned to the Me

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World Within Walls collection: Main Building (Body of the House) - Interior

This is the original asylum building which opened in 1869. It was then known as the Cavan and Monaghan Lunatic Asylum. The first patients admitted to the asylum came from Armagh asylum which was at that time very over crowded. Designed by Dublin-based architect John McCurdy. Imag

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World Within Walls collection: Roman Catholic Chapel

Religion was rarely mentioned in the minute books of the hospital but the denomination of the patients was carefully recorded in the registers. Religion was significant for employment of staff. Staff were selected on the basis of religion as well as geography – numbers of Catholi

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World Within Walls collection: St. Jude's hostel (Old Nurses' Home)

St. Jude's, or the old nurses' home was built during the construction phase that took place between 1937-1943. It was designed by Belfast-based architect Cormac MacLynn. Images taken by Fiona Byrne and Niamh NicGhabhann during the World Within Walls project. These images are f

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World Within Walls collection: Twin Chapels at St. Davnet’s in Monaghan town

Religion was rarely mentioned in the minute books of the hospital but the denomination of the patients was carefully recorded in the registers. Religion was significant for employment of staff. Staff were selected on the basis of religion as well as geography – numbers of Catholi

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