Donegal District Lunatic Asylum, Letterkenny
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Donegal District Lunatic Asylum, Letterkenny Report of the Resident Medical Superintendent, for the year 1872 .... by James Alex Eames

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Published by printed by S. Maddock in Letterkenny .
Written in English


  • Donegal District Lunatic Asylum.

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James Alex. Eames , Resident Medical Superintendent.

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Pagination[37]p. ;
Number of Pages37
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18331042M

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Census. Workers at the Letterkenny Lunatic Asylum. This Census information was transcribed by Deirdre Doherty.   Changing attitudes, changing times at the former Donegal District Lunatic Asylum. BY PADDY WALSH. It was the subject of a major strike action in which saw the entire staff sacked and replaced; the plans used to design it were based on a military hospital in Calcutta; and in an era when poverty ravaged Donegal it housed and fed many an individual who otherwise would have been . 'A World Apart' - The Donegal District Lunatic Asylum - An unique exhibition depicting the hidden history behind the walls of the. Donegal District Lunatic Asylum - A World Apart - The Donegal District Lunatic Asylum ‌ Exhibition on the History of the Town of Ballyshannon, Co Donegal A History of Ballyshannon, Co Donegal. St Conal's Hospital (Irish: Ospidéal Naomh Conaill) was a psychiatric hospital located in Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland. Opened in (as the Donegal District Lunatic Asylum), it had people work on its farm as recently as The building is still extant.

  Thus the Lunatic Asylum was a place that the mentally-ill could gain refuge” Mr Devlin said. Prior to the establishment of the “Donegal District Lunatic Asylum” in , there had been provision made for Donegal’s mentally ill in other settings including from at the Lifford Asylum. In an asylum for Cork was established, and in the Richmond Asylum opened as a national asylum in Dublin; both institutions operated under their respective Houses of Industry. In the Lunacy (Ireland) Act provided for the establishment of a network of district lunatic . ³ Are Governors of the District Lunatic Asylum for the County. Featured Books An American widow’s account of her travels in Ireland in –45 on the eve of the Great Famine.   In the R. C. divisions this parish forms part of the district of Aughnish, and has chapels at Letterkenny and Glen-Swilly. There are two Presbyterian meeting-houses in Letterkenny, one in connection with the Synod of Ulster, of the first class, the other is connected with the Seceding Synod, and is of the second class.

Historical Description. DONEGAL (County of), a maritime county of the province of ULSTER, bounded on the east and south-east by the counties of Londonderry, Tyrone, and Fermanagh, from the first-named of which it is separated by Lough Foyle; on the south, by the northern extremity of the county of Leitrim and by Donegal bay, and on the west and north by the Atlantic. Assizes are held twice a year at Lifford, where there is a county gaol: there are bridewells at Donegal and Letterkenny. The district lunatic asylum is at Londonderry. The share of the expense of erecting this establishment, which falls on Donegal, is £9,, 10 shillings, 1 penny. Duffy, G.F., (Ed.). A Guide to Tracing your Donegal Ancestors, Glenageary, Co. Dublin, Ireland, Flyleaf Press - 96 p. - - Ph 1 Fax 1 County Donegal; Miscellaneous Genealogical Records - on fianna. The Ireland Genealogy Project's County Donegal page, and its listing of the Project's available Donegal Records.. The Irish Ancestors website (subscription) has the following. Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland. Opened in (as the Donegal District Lunatic Asylum), it had people work on its farm as recently as The building is. mistress stole his valuable collection of rare books. He was placed in a lunatic asylum and died in at Ivry-sur-Seine, France. Experimental Lecture ().