Nothing as exciting as Beagle Balls, collapsing prison walls and daring rescues today! We have a large institutional building photographed by the Wiltshires in the middle of the last century. It looks like a convent or seminary but where is it?
very quickly identified this as an institutional building in Dublin's Phoenix Park. Today's contributors tell us that it was initially built as the Royal Hibernian Military School
, was developed as a hospital in the early 20th century, was a "chest hospital" around the time this photo was taken, and is now St Mary's Hospital
- primarily caring for 'dependent older persons'....
Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire
Collection: Wiltshire Photographic Collection
NLI Ref: Wil 54 P
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons