After closing in 2013, today most of the former St. Brigid’s Hospital, Ballinasloe stands empty and badly in need of recuperation. A series of consultative workshops in 2018 led by Denis Naughten TD resulted in the publication of a summary report prepared by Connect the Dots entitled; ‘Reimaging St. Brigids’.The summary Report provided an overview of the workshop - the process and the findings, highlighting key visions for the site, commonalities amongst the visions, and recommendations going forward. But where to next?
Architecture at the Edge aims to revitalize that process.
On Saturday 12th October, Oonagh Walsh, a Ballinasloe native and History Professor in the Glasgow School for Business and Society at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, will deliver a lecture on the history of the old Connaught District Lunatic Asylum, latterly St. Brigid’s Hospital at the Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre.
The HSE have kindly agreed to allow access to the hospital complex for a tour of the grounds where the public will be able to view the external buildings.
This will be followed with a short discussion where the public will be asked to share their views on the vision for the former Hospital.
Tickets FREE. Pre-book via our website.