Asylum: Inside Grangegorman (Book)
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Asylum: Inside Grangegorman (Book)

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Published: 04/10/2023
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In 1814, the Richmond Lunatic Asylum at Grangegorman in Dublin

started an extraordinary programme of asylum building across Ireland,

aimed at alleviating the suffering of people with mental illness who were

homeless, in prison, or confined in appalling circumstances.

By the mid-twentieth century, Ireland had proportionately more people in

‘mental hospitals’ than any other country in the world. On a given night,

the number of people in Ireland’s psychiatric hospitals was more than

double those in all our other institutions put together: prisons, laundries,

mother and baby homes, industrial schools, orphanages.

What was the life of a patient in an asylum really like?

Publisher: Royal Irish Academy
ISBN: 9781911479291
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 200 x 150 mm

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