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Distressed Passageway

On entering the west section of the convent one first finds this corridor. Roof windows provide plenty of light. Broken glass and debris cover the colourful tiled floor. One starts to get a strong sense of the troubled darkness permeating through this building.

Crumbling Walkway

Moving down the corridor, half way down a hospital trolley lies abandoned, straps still hang from the sides of the trolley where the patient used to be secured to the trolley.


Kitchen Wash Room

Horribly dark and haunting, we stayed in this room absolutely no longer than necessary to capture the photograph.

One could almost sense a feeling of despair seeping into ones skin.

Burnt Dinner

This kitchen just on the edge of the main hall has been heavily damaged by the 2003 fire.

The stove doors hang open, the paint on the ceiling peeling in large sections.

Uncovered Decay

Moving up to the second floor the convent layout opens up into very large open rooms, whole sections of falling wallpaper reveal in layers how taste has changed over the years.

Troubled Shadows

Walking quickly the length of the second floor, we pause only long enough to make photographs.

Thankful for the beams of light illuminating our path.

Mossy

Thankfully the internal structure of the convent is mostly intact and the graffiti artists haven’t been too busy.

We wanted to document this entire site before any developers destroy what’s left. 

Yellow and Turquoise

Now on the top floor of the west wing we find an amazing array of coloured walls and ceilings. Sections of the roof are open and the floor boards rotting through in many areas. Debris and pigeon litter covers the floor.

Peach and Turquoise


Mint and Peach

Documenting our Heritage

The Good Shepherd Magdalen Convent

Sundays Well, Cork.

CONVENT WEST WING

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