Garryowen House

Grand Victorian Regency stone residence which survives with some alterations and is now used as a writers' centre.

Milestone
Constructed
1837
Name
Alternate
Callan Park House
1864 -
Property
Owned by
1839 - 1864
Owned by
1864 - 1873
Occupied by
1874 - 1991
Type

Callan Park Mental Hospital

,
2008

Developed on the Garryowen estate built by John Brenan from the 1830s, Callan Park hospital was designed to treat insanity by the most modern methods available when it opened in 1884. During the twentieth century, overcrowding and ad hoc additions diluted the original intent and design, and by the 1960s the hospital was a place of squalor. The buildings are now used for other purposes.