Garryowen estate

Estate which became Callan Park Mental Hospital.

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Name
Alternate
Garry Owen
Alternate
Callan Park estate
1864 - 1873
Property
Owned by
1839 - 1864
Owned by
1864 - 1873
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.