St Finan’s Hospital, Killarney: 1852-2012

The area of Ballydribbeen, to the northeast of Killarney town and overlooking the mountains and forests of National Park, has been home to County Kerry’s Psychiatric Hospital since 1852. The entire building is now closed since 2012.

In order to preserve the history of the hospital and the surrounding area, this site has been established. The aim of the St Finan’s Hospital webpage is to collect and collate archival information and articles as well as, memorabilia, records and stories of individuals involved with St Finan’s Hospital in a way that is accessible to a wider community.

The main objective is to establish a permanent digital presence of both St Finan’s hospital and the history of mental healthcare in County Kerry, Ireland.

This website demonstrates some of the material that has been collated to date.

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