St Brigid's Hospital, Ballinasloe

Ardrahan South
Co Galway


  • NIAH Ref: 30334010
  • Date: 1725 - 1735
  • Rating: National
  • Orig. Use: Hospital
  • Townland: Ardrahan South
  • County: Galway
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  • Last Reviewed: August 2019

Criteria for Risk

  • Vacant with no identified new use
  • Suffering from neglect and/or poor maintenance


  • Condition of Structure: Poor
  • Level of Risk: High


Sections of this building have been vacant for a number of years and it does not appear to be maintained particularly the eastern wings. Most of the external fabric remains, but there are obvious signs of deterioration. There is no immediate danger of collapse but the condition is such that unless urgent remedial works are carried out the building will sharply deteriorate.

The unusual X shaped building served as an asylum until 2013 when psychiatric services were removed from Ballinasloe and consolidated in Galway City and Roscommon. There are certain portions of the building still in use but the structure is very large with the HSE struggling to occupy the entire building. This building urgently requires new uses to be identified to prevent further deterioration of its character.

Recommended Use

  • Residential
  • Community
  • Educational

Photograph Credit: Tomás Bradley

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