St. Senan's Hospital

St. Senan's Hospital (Irish: Ospidéal Naomh Senan) was a psychiatric hospital in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland.

St. Senan's Hospital
Health Service Executive
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St. Senan's Hospital
St. Senan's Hospital is located in Ireland
St. Senan's Hospital
Shown in Ireland
LocationEnniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland
Coordinates52°29′19″N 6°33′51″W / 52.48857°N 6.56410°W / 52.48857; -6.56410Coordinates: 52°29′19″N 6°33′51″W / 52.48857°N 6.56410°W / 52.48857; -6.56410
Care systemHSE
SpecialityPsychiatric hospital


The hospital, which was designed by James Bell and James Barry Farrell in the Italianate style, opened as the Enniscorthy Asylum in 1868.[1] It became Enniscorthy Mental Hospital in the 1920s and went on to become St. Senan's Hospital in the 1950s.[1] After the introduction of deinstitutionalisation in the late 1980s the hospital went into a period of decline[2][3] and closed completely in 2015.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Saint Senan's Psychiatric Hospital originally Wexford County Lunatic Asylum, Enniscorthy, County Wexford". National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  2. ^ "After the Asylum". Irish Times. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  3. ^ Cotter, Noelle (2009). "Transfer of Care? A Critical Analysis of Post-Release Psychiatric Care for Prisoners in the Cork Region" (PDF). University College Cork. p. 5. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  4. ^ "HSE puts St Senan's psychiatric hospital on market at €780,000". Irish Times. 11 January 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2019.