St. Vincent's Hospital, Fairview

St. Vincent's Hospital, Fairview (Irish: Ospidéal Naomh Uinseann, Fionnradharc) is a small psychiatric hospital in Fairview, Dublin, Ireland.

St. Vincent's Hospital, Fairview
St. Vincent's Hospital, Fairview is located in Dublin
St. Vincent's Hospital, Fairview
Shown in Dublin
LocationFairview, Dublin, Ireland
Coordinates53°22′00″N 6°14′38″W / 53.366685°N 6.24399°W / 53.366685; -6.24399Coordinates: 53°22′00″N 6°14′38″W / 53.366685°N 6.24399°W / 53.366685; -6.24399
SpecialityPsychiatric Hospital


The hospital was established, following a bequest by Elizabeth Magan (sister of the informant, Francis Magan), at Richmond House in Fairview in May 1857.[1] The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul were responsible for its operation from its founding, but following a its decision to become a voluntary hospital in 1974, the daughters left in May 1998.[2] The hospital is mentioned in James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man published in 1916.[2]

After the introduction of deinstitutionalisation in the late 1980s the hospital went into a period of decline.[3][4] However a new adolescent inpatient unit was opened in 2009.[2]


  1. ^ Collins, Aidan (2007). St Vincent's Hospital, Fairview - An Illustrated History 1857-2007. Albertine Kennedy Publishing with Duke Kennedy Sweetman. ISBN 978-0906002117.
  2. ^ a b c "St. Vincent's Hospital, Fairview". Royal College of Psychiatrists. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  3. ^ "After the Asylum". Irish Times. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  4. ^ 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.

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