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Histories and Mysteries Of The Downshire Hospital Revealed In New Production

The Downshire Hospital in Downpatrick and the lives of the patients and staff that called it home, will be the focus of a brand new production by Belfast-based Wireless Mystery Theatre and Down Arts Centre, The Down Chorus, which will take place in the old hospital from Friday 13 – Tuesday…

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53 Ardglass Road Opens Its Doors For Former Downshire Residents

THE last of the long stay patients in the Downshire Hospital, the old Victorian asylum in Downpatrick, have been successfully moved into supported living in the community through a joint partnership between Oaklee Homes Group, The South East Health and Social Care Trust and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. The…

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Dr Sean Kelly Writes Book on Downshire Hospital History

‘A Grand Old Lady’ is an appropriate title for a fascinating 200-page book on the history of the Downshire Hospital in Downpatrick. Written by Dr Sean Kelly who started his nursing training  in the Downshire Hospital in 1964, this work comes at a time when the famous mental health institution…

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