If these walls could talk

The green roomI was out exploring with Sarah from Derelict Nation.  This beautiful building was once a convent and in more recent years a nursing home.  There is a follow up blog post here.

Empty spaces

There were a lot of things I wanted to say but I’m aware that people who may have stayed here or family members may read this blog so I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.



Holy water

An empty chair

Ivy fire

Time for bed


About magnumlady

Photographer, blogger, hooked on social media. Based in Sligo, Ireland. Passionate about Ireland and always looking for the next adventure.

28 Responses

  1. Good morning Val! Wonderful photos, as ever..are you going to tell is where the building is and what was its function? Hotel? Residential home? It has sparked my curiosity!

    Sent from my iPad

  2. I love walking arond old buildings, closing my eyes and picturing the dinner parties and quiet reading rooms of years gone by. You’ve captured it so well Val. Hopefully someone will rescue it one day and return it to its glory before the decay is irreversible.

  3. […] If these walls could talk – Val Robus in Ireland takes us inside a derelict facility that once was a convent eventually turned into a nursing home and then long forgotten.  The incredible textures and haunting scenes of the forsaken facility come to life in this incredible collection of photographs sure to leave everyone with a feeling of sadness and deep wonder. […]

  4. Olly

    Really interesting subject Val.

    How does one go about getting into such a building? I’d love to explore similar buildings here in England. Any tips?

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