The Carmichaol Centre Puplic Talk.


Stoneybatter & Smithfield People’s History Project are hosting public talk that will take place on Saturday 22nd November at 4.00pm in the Carmichael Centre, North Brunswick Street (beside the old Richmond Hospital).

The talk is organised in conjunction with the Carmichael Centre to mark the 150th anniversary of the building in which it is housed.

Located in two listed buildings on North Brunswick Street and Coleraine Street, Carmichael House was built in 1864 to provide residential quarters for doctors working in four local hospitals at the time: the Richmond; the Hardwicke; the Brunswick and the Whitworth.

The public talk entitled: ‘Building welfare – building a nation? The case of the Richmond Asylum’ will be addressed by Dr. Pauline Conroy. Pauline is a graduate of Social Science from University College Dublin and the London School of Economics. She lectures in social policy. Pauline has been a member of the Mental Health Commission Tribunals and in that capacity has visited St. Ita’s Portrane, St. Brendan’s in Grangegorman, the Central Mental Hospital and other of the old ‘asylums’.


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