These photographs were taken by me in 2007, when it was still use as an in-patient hospital.
I was encouraged to document St. Davnet's by my Occupational Therapist. Times were beginning to change and services were beginning to be talked about moving to the Acute Psychiatric Unit in Cavan General Hospital.
This project serves as a record of the last days of an old style psychiatric hospital.
It is also my own personal history. I had many admissions to the acute unit (Ward 15) and am still a patient of the Cavan/Monaghan Mental Health Services.
All of these photographs were taken on a day in October 2007, but remained untouched and never looked at by me until now. Going through these photographs has brought back many memories and feelings that perhaps I was not ready to experience at the time.