News and Events: St. Davnet's World Within Walls Project

World Within Walls Exhibition

World Within Walls exhibition

 

The World With Walls Exhibition was officially opened by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys T.D on Thursday 14 May in Monaghan County Museum.

The World Within Walls Exhibition aims to remember St. Davnet's history and its evolution from District Asylum in 1869, to psychiatric hospital and now to its present role as a modern community mental health services campus.

The exhibition provides an engaging insight into the history of St. Davnet's through the stories of the campus, key objects from the hospital, archival documents, old photographs, oral history clips, short films and much more.

The World Within Walls Exhibition is a joint partnership between the HSE Cavan Monaghan and Monaghan County Museum.

 

Stories From the Front

Stories from the front

Stories From the Front tells the personal stories of people who have experienced mental ill-health, carers and mental health professionals. It was performed in the Iontas Theatre Castleblayney on Thursday 23 April @ 7pm in conjunction with the launch of the book, World Within Walls: From Asylum to Contemporay Mental Health Services.

 

Book Launch - World Within Walls: From Asylum to Contemporary Mental Health Service

World Within Walls: From Asylum to Contemporary Mental Health Services

World Within Walls: From Asylum to Contemporary Mental Health Service was officially launched by Professor Brendan Kelly, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and historian of Irish psychiatry at special event in the Iontas Theatre, Castleblayney on Thursday 23rd April, 2015.

This new book traces the history and evolution of St. Davnet's Hospital, Monaghan from District Asylum in 1869 to its current role as a modern community mental health campus. World Within Walls recalls the history of St. Davnet's through the hospital's rich archival documents and the personal stories and memories of people connected to it. A number of people contributed to this narrative, including, staff, carers, individuals who experienced mental ill-health and those with family ties to the hospital.