This hotel and attached restaurant/pub was abandoned in the last couple of years due to the downturn in the economy. The building is in a fairly good condition and does not seem to have been looted too badly, so I may err on the side of caution and leave the location out.
This factory was used to manufacture the steel items of the famous “Castle Brand Steel” which was very popular in Ireland for most of the last century. I can find no information on when this factory closed down but it seems to been abandoned for quite a long time and has suffered some serious deterioration in that time.
This building was previously used as the main ESB customer supply centre for the region. The building is quite large, with the ground floor containing the shop, storage rooms and an indoor loading bay/carpark for employees. The upstairs contains even more rooms, mostly offices. The building is in quite a good condition and seems to be well looked after by the owners. When we visited there was some evidence of vandalism and people living here but it has been well sealed up again by the owners who seem to be fairly on the ball which is a good thing. It is hoped that the building can be reused again for another purpose soon as it is in a prime location in Limerick, right on the riverside.
This mill, located in the small village of Golden in Co.Tipperary was built at some stage around 1820. I can find very little information on it otherwise, although it looks like it has lain abandoned for quite a long time. Inside, there wasn’t too much to see but it was still worth a quick look while passing by.
These photos are from our second visit to the barracks. This time we revisited the left wing of the building but we also found a way into the main central building of the barracks. This section was far more interesting and contained a lot more military memorabilia from the second world war. Although the left wing showed signs of previous visitors, this section was completely vandalism free (mainly due to the difficult nature of the access and how exposed the location of the building is), it felt like we were the first people in here for quite a long time which made for a brilliant explore.