I'm afraid I didn't get anywhere with my research into grangegorman as I just dont have the time at the moment to gather all the records I need and follow up on emails. I'll hopefully have more time for this early next year.
As well as having a relative who was a patient in grangegorman, my great grandmother also trained there. I believe she was one of the first batch of nurses trained in psychiatric nursing in the country (around 1915 I think). So if you ever do get any further with staff records, I'd love to hear about it!
Originally Posted by perisna
Hello herself_there, I note you've mentioned contacting former staff members of the hospital. I am currently researching Grangegorman/St. Brendan's and was wondering if you could point me in the right direction in terms of finding this info or, if you would be aware of any you have contacted who might be comfortable with speaking to me; I'm interested in knowing the staff's general experiences working in the hospital