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Grangegorman Histories: Interview with Ivor Browne

26 July 2021

Watch a recent interview with Ivor Browne, originally presented as part of a special online screening of ‘Meetings with Ivor’ at the Virtual Stonetbatter Festival 2021.

This June 2021 interview with Ivor Browne was originally screened as part of a special online screening of ‘Meetings with Ivor’ – Alan Gilsenan’s 2017 documentary, produced by Tomás Hardiman – on the life and work of psychiatrist, Dr Ivor Browne, Chief Medical Superintendent at St Brendan’s Hospital, Grangegorman for three decades from 1966. This special screening of the film and interview were presented at the 2021 Virtual Stoneybatter Festival.

This interview by Alan Gilsenan with Ivor Browne captures some of his memories of life at St Brendan’s hospital, Grangegorman during the 30 years that he spent working there.

The interview was recorded for Grangegorman Histories by Madhouse Films with special thanks to Ivor Browne, Alan Gilsenan and the Stoneybatter Festival.

Grangegorman Histories is a public history project of Dublin City Council, Grangegorman Development Agency, HSE, Local Communities, National Archives, Royal Irish Academy and TU Dublin. Grangegorman Histories provides a series of opportunities to contribute to the important work of uncovering, cataloguing and commemorating the eventful history of Grangegorman and the surrounding area and the project stimulates awareness of the multi-faceted histories of the area. Further details about Grangegorman Histories is available on our website

Please note that this interview does contain some strong language.

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