July 15, 2020

*Call Out* 📢 Please share!

Do you, or know someone who owns a derelict property in Omagh, Strabane, Newtownstewart areas. I'm working with the BBC for filming next week and looking for a property in this area for permission to film. If the building is also near or connected to the River Strule, the Derg, the Mourne, the Camowen, the Owenkillew, the Fairy Water, the Drumragh that can work too!

Please PM me!

July 13, 2020

This religious retreat was built in the early 1800s, it was used for numerous other purposes after this and has lain empty from the 1990s.

It has extensive long corridors, large rooms with high ceilings, beautiful three-story staircases, and long basements covering the length and breadth of the building.

It's also been heavily vandalised, leaving broken windows and glass sprinkled everywhere, collapsed ceilings, and spongy floors with holes showing what's waiting below.

But most of all it holds all the elements a photographer loves, miles of muted colors of peeling paint, large windows letting in streams of natural light and beautiful architectural detailing that reminds us of what the building not so long ago, once was.

Now the rooms and halls stand eerily quiet, empty of life - but only for now.

There will be a video walkthrough to follow including basements to follow 🎥

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or on facebook 🖥 Abandoned N.I.

July 11, 2020

Hi All, I just wanted to write a quick update to you all on the recent publicity I've been receiving, which is just fantastic, and I wanted really just to thank you all for continuing to support and follow the page. Really without you all, it wouldn't be here.


Below is an image from the write up in last weeks Newsletter, I've also featured in The Daily Mail, The Sun, The Mirror and Ladbible and appeared in two BBC Radio interviews last week (which I can't bring myself to listen too lol)


I'm now signed with a literary agent and finally the book I keep talking about will be following soon.

I never ever thought this journey would have taken me so far, and I'm excited to see what the next chapter brings😁

July 2, 2020

This abandoned convent/mother and baby home started operating from the 1950s up until the early '80s.

It was partially in use until three years ago. Some buildings have been demolished and I assume the rest will follow soon.

 The Abandoned Chapel on the complex could easily be put to use again.

 Long corridors lead the way.

Unfortunately, the convent is caught up in an inquiry involving illegal forced adoption of babies from their mothers.

It is reported that up to 7,500 women have the same story to tell from across six of these homes in the North of Ireland alone.

I've been in convents previously that have reported a history of mass graves of unborn children, and we all know the history of these Magdaline laundries. It's just simply horrifying. I'm just so glad in these buildings the walls cannot talk.

 The detail on this organ is incredible and I've never come across one just like it.

I suspect the rest of the convent will soon be demolished.  Some people on the page have said they thing tha...

April 19, 2020

This was documentation that took place between December 17' and ended April 18'. I was asked to record the property by the owner and I was so very happy to do so. Over those five months, so much social history was discovered, it was just incredible.  From the first day I took the trip to the home I was unsure what I would find if anything, but I was far from disappointed.

It's places like this that just blow my mind with the history that is stored away that we just overlook or just don't realise is there.

I've held a few exhibitions and talks on the property so some of you may remember the images and lives that grew up here.

The country property was home to three boys, one of which was the last remaining son to survive and lived his days in the home until he sadly passed away in early 17'. Among many things he was a fabulous cook, many friends still talk about his famous soda bread which he cooked over the original stove (since replaced with a modern version)

He was a hearty farmer even wi...

April 4, 2020

I was very excited to get the chance to document this once beautiful courthouse built in the late 1850's in Belfast.  The building has been derelict from the late 1990's and unfortunately has been subject to several deliberate fires. All the floors are badly damaged, however there are still traces of how grand and elaborate this building once was.

There have been many famous trails here throughout the years, and it was the main courthouse for the 'troubles' which saw lots of activity from it to the near by prison which interlinks via an underground tunnel.

I took the walk down to the basements to the underground cells and into the tunnel. This walk would have been what many prisoners would have taken to start their sentence or to receive the death penalty by hanging. This was very atmospheric!

December 31, 2019

I thought today being New Years Eve would be a good time to revisit my old primary school to see how it's holding up. As you can see, not very well!

It still brings back memories of when I was a child lining up at the front steps every morning at 8:50 waiting for the bell to ring ⏰

I also remember sitting in the class room where the blackboard still remains doing lessons with the headmaster, he sat in the big chair, us in the little ones, throwing notes to eachother and outward laughs 😜

 Yes, I must do more Urbexing!

The school has been abandoned from 1999 as there was a new one built to accommodate the growing numbers from the local community. In my day each class held a maximum number of 15 pupils.

My last visit could easily be 7 years ago and the decay is certainly picking up pace. Will it still be here in the next 7 years? Watch this space...

Even though the buildings deteriorate our memories do not.

Happy new year to all my followers, thank you for your continued support 🍾🍻

August 21, 2019

Sunday 1st of September now added!

Abandoned Ni' will host a talk in the historic Riddel's Warehouse, Ann St Belfast.   Listen to them talk about previously visited abandoned properties, editing/camera techniques and talk in depth about a documented house known as 'Dessie's'

Rooms from the home will be replicated for you to experience. Items on display will include, letters, books, clothing, newspapers, furniture and clothing - some items from the early 1800's.

Photographers welcome to bring their camera for photo opportunities. A short tour of Riddel's will also be included.   Hidden history fans and photographers alike this is not to be missed!

Tickets for both dates 25th of August and 1st of September can be bought here!  

August 1, 2019

Abandoned Ni' will host a talk in the historic Riddel's Warehouse, Ann St Belfast.   Listen to them talk about previously visited abandoned properties, editing/camera techniques and talk in depth about a documented house known as 'Dessie's'

Rooms from the home will be replicated for you to experience. Items on display will include, letters, books, clothing, newspapers, furniture and clothing - some items from the early 1800's.

Photographers welcome to bring their camera for photo opportunities. A short tour of Riddel's will also be included.   Hidden history fans and photographers alike this is not to be missed!

Times for  talk are 10AM-12PM / 2PM-4PM

10Pm Click here

2Pm Click here

Tickets are limited*

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