Regional Laboratories

Author UrbexJunkie - Last updated: 09.04.2011

Myself and a friend got a tip about an old industrial building that was abandoned in a business park in Dublin which I cannot name. On the day another friend of mine was working in the business park and we decided to take the opportunity to go while she was there.


When we got to the park we had to go through security and lie about where we were going just to get inside. So after we got in we drove around looking for this place in general and it turns out there was a fair few of the buildings left empty but well locked up.

So after a bit of walking around and being disappointed we came across this beautiful mansion house and my friend decided to take a look in the window and he said to me this place is abandoned. So he parked the car around the back of the place and we scouted around and we found a door which was open.

Now the strange thing about this place was that there was smoke coming from the chimney and all the radiators were still on and lights in the fridges were on too.

After walking around the mansion house we seen a room which was a small laboratories and said to ourselves this is strange it’s like something from resident evil. Soon we went and we kept finding more and more medical stuff and eventually the post mortem area which had two fully intact slabs and one giant incinerator.

Owned by the department of agriculture this facility was used to test animals for serious diseases such as tuberculosis, BSE, Foot & Mouth and were then incinerated. With beautiful marble staircases, and decorative plasterwork this was once expensive facility.

It literally was something out of resident evil. So after we got our photographs we seen the security in their patrol van driving by so we didn’t want to stay very long. This was truly one of the finest explores I have ever done, and since then only 3 others have visited so far with me.

The first lab upon entry


The beautiful staircase to upper labs


Beautiful decorative plasterwork


The main office


Another empty room


Unknown injection chemicals


This room was meant to keep the nasty stuff in.


The tuberculosis warning


One of many fridges with power still on


The History

The objectives of The Veterinary Laboratory Service are to implement Department of Agriculture and Food policy in respect of animal health and welfare and veterinary public health. This is done through:• providing the state veterinary service with technical support and diagnostic capability in respect of statutory and regulatory animal disease eradication and control programmes.• assisting in the development and implementation of plans for the prevention and control of such diseases.• providing an efficient laboratory diagnostic service to the livestock industry through practising veterinary surgeons.

• providing a consultancy service when required, to complement laboratory diagnosis and further assist disease investigations.

• monitoring and collating data on diseases at national level.

• providing expert advice and education on disease diagnosis and control to veterinary practitioners, public authorities, private organisations, agriculturists and stock owners.

• identifying diseases with zoonotic implications and collaborating with the public health specialists and the Food Safety Authority.

• research and development.

The Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (CVRL) comprises three divisions; Bacteriology/Parasitology, Virology and Pathology. In addition to providing a routine diagnostic service, each division operates a number of specific surveillance programmes for endemic, emerging and exotic diseases. The CVRL is also collaborating in a number of research projects with other research institutions, both nationally and internationally.

The CVRL is recognised by the EU as the Reference Laboratory in Ireland for a number of diseases – including salmonellosis, Newcastle disease, avian influenza, classical swine fever, and Aujeszky’s disease.

In this role, the CVRL validates the competency of private laboratories testing product/samples collected for disease surveillance or trade purposes as required under various EU directives or national legislation.

Finally the post mortem room




The incinerater


The warning of onfectious diseases


The two slabs in great condition


Outside the mansion


At the animal entry doors


As i said above this has to be one of the most exciting places i have ever been to. Thanks for looking


#1Mr.MonsterApril 15, 2011, 5:13 pm

wow…great story and nice pics!
this looks like a lovely place!

#2FMXLABMay 10, 2011, 9:19 pm

a really good story … the photos are very nice. congratulations! Greetings for Brazil

#3DiverzantSeptember 7, 2011, 9:49 pm

It looks really cool, could be dangerous too.
Best spots are hospitals, asylums and labs,
these give me the creeps . . .

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