Appeal for pictures of St Luke’s Hospital

St Luke’s Hospital has played a huge part in the life of Clonmel since it first opened in 1835.

St Luke’s Hospital has played a huge part in the life of Clonmel since it first opened in 1835.

Hundreds of families have long and proud associations with the hospital as staff members, with links stretching over many generations.

Apart from the excellent care provided to patients, staff members were also involved in so many cultural, social and sporting activities in the town.

The main hospital building is now closing for good with state-of-the-art mental health services provided from other centres around the town.

To mark this milestone, after over 175 years service to the town and county, The Nationalist will run a souvenir photographic record on St Luke’s.

Anyone with old photographs from days and events gone by are asked to submit them for use in this special publication.

The photos will be scanned and returned safely. It would be a huge help if names could be provided for those in the photographs.

Send them to Michael Heverin, The Nationalist, Queen Street, Clonmel; drop them into our office; or email them in jpg format to mheverin@nationalist.ie