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Life and Death in the Asylum, c.1840-1970, Riverside Theatre, Coleraine

On 27 October 2021, Epidemic Belfast contributors Rebecca Watterson, Ian Miller and Michael Kinsella organised an event entitled ‘Life and Death in the Asylum, c.1840-1970’ at the Riverside Theatre, Coleraine. In the nineteenth century, sufferers of mental illness were treated and managed en masse in the asylum. Across Ireland and Britain, the state funded an expansive system …

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