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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 1°C
in ruins

Take a look at what's inside this abandoned farmhouse

This farmhouse was built in the mid 1700s but only abandoned about 20 years ago.

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER DONAL Moloney has allowed to follow him around as he looks for perfect locations.

As part of one of his personal projects, he seeks out abandoned buildings in rural Ireland.

Known in the industry as rurex, it is the rural counterpart to urban exploration. It usually involves exploring the structures which have been left to go to ruin.

This farmhouse was built in the mid 1700s but only abandoned about 20 years ago, with hints of the life of the family that once lived there still apparent.

The walk up to the house


A skull on the ground


The stove


What’s left of the living room


A portrait stood on the mantelpiece


Beside that, an old pram


The house was filled with religious iconography


A headless child of Prague


That’s good luck, right?


Check out more of Donal’s work on his Facebook page

Read: Take a walk around the haunting ruins of this old Irish school >

More: ‘When granny left the mountain about 24 years ago, the mountain died too’ >

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