Friday, 9 March 2012

The Eye & Ear Hospital, Adelaide Road

The Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital was established in 1897, by the ‘Dublin Eye and Ear Hospital Act’.

This enabled the amalgamation of the National Eye Hospital, founded by Isaac Ryall in 1814 and St. Mark's Ophthalmic Hospital for diseases of the Eye and Ear, founded by Sir William Wilde in 1844. With the creation of this new institution came the need for expansion and in 1899 a site on Adelaide Road was purchased and building commenced. On18 February 1904, with the transfer of patients from the National Eye Hospital and St. Mark’s Hospital, the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital became a physical reality, under a single roof and on the site on which it stands today.

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