Royal City of Dublin Hospital

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Royal City of Dublin Hospital
Health Service Executive
Royal City of Dublin Hospital, Baggot Street.JPG
Royal City of Dublin Hospital
Royal City of Dublin Hospital is located in Central Dublin
Royal City of Dublin Hospital
Shown in Dublin
LocationDublin, Ireland
Coordinates53°20′02″N 6°14′38″W / 53.333769°N 6.243982°W / 53.333769; -6.243982Coordinates: 53°20′02″N 6°14′38″W / 53.333769°N 6.243982°W / 53.333769; -6.243982
ListsHospitals in the Republic of Ireland

The Royal City of Dublin Hospital (Irish: Ospidéal Ríoga Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath) was a health facility on Baggot Street, Dublin, Ireland.


The hospital was first established by a group of doctors from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland as the Baggot Street Hospital in 1832.[1] In the early years of the hospital attending consultant surgeons included the anatomist John Houston.[2]

The hospital was extended and the current façade of red brick and terracotta tiles was added, based on the designs of Albert Edward Murray, in 1893.[3] It was renamed the Royal City of Dublin Hospital following a visit by Princess Alexandra in 1900.[4]

After services were transferred to St. James's Hospital, the hospital closed in 1986.[5][6] Although the building continued to be used for community services, the Health Service Executive decided in March 2019 to make renewed efforts to dispose of it. The Health Service Executive indicated that it intends to lease back part of the building in order to ensure continued provision of primary care services.[6]


  1. ^ "An Irishman's Diary". Irish Times. 25 February 2008. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  2. ^ Houston, John (1844). "On the microscopic pathology of cancer". Medical Press Office.
  3. ^ "Albert Edward Murray". Edmonson Architects. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  4. ^ Davis Coakley (1995). Baggot Street: A Short History of the Royal City of Dublin Hospital
  5. ^ "Hospital To Be Community Care Centre 1987". RTE. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Baggot Street hospital could generate €14 million". Irish Times. 16 September 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2019.