LOST IN THE BUSH - SCOUTING A HIGH SECURITY ABANDONED COMPLEX from KeithExplores's blog

A urbex trip I had planned for a few weeks, by gathering intel on the site and the terrain I needed to cross to enter one of Ireland's biggest abandoned complexes, with a heavy flow of security patrols to prevent the ordinary Joe Soap from entering the site without prior permission from the Government. 

 

I was meant to meet up with my friend who lives near the location, and he was to fly a drone over the site for me; and try to guide me past the security patrols. However, I wondered about 4+ KM off-course and passed my meeting point with him. I also couldn't reach him on his phone due to the remote locations position. 

 

So I ended up doing a 12+ KM hike around the sites heavy undergrowth as an attempt to find an entrance or even a way-point to get closer to the site. In-which my friend, had left me alone and returned home after some short time. I eventually crossed some locals who knew the site, and they told me how to enter the complex.

 

And upon doubling back, I was now alone, and also spotted by grounds men and met by security who escorted me off site, as I was refused entry to photograph inside the grounds. I was also told If I wanted to visit the grounds again, I'd need to contact the department of Justice for entry permission. 

 

I don't consider this a wasted trip though, because I learned a lot about the location of the site and many other ways to make entry, and how better to prepare to visit the complex in the near future. Currently, the site is partially used to house migrants in a remote section of the grounds, and the other areas of the whole site have been abandoned for more than 13 years. 

You can view the trip on Vidme here: https://vid.me/EypC

  

 


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Added Dec 24 '16

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