PHOTOGRAPHED 9 DECEMBER 2022
Steeven’s Lane is not very interesting except for the fact that it is used by the Luas Red Line service.
Dr Steevens’ Hospital (also called Dr Steevens’s Hospital), one of Ireland’s most distinguished eighteenth-century medical establishments, was located at Kilmainham in Dublin Ireland. It was founded under the terms of the will of Dr Richard Steevens, an eminent physician in Dublin. The seal of the hospital consisted of ‘The Good Samaritan healing the wounds of the fallen traveller’ with the motto beneath “Do Thou Likewise”. The hospital closed in 1987 and subsequently became the administrative headquarters of the Health Service Executive. Four soldiers from the Royal Irish Regiment are buried alongside two Irish Volunteers in the hospital grounds, all casualties of the 1916 Easter Rising.
It is currently the location of the Health Service Executive administrative headquarters.
St Patrick’s University Hospital is a teaching hospital at Kilmainham in Dublin. The building, which is bounded by Steeven’s Lane to the east, and Bow Lane West to the south, is managed by St Patrick’s Mental Health Services. The hospital was founded with money bequeathed by the author, Jonathan Swift, following his death as “St. Patrick’s Hospital for Imbeciles”. He was keen that his hospital be situated close to a general hospital because of the links between physical and mental ill-health, so St. Patrick’s was built beside Dr Steevens’ Hospital. The hospital, which was designed by George Semple, opened in 1747.