About Us

Laurel Lodge Nursing Home is purpose- built Nursing Home set out over 3 separate inter-linked units. The design of the home is such that it supports a comfortable and modern ‘home like’ environment with ‘top of the range’ facilities and modern equipment. The main foyer is double height which adds to the large and open feel on entering the home and features a grand piano and ample seating areas to host visitors.

There are 9 communal areas / sitting rooms throughout the building where residents and visitors can meet and sit in comfortable surroundings.

We have 4 dining rooms, a large and fully fitted church, sensory room as well as many landscaped gardens with mature planting and beautiful water features, both enclosed and otherwise, for the resident and their visitors to enjoy.

The majority of our 114 residents are accommodated in single bedrooms, most of which are en-suite. All bedrooms include a flat screen television, direct line telephone system and an individual nurse call system as well as being fully equipped with high low or 4 way profiling beds or ‘low low’ beds where required. In addition, two of the units have bathrooms with parker baths with one also having a hydrotherapy bath. There are also several independent large shower rooms and toilet facilities for disabled users.

Laurel Lodge is registered and approved by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) and VHI approved.

Our Church


A large multi denominational oratory on site is able to cater for all residents. broadcasting to all residents’ rooms.

Mass is celebrated 4 days per week including Sunday. If residents are unable to attend Mass it is broadcast on TV to all bedrooms. Rosary is said daily.

laurel lodge nurshing home trips to knock

Regular trips to Knock

Dementia Care

We have a highly specialised dementia wing called Glencar that is staffed separately from the rest of the nursing home in order to provide the best quality care to all our residents and the special needs that they may have. Glencar, offers our residents suffering from dementia secure and tranquil surroundings and the freedom to do as they please without infringing on their safety

Medical Services

We have weekly visits from local GP’s. You are encouraged to retain your own GP where possible. However if is outside the catchment area we can provide you with a list of local GP’s and ask the practice to register you.


Visiting professionals include

  • Dentist
  • Optician
  • Dietitian
  • Public Health Nurses
  • Social workers
  • HSE personnel
  • Psychiatry for later life

FREE annual dental check up for medical card holders

FREE eye test every two years for medical card holders

Other services provided at Laurel Lodge Nursing Home

  • Hairdresser (4 times per week – Wed to Sat)
  • Aromatherapy & Relaxation
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Chiropody/Podiatry (fortnightly)
  • Audiology
  • Dietetic Service

Personal Property

Residents are encouraged to bring personal possessions into the home, including furniture / pictures / photographs etc. Lockable space is provided in each room for small items of value. By special arrangement, the home will arrange for the safekeeping of items of value.


Laurel Lodge Nursing Home takes pride in the variety and quality of our home cooking. All meals are made fresh on the day and choice is offered at all meal times.

We cater for all likes and dislikes including specialist diets such as diabetic, coeliac, high fibre, low sodium salt, high potassium, high protein etc. All staff offer residents drinks and snacks at other times as requested.

All meals are made fresh on the day of serving and choice is offered at all mealtimes.

  • Meal Times:
  • Breakfast 9:00am onwards
  • Morning Drinks / Soup 11:15am
  • Lunch 12:45pm - 1:45pm
  • Afternoon Drinks 2:45pm
  • Evening Meal 4:45pm – 5:45pm
  • Supper 7:00pm

Events & Activities

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We strive to make life at Laurel Lodge Nursing Home as stimulating and fulfilling as possible and we are committed to ensuring independence, dignity and choice in every aspect of daily life.

It is important to us that our residents can continue to enjoy the activities and lifestyle that they always have and have the opportunity to experience new activities and interests with the support of our inclusive community setting Laurel Lodge employs three full time recreational therapists who provide amongst many other activities:

Arts and Crafts
Gardening activities
Regular mass services
Movie evenings / nights
  • Reading of daily newspaper
  • Story telling
  • Card Games
  • Flower arranging
  • Entertainment from local singers and performers
  • Pet Therapy
  • Book Club
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Reminiscence Sessions
  • Movement to music classes
  • Mass 4 times per week
  • Birthday parties
  • Anniversaries
  • Outings - Knock, river cruises, local restaurants / shops
  • St Valentines Day
  • History Hub
  • Mothers Day
  • Fathers Day
  • November Remembrance Service
  • Christmas Festivities

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