Commitment. Care. Compassion that Counts.

“From individual care plans to a busy calendar of activities – we meet your total medical and social needs, here in our beautiful home.”

From the time you drive up our elegant tree-lined avenue, to the views of the lush lawns, and homely welcome of our team members – you’ll feel that Cahercalla Community Nursing Home and Hospice Care is a not-for-profit, private nursing home in a league of its own.

Our position, nestled into the beautiful woodlands of Cahercalla, speaks volumes about the way our home has become an important part of Clare community life – providing state-of-the-art quality nursing and facilities met with a truly personal ethic that you can see and feel.

Professional and Personal

Set on a secluded 13 acre site, Cahercalla offers short-, long-term and respite care, as well as the essential and valuable support of our fully-equipped, 5-bed Hospice Care facility. Newly modernised and refurbished, light and welcoming, our home has capacity for 113 residents – with both private and double rooms – and is lead by a closely-knit team of 130 professionals and support staff.

“From the very beginning, Cahercalla has always been about care, respect and understanding for all who stay with us… and about peace of mind for their loved ones and friends.”

Our Story

The journey of Cahercalla Community Nursing Home and Hospice Care is truly one that is testament to the strength and importance of the local community. Our hospital was inspired and created by the people of Ennis – and to this day it holds it place at the centre of the town.

Read more about – The Cahercalla Way

1935

St Flannan’s College is bought by the Cahercalla estate and residence.

1938

Three St John of God Sisters come from Wexford to provide nursing and catering duties at the college.

1950

Bishop Fogarty of Killaloe invites the nuns to open a private nursing home and the Cahercalla house and grounds are donated.

1951

The nursing home opens following extensive renovations, and flourishes within the community.

1960

An operating theatre is added as part of an £90 000 extension – money raised entirely by the nuns, with no State subvention. The facility provides up to 40 chronic illness patients with medical, surgical and maternity services.

1967

A second extension is added, providing a nuns’ living quarters and a chapel.

1982

Maternity facilities are added at request of Mid Western Health Board.

1987

The Health Board withdraws Clare’s maternity services so the maternity facility closes.

1995

An aging community sees the Sisters of St John of God dispose of the hospital but a massive community movement is initiated to save the important part of county Clare life. More than €700 000 is fund-raised and the hospital is bought into community ownership.

May 1995

A period of modernisation takes place, with the addition of a day surgery and outpatient clinics. The convent is converted to provide 12 nursing home beds and to increase the number of hospice beds.

2008

A 20 bed extension is added to meet growing demand – complete with private en-suite rooms, social space, a family room with overnight accommodation and more nursing home beds.

2018

Further modernisation and refurbishment takes place.

2019

The home has capacity for 113 residents.