About Us

The original idea for Gowran Abbey Nursing Home and Retirement Village was that of local Gowran businessman Tommy Farrell and Dr. Finian Gallagher - they both saw a growing need for such a community service.

Tommy, who made the site available and was a business partner, sadly died in 2003 and did not see the dream realised. His wife Cora continues to be involved as a director of the Nursing Home.

Gowran Abbey Nursing Home, Kilkenny and Gowran Abbey Retirement Village, Kilkenny are committed to providing care for our residents in a warm, safe, friendly and fun environment with our professional team of dedicated nursing and support staff. 

Managed by three local doctors Gowran Abbey Nursing Home Kilkenny and Gowran Abbey Retirement Village Kilkenny are important  facilities for families in Kilkenny, Ireland's Southeast and Dublin. Each resident in our facility receives the highest standards of health and pastoral care.

Gowran Abbey Nursing Home Kilkenny is one of the first care centres to integrate retirement houses - where people live independently - with a fully serviced nursing home.

The dignity and respect of each individual are important to us.

At Gowran Abbey Nursing Home we particularly promote the person's independence, in so far as possible, by placing an emphasis on leisure, artistic and cultural activities.