At Gowran Abbey Nursing Home we offer a holistic approach to care, striving to maintain our residents' independence as far as possible. Our Nursing and Care services are led by our experienced Director of Nursing and are provided by our dedicated team of care professionals.

The services which we provide at Gowran Abbey Nursing Home include: Long Term, Short Term, Respite Care, Convalescence and Palliative Care. 

Managed by local GPs

The core team of three local GPs manage and provide medical expertise for residents of the home.

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Dr. Finian Gallagher, Medical Director

24 hour Medical Care is provided by residents' own GP and On Call Service.

Key Services

  • 24 Hour Nursing Care
  • Dentistry
  • Chiropody
  • Physiotherapy
  • Optician services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Dietician
  • Weekly hairdressing
  • WiFi
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We have a dedicated, trained activities co-ordinator who provides a varied range of activities to suit the residents’ individual needs and promote an active lifestyle.

These include:

  • Sonas
  • Sims
  • ACTS programmes
  • Questions and Answers, Music, Karaoke, Bingo, Arts and Crafts, along with seasonal entertainment and events.

Pastoral Care

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All religious beliefs are catered for.

Mass is celebrated weekly with members of the care team commissioned as Eucharistic Ministers to distribute Communion during the week.

The oratory provides a peaceful place for private prayer and quiet reflection




Our chefs provide a varied home cooked fresh and nutritious menu with snacks served throughout the day and visitors can enjoy tea or coffee.

All dietary requirements are catered for. 

Our residents can enjoy the bright spacious dining room for meals or have room service.

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