Origin of Dealgan House

Dealgan House Nursing Home was established in 2001 by sisters Nora Byrne and Catherine Farrelly, both nurses with long experience in caring for the elderly. The Home initially had 30 bedrooms but in 2004, a 20 bedroom extension was opened. Further minor expansions have brought us to our current capacity of 53 beds. In response to the demographic changes occurring in Ireland and the increasing demand for nursing home beds, work has begun on the construction of a further 33 bedrooms and ancillary facilities.

Dealgan House provides a range of homely sitting and dining rooms for the enjoyment of our residents. A number of larger rooms will accommodate the weekly mass, Christmas parties, the annual art exhibition and other special events.

Dealgan House is registered by HIQA and is subject to regular inspection by that agency.

The aims and objectives of Dealgan House Nursing Home are to

  • Provide a home from home which will ensure a welcoming and homely environment to residents, their relatives and friends.
  • Provide our residents with excellent nursing and personal care and to ensure that they have access to all required medical care and therapies.
  • Create and maintain an ethos in which the needs of residents will come first and in which they will be accorded the dignity and respect to which they are entitled.
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for our residents.
  • Create a work environment in which our staff will feel valued and respected.

Dealgan House Staff

Our staff are our most precious resource and are at the core of all the good things that happen at Dealgan House (see the Testimonials section). A team of some 65 people, nurses, care attendants, activities coordinators, cooks, kitchen assistants, house keepers, administration and maintenance staff, are led by

Director of Nursing and Person in Charge, Catriona Hande

Clinical Nurse Manager, Dolores Conroy

Administrator, Anne Carr

Facilities of Dealgan House

The purpose-built home provides a range of bedrooms, sitting rooms and dining areas suitable to the varying needs of our residents. It is constructed on a spacious, 3 acre site on the western outskirts of Dundalk. It is built around a central garden which is attractively landscaped and contains walkways, benches for sitting out, a variety of plants and shrubs, bird tables and a water feature. When the weather permits, our residents love to sit out in the courtyard to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. The extension currently underway will provide a second enclosed courtyard.

Both the grounds and the nursing home building are carefully maintained and kept in a good state of decoration.

An extension comprising 32 bedrooms in two wings with sitting and dining facilities, a large function room and new staff changing rooms is under construction and is due for completion in July, 2016.