Drakelands House Nursing Home
Drakelands House Nursing Home in Co Kilkenny, is an elegant country style home with spacious purpose-built facilities and beautiful gardens. Elevated, with wonderful views overlooking the city of Kilkenny and surrounding countryside, Drakelands House has an outstanding reputation for the provision of care since 1997 being a leading home care provider in both Kilkenny and Leinster.
Each resident is welcomed to Drakelands House as an individual where a holistic emphasis on medical, nursing, social and spiritual care encourages health and happiness. Residents can expect their quality of life to be enhanced by the provision of a happy. Comfortable and secure environment. The ambience of home comfort and ease at Drakelands is cherished by redsidents, staff, family and friends alike. Drakelands House is a fully registered with Health Information Quality Authority (HIQA) and the Health Service Executive (HSE). Our home is also approved by the VHI, Laya Healthcare and Aviva Health.
Drakelands House is registered as partaking in the Fair Deal Scheme
We have a strict admissions policy in place including all admissions being tested for Covid19 before entering the nursing home.  For further information please contact the Director of Nursing on 056 777 0925


The mission of management and staff at Drakelands House is to meet the individual needs of all of our residents by providing the highest level of person-centered care.  We promote a quality of life for all residents.
There are a wide range of services and activities offered at Drakelands House.  


  • Long Term Care
  • Short Term Care 
  • Respite Care
  • Convalescent Care
  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care


Drakelands House has 69 beautiful private rooms providing space, privacy, safety and comfort for each resident.
Careful thought has been given to creating both relaxed community filled living spaces and quiet individual rooms to ensure everyone can both retain privacy and quiet time while enjoying the companionship of the homes community.  Residents and visitors can all enjoy the luxury facilities including;
  • A rooftop lounge and garden
  • Quiet library space
  • Three elegant dining rooms
  • A residents bar and lounge area
  • A visitors room
  • An oratory
  • Feature garden and walkways 
  • Courtyard garden


  • Full and 24 hour GP services with your choice of GP
  • Physiotherapy
  • Optical, dental, audiology services as required
  • 24 hour room service
  • Hairdressing
  • Activities program


Our activity coordinators provide carefully designed activities to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs and preferences of all residents.  Activities can include but are not limited to; exercise and physical therapy, arts and crafts, gardening, pet therapy, music and theatre, beauty and external trips. The activity programmes also bring together our community including the residents, staff, family members, friends and the local community.
Nutritional requirements and dietary health are all carefully factored into our meals and menus are nutritionally analysed to support the promotion of healthy eating.  Our experienced Chefs prepare fresh, seasonal ingredients to optimize both nutrition and taste.  There is always a choice available everyday and the likes and dislikes of residents in our home is reflected in all our meal planning.  


Anne Fleck-Byrne is the Director of Nursing at Drakelands House. Together her and her highly respected team dedicate themselves to providing a home from home for every resident. Anne trained as a General Nurse in Ardkeen Hospital, Waterford and first gained gerontological experience at St Mary’s Hospital, Phoenix Park, Dublin. Subsequently Anne worked in the UK in nursing homes and for larger groups such as BUPA Healthcare. Anne has been the Director of Nursing at Drakelands Home in Kilkenny since 1997. She is Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.
She is joined by Phil Phelan our Assistant Director of Nursing, Beatrice our Clinical Nurse Manager, Kerry the Accounts Manager, Mairead our Operations supervisor, Karen our Chef and Catering manager, Denise our activities coordinator and Aisling our receptionist and administrative assistant.

Location/finding us

Drakelands House is conveniently located just a short 9 minute drive form the centre of Kilkenny off of the R695 road.
Drakelands House Nursing Home,
Co. Kilkenny,
R95 YR02
Tel:  (056 777 0925 )
Drakelands House Nursing Home
  • Drakelands House Nursing Home, Co Kilkenny
  • Co Kilkenny
  • Phone: 056 777 0925
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