Drakelands House Nursing Home

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Contact Director of Nursing Anne-Marie O'Loughlin for Viewings


Registered as partaking in the Fair Deal Scheme.



Anne-Marie O'Loughlin is the Director of Nursing at Drakelands House. She brings with her over 10 years of expert experience working in the elderly care sector. Anne-Marie puts a huge focus on quality of life for each and every resident at Drakelands House Nursing Home. With a person centred focus on an individual level and a group activity focus on a social level for all residents. 

I have been working in the care of the elderly sector for over ten years. My passion for working with care of the elderly, comes from wanting to making a huge difference to the quality of life for our residents. Providing a highly professional service both on an individual basis and group activitiy basis. All activities are greatly enjoyed by residents with varying dependency levels, which gives me great job satisfaction in helping our residents and families have good quality care and a great quality of life.

She is joined by Phil Phelan our Assistant Director of Nursing & Josephine Hughes our Activities Co-ordinator who play a vital role in ensuring quality care is delivered to the residents of Drakelands House Nursing Home creating a home from home atmosphere. 


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.
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 Co-ordinator Josephine Hughes provides 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.

I get great satisfaction from seeing the residents’ positive reactions to all the events. I find my job extremely rewarding as I help all our residents and families put smiles on their faces and laughter in their bellies on a daily basis which helps improve their quality of life.

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.  


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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