St Doolagh’s Park Care & Rehab Centre, North Dublin

About Us

St. Doolagh's Park is a purpose built care & rehabilitation centre situated in park land setting off the Malahide Road, in Balgriffin Dublin 17, close to Malahide Village and Swords. Close to the last exit of the M50 motorway, the airport and the M1 Motorway and a regular bus service is provided at the entrance to St. Doolagh's Park.  

St. Doolagh's Park is a specialist care centre that provides long-term and medium-term residential care and rehabilitation. We have a strict admissions policy in place including all admissions being tested for Covid19 before entering the care & rehabilitation centre.  For further information please contact the Director of Nursing on 01 8477950.

St Doolagh’s Park Care & Rehabilitation Centre caters for residents who require long or medium term care with a primary diagnosis of an Acquired Brain Injury. An Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) can be the result of a road traffic accident, a stroke, brain haemorrhage, infection, tumour, or head trauma. Some of our resident’s require medium term care before they move onto another care setting such as assisted independent living. For more information please contact us to request a copy of our Statement of Purpose.

 *All of Trinity Care’s homes are registered as partaking in the Fair Deal Scheme.

Get Directions »


At St. Doolagh's Park we meet the needs of our residents by providing them with the highest level of person centred care and service. Our multi-disciplinary team devises an individual care and rehabilitation plan with each resident as appropriate to ensure the achievement of both the highest level of care and personal outcome measures. The team includes a Senior Psychologist, a Physiotherapist, a G.P., Occupational Therapist, Registered General and Psychiatric Nurses, Behavioural Specialists, and Care Assistants. We also have as part of our team a Consultant Psychiatrist, referrals to a Consultant Speech and Language Therapist can also be organised for residents.

St. Doolagh's Park has 72 single suite bedrooms that are fitted with bespoke furniture, a wireless call bell system and private telephone.  All rooms have been designed to afford easy access and facilitate assisted showering where required.  Residents are encouraged to bring in personal items which will ensure their stay with us is a happy one. All our residents have the right to privacy and are treated with the utmost respect and dignity.

We also provide assisted daily living training facilities, gymnasium, games room, communal areas and smaller lounge areas to facilitate a homely and supportive environment. Special emphasis is placed on the individual happiness and dignity of our residents.  Friends and family are always welcome and we run regular family groups. Referral to St. Doolagh's Park can be made by any party, e.g. self referral, family, HSE, social workers. 

Our commitment to continuous improvement means residents benefit from an ongoing Quality Programme, one that is person centred and needs driven. St. Doolagh's Park has been awarded the EIQA Quality of Care Standard for Nursing Homes, an independent quality accreditation based on stringent quality and hygiene standards.


St Doolagh’s Park Care and Rehabilitation Centre has been awarded accreditation by CARF Europe for its Residential Rehabilitation Brain Injury Speciality Programme and Person Centred Long Term Care Community.  CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) is a worldwide independent, non-profit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centres on enhancing the lives of the persons served.

By pursuing and achieving accreditation, St Doolagh’s Park Care and Rehabilitation Centre has demonstrated that it meets international standards for quality and is committed to pursuing excellence. The accreditation decision of three years represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and demonstrates that St Doolagh’s Park has substantial conformance to the CARF standards.

An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.  The only other organisations in Ireland that have CARF accreditation are the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dublin, Headway and ABI Ireland.  This is a great achievement by the team at St. Doolaghs. 



St. Doolagh's Park is fully registered with the HSE Dublin North East Area and HIQA.  The home is also approved by the VHI, Laya Healthcare and  Aviva Health.

bedroom of residents at st doolaghs


  • St. Doolagh’s offers accommodation for 72 residents in single en suite rooms. 
  • Wireless call system and private telephone
  • Superbly finished with bespoke furniture
  • All rooms have private television
  • All rooms have level access with garden or court yard aspect
  • Daily living training facilities including adapted kitchens
  • Gymnasium for rehabilitation
  • Activities room
  • Communal areas
  • Smaller lounge areas to facilitate a homely and supportive environment
  • Full in-house laundry service

Facilities & Services  

  • Full clinical multi-disciplinary team
  • 24 Hour G.P. cover
  • Full external activities programme in place through our Activities Coordinator 
  • Continued education and back-to-work programmess where appropriate
  • Monthly residents/relatives meeting
  • Quarterly resident/family newsletter
  • Community dental, optical and chiropody can be accessed on request.
  • Regular visits by clergy.
  • Residents Committee and Relatives Forum

Social Activities

At St. Doolagh’s social activities plays a key role in ensuring our residents maintain a happy outlook. We endeavor to provide as wide a range of activities as possible to cater for physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the residents. Our full-time Activities Co-ordinator Sarah Lowndes plays a key role at St. Doolagh's Park in delivering a broad and exciting range of activities for our residents.

  • Structured rehabilitative programmes including assisted daily living
  • Lifestyle and recreation programme: music therapy, art classes, dancing, trivia, current affair readings and discussion groups
  • Full external activities, continued education and back to work programmes where appropriate
  • Musical entertainment
  • Classic movie screening
  • Exercises
  • Gardening
  • Art Therapy

Meet the St. Doolagh's Team

staff working at the reception desk

Margaret Giathi R.G.N is the Director of Nursing at St. Doolagh's Park Care & Rehabiliation Centre.  She has vast experience in both care of the elderly and care of residents with disabilities.  Margaret leads a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) at St. Doolagh's  including the following;

Multi Disciplinary Team (MDT)

The staff at St. Doolagh's are dedicated to the Trinity Care’s mission of "meeting the needs of our residents by providing them with the highest level of person centered care and service."

  • Clinical Nurse Managers
  • Nursing Staff
  • G.P.
  • Senior Psychologist
  • Assistant Psychologist
  • Senior Occupational Therapist
  • Senior Physiotherapist
  • Activities Co-ordinator
  • Care & Rehabilitation Assistants

October 2017

St. Doolaghs wins EIQA Q Mark Irish Nursing Home of the Year 2017.  Check out our News Section for more!

St Doolagh’s Park Care & Rehab Centre, North Dublin
  • St Doolagh’s Park Care & Rehab Centre, North Dublin
  • St. Doolagh’s Park Care & Rehabilitation Centre, Malahide Road, Balgriffin, Dublin 17.
  • Phone: 01 8477950
  • Fax: 01 8477995