Trinity Care Nursing Homes

Drakelands House, Co. Kilkenny

The Art of Caring

Anne-Marie O'Loughlin

Director of Nursing


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.

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 home’s community.


  • 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 and 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

Meet The Nursing Home Team

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Anne-Marie O’Loughlin

Director of Nursing

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

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Josephine Hughes

Activity Co-ordinator

I love working with all residents for the past two years. I look forward to coming to work in Drakelands for our daily activities as 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.

Always Caring, Always Here

Our Care Services

Ireland’s leading care provider for long term residential care needs.

Expert Memory Care for those living with Dementia and Alzheimers.

Care to aid recuperation and recovery tailored to each individual’s needs.

St. Doolaghs, provide specialist brain injury care for adults with ABI or neurological conditions.

Some of our Facilites

Here is a list of the facilities we have in our nursing home

24 Hour Nursing Care

En-suite Facilities



Garden Area

Activity Program

Religious Services

Medical Services

Dental Services

Physio Services

Message Therapy


Individual Care Plan

Nutritional Support


Newspaper Delivery

Hairdressing Service

Beautician Services

Coffee Dock

Optician Services

Chiropody Services

Full GP Service

Out of Hours SDoc


See what our residents, family members and care team have to say

I have been a resident in Drakelands House since 2019. I am very happy in Drakelands House Nursing Home. The grounds are beautiful and I am very happy with the entertainment program. I am very happy with the staff and management. They could not do enough for me.
Mary Kiely
I have been residing at Drakelands Nursing Home since December 2005. To say it’s my home is an understatement the way the staff & Management look after me. When I came here it was a tough adjustment but in no time, I settled in because of the love & care I received.
Martha Doherty,
I have been a resident at Drakelands Nursing Home since August 2016. I just wanted to say thanks to all the staff & Management for all they do for me here because I probably don’t say it enough to them. I look forward each day to them coming into my room to help me enjoy another day. I also look forward to Breakfast each morning and there are always loads of lovely choices. I can only say how comfortable I am and all are doing a fantastic job and thanks for all you do it is greatly appreciated.
Eddie Kelly
My father has been a resident in Drakelands House Nursing Home for the past year. Drakelands Nursing Home is always welcoming, and the team are attentive and kind to all the residents.
Helen Shanley
Family Member
My mother has been a resident in Drakelands Nursing Home since February 2022. Although it was a difficult decision for us as a family to consider moving our mother to nursing home care. The staff in Drakelands have been wonderful in supporting my mum in this transition. Their dedication, professionalism, warmth, and good humor allows my mother to enjoy a quality of life that otherwise would not have been possible. We are delighted we chose Drakelands as it is a “home from home” and the staff at Drakelands are truly amazing.
Maria Nolan
Family Member
My mother has been a resident in Drakelands for the past five years. There is always a pleasant atmosphere and the staff eager to help all the residents and families. My mother has been there for 5 years and I look forward to the next five as I would not consider anywhere else for my mother.
Peter Butler
Family Member
I have been working in Drakelands House for two years and I really enjoy working here in the nursing home. Working in Drakelands has being so rewarding
Bernie Molloy
Staff Member
I have been working in Drakelands House Nursing Home as the Assistant Director of Nursing for the past ten years. Job satisfaction for me is spending time with our residents and having fun interactions with them and to see how they respond to our one-to-one interventions. Creating a home from home environment for all our residents and families is so important to all our staff here in Drakelands as we give great care to improve everyone’s quality of life.
Phil Phelan
Staff Member
I love working with the residents here in Drakelands. I have been the receptionist here since April 2022 and the morning greetings from all the residents and staff fulfills my day. I worked in the hospitality sector for over 30 years, and I am truly delighted that I came to work in Drakelands as the care for the residents, families and staff is excellent.
Helen McCabe
Staff Member
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