We endeavour to provide the highest standard of care and compassion whilst respecting the dignity, privacy and independence of each of our residents within a warm and homely atmosphere.

We have a single storey 26 beds purpose-built residence with large car parking facilities situated 2 kilometres from Douglas village and 6 kilometres from Cork city close to all amenities. In 2016 a state-of-the-art large extension was completed incorporating 10 new bedrooms, treatment room, laundry, offices, staff room, nurses’ station, and enclosed garden. The existing building was renovated to reflect the ambiance of the new built.

About Darraglynn Nursing Home

Darraglynn Nursing Home limited is a family run business founded by the late Mary Lucey in 1986.

It is currently managed by her daughters Margaret O Sullivan & Mary Conroy, who carry on the family tradition of providing a living environment that as far as possible replicates residents' previous lifestyle; to ensure that residents live in a comfortable, harmonious & safe environment.

We strive to preserve and promote individuality and independence to all our residents. We will achieve this through programs of activity designed to encourage mental alertness and social interaction.

Meet the Team

All of our staff are appropriately qualified to deliver the highest quality care. When recruiting staff we look for reliability, integrity, patience, and professionalism. Our staff complete an induction process and have mandatory training in Health and Safety , Manual Handling , Fire Drills, First Aid, Food Hygiene and Safety. We continue to educate our staff keeping them up to date on the latest developments. Our Health Care Assistants are FETAC level 5 trained

Mary Conroy
Registered Provider
Deputy Director of Nursing

Mary is the daughter of the late Mary Lucey, the founder of Darraglynn Nursing Home. Mary has over 35 years in General Nursing, A/E nursing, Gynaecology, Surgery, and 15 years as a clinical Nurse Specialist in Tissue Viability. In 2003 Mary worked in St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne Australia specializing in Neuroscience. Mary was Assistant Director of Nursing in the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital. Mary and has many years experience in the Gerontology in Darraglynn Nursing Home.

Margaret O Sullivan
Registered Provider

Margaret is also the daughter of the founder of Darraglynn Nursing Home. Margaret has over 26 years experience in management in Darraglynn mentored well by her mother Mary Lucey. Margaret is actively involved in the day to day running of the home. Her primary role is as financial controller, purchasing officer, and refurbishment of the home. Margaret's background is in clerical administration.

Sajeev Nair
Person in Charge
Director of Nursing

Qualification: Registered General Nurse, Post graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management (RCSI) Professional Focus: Sajeev has more than 10 years’ experience working in both acute hospitals internationally and in more recent years in Elderly care working with various organisations. He has experience in working as an infection control nurse and by leading the team. Currently he is doing Master’s in healthcare management at RCSI, Dublin. He has a particular expertise in Care of elderly, Dementia care and managing nursing homes by enhancing and enabling wellbeing for the residents with dementia. His goal is to lead the team in Darraglynn nursing home and to provide the highest quality of care to each individual resident, enhancing their quality of life and ensuring a person-centred approach throughout.

    Darraglynn Nursing Home, Carrigaline Road, Cork T: 021 4364722 E: darraglynndirectorofnursing@gmail.com darraglynn1@eircom.net

Our Facilities

Darraglynn Nursing Home caters for full-time residential care, Respite care, Convalescence care , Post-Operative care & Palliative care. Darraglynn Nursing Home is approved by the Nursing Home Support Scheme (Fair Deal Scheme) and major private health insurers.

We recently migrated to a most modem care management system e-Nursing powered by
Nova Healthcare Management. e-Nursing system designed and developed specifically for Irish Nursing Homes and home care providers and compliance with HIQA standards.

  • 22 private & 2 semi private rooms
  • 22 En-suites
  • Visiting clergy
  • Chiropodist
  • Hairdresser
  • TV's in all rooms
  • Skype/Facetime/Video call facility
  • 2 Day rooms
  • 1 Prayer room
  • Daily Activity Programmes
    by Activity Co-ordinator
  • Dining Room & Conservatory
  • 24 hour Nursing Care
  • Own choice of G.P.
  • Access to G.P. 24 hours
  • Resident Advocate
  • Reflexology
  • Massage and Aromatherapy
  • Music sessions
  • Exercise programmes

Nutrition and Diet

Our chefs Janos and Jim are passionate about nutrition and make the dining experience a treat. They introduce new menus of traditional and worldwide cuisine that enhances the palate of the older adult. They deliver through their catering skills not only a nutritional element but an understanding of the key principles of food delivery in a therapeutic enjoyable and colourful fashion.

Care at Darraglynn

We hope to make your stay a happy one, where resident's individual needs are met. Our staff will ensure that you will have a safe and comfortable stay. We appreciate that coming into a care facility is daunting and stressful for many people and their relatives, our friendly staff will ensure the transition will be as smooth as possible. Should you wish to bring some personal effects e.g. photos, paintings, your favorite chair, this is encouraged within reason.
Nurses and Health Care Assistants will be sensitive to the Resident's ever-changing needs. Such needs may be medical/therapeutic , cultural, psychological, spiritual, emotional and social. Residents are encouraged to participate in the development of their individualized care plans in which the involvement of family and friends may be appropriate and is greatly valued. These core values of care are fundamental to the philosophy of our home.
All residents have a choice of GP and Pharmacist . The home collaborates with a multi-disciplinary team to provide holistic care for all our residents.


Complaint Procedures and the Ombudsman

Darraglynn Nursing Home welcomes all comments, complaints, and compliments. We hope complaints will be few, but we take complaints seriously and endeavour to learn from their outcome. We will deal with your complaint in a fair and impartial manner. The Nursing home has a complaint officer Mr Sajeev Nair (D.O.N.) and a resident advocate Mr Vincent Kelly.

If you have complained to us and you are not satisfied with our decision on your complaint, it is open to you to contact the office of the Ombudsman. The Ombudsman provides an impartial, independent and free service. By law, the Ombudsman can examine complaints about any of our administrative actions or procedures as well as delays or inactions in our dealings with you

Contact details are as follows:

The Office of the Ombudsman
18 Lower Lesson Street
Dublin 2.

Phone : LoCall 1890 22 30 30 or 01 639 5600
Email : ombudsman@ombudsman.gov.ie

You can also make a complaint online at


“My mother became a resident in Darraglynn on the 14th of February 2017. It wasn't an easy decision for our family to acknowledge that our mother at this stage needed more professional care than we could give her. As we were welcomed by the Staff on that day, it was reassuring to us that well maybe it was the right decision"
Jean Buckley
“I will be forever grateful for the care Darraglynn gave to my father. The highly professional and friendly staff made him feel welcome from the moment he arrived and the level of care he received was of the highest quality. Knowing that Dad was happy, and content was such a comfort to us all.”
Kevin Lynch
Your support, wisdom and kindness will always be remembered by our family. We feel that you not only looked after Mam in the medical sense, but we particularly appreciated the love and respect that was shown towards her.
The care taken of my aunt by all the staff was excellent and couldnt be faulted in any way. The lovely rapport each of them had with her made her time there very happy. Every request to maintain her comfort and happiness was granted.
Helen Fox

Proprietors: Mary Conroy
Margaret O Sullivan

021 4364 722 darraglynndirectorofnursing@gmail.com darraglynn1@eircom.net
Darraglynn Nursing Home,
Carrigaline Road,