The Áras is an award-winning care home near Spiddal village. The Home is set in the beautiful Connemara countryside, with uninterrupted views over Galway Bay, but is only 9 miles from Galway City. Most of our 42 residents and 45 staff are native Irish-speakers and the Home's ethos is to provide residents with excellence in care in their language of choice.
The Áras has been awarded the Quality Mark for Nursing Homes, the IASI Gold Award and the LAMA Best Private Nursing Home Award. It is also a Sonas Registered Centre for dementia care and an NHI Care Awards Finalist. The Home was named as a Centre of Excellence for social care in the Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies in 2015 and is a finalist in the 2017 National Q-Mark Excellence Awards.
Residents and their relatives gave the Áras a 100% satisfaction rating in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 client satisfaction surveys.
"blessed to have found the Áras"
We were blessed to have found the Áras when Ruth required the upmost care... The responsiveness of the nursing staff and the personal care given to Ruth was truly admirable. - Veronica & Jack Mulveen
"professional caring and respectful"
As a nurse myself I was impressed with the care provided to your residents... your professional, caring and respectful manner meant so much to us all. - Fionnuala Harney
"nursing care was out of this world"
I really don’t know where to start, as words are not enough to thank you… the level of nursing care was out of this world…I hope that you are proud of the magical place that you have created and that you will be rewarded in the future... - Carmel
"'love, attention, gentleness"
I was immensely struck on so many different occasions by the love, attention, gentleness and care which you showed...May you be rewarded a hundredfold - Pauline
Dr O'Beirn praises "exemplary" and "truly impressive" nursing at the Áras, as well as "patience, compassion and pragmatism" of staff
Residents' Committee notes "excellent care environment" and "happy residents" at the Áras.