Welcome to
Áras Chois Fharraige

Páirc Láir, Park, Co. Galway

The Áras is an award-winning care home where elderly Irish speakers are cared for in their first language

The home is located in the Irish-speaking Conamara Gaeltacht. Seventy per cent of residents are native Irish speakers and some are not comfortable conversing in English.

It is home to 42 residents who are served by a care team of 45 nursing and other staff, in spacious en-suite bedrooms overlooking Galway Bay.



Award-winning staff

The Áras is the 2020 winner of Best Irish Nursing Home at the Irish Accommodation Institute Awards. 


Health & wellbeing

Residents are encouraged to keep active in line with their interests and abilities.


Resident rights

The ethos of the home is to provide high quality care while respecting the dignity and choice of residents.


Palliative care

Palliative and end of life care is delivered with dignity, sensitivity and discretion.


Diet & nutrition

Meals are cooked on-site by qualified  chefs, with at least at least two options for each meal.


Individual care plans

Each residents’ individual care plan is discussed with them and is based on comprehensive assessments.

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Our Vision, Our Mission

Our Vision is a care home in which residents are able to live life to its fullest potential as a part of, rather than apart from, their local community.

Our Mission is to create this environment through a commitment to dignity, choice and excellence in healthcare.

We believe that Áras Chois Fharraige is first and foremost a home for residents and that like in their own home, their needs and choice are paramount.

Award-winning design

Every part of the Áras was designed to maximise the living experience for residents. This led to the home winning the nationwide LAMA award for best private nursing home.

Meet the Áras team

Our dedicated, experienced, and award-winning team deliver the highest standards of care. When you enter the Áras, you feel the welcoming atmosphere created by a caring staff and happy residents.

Diet & nutrition

All meals are freshly prepared using only the finest locally-sourced ingredients. There are at least two options for each meal. Our chefs are also happy to cater for any individual requests.


Our activities co-ordinator ensures there is always plenty to do at the Áras, with live music , bingo, a knitting circle, concerts, pet therapy and many other weeky activities. 

Care awards

Recent awards include the Grand Supreme Prize at the Irish Accommodation Awards , as well as  a GOLD AWARD for excellence in hygiene and cleanliness for the fifth year in a row.

Resident feedback

The people who provide the HappyOrNot kiosk at reception tell
us that the score achieved by the
Áras over the past five years for satisfaction is only matched by one other residential centre worldwide.

Áras Chois Fharraige

Request a callback for further details about our resident plans 

or call — (091) 553 194

“Áras Chois Fharraige is a happy place with content residents, very mannerly and helpful staff, and I find that the relatives are very positive about their loved ones care in this home. When you enter the Áras, you feel the welcoming atmosphere created by a caring staff and happy residents. From my experience in the management of our elderly, it is a difficult job, be it at home or in a nursing home and it takes great care and attention to do this work. This care and attention is present and evident in Áras Chois Fharraige.​”

(091) 553 194


Páirc Láir, Park, Co. Galway