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Áras Chois Fharraige, Pairc,

An Spidéal, Co na Gaillimhe




A variety of secure outdoor spaces and day rooms ensure that the residents have choice and privacy." 
- Niall J Kearns & Co architects

"The brief was to create a welcoming rather than institutional feeling for the residents... " 

- Niall J Kearns & Co architects

Around the home 


When you enter the Áras, you feel the welcoming atmosphere created by a caring staff and happy residents.

- Independent chairman of the Residents' Committee

 

Every part of the Áras design was thought through to maximise the living experience for residents. This led to the home winning the nationwide LAMA award for best private nursing home shortly after opening. 


The inner courtyard offers a safe and sheltered outdoor experience for residents. It is also used for the summer BBQ and Halloween party, as well as music sessions and other events when the weather is suitable.


Three communal doors open onto the courtyard giving residents and visitors easy access from different areas of the home. 
Residents have the choice of six different communal areas. Most weekly activities such as bingo, cards, chair-aerobics, ceol, film night etc, take place in the sitting room beside the river. 
When more space is needed, such as for theatre groups, larger parties and mass, the Residents' Hall is used. The hall has a separate kitchen and dining area and opens out onto a large roof terrace with spectacular views of Galway Bay. 


​One of my favourite places in the home is the sun walkway. This offers views on one side over Galway Bay and on the into the inner courtyard. It is the perfect place to meet relatives and friends, read the paper or just relax and enjoy the beautiful view.