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Áras Chois Fharraige, Pairc,

An Spidéal, Co na Gaillimhe

Nursing Homes Ireland Care Awards 2015

Áras acitivities coordinator Katie was a finalist in the NHI Care Awards for the many activities and events she runs involving the local community. 

NHI Care Awards 2015 & 2016

Well done to Katie and Laszlo Nagy who got to the finals of the Nursing Home Ireland Care Awards. 

Sonas Registered Centre 

The Áras has achieved Sonas Registered Centre accreditation for dementia care 

Quality Mark for Nursing Homes 

The Áras has achieved the coveted Quality Mark for Nursing Homes from EIQA, the Irish guardians of the Q-Mark. 


Gradam Áras Chois Fharraige
Each year the Áras, together with Údarás na Gaeltachta, funds several nursing bursaries for native Irish speakers. Since 2010 the Gradam Áras Chois Fharraige  has awarded grants of nearly €20,000 to local young people embarking on a career in nursing . The closing date for applications is September 30th each year.  


Best float 2017 & Funniest float 2014 at Spiddal St Patrick's Day Parade

St Patrick's Day is an important celebration at the Áras. Residents and staff also take part in the local parade.
​We were delighted to win the cup for Funniest Float at last year's parade!!!

The Fáinne for Irish language 

Dinny McGinley, TD, came to the Áras to award members of the care team the Fáinne, when he was Minister for the Gaeltacht, in recognition of the home's commitment to caring for local people through their native language.  

LAMA Best Private Nursing Home in Ireland

The Áras won the title of Best Private Nursing Home at the Community and Council Awards, after being nominated by Galway County Council. 

Excellence in Accommodation 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 

The Áras achieved the  Irish Accommodation Services Institute Gold Award for Excellence in Accommodation in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The Home also achieved the IASI award for Excellence in Accommodation in 2014.