The first development by the Foundation was officially opened in September 1984, although we admitted our first Residents there in 1982.
The Sue Ryder residential complex in located in Ballyroan, the small village nestled between the the beautiful heritage town of Abbeyleix and the bustling Portlaoise. Sue Ryder Ballyroan is a purpose built residential community consisting of 21 chalets and apartments, set in beautiful landscaped gardens. Our priority at Sue Ryder Ireland is to offer comfortable and secure housing for all our elderly residents.
In Ballyroan, as in all our residential communities, we provide a range of amenities and supports tailored to enhance their overall well-being. From cosy living spaces to inviting communal areas, well-maintained gardens, and other practical conveniences, our aim is to create an environment that promotes independence, dignity, and a true sense of home.
A full lunch is served each day in the dining room to ensure a balanced diet for those to wish to avail of a meal or they their own full kitchen to cook for themselves. Our laundry service ensures that their washing needs are taken care of, a cleaning service helps maintain a tidy and comfortable living environment, and regular maintenance is carried out to address any issues promptly. There is also a prayer room for quiet reflective moments. All of this helps ensure that our residents can focus on enjoying their independent living experience without the worry of day-to-day tasks.
There is also multiple activities' and attractions for our residents including weekly active retired meeting great shopping, restaurants and pubs. Located right next door to a catholic church for those that like to attend mass within walking distance. Ballyroan residents have a very active horticultural community, they take great pride in caring for the gardens, growing organic foods and vegetable's in our our poly tunnel and providing this amazingly fresh produce to the chiefs for residence lunches.
The first development by the Foundation was officially opened in September 1984, although we admitted our first Residents there in 1982. The opening ceremony was performed by His Excellency, Dr. Patrick Hillery, President of Ireland. Lady Ryder came to Ballyroan on this momentous occasion. It was with great pride that they, together with the Chairman of the Foundation in Ireland, watched President Hillery cut the ribbon on the first Sue Ryder housing complex in Ireland.
The facility was designed to ensure it would be a very special place for those who come to live with us, ensuring that it become a comfy, secure home with a thriving community, not just a place to live.
If you are interested in visiting and touring our Ballyroan residential community, please contact us through the Contact Us page or feel free to call.
If would wish to apply to Sue Ryder Ballyroan, for yourself or a relative, please download the below Application form and email it back to use at the email address listed below and the manager will be touch.
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