The Marlay Nursing Home is situated on 4 acres of woodland just beside Marlay Park in Rathfarnham. Marlay Park is a beautiful recreational park with walks and tea rooms which you and your family can enjoy, especially in the warm summer months. Shops and restaurants are approximately 20 minutes’ walk from our home.

We are passionate about providing the best standard of care for our residents. We invest in on-going training and staff development to make sure we are at the forefront of person-centred care. Our team have many years of experience and are specialists in caring for older people and those living with dementia. This means we can offer the perfect mix of knowledge and experience to give all residents the compassionate care that they need. Our staff are always available to answer any questions you might.

We know all our residents are all different, have many diverse hobbies and like to spend their time with friends and families . We want our residents to enjoy the things that are important to them and cherish the pieces that make them unique. We like to try to go the extra mile to make our residents comfortable, have fun, get involved and generally enjoy the experience of The Marlay and yet still feel like they can be exactly as they would in their own homes – only with extra support and care.

We believe in offering people a quality of life that is as good as possible and close to the warm and safe environment that they are used to in their own homes. The happiness of our residents is at the centre of everything we do.

The Marlay Nursing Home is easily accessible to all major routes around the country as we are located close to the M50.

Pamela Brennan – Admissions / Reception Manager


Pamela is responsible for Admissions and Bed Management in The Marlay and is the main point of contact for all related enquiries. She has numerous qualifications and training including Supervisory Management and Best Practice in Dementia Training. She has worked in The Marlay for over 7 years with responsibility for the overseeing/managing of all aspects of a busy Reception and having previous roles in Supplier Accounts and the Payroll Department.

Pamela’s background is in Supply Chain and Project Management with over 25 years’ experience, gaining valuable knowledge and expertise.

Pam will be delighted to guide you through the enquiry and admissions process to include Funding and Waiting List options and to answer any questions you may have.

All Admission enquiries in relation to The Marlay Nursing Home Rathfarnham can be directed to Pamela on:
(01) 499 4444, or alternatively email Pamela at:

Andrew Winter – Director of Nursing


Qualifications: RPN, EN(M), DPSN, MSc. Dementia studies, Registered Managers Award (RMA).

Professional Focus: Andrew Joined the Marlay Nursing Home in January 2009. Prior to taking up his position he had many years’ experience in the NHS in all areas of psychiatric nursing including Acute and older persons nursing. Andrew managed a care home in the UK for the rehabilitation of people experiencing mental health issues. His ongoing interest in education resulted in him undertaking and gaining a Diploma of Professional Studies (DPSN). Andrew has achieved the Registered Managers Award in the UK. Furthermore in 2018 he successfully completed a Master of Science Dementia Studies course with the University of Stirling, Scotland.

Andrew continues with his interest in education and is a trainer in Best Practice in Dementia Care for Home Care staff and Senior MAPA instructor for the Marlay Nursing Home.


Andrew Winter
Director of Nursing
The Marlay
Co. Dublin


I was heartbroken leaving my husband in your care at the beginning, however with the love and care he received from the staff, I overcame my sadness and appreciated the support given from the brilliant staff.  – Family member The Marlay

In The Marlay Nursing Home we offer a range of different services to our residents. A sample of some of these services are:

A sample of some of these services are:


General Practitioner


Pharmacy Services

Occupational Therapy

Religious Services



We have a dedicated Head Chef who oversees all meals and snacks in The Marlay. Our Head Chef is specially trained in the IDDSI framework for people living with dysphagia to make sure every meal is one to remember. Supported by our fantastic catering team, our mealtimes are an experience for everyone. We create our monthly menus with our residents and display our menus for all to see. We can also cater for special occasions like themed evenings or celebrations in our Home.

We pride ourselves on our Activities Programme, which co-ordinate outings and activities for our residents. We have enjoyed Arts & Crafts, visits to local attractions, Card Games and Bingo and are looking forward to many more.

The Marlay Nursing Home is spread across 3 floors and caters for up to 124 residents. We offer beautiful ensuite bedrooms, spacious lounges and dining areas, all of which overlook our flower filled internal courtyard. Our courtyard is the perfect place for residents and families to sit out and enjoy the summer sun.

We have a Dementia friendly floor on our 2nd floor. This floor specialises in caring for people living with dementia and is underpinned by the principles of person-centred care. We give residents living with dementia the opportunity to make informed decisions about their care and treatment in partnership with their family and our staff.


Some of the features of our Home include.



  • 5 Nurses Stations
  • Large open plan Reception area with seating for family and residents
  • 2 Day Rooms
  • 3 Dining Rooms
  • Activities Room
  • Hairdressers Salon
  • Oratory
  • Library
  • Garden Room
  • Sensory Area
  • Internal Courtyard

We are passionate about creating person centred activities that focus on a resident’s wellbeing. We believe in active bodies and minds in The Marlay. Activities can benefit residents psychologically, socially, spiritually, and physically. We involve our residents in the creation of our activities calendar through regular residents committee meetings. Our team are fantastic at what they do and can make a stay in The Marlay as eventful or relaxing as a resident would like.

Our dedicated Activities Team facilitates a wide range of group and individual activities and are always creating new Activities for our residents.

Some of our most popular activities include:

  • Bingo
  • Movie Afternoons
  • Music Club/Sessions
  • Quizzes
  • Reminiscence Sessions/Discussion Groups
  • Outings
  • Sensory activities including our Magic Table
  • Arts and crafts projects
  • Seasonal activities
  • Visits to the Home from local groups and choirs



We individualise each person’s activities programme based on their likes and dislikes and we also cater for residents who would rather enjoy individual activities.

A CareChoice Resident Satisfaction Survey is completed every year. This asks residents their opinions on all areas of life in The Marlay. This feedback is used to make improvements in our Home. Our Activities team lead this survey and assist residents with completing it if they need some help.


The Marlay was registered with HIQA on the 20th April 2020 for a 3-year period.

At CareChoice our philosophy places residents at the centre of their own care. Our 24/7 care is individualised and holistically planned in partnership with the resident and family members. This helps us to give residents the best possible quality of life whilst catering for a wide variety of care needs. Our team of NMBI Registered Nurses and QQI accredited Healthcare Assistants are skilled in providing compassionate individualised care for every resident.

We specialise in several different models of care, the type of care that will suit your loved one depends on their individual needs and preferences.

Our Care Includes:

Full-Time Residential Care

Creating your new home

Our residential care provides 24/7 care for a variety of different needs. Residents and family members are consulted at every step, we make sure they are included in planning for their care, activities, and surroundings. This lets us offer people the best possible care for their needs.

Convalescence Care

Bringing you back to health

Our convalescence care can assist with recuperation and recovery after surgery, or serious illness. On average people convalesce with us from two to six weeks, but people can be discharged from care sooner depending on their health status and recovery.

Respite Care

Supporting you by supporting your caregivers

Caregivers at home do wonderful work, and to help them continue they need some support from time to time. Our respite care gives them temporary relief which supports people’s ability to live at home for longer.

End of life CARE

Providing relief and comfort during serious illness

Our End-of-Life Care is holistic and focuses on the prevention and relief of suffering. Generally, we do this by treating pain and other symptoms associated with life-limiting illness. We support families, to help them cope with their loved one’s illness and their own experiences at this time.

Dementia Care

A Safe Space

We provide specialist care for people living with dementia, with a focus on promoting independence. Our staff complete specialised dementia training, which helps them understand the needs of someone living with dementia. This training allows our staff to seamlessly fit into the world of a resident living with dementia, by using evidence-based practise to limit confusion and responsive behaviours. We offer a safe space where residents living with dementia feel comfortable and happy.

Dementia Friendly Design

Meeting Their Needs

All of our Homes offer Dementia Friendly Floors or Units. These areas are specially designed with the needs of a person living with dementia at their core. These include design aspects including brightly coloured murals on walls, bright and colourful signage for amenities and additional safety features. These areas are created to enhance the everyday life of a resident living with dementia, by having their environment compliment their reality.

Below are a collection of photos from The Marlay. You can click any photo to see larger version.

Contact us at The Marlay

Contact Details


The Marlay Nursing Home

Kellystown Road


Dublin 16

D16 A363


(01) 499 44 44


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