About Our Nursing Home

St Attracta’s is a modern, family owned and operated Residence established in 1992, situated in peaceful rural surroundings near Charlestown, County Mayo. We are situated approximately 3km from Charlestown and 3km from Ireland West Airport Knock which is very convenient for anyone travelling from abroad to pay their nearest and dearest a visit.

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The Providers of St. Attractas Residence are Kathleen Donohue & Trina Donohue. The Person in Charge is our Director of Nursing, Alison Moore. Our goal is to deliver the highest possible standards of care to each of our residents and to do so in a comfortable, safe and caring setting. We care for long term, short term, convalescent, respite, post-operative, palliative and end of life care, dementia, day care and weekend care, low medium and high to maximum dependency levels.

I would like again to thank each and everyone who looked after Dad during his time there. We all know he really did consider it home and was so happy there. Thank you also for the kindness shown to us as his family everyone we visited and the hospitality always available.
For all your kindness and friendship, I sincerely thank you but most of all we as a family are indebted to you all for the great care, attention, kindness and love that you showed to mom, during her time with you, especially when she needed that extra careful management and concern. I know that her time with you was happy and she valued you all and the care you gave her and she has not forgotten you.
Words are really inadequate to thank you all for the graciousness, kindness, sensitivity and understanding you showed us, My mother was very happy in St. Attractas and very settled.
At a time when mum needed the best in professional nursing and care, you were all there to give it to her at the highest standard.

The Gallagher Family

‘We started this journey with trepidation…our concerns were quickly eased by seeing first-hand the wonderful and empathetic care that everyone received at St. Attractas.’

‘We’ll never forget the impact you had on the twilight of the lives of our parents and indeed on all of our lives.’

‘The caring regime and warmth of everything that you did flexed to accommodate our Dad’s needs.’

HIQA Reports

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) is the independent authority responsible for driving quality, safety and accountability in residential services for older people in Ireland. They carry out announced and unannounced inspections on nursing homes and all reports are available to view on their website at the following link: HIQA Reports St Attractas


Resident advocacy and independent decision making is a core feature of life at St. Attractas Nursing Home.  Anne Lynch is the advocate for St. Attractas Nursing Home. She holds a BSC in Counselling & Psychotherapy and a certificate in Advocacy through Third Age. St.  Attractas Nursing Home recognise that we have a duty to protect the rights of vulnerable people within our care and Anne enables us to achieve this not only through regular meetings with our residents but as an advisor should advice be required.  Anne attends the nursing home typically on a monthly basis and meets with the residents.  In addition to residents, family members of residents with dementia are invited, welcomed and encouraged to attend the monthly advocacy meetings.