Offering a fresh approach to nursing home care

Welcome to Esker Rí Nursing Home, Clara, County Offaly

Located just outside Clara, Co. Offaly, Esker Rí is a bright, welcoming, modern, purpose-built nursing home providing a wide range of facilities and activities for our residents in a caring and supportive environment.

Breda Lohan, PIC of Esker Rí Nursing Home

Hi, I’m Person in Charge, Breda Lohan. I’d love to welcome you to Esker Rí Nursing Home, show you around and answer any questions you might have.

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Short-term & Respite Nursing Home Stays

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Long-term Nursing Home Stays

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Nursing Home Disability Services

Nursing Home Palliative Care

Our team includes general nurses and senior carers who have a wide range of qualifications and experience in Intellectual Disabilities and Palliative Care.


A care plan that puts your needs first.


Short term stays to allow time for families and carers to rest and recharge.


Rehabilitation care after a hospital stay or recovering from illness.


Care for people living with dementia, alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss.


Long term nursing home care – your new home from home.


Compassionate ‘end of life’ care and support for our residents and their families.


Facilities (Treatment)


Facilities (Twin en-suite)


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Facilities (Lounge)


Facilities (Dining)


Facilities (Oratory)


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Eske Rí Nursing Home was purpose-built to accommodate 143 residents in a modern facility geared towards nursing people back to health or providing respite or palliative care. We have a really wide range of facilities that are designed to breathe life into our philosophy that the best results are achieved when people are socially connected and have all their day to day and medical needs met so that they are comfortable and well catered for.

In particular, our two courtyard gardens offer our residents a chance to enjoy fresh air in a sheltered space while attending to our gardens.


Our 119 single en suite bedrooms include a toilet, shower and wash hand basin. Each room includes a wall-mounted TV, wifi, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside locker. Our residents can lock their room and if desired can be provided with a personal safe.

We also have 12 twin en suite rooms, which many people enjoy as they mean constant companionship.

Each bedroom is a blank canvas for our residents – a place they can personalise with their favourite armchair, cushions, photographs and family bits and pieces.

“Esker Rí Nursing Home is a lovely place. It would remind you of a high class hotel when you come into it, it's not like a nursing home that way. It's bright and airy and cheerful and so are the staff working there.

Family of Angela, resident of Esker Rí Nursing Home.


For the body

• Fun & gentle exercise daily 
• Arm chair aerobics
• Boules & Bowling
• Putting
• Bean bag darts

For the fun of it

• Sing-a-long
• Dancing
• Pet Therapy
• Ice cream and sweet trolly
• Outings
• Visiting Entertainment

For the outdoors

• Gardening
• Walking
• Outdoor boules
• Outings
• Vintage farm machinery area
• Enclosed courtyards

For the spirit

• Mass
• Rosary
• Pet therapy


For the crafty

• Arts & crafts
• Flower arranging
• Knitting
• Baking

For the mind

• Reminiscing therapy
• Group crosswords
• Bridge/poker club
• Board games
• Jigsaws & colouring therapy
• Reading time

We place a huge emphasis on our Activities, because we know that being socially connected has a major impact on how our residents age. Participating in activities isn’t mandatory, but we do encourage residents to take part as it builds their social connectivity within the home and strengthens bonds between residents and staff. Social connectivity is a strong barometer of how well people do both inside and outside a nursing homes environment.

We have 2 full-time activities coordinators who provide options for our residents to participate in a wide rage of events and activities. This works very well as they have two very different personalities and in this way they appeal to both the introvert and the extroverts amongst our residents and tailor their approach accordingly.

We organise events every day so there is always something going on. The calendar is always on view in our dedicated activities room and includes a focus on music, outings, BBQs, arts and crafts.

Esker Rí Nursing Home Activities room

Local Area & Community Integration

Esker Rí Nursing Home is located just 3 km outside Clara Village in County Offaly and 10 km from Tullamore, the County town of Offaly.

Clara was established by the Quaker community in the mid-18th Century and is located on the Esker Riada, the ancient thoroughfare connecting the east and west of Ireland and from which Esker Rí takes its name.

Clara’s local services include churches, schools, a branch of the Laois & Offaly Education and Training Board, a library, doctor’s surgery, medical centre, pharmacies, health centre, family resource centre, shops, post office, credit union, hair and beauty salons, barbers, garages, pubs, eateries, a playground, public swimming pool, pitch and putt club, GAA club, and the Clara Bog Visitor Centre. There is a Garda (police) station and fire station in the town, while the Midland Regional Hospital is in Tullamore.


We believe strongly in staying connected to our local community and we bring our residents on regular outings as part of that. We also have links with local men’s sheds, community centres and day services in the community.

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Esker Rí Nursing Home

Kilnabinnia, Clara, Offaly, Ireland
Ph. No: 057 9330030

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