Offering a fresh approach to nursing home care

Welcome to Teach Altra Nursing Home, North Cork

Overlooking Newmarket in Co. Cork and also serving the nearby counties of Limerick and Kerry, Teach Altra is a purpose built nursing home whose name was inspired by the Irish word for nurse – ‘Banaltra’.

Hi, I’m Person in Charge, Dana Williams.

I’d love to welcome you to Teach Altra Nursing Home, show you around and answer any questions you might have.

Call us on 029 61166 or, if you prefer, click one of the options below

How can we help you?

We cater for

Short-Term and Respite Nursing Home Stays

Long-term Nursing Home Stays

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.


Teach Altra Nursing Home was purpose-built to accommodate 42 residents in a modern facility geared towards nursing people back to health or providing respite or palliative care.

We have two indoor gardens which our residents really enjoy.

One of these is a sensory garden, with herbs and lights and wind chimes to give an all-senses experience that our residents love to maintain and relax in.

Facilities (Treatment)


Facilities (Twin en-suite)


Facilities (Lounge)


Facilities (Garden)


Facilities (en-suite)


Facilities (Oratory)


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Our 24 single en suite bedrooms include a toilet, shower and wash hand basin. Each room includes a wall-mounted TV, 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 9 twin en suite rooms, which many people enjoy as they mean constant companionship.


Our laundry service is located in our extensive basement area and we have a full-time laundry staff on site which ensures a quick turnaround, when compared to many homes that send their laundry out.

What People Say

“I like the food, having a room to myself and love the company. I go walking every day and enjoy painting and colouring as I used to work as a weaver.”

Nora May, resident of Teach Altra Nursing Home

“My dad was really happy in Teach Altra and enjoyed his stay. We found the care excellent. We always find him very happy when he comes home, and his mobility improves while there”.

Honora Kelleher, daughter of Teach Altra Nursing Home resident

“I was delighted with the care my mother received and she settled very well. The care staff are 'really excellent' and 'very kind' . Mam would be happy to go there for respite again. As a family member I never felt so welcome in a nursing home setting."

Mary Murphy, daughter of Teach Altra Nursing Home resident

Activities & Events

For the body

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

For the fun of it

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

For the outdoors

• Gardening
• Walking
• Outdoor boules & putting
• Outings

For the spirit

• Prayer group
• Rosary
• Mass

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 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 styles of work – Eileen O’Sullivan is very calm and reassuring, while Jackie Allen has a great sense of energy – and in this way they appeal to both the introvert and the extroverts amongst our residents and tailor their approach accordingly.

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.

Ava and Jenny 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.

We encourage all residents, even short and respite stay, to make a piece for their room, which acts as a memento of their time with us.

Local Area & Community Integration

Newmarket is a small, rural town in North County Cork. It is situated in the Barony of Duhallow, an area that is located on the borders of counties Kerry and Limerick, and is bounded on the south by the Boggeragh Mountains.

The main towns in Duhallow are NewmarketKanturk and Millstreet, with smaller villages such as BallydesmondBanteerLyreKilcorneyNaddBallydalyBoherbueCastlemagnerCullenKiskeamKilbrinKnocknagreeLismireMeelinFreemountRockchapelTullylease and Rathcoole.

While most of our residents hail from this area, we are also pleased to welcome residents from further afield.

Local amenities include two golf courses locally, a donkey sanctuary and the IRD Duhallow, which includes a café/restaurant that we visit often and which also provides FETAC work experience opportunities for our residents.

We are very pleased to be highly integrated into our local community and are keen to work with local suppliers wherever possible.

Rural landscape that reflects the area of Newmarket, County Cork

Pastoral & Spiritual Care

We are very keen that our residents’ spiritual needs are fully met.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Christ Church are centrally located in the town, minutes away. The mass is also broadcast every morning on TV in the TV room and once a month a local priest comes in to say mass in person.

The oratory, located opposite the dining room, features beautiful hand-crafted wooden furniture and stained-glass windows and residents use this room throughout the day.

A local priest is always available for those in palliative care.

Food & Nutritional Care

We work with each resident and their family to create a dedicated food plan for each resident, taking into account their likes and dislikes, as well as their dietary and nutritional needs.

The View from Teach Altra

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Teach Altra
Nursing Home

Co. Cork
P51 D504
Ph. No: 029 61166

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Teach Altra Nursing Home

Overlooking Newmarket in Co. Cork and also serving the nearby counties of Limerick and Kerry, Teach Altra is a purpose built nursing home whose name was inspired by the Irish word for nurse – ‘Banaltra’.

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