Cairnhill is a family run enterprise which has been involved in the nursing home business for two generations, operating with 35+ years of experience in both the UK and Ireland.  There are six members of the McMahon family involved at all levels of the organisation. We pride ourselves in taking a hands-on approach to providing nursing home care.

The ethos of Cairnhill is to provide the highest quality of care and service to Residents, above and beyond their expectations whilst striving to create a homely environment. We understand that the decision to move into long-term care can be a difficult one and a stressful time for Residents and their families. At Cairnhill we want to make the transition as smooth as possible. We aim to create a home away from home for our Residents.

Our Mission Statement

Cairnhill Nursing Home aims to provide the highest quality of care and services to all Residents, above and beyond their expectations and those of their relatives. This is provided in a homely and friendly environment where Residents’ privacy and dignity is respected and their individuality maintained.

Our Team

Cairnhill Nursing Home has built a very experienced management team to oversee the organisation and has recruited experienced nurses, physiotherapists, health care assistants, activities coordinators, support staff and Allied Healthcare Professionals from the local community to care for our Residents.

Career Opportunities

Following three years of construction which created 80 temporary jobs, Cairnhill Bray, opened in September 2013 creating 120 new jobs in nursing, administration, managerial, catering, domestic and support systems areas. If you are interested in joining the Cairnhill team in Bray please email your CV to

Quality Care

Cairnhill Nursing Homes strive to ensure a level of excellence, care systems have been developed in conjunction with Health Care Informed (HCI), the Galway based international quality improvement organisation. HCI assist Cairnhill staff in benchmarking the centres against the Regulations and Standards and to implement a plan to continuously improve our services. Monthly audit schedules are developed with audit findings available for discussion with all appropriate staff to ensure learning and improvements to practice.


At Cairnhill we strive to enhance the quality of life of our Residents. This is achieved by embracing all aspects of health and social care within an environment designed and equipped to provide a first class standard of care within a peaceful and tranquil setting. In order to enhance the care provided and enable our Residents to fulfil their personal, social and psychological needs the following services and activities are available within Cairnhill Nursing Homes.

Services / Facilities / Activities

  • Hairdresser

  • Mass

  • Holy Communion & Rosary

  • Religious Services (as required)

  • Bingo

  • Pet Therapy

The list of activities is not exhaustive and may be subject to change; the weekly activities schedule varies on each floor.

Meet Us

Prospective Cairnhill Residents (if able) and their relatives / representatives will be afforded the opportunity to meet other Residents and staff and ask any questions they may have. All admissions to Cairnhill are planned and families and prospective Residents are encouraged to visit the premises prior to admission. It is important that prospective Residents make an informed choice about their decision to move into nursing home care and visiting the facility prior to admission can help them to decide if the nursing home is the right fit for them. Pre-assessment by our team also ensures that staff understand the Resident’s specific care needs and whether Cairnhill can appropriately address those needs. A senior member of the Clinical Management Team will visit the prospective Resident at home or in the referring facility to carry out a pre-assessment and to answer any questions the Resident may have.

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