Life at Orwell Private

At Orwell Private, the residential division of Orwell Healthcare, located in the heart of Dublin 6, we set the standard for compassionate and professional nursing care. We cater for long-term residence, respite care, convalescence, palliative, dementia care and acquired brain injury.

Orwell Private is a dementia designed building with three separate but connected buildings. Orwell House is a period house built in the 1830s with a three storey extension both of which has undergone a refurbishment. The Elgin stands beautifully over four floors with balcony views and bright airy rooms. The Raglan delivers further state of the art facilities and is home to our acquired brain injury unit. Rooms, both single and double, have stunning views of either the Dublin Mountains or our beautifully landscaped gardens.


We believe you should enjoy all the comforts of home, and our accommodation reflects this at every conceivable opportunity. From bright, airy bedrooms to large common rooms and full access to our multiple kitchens, residents experience the best of everything – every time.

Bedrooms offer beautiful views overlooking our landscaped gardens.

All bedrooms contain spacious en-suite bathrooms fitted with contemporary bathroom furniture and fittings.


The Avenue connects the buildings at Orwell Private and is the heart of our community. On The Avenue, you will find our hair salon for your ‘weekly do’, a 50 seater cafe to dine with friends and family, our supervised gym for those who wish to stay fit and active as well as a shop for all your bits and bobs.

Residents enjoy access to our gardens at Orwell Private and Orwell Queen of Peace. Many of the activities take place outside day to day, weather permitting. There is a focus on smaller self-contained units, conducive to forming relationships and good for infection control.

Social Life

In keeping with your abilities we aim to have you enjoy the sort of lifestyle that you would have been living at home. Some of the activities are cards, bowls and arts & crafts as well as an extensive musical programme. There is also ample scope to get ones hands dirty in the raised planting boxes of our beautiful kitchen gardens.

Additional to our weekly activities calendar, twice a year, Orwell Private has a fully heated marquee so all families can visit and enjoy a week-long programme of musical and artistic events provided by invited professionals, choirs, and school groups. All residents can also hone their golf skills on our putting green or help out in our beautiful gardens if they’re up to it. We encourage outings of all descriptions and are always looking for suggestions for new venues. These outings are facilitated by our in-house wheelchair- accessible minibus, which is also available for transport to hospital appointments or other short trips.

Our Men’s Shed is an ideal location for our male residents to hang out. All residents can also hone their golf skills on our putting green, or help out in our beautiful gardens, if they’re up for it?

We encourage outings of all descriptions, and we’re happy to listen to any requests from our residents in terms of organising visits to the locality and further afield. Afterall, we have our own wheelchair accessible minibus so we like to make the most of it. The minibus is also available to families for short trips which has become popular in recent months. Simply contact Reception to organise.

We welcome residents of all denomination, while respecting and facilitating local church visits. We hold weekly in-house religious services.

Services & Therapies

We offer the following therapies and services:

    • Physiotherapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Psychology
    • Dietician/Speech and Language
    • Therapist
    • Chiropody
    • Stoma care advice
    • Optician service
    • Dental service
    • Transport Services
    • Hairdresser
    • Gym
    • Café
    • Shop
    • Massage
    • Pet Therapy

Local Amenities

Rathgar Village 10 minute walk
Churchtown Village 20 minute walk

Local Parks:
Dartry Park 10 minute walk
Bushy Park 5 minute drive

Windy Arbour Luas Green Line,
Bus 14, 15A/15B, 16 & 17

Local Pubs:
108 10 minute walk
The Glenside 15 minute walk

Orwell Private Bus:
We offer a wheelchair accessible local transport mini bus to get you to your appointments on time. Whether it’s a transfer to Orwell Healthcare or a door to door journey from home to an appointment our 8 seat, fully accessible mini bus will get you from A to B in style. Additional charges apply.