About Us

Our member Nursing Homes have been providing care in Ireland for generations. As family operated businesses, family values are at the core of what our homes do.

Céile Care supports the sustainability and development of its family owned and operated nursing homes through the provision of operational and governance services which may otherwise not be accessible on an individual basis.

Each of our member homes is subject to Céile Care accreditation with criteria focused on quality and a demonstrated long-term commitment to their Residents.

Our family owned and operated homes have a depth of experience built on tradition and family values and are uniquely positioned to provide a personal commitment for the delivery of quality nurse led and resident centred care in all its forms – clinical, social, spiritual and emotional.

Our Vision

At its core, Céile Cares vision is supporting and sustaining family owned and operated Nursing Homes within its network in the delivery of excellence, efficiency and innovation in Care of the Older Person.

Our Team

Noel Mulvihill, Chief Executive Officer

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Noel previously held the post of Chief Executive Officer within the Nursing Home sector. Prior to that Noel had a long history of working in the Public Health Sector where he worked as Assistant National Director for older people with the Health Service Executive liaising closely with the Department of Health. Noel led out the introduction of Fair Deal nationally and on the implementation of standards of care for older persons residential care, where he also led on the introduction of the Health Information & Quality Authority (HIQA) and the monitoring of these standards. Noel has extensive experience of both hospital and community management in the Public Health Sector. Noel has also been a board member of several voluntary boards which include Jigsaw, Fold Housing and Camphill.

Fergus McNulty, Chairman

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Fergus is a Director with Marymount Care Centre, a family owned and operated Nursing Home in Lucan, overseeing operational governance, planning and development for the organisation. Fergus has also worked in a senior leadership capacity within the International Financial Services sector with over 20 years’ experience in HR strategy, talent management, organisational development, and employee relations.

Margaret Wafer, Clinical & Quality Director

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Margaret Wafer has extensive experience in care of the older person and in the private nursing home sector. Margaret is passionate about the provision of high-quality care to older people.

Margaret has held positions as a Director of Nursing and as a Regional Director. She holds qualifications in general nursing, gerontology nursing, infection, prevention & control and quality & risk management.

Margaret has represented the nursing home sector nationally, and is Director and Steering Committee Member of LHP Skillnet Ireland.

Jim Foley, Director

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Jim Foley is a proprietary director alongside his sister, Anne, of Griffeen Valley Nursing Home, a small family run nursing home established in Lucan, west county Dublin in 1994. Jim is quailed with a diploma in Construction and Building Technology (D.I.T) and has worked in technology related roles in the construction and IT sectors before joining the family business in 2003 with responsibility for Facilities Management. In 2008 Jim and his sister Anne took over from their parents as proprietors of Griffeen Valley and now oversee all aspects of its operation and development.

Sinéad Morrissey, Non-Executive Director

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Sinéad has over 20 years of nursing expertise in care of the older person and has a proven track record of providing strong leadership and change management services and directing service provision in line with professional, legal, and corporate responsibilities. Sinéad worked as the Practice Development Facilitator for Nursing Homes Ireland, the national representative organisation for the private and voluntary nursing home sector. Sinéad has extensive clinical and regulatory expertise and has participated in Expert Advisory, Steering, Focus and Standards development groups for the Department of Health, HIQA, HSE and other key stakeholders. Sinéad holds a Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) degree and was recently Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin on the BEING ME project, an Erasmus+ funded project.

Warren Barry, Director

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Warren is the General Manager of Clearbrook Nursing Home, a family owned and operated Nursing Home in Finglas. Warren is responsible for the governance and operational management in Clearbrook.

Warren has a clinical background as a Chartered Physiotherapist and has extensive experience in healthcare governance, regulatory and safety supports to the health and social care sectors in Ireland through his background as a healthcare management consultant in healthcare quality and safety.

Ruth Smith, Business Support Coordinator

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Ruth Smith is a key member of the Céile Care team supporting the efficient running of Céile Care operations. Ruth manages the delivery of professional and responsive support service to our franchisees and other stakeholders and will oversee the management of Ceile Care technology platforms, including our franchisee Resource Hub. Ruth has over 12 years’ experience working within the Health Care sector in an operational management capacity. As Service Manager for the Dermatology, Lymphoedema, Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Clinical Infection Units in St Georges Hospital in London, Ruth had responsibility for day-to-day operations as well as the management of projects impacting the efficient operation of the hospital as well as patient experience.


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Val Ryan, Director

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Val Ryan is the Registered Provider representative on behalf of her family for Curragh Lawn Nursing Home in Co Kildare. Val is also Director of Nursing with responsibility for training, education, policy development and implementation in the Centre. Val holds a Diploma in Nursing Studies from St Vincent’s Hospital Elm Park and has also completed the Higher Certificate in Gerontology from Birbeck College, London. Val has also qualified in Healthcare Management (UCD), Dementia Management (University of Stirling) and Infection Prevention and Control (UCC). Val has been a member of Nursing Home Ireland’s National Nurses Committee for the past 10 years to date and has contributed to the many policies, guidance documents and Standards developed for all Nursing Homes. Val was also Chair of Nursing Home’s Nursing Projects and Co-Chair of The Irish National Extended Care Medicine Association (Clinical Governance groups) for 10 years. Both associations support 80 Directors of Nursing and Persons in Charge on clinical matters.

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