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Welcome to St Josephs Nursing Home

St Joseph’s Nursing Home is a newly extended, state-of-the-art nursing home located just outside the beautiful, thriving and scenic town of Kenmare. The home is family run by Donncha, Emer, Sean and Kathleen Kidney who have a combined experience of more than 60 years in the nursing profession. The purpose built fifty bedded Nursing Home is overlooked by the beautiful MacGillycuddy Reeks to the north and is within a stone’s throw of the scenic Kenmare Bay to the south.

The Nursing Home has been designed specifically to cater to the needs of the residents and offers both long term and short term (respite and convalescence) facilities in a friendly, home from home environment. St. Joseph’s offers the very best of facilities and professional care. The care is individualised and planned in conjunction with the resident and family members, to ensure that residents enjoy optimum quality of life.



St Josephs is a purpose built Nursing Home, all on one level in a very secure environment. It is fully registered with HIQA to provide all categories of care for over 18’s. It is approved by VHI, Laya, GloHealth & Aviva. We are members of the Nursing Homes Ireland.

St. Joseph’s has 24 hour nursing care while Doctors are on call and visits are also arranged at regular intervals.

St. Josephs is fully approved by:


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  • "My mother Colleen is a resident in St Josesphs and having come back to visit her I am thrilled to see she is so well cared for and happy in this beautiful home from home. The nursing staff appear to be exceptional and there is great attention to the detail of making the residents feel at home. Would recommend to others."

    Laura Jones-O'Neil Perth W Australia

  • "Thank you & all your staff for the wonderful care of our mother Colleen Jones. You have given back to her a quality of life & dignity. It is very much appreciated by Shell & myself.
    Very best wishes Jackie."

    Michelle & Jackie

  • "Thank you both for all the care and warmth that I received during my stay with you.It is wonderful to have something so good to say, when so much in Ireland is being criticised.
    God bless you both and all that goes on in St Josephs.
    Jo Bell."

    Joe Bell, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

  • "I am writing to express our heartfelt thanks not just for your making the last days of our mother Mae so easy for her and convenient for us, but also for all the care and attention she received from you, Denis, your family and staff during the ten years she spent with you. Because we know she got the best care during her stay with you. We know we could never hane provided mother with the care, expertise and medical attention you provided 24 hours a day.
    Yours sincerly Denis Murphy"

    Aisling Murphy, Charleville, Co. Cork




St. Josephs Nursing Homeemer-donncha-kathleen Killowen,
Co. Kerry,

Tel: +353 64 6641100
Fax: +353 64 6640872