Castleisland’s Biggest and Most Welcome Development in Years

An architect’s impression of the Windmill Nursing Home project the construction of which has commenced on College Road by local firm, Griffin Brothers.
Windmill Nursing Home Group proprietors, Pat Kennedy and Denis McElligott.

The company behind one of Castleisland’s biggest and most welcome developments in years is known as The Windmill Group.

Building work has begun over the past few weeks on College Road in the townland of Bawnaluska on the development of a multi million euro nursing-home project.

Information Evening

The Windmill Group plans to host an information evening at the River Island Hotel in Castleisland on Wednesday, May 1st on the plans surrounding the new nursing home. The information evening aims to provide locals with an opportunity to meet the proprietors and senior management of the project.

The event will be focused on jobs and the range of jobs which will be on offer and on a discussion around the types of care which the group plans to provide at the 65 bedroom facility

Established in 2005

The Windmill Nursing Home Group was established in 2005 and is owned by Pat Kennedy and Denis McElligott. The group is in a growth phase following the addition of Clarenbridge Nursing Home in Galway in 2013 and then Ferbane Nursing Home in Offaly in 2014 to the pre-existing nursing homes: Windmill House Nursing Home in Cork and both Limerick based Abbot Close Nursing Home and Killeline Nursing Home.

High Quality, Homely Care

These facilities are all owned by Pat Kennedy and Denis McElligott and the group aims to provide high quality, homely care in a vibrant and active environment to all its residents.

There are currently 271 resident beds in the group and over 350 members of staff working within the group’s five other similar units around the country. At that rate of staffing the Castleisland facility should expect a level in the region of 70.

Main Building Contractors

Griffin Brothers, the Castleisland based building firm, has been appointed as main building contractor for the construction of this new facility in Castleisland which is scheduled to open next year, 2020.

Griffin Brothers, which was established in the early 1970’s by the late brothers, Monty and Johnny Griffin has a staff of just over 50 with access to teams of subcontractors as the work schedule demands.

Award Winning Griffin Brothers

Last October the firm was honoured at the 2018 NISO All-Ireland Occupational Safety Awards at the Great Southern Hotel in Killarney where their rigorous Health & Safety practices were acknowledged by a Distinction at the 27th annual National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) awards.

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