Beech Haven is our new residential house in the same grounds as the day care. It was officially opened, by Minister John Browne, on Monday May 22nd 2006. The house is a very warm and welcoming place and is beautifully decorated and furnished. There is a sunny and warm feel to the house, complimented by the modern patio area with water feature, accessed by doors from several rooms, and set out with trendy garden furniture, for use on sunny days. The grounds are landscaped to make the most of the outside areas of the building. At the front of the house our name is displayed on a boulder, artistically designed and executed by Niall Deacon, which incorporates a bird bath and bird feeder, and we hope that the wild birds will feel at home here too.
The 9 residents in the house each have their own bedroom, most of them en-suite, which they have personalised according to their own taste, with photos, pictures and soft furnishings. Not to mention TV’s and stereos. The weekends are livened up by trips to shopping towns such as Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny. In the summer, the seaside is frequently on the travel itinerary as are places like Kennedy Park. Of course the highlight of the weekend for many is the trip to the pub for some liquid refreshment. Of an evening the residents and staff have many walks and trips to the local cinema and pub as requested by the residents. The opportunity to attend a musical evening or a concert is never passed up either.