Clarin Services

Clarin Services comprises of 9 Residential Houses and 3 Apartments, most of which provide an integrated day programme and 3 stand alone Day Centres.

The residential houses/apartments provide full-time residential accommodation for a maximum of six individuals per house and one individual per apartment. The houses are managed by Team Leaders and staffed with Social Care Staff and Nurses.  We aim to provide a homely environment for the people we support, encouraging them to make real choices over the day-to-day issues that are a part of all our lives. We aim to facilitate service users to take part in the activities that matter to them, such as keeping in contact with family, pursuing social interests, and engaging with and contributing to their local communities of Clarinbridge, Kilcolgan, Oranmore, Athenry, and Ballindereen.

Each individual in receipt of Disability Allowance, Blind Pension or similar payment will contribute a specified amount towards accommodation and daily expenses of the household, e.g. Utility Bills, food and on-going maintenance.

Clarin Residential Services are Designated Centres under HIQA regulations. These are Rovagh Services, Colga Services, Kiltartan Services, Ford Services, Burren Services, Derreen Services and Moneymore Services.  For more information on these services please contact the Team Leader to view the Statement of Purpose for each Designated Centre or to request a copy of the HIQA report.

Please click on the link below for more information on HIQA.

The day centres Cois Coille, The Iris Centre, The Maples and Kilcornan are located in Clarinbridge, and provide day programmes for adults with a moderate to severe intellectual disability. The aim of each Service is to offer a varied and stimulating day programme for all adults who attend. We promote a positive environment where each individual feels secure in a person-centred Day Service. Activities are planned on an individual basis, with the emphasis on new challenges and opportunities. We promote independence and freedom of choice to enhance each individual’s quality of life.

Individuals in the Day Centres are invited to partake in a variety of programmes supported by Care Staff, Supervisors, individuals on various employment schemes and volunteers.  Some of the programmes provided are grant funded by the following schemes; Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB), Tus-Community Work Placement Scheme and Community Employment Schemes, the last two of which are ran by the Department of Social Protection.

Cois Coille is a day centre for individuals with physical and severe intellectual disabilities.  The focus here is on physio and social programmes.


The Iris Centre provides a range of programmes supported by the GRETB.



The Maples focuses on social activities and personal development for the individuals who attend.


For admission / application information please click on the link below – link to admissions policy.

Policy on Admissions, Transfers and Discharges (2015) (1)

For information on how to make a complaint please contact the Team Leader or click on the following link.

Complaints Management Policy (2003-06 reviewed 2015) (1)

Research Projects involving Clarin Services:  None at present.

Please refer back to the website for further general information on the Brothers of Charity Galway Services.

Area Manager – Aoibheann Lindsay – 0761064301

Service Coordinator – Deirdre Collins – 0761064301