Cregoran Services

Cregoran Services provides residential and day services for individuals with a severe or moderate intellectual disability, between Oranmore, Claregalway and on the periphery of Galway City.  Cregoran is comprised of 8 residential houses and 6 stand alone day centres.

Each of the residential houses provide full or part-time residential accommodation for no more than six individuals. Residential houses are locally managed by Team Leaders and staffed by either nursing or social care staff, along with a number of care staff depending on the needs of the individuals residing there.  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 work 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 the everyday life of their local community.

Each individual contributes an agreed amount towards their accommodation and the daily expenses of the household, e.g. Utility Bills, food and on-going maintenance.  This figure is agreed with the individual and / or their family prior to admission, and is based on the support needs of the individual.  The contribution does not vary between houses in Cregoran; however it is subject to change as a direct result of Government Social Welfare changes.  All changes to these contributions are fully discussed with each individual and their family before any change is made.

Cregoran Residential Services are Designated Centres under HIQA regulations.  These are Creg Services (Gortaleva & Frenchfort Houses), Oran Services (Kiltullagh & Kilrainey Houses), Woodhill Services (Oakwood & Oranhill Houses), and Rosshaven Services (Rosshill & Castlehaven Houses).  Please contact the relevant local Team Leader, Service Coordinator, or Area Manager to receive a copy of the latest HIQA Inspection Report, or click on the link below for more information on HIQA.

For more information on the services provided by Creg, Oran, Woodhill and Rosshaven Services, please contact the appropriate local Team Leader, Service Coordinator, or Area Manager for further information or to view the Statement of Purpose for each Designated Centre.


Day Services

The stand alone day centres provided by Cregoran Services are St Claire’s, 4 Seasons, Aisling, ARC, Amber and Abbey.  They are located in Galway City, with Abbey being located in Claregalway.  5 of the residential houses also provide integrated day services for some of the individuals who live there.

The aim of our day services, whether stand alone or integrated, is to offer a varied and stimulating activities for all individuals, on a scheduled basis. We promote a positive environment where each individual feels secure and happy in a progressive, person-centered 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.

Some programmes provided through our day services are grant funded by the following schemes; Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB), Galway City Arts Council, Tus-Community Work Placement Scheme and Community Employment Schemes, the last two of which are ran by the Department of Social Protection.  Volunteers are also included where appropriate, and help play a vital role for the individuals with whom they are linked.

Day Centres are managed locally by Team Leaders and are staffed by nurses and care assistants.

St Claire’s Day Programme is located in the John Paul Centre, Ballybane and provides a service for 15 adults with an intellectual disability. Each person is supported to make choices to enhance their quality of life through daily activities involving music, music therapy, art, drama, physical exercise and social activities.


4 Seasons Day Programme is located in Woodlands, Renmore and provides a service for 6 individuals with physical disabilities.  The main focus here is on social and physio programmes.


Aisling Day Programme is located in Woodlands, Renmore and provide a service for a group of young individuals which a mixture of support needs.


ARC – Advocating Real Choices – day programme is located in the John Paul Centre, Ballybane and provides a service for young individuals with autism.  The main focus here is on communication, independent living and social skills.

Amber Day Programme is located in the John Paul Centre, Ballybane and provides a variety of programmes with the emphasis placed on social skills.

Abbey Day Programme is located in Claregalway and provides a service for individuals with autism with emphasis placed on communication, independent living and social skills.

For admission / application information please click on the link below.

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

For information on how to make a complaint please contact the local Team Leader, Service Coordinator or Area Manager, or click on the following link.

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

Research Projects involving Cregoran Services:  Predictors of complicated grief in adults with a moderate/severe intellectual disability.


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


Contact Details

Area Manager – Tony Gallagher 091-764769

Service Coordinator – Noel Connolly 091-764769

Team Manager – Gillian Raftery 091-721479