Raheen Community Nursing Unit

Raheen Community Nursing Unit
Co Clare

Ms Catherine McArthur

Tel: 061 923007

Hiqa Reports

Raheen Community Hospital formally known as .Knocksolus., .Hill of Light. was the residence of Dr. Edward A. McLysaght until 1921.

The hospital has forged deep and lasting links within the local community. Intergenerational art workshops between hospital residents, day centre attendees and local school children have been a huge success with displays of work in the hospital, in the library in scariff and some work was also displayed in the national museum.

Renowned local and worldwide musicians including Tommy Hayes and Kate Purcell have provided very entertaining musical workshops. They have also been involved with the Iniscealtra festival of arts with works displayed during the festival which received local and international acclaim.

They are currently involved with Cuimhneamh a Chlair, The Clare Oral History and Folklore group who are a voluntary agency committed to preserving the memories of County Clare.s past for the future.

This involves taking life histories from older people with the day centre and the hospital to preserve their oral literature, social customs and occupational folklore for future generations.

Information courtesy of HIQA reports and other sources.

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