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Mercy Care

What is Mercy Care?

Mercy Care is a registered company set up to manage the four voluntary Nursing Homes in the Northern Province. Avila in Bessbrook, Co. Armagh, St. Joseph's in Warrenpoint, Co. Down, Our Mother of Mercy in Newry, Co. Down and St. Macartan's in Clogher, Co. Tyrone. Although all of the Homes are run by lay management, Sisters of Mercy continue on the management board and also act as pastoral carers. All Homes can cater for patients with residential, nursing, physical and learning disability needs.

Mission Statement

It is our aim to constantly and consistently deliver the highest standards of quality of life to every patient in our Homes through the provision of care which is sensitive to individual needs.

St. Macartan’s Nursing Home, Clogher

Avila Nursing Home, Bessbrook

Our Mother of Mercy Nursing Home, Newry

St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Warrenpoint




St Macartan's Clogher

Originally, the Home was the residence of the Church of Ireland Bishop. This building was purchased from the St. Louis Sisters in the 1970s and opened as a Nursing Home in 1978 under the auspices of the Sisters of Mercy. It can accommodate 33 people with various care needs. While many of its clients come from the local area, residents also come from further afield to receive care in this Nursing Home.

Contact Details: 028 85548250





Avila, Bessbrook

Avila is a purpose-built care facility and has been in operation since 1989. It can accommodate 36 patients.

Contact Details 028 30838969



Our Mother of Mercy, Newry

This building, willed in Trust to the Sisters of Mercy by a local merchant, Thomas Fegan, was originally designed to cater for the needs of poor women and children in the Newry area. Following the building of Orana Children’s Home in the 1970s, men were admitted. Currently, the home accommodates 45 patients with various nursing and residential needs.

Contact Details: 028 30262086




St Joseph's, Warrenpoint

This home caters for 42 patients. Originally, this building was a hotel and was then purchased by the Sisters of Mercy and converted for use as a Nursing Home in the late 1930s. It also provides day care services to patients from the local area.

Contact Details: 028 41753572





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