At Home in the Heart of Town

Somewhere to ‘age in place’

The housing development, which opened in Spring 2011, consists of 53 self-contained apartments in the centre of Naas town, on the grounds of the former Convent of Mercy. It is a managed service providing centrally located housing for older people who are capable of independent living. McAuley Place offers the comfort of home with easy access to shops, restaurants, the church, the post office and other services. Each apartment comprises one bedroom with a fully equipped kitchen/sitting room and a bathroom with level-access shower. Wireless Internet is available in all units.

What are the ongoing costs?

  • Rent is approximately €85 per week.
  • Service charge is €15 per week.
  • Tenants pay for their own electricity and gas.

What facilities are available? 

  • Fully equipped kitchen/sitting room
  • Kitchen contains fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Gas-fired central heating throughout
  • Bedroom with built-in wardrobe
  • Bathroom with level-access shower, raised toilet and grab rails
  • Wireless Internet and cable television available to all units
  • CCTV monitoring of internal and external communal areas
  • Lift access to all floors
  • Reception desk open 09:00–17:00 on weekdays, 10:00–17:00 on Saturdays
  • Use of residents’ lounge
  • Residents have access to all other facilities on-site:
  • Arts & Culture Centre
  • Community Centre
  • Convent Tea Rooms​

Tenants can choose to participate in the many courses and events taking place in the Arts and Culture and Community Centres. There are also events available exclusively for residents, at the moment these are: Card game in residents lounge,  Wednesdays at 7.00pm­ until 8.30pm, Movie night  in residents lounge, Thursdays at 7.00pm­    

Please note, on-site care is not provided but tenants may employ their own carer or apply to the HSE for support, if applicable. 

What it's like to be a resident

  • It is living an independent life but as part of a community.
  • It is being the boss of your own life.
  • It is having access to the arts and opportunities for life-long learning.
  • It is living where your age is not an issue.
  • It is where you are more aware of what you can do, as opposed to what you cannot do.
  • It is having opportunities to volunteer, to make new friends, to maintain old friendships.
  • It is having easy access to shops and services.
  • It is living 130 paces from a bus stop that gives access to Dublin Airport and therefore to the world.
  • It is being challenged to go outside your comfort zone.
  • It is ensuring that you can maintain or regain the optimum level of wellbeing.
  • It is great not to need a car.
  • It is having enough stress to keep you challenged but taking away the stress of having to manage alone.
  • It is having the expectation of the unexpected.
  • It is having choices about what you do every day.
  • It is being proud of where you live.
  • It is not ‘a home’, but it is ‘home’.

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