North West Parents & Friends Association

St. Ciaran’s Services

St. Ciaran’s Day Centre

St. Ciaran’s Day Centre is one of North West Parents & Friends services and is located on St. Ciaran’s Seravices campus in Carrick-on-Shannon, alongside Sunbeam Lodge Community Group Home and Sunbeam House Children’s Respite Service.

St. Ciaran’s Day Centre offers a range of activities to adults aged from 18 to 65 years old with a diagnosis of intellectual disability. In addition to this diagnosis, individuals may also have additional support needs such as Autism, Dual Diagnosis and/or Sensory issues.

We aim to promote partnership working with all stakeholders in order to access and respond to people’s needs.

St. Ciarans Services NWPF Carrick-on-Shannon

Help for years

St. Ciaran’s Day Service was established in 1983 to provide a Day Service for people with an intellectual disability from the South Leitrim/West Cavan catchment area.

Our aim is to provide a Person-Centred service to each individual. The New Directions programme is being implemented at the Day Service.

New Directions sets out twelve supports that should be available to people with disabilities using Day Services. It supports people to live a life of their choosing in accordance with their own wishes, needs and aspirations.

helping others helps us help ourselves.

Constant development

At our Adult Day Service we are implementing New Directions and are striving to achieve the following for the people who use our Services:

St Ciaran’s Adult Day Services

We enjoy our local Community – visits to Church, walks on the local Blueway canal, shopping, restaurants, swimming, gardening, music and dance classes

We keep up our skills in Numeracy and Literacy with remote support from the local E.T.B.
We also enjoy arts & crafts, beauty treatments, our Sensory Room and Garden, train trips.

Sunbeam Lodge Community Group Home

Sunbeam Lodge Community Group Home is a bungalow situated on the grounds of St. Ciaran’s Services Summerhill, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. This house was opened in 2005. It provides full time accommodation to adults with a moderate to profound intellectual disability.

The house facilitates male and female Service Users.  All referrals to Sunbeam Lodge must be over 18 years of age and referrals are made through the HSE Adult Referral Process.

Sunbeam Lodge is a three bedroomed bungalow with a sitting room, dining room and small kitchen. It has a large car park to the front and an enclosed garden to the side. There is also a small green area to the rear of the property. It has a wheelchair accessible wet room. Each Service User has their own bedroom. Telephone and internet access are provided.

Service Users have access to local Services such as GP, Pharmacy Services, Physio, OT, Speech & Language, Dietician, Chiropodist and M.H.I.D. team. Any other Services required can be sourced.

North West Parents Friends Association

In December 2022 a new wheelchair accessible bus was purchased by the Service in order to accommodate community participation for our Service Users.

Contact us

Postal address

Carrick on Shannon,
Ireland Postcode :N41 R802

Phone number

(071) 962 0601

Email address

Opening Hours

10:00 am - 4:00pm


Edel Gallagher