88 bed nursing home in the pipeline for Mount Avenue

If the proposed development were to go ahead, it would become the second largest privately owned nursing home in Louth

Barry Landy

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Barry Landy

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barry.landy@dundalkdemocrat.ie

88 bed nursing home in the pipeline for Mount Avenue

The new development, if it goes ahead, would be among the biggest nursing homes in the county.

A planning application has been lodged with Louth County Council for a new 88 bed nursing home at Mount Avenue in Dundalk. 

The application, received earlier this month, has been lodged by Tom MacGuinness, the well known and respected local businessman. 

It seeks to demolish an existing disused light industrial unit at the address at Farndreg, Headford, Mount Avenue and develop a substantial four-storey 88 bed nursing home with all necessary support facilities. 

If the proposed development were to go ahead, it would become the second largest privately owned nursing home in Louth, second only to Moorehall Lodge in Drogheda which can house 108 people. 

A self-contained specialist care unit would be located on the third floor of the development which would encompass 5,545sqm of accomodation and facilities. 

This would include 80 single en-suite bedrooms, as well as a specialist alzheimers facility consisting of eight bedrooms as well as social areas, dinning areas and treatment rooms. 

Additionally, the site would include a reception, administration offices, laundry facilities, catering facilities and car parking. 

The closing date for submissions is April 8th, with a decision expected by the local authority on April 29th.