Saint Joseph’s Respite


We have an open visiting policy at Saint Joseph’s Centre but we reserve the right to restrict visitors and visiting times depending on individual circumstances.

You are very welcome to join us at meal times the approximate times are below but may depend on each Lodge so check with the team in the Lodge where your loved one or friend is living.
Breakfast 8.15
Lunch 12.30
Evening Meal 16.45
Supper 20.00
Remember that any special celebrations such as birthdays and anniversaries can be catered for and celebrated together.
How to find us
By Bus
Route 145
timetable – Heuston Station – Kilmacanogue
Route 45a
timetable – Dun Laoghaire Railway Station – Ballywaltrim (Bray)
Route 84 / 84a
timetable – Blackrock (via Bray Railway Station) – Newcastle
By Car
We are located on the Dublin Road between Bray and Shankill and close to the M50 and N11.  Take the Bray North exit off the M50.

At Saint Joseph’s we also offer respite care, where people living with dementia can come and stay with us ‘full board’ as they say for a week or two.

At the same time their loved one who is caring for them at home can take some time for themselves and recharge their batteries!

If you would like to avail of some respite relief, the first step is to contact your Public Health Nurse.  This is usually done through your GP or you can contact them directly.

The Public Health Nurse will send a written referral to us.

Your main contact with us in Saint Joseph’s will be our Director of Nursing, Norma Sheehan, or one of our Clinical Nurse Managers Sarah Kuntz or Sinoy Allyboccus.

When we receive the referral, we will contact you directly to arrange an assessment of your needs.

Your assessment will be carried out in your home at an agreed time and date convenient to you.

Once this is completed and everyone is in agreement that Saint Josephs is suitable to you for respite stay, we will arrange specific days for your respite care to take place.


Norma Sheehan – Director of Nursing
Direct Dial: +353 1 271 9203 Mon-Friday 8.30am – 17.00pm
Mobile: +353 87 377 1070