Our Mission

St. Carthage’s House is  committed to providing an excellent standard of care.

We believe in giving residents control over their lives and encourage independence.

St Carthage’s House is a purpose built rest home in Lismore, Co Waterford, which caters for elderly people with low to moderate dependencies. It is located in the beautiful Heritage Town of Lismore and is set in large landscaped gardens.

Visiting Guidelines

There is now opening visiting again. Visiting hours are as follows: 

10am - 12 noon,  2pm - 4pm,  6pm - 8pm.

Our History

St. Carthages House was established in 1987 following the closure of the Lismore District Hospital. The main function of St. Carthage’s House is to provide care and support in a homely environment for the elderly of West Waterford, East Cork and South Tipperary. It has 42 beds . The age profile is from fifty-three to one hundred and one and the vast majority of residents are long term.

We are a limited company, with charitable status. We have a voluntary Board of Directors who receive no remuneration or expenses and who meet once or twice per month depending on the issues on hand. The home is managed by Rebecca Hennebry, who is the Person In Charge and a part time administrator. It gives employment to 29 full-time and part-time employees.

It costs about €800,000 each year to meet the day-to-day running costs. This comes from several sources, e.g., voluntary donations, income from fund raising events, and donations from residents’ pensions in addition to a yearly subvention from the HSE. Residents do not qualify for the Fair Deal Scheme.

Our Philosophy

We provide a home from home for our residents. We are anti–ageist and have a resident needs focus. The security and health of our residents in an age friendly surrounding is central to our core values and the ethos of the home and its staff.

Our aim is to provide a warm, relaxed, informal and homely atmosphere in which the care, comfort and well-being of our residents are of paramount importance.


The Board of Management, P.I.C & staff of St. Carthage's are delighted with the excellent HIQA report that they received in July 2022. This report can be viewed here


St. Carthage's House is over 30 years old. Renovations are always needed to comply with HIQA guidelines and to ensure that our residents feel at home and are cared for in a nice warmly enviroment. All donations are greatly appreciated. Donations can be made by pressing the link below. Thank you

Serving West Waterford & Surrounding Area's


We pride ourselves on our range of activities to suit all tastes. Activity is vital for the physical and psychological wellbeing of our residents. We are always looking for new activities and events that our residents can enjoy, especially music.
Music with Jim

Music: Anything goes ! Slow airs, reels,jigs, songs galore, stories & more

Movement: Hoki-Poki, Gentle stretching, bending, ‘seat-dancing’ etc.

Memories: Sharing reminiscences, recent happenings

All in a light-hearted group format, where everyone contributes and shares as they feel inclined. Participation is enthusiastically encouraged, helping all to energise, exercise and socialise. Joining in the multi-sensory experience is the key to the therapeutic value for everyone concerned. 


 Christine runs our Bingo every week with lots of prizes to be won.

Raised Flower Beds

We have several raised flower beds around our facility where the residents grow some lettuces, vegtables and beautiful flowers.

Art Classes

Painting with Phil. Residents are involved in painting every week using acylics, watercolours and mixed media.


Every Monday night at 8.00 p.m. our residents enjoy a game of cards with the public here in St. Carthage's.



A brief description of weekly 

Mass is celebrated every Tuesday at 10 am. Our residents also listen to Mass on the local radio station.


We have 2 hairdressers who come in once  week


Our Chiropodist visits every 6 weeks


Waterford City & County Mayor's

Charity Ball 2023

St Carthages House was lucky enough to be chosen as one of 4 recipients for Lord Mayor John O'Leary's, Charity Mayors Ball this year.  The ball was held in April in the Tower Hotel in Waterford and a very successful night it was with St Carthage's House receiving €11,800 from the proceeds.  We thank Mayor O'Leary for choosing us as one of the charity's and also for visiting us recently spending time with all our residents and staff.

We would also like to thank the following businesses who were good enough to donate items for the auction on the night of the Ball.  Ballyin House,  Lismore Estates, Blackwater Coach Airbnb,  MCG Kayaks, Whitehorses Restaurant, EZ living Interiors and Lismore Food Company.  


Lismore Foroige have been very busy all over the winter creating some fabulous art work to brighten the courtyards here at St Carthage's House.  As you can see from the photos this is a talented group and these colourful creations bring a smile to the face of anyone who catchs a glimpse of them as they go about their day.   

They also created beautiful signs to indicate the different areas of the home which were recently renamed with suggestions from our residents

Thank you to all in Lismore Foroige for your hard work.

Tallow Fire Brigade

A big thank you to Tallow Fire Brigade who presented us with a cheque for €1000 the proceeds of their Christmas Collection.  Thank you for thinking of us!

London Marathon Runner Geraldine Barry

A massive Well Done and Thank You to Geraldine Barry who undertook to run the London Marathon in October.  Geraldine not only completed the marathon in a very respectable time she also raised €6000 for charity.  St Carthage's House were lucky enough to get €3000 of this.  We are very grateful to Geraldine for thinking of us and her hard work!

Woodview Park Resident Association,
Tallow, 2020

Thankyou to the Woodview Park Residents who donated €9100.00, to St. Carthage's House which they raised through a gofundme page.  The video clip of them dancing and singing to Queens "I want to break free" was fantastic. We would like to say a huge thanks to Cllr John Pratt who organised this event and  to those who took part and donated. The video clip can be seen here .

TQS Integration, Lismore, 2020

We would like to say a huge thanks to Maire & Tom Quilty and all the staff at TQS Intergration. They contacted us when the COVID 19 outbreak started asking us could they help in anyway. We mentioned that we had no tablet or designated phone for our residences to facetime or whatsapp their relatives. TQS were excellent in realising our needs and promptly supplied us with a Mobile Phone (already set up) & an Ipad Air. We really appreciate their continured support.

Santa at the Strand 2022

A massive thank you to all on the TWC Committee who presented us with a cheque for €14,000 the moneys made during their fabulous undertaking that is Santa at the Strand.  This is a wonderful event, with help from volunteers young and old, Santa visits the fabulous area that is the Strand for a number of days in early December to visit all the children in Lismore and the surrounding areas.   Such a feel good event and St Carthage's House are thrilled to be one of the recipients of the proceeds.

Ballyduff Wrenboys 2022

Thank you to the Ballyduff Wrenboys for their recent Donation of €3000.  This astute group, went online again this year with their fabulous performances, continuing their annual fundraising efforts of which St Carthages House are delighted to again be recipients. Well Done to all involved. We were also lucky enough to recieve a visit from them where they entertained residents and staff with their wonderful performance.    

Lismore AFC
St Stephens Day
Charity Soccer Game 2022

Thanks to all in Lismore AFC who choose us as the benifactors of their Annual St Stephens Day Charity Match.  This is a fun event where a few of the older legends of the club take on the young guns and serious bragging rights are at stake!  This year was made more special with a Cup honouring mighty clubman the late Joe Tobin up for grabs. 

Petticoat Loose's Christmas Do

Petticoat Loose's Christmas Do is a wonderful event where Bay Lough is lit up for the Christmas Season. It is truly fabulous sight if you travelling The Vee and we are delighted to be one of the recipients of moneys raised for the event.  Thank you for this years donation of €1100.

Mary Daltons Weekly Walkers 2022

Thank you to Mary and all her weekly walkers who gave us a donation of €1500.  Mary and a group of dedicated walkers donate €2 every week and go walking.  They have donated to us many times and we appreciate their dedication and continued support of St Carthage's House.