Our Mission Statement: To Maintain a “Home from Home” residence for Low Dependency Older Persons, offering a warm, safe, secure and friendly service, with the involvement of staff and volunteers in a Caring and Sharing environment.

About Us

Rosedale is located in the upper village of Kilmacow in the deep south of County Kilkenny, just 8 Kilometres from Waterford City.

It is set on 3 acres of well-maintained gardens close to the River Blackwater and within walking distance of all amenities, including Church, Post Office, Sports Grounds, Supermarket, Bar, Garda Station, GP Practice and Community Centre.

Our Residential Care Home is registered as a support Home by HSE South and is the recipient of financial support under Section 39 Funding for Elderly Services. It is regulated by HIQA (Health Information and Quality Authority) which is the Independent Authority established to drive continuous improvement in Ireland's health and social care services. Our HIQA Registration number is 0740 and copies of the most recent reports can be accessed from www.HIQA.ie site.


Rosedale was founded in 1986 to provide care for the elderly of the area who could no longer live safely at home. A need was identified for safe and dependable care in a comfortable and friendly environment, in other words a “home from home”.

The Residential Care Home was developed within the former Presentation Sisters Residence and the sixteen semi-detached dwellings were immediately constructed on the extensive grounds.

The development work was substantially funded by capital from the Dept of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, through the good offices of Kilkenny Co. Council, with considerable input from the local community in Kilmacow.

The entire facility is in the ownership of Kilmacow Parish and Ossory Diocesan Trust and the Board of Management are all voluntary members coming from the Kilmacow community.

During the period 1987 to 2012 Rosedale was managed on by the Sisters of the Medical Missionaries of Mary. They then retired back to their own headquarters in Drogheda but their enormous contribution and generosity to Rosedale and Kilmacow community can never be fully repaid.

Today, the Complex is managed by a competent and professional team of carers, carefully chosen to represent the ethos of Rosedale.

Our Philosophy

We provide a warm, safe and caring environment for our elderly residents where all of their needs are met. It is not an alternative to a nursing home, but an intermediate level of long-term care, appropriate for many seniors categorised as low dependency.

We make sure that each resident feels that he / she is living in a real home, and not in an institution. We respect the privacy of each individual resident. The quality of our personal care assures families that they are doing their very best for their elderly parents or relatives. They are helped with the activities of daily living, such as eating, bathing, dressing, grooming, carrying out housekeeping duties, and the management of their medications.

Above all, Rosedale provides a high level of personal support and companionship in a family oriented atmosphere.


Rosedale is a voluntary non-profit organisation that is approved as a Registered Charity by Revenue (Reg No CHY11156) and is also registered with the Charities Regulator (Reg No 20029876). The Board of Management comprises of nine members, five Directors supported by four elected members from the community, all of whom bring varied but relevant expertise to the organisation. The Board takes overall responsibility for leading the organisation in achieving its vision and provides support and oversight on operational, financial and legal/compliance matters.

Rosedale has a full-time Manager or Person in Charge (PIC) supported by a team of full-time and permanent part-time staff, suitably trained and qualified. It also has the support of volunteers in different fields, all of whom are suitably vetted. There is widespread interaction between the various strands of Rosedale and the wider community of Kilmacow.

Rosedale is a longtime and active member of the Irish Council for Social Housing and it subscribes to the Voluntary Regulation Code (VRC). It complies with its requirements as set out in the Charter of Commitments.