The project has a positive impact on the wider community

“Connecting with other people is the essence of who we are as a society. Belonging to a community is what Cuan has achieved”.

  • Supporting Carers with Day respite
  • Employing 5 people
  • Encouraging volunteering
  • Raising awareness and valuing older people through student work experience
  • Developing new skills in art and computing
  • Intergenerational linkage with local school
  • Promoting healthy lifestyle when the outdoor exercise equipment will be in place

The Killaloe diocesan trust took a joint leap of faith by offering their donated lands for the Cuan an Chlair project. This leap of trust has opened the doors to more opportunities of connection for the older people of the Ennis area.


  • The success of the project is underpinned by the consistent and ongoing support of the community both financial and volunteering.
  • The HSE will provide funding for the day to day running of the centre.
  • The local corner shop is delivering daily to the houses
  • Religious services are provided at adjacent community hospital.
  • The 10 directors of Cuan are as committed as the first day they met in 2007
  • There is over 100 people volunteering
  • The parish news letter publishes events and developments
  • Clare FM and the local papers have provided free advertising
  • The vision we had when we first met in 2007 has been achieved and we are so proud. Cuan has provided inspiration to our community

“When the Heart has will yourself provoke from  a seed will grow a mighty oak”.