The €5.5 million project, which was established by the Knights of St. Columbanus and opened in September 2005 provides 26 en-suite family rooms with a supporting kitchen and lounges where families can meet other families who are in similar situations and can lend support and understanding to each other and draw on their shared experiences

Our charity is more than just a house or a facility it is a home to the many families that stay here. Brú Columbanus, offers families the gift of time. Enabling them to be close and spend time with their relatives.

Each day families in need of accommodation are referred to Brú through the clinical nurse manager, staff nurse or social worker. They determine if the family meets the criteria for admission. The criteria is very simple:

  1. The family member must be deemed to be seriously ill by the nursing staff and it considered that the family members need to remain close by.
  2. Patient and the family being referred  must live a minimum of 30 miles or 48kms from the hospital

Brú Columbanus aims to be the best we can be in everything we do. The families with whom we work, deserve that. Our partners expect it of us and those who support us have shown they trust us to do so. We will ensure all families with a seriously ill patient are accommodated in a calm, caring, welcoming environment. Looking after Families is always our primary responsibility. Being sensitive to and aware of their circumstances is essential at all times.

Brú Columbanus is run by an independent Board of Directors. The overall responsibility for running the house is vested in the Board.

If you have any questions regarding the referral criteria please do not hesitate to contact the office at 021-4345754. We will be happy to help in any way we can.