At the The Fern Dean we are committed to enhancing the quality of life for all our residents. We feel it is our vocation to ensure that residents feel valued and loved within their home. We strive to promote an optimal quality of life through a progressive approach to resident’s social care. This approach includes a commitment to continually improve the services we provide.


Parkruns are a fun community event. The parkruns have social, physical and mental health benefits for all who participate. Participants are encouraged to walk, jog or run all over the world every Saturday at 9.30am. These are welcoming, inclusive events and are a brilliant initiative for bringing communities together. The team at The Fern Dean are delighted to get involved. We always strive to engage with and promote local events whenever possible. Weather permitting this will be a frequent event for the residents, families & team throughout the year.

The photos below are of our recent Parkrun in Cabinteely Park. We will participate in the next Parkrun in March in Marlay Park.


At The Fern Dean all meals are prepared fresh, from scratch, each day by our qualified chefs and their team.

Our residents are provided with a choice of meals daily and all specialised diets and special requests are catered for. All menus are devised with the input from a dietitian.

Meals are served in our dining rooms. Alternatively, residents may choose to have meals served in their rooms.

Social Activity

Our unique approach to planning social events starts by finding out what our residents like to do. We then arrange individual and group trips to theatres, concerts and art galleries to suit your tastes. Meanwhile, back at The Fern Dean there’s always something happening; from art appreciation classes, varied musical performances, exercise classes to summer barbeques and family fun days.

The Arts

The Arts form an integral part of life in The Fern Dean. From residents Art appreciation classes and art exhibitions to gallery visits and local artist talks, The Fern Dean has distinguished itself as a unique environment that harnesses creativity for the enjoyment of residents.

The Fern Dean have recently formed a partnership with Business to Arts, a charitable organisation that enables and supports creative collaborations between businesses, individuals and the arts.

Health & Wellness

At The Fern Dean we are dedicated to ensuring residents relax and renew in peaceful surrounds. We provide an extensive range of treatments and classes to assist residents in the promotion of their Health and Wellness. At the Fern Dean the following services are available:

  • Hair & Beauty Salon
  • Aroma Therapy
  • Holistic therapies
  • Massage
  • Manicures & pedicures
  • Facials
  • Physiotherapy
  • Fitness Classes

Local Amenities

The Fern Dean is located in Blackrock, a leafy suburb of South Dublin. The property is just moments away from the wonderful Blackrock Village and it is only a short drive to the seaside villages of Monkstown, Dun Laoghaire, and Dalkey.

The Fern Dean is only 9 km from Dublin City Centre. There is a variety of transport options with Blackrock DART station approximately a 15-minute walk away and an abundance of bus routes that pass directly outside the facility along the Rock Road.

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Public Amenities

  1. Rockfield Park
  2. Carysfort Park
  3. Blackrock Library
  4. Seapoint Beach
  5. Blackrock Park
  6. Dun Laoghaire Harbour


  1. Blackrock Market
  2. Monkstown Village
  3. Dun Laoghaire Village
  4. St. Patrick’s Church
  5. UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
  6. Church of the Guardian Angel

Activities & Leisure

  1. Frascati Shopping Centre
  2. Blackrock Shopping Centre
  3. Jack O’Rourkes Pub
  4. Gleeson Bar & Restaurant
  5. Avoca Café & Restaurant
  6. Fx Buckley’s Steakhouse
  7. Blackrock Rugby Club
  8. Blackrock Bowling Club


The Fern Dean is perfectly located on one of the main link routes in and out of Dublin City. The Fern Dean is only minutes away from the M50, which connects to the main routes to every corner of Ireland. Residents and families can also avail of excellent public transport facilities. Both Seapoint and Blackrock DART stations are within a 15 minutes walk and The Fern Dean is located on a main bus corridor that services South Dublin and the surrounds.

DRIVE TIMES (From The Fern Dean)

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DART TIMES (From Blackrock)

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DRIVE TIMES (From The Fern Dean)

Nursing Homes Blackrock - DART

DART TIMES (From Blackrock)

South Dublin Nursing Homes - DART


Nursing Homes Blackrock - Drive Times