Borris Lodge Nursing Home was originally built in the 1850’s as a stewarts house for Borris House (the ancestral home of the McMurrough Kavanagh family, High Kings of Leinster). Sometime later it was the home and surgery of the local G.P. They had a farm at Borris Lodge which supplied the local population at that time with fresh milk, eggs and vegetables. It was later purchased and run as a Bed & Breakfast and Borris Lodge was noted for its pristine prize winning gardens. We sometimes get calls from elderly couples wondering if the Bed and Breakfast is still operating. In the 1980’s it was converted into a Nursing home. In May 2000 it was purchased by us, Helen and Jimmy O’Keeffe as a 31 bedded nursing home. When we purchased there were 21 residents in Borris Lodge Nursing Home. Many improvements, upgrades and extensive renovations were carried out since 2000 and because we were constantly at full bed capacity, we decided in 2006 to extend to 52 beds. There are now 46 single bedrooms and 3 double bedrooms at Borris Lodge Nursing Home, which surpass the new environmental standards set by HIQA (The Health Information and Quality Authority). Since July 2009 HIQA is the new independent inspectorate for Private, Public and Voluntary Nursing Homes.