Brambles is a bungalow situated in beautiful country surroundings between Newtownmountkennedy and Newcastle Village.

Brambles provides traditional respite for children aged between 6 and 18 years who have a diagnosis of moderate to profound intellectual disability and can support children with complex behavioral support needs.

Brambles is co-located beside Haughton House which provides traditional respite to individuals with complex medical needs.

The day to day management of Brambles lies with Deirdre Keane, Children’s Service Manager who is supported by a highly experience and dedicated team of social care professionals.

If you require any further information about Brambles or any short break (respite) services please contact:

Kalinda Healy, Head of Respite and Short Breaks by emailing