We are a family-run clinic in Ireland, that specialises in addiction rehab
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At Smarmore Castle, Ireland, we treat many kinds of addictions including alcohol addiction, drug addiction and prescription drug addiction, compulsive gambling and other behavioural addictions.
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Our highly skilled team deliver a clinically proven treatment programme based on the 12 Step philosophy, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychoeducation, Group & Individual & Complementary Therapies.
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Founded by the McCann family who have family ties in Ireland, Smarmore Castle is unique in being the only family-run rehab clinic in Ireland. Compassion and respect for our patients remains at the heart of what we do and you can trust us to offer the very best treatment possible to achieve recovery.
Our expert team of Consultant Psychiatrists, doctors, nurses and therapists, work together as a multidisciplinary team to deliver an unrivalled range of therapies for our patients.
Our intensive, personalised rehab programme delivers thorough biopsychosocial and medical assessments, detoxification from alcohol and drugs, and evidence-based therapies for our patients. We treat the whole person by addressing the underlying causes of the addiction and dual diagnosis.
Together as a team we are dedicated to your health and wellbeing, passionate about supporting you on every step of your recovery journey – through detox, rehab, recovery and beyond.
We deliver high quality, effective and compassionate rehab treatment for alcohol and drug addiction, with a focus on clinical excellence. Our Consultant Psychiatrists, Medical Director Dr Hugh Gallagher, from Dublin, and Clinical Director Professor Gerard Lynch, from Belfast, ensure that our standards are consistently high.
We devote time to each patient in our care and we shape your treatment with the understanding that every patient is unique. We equip you with the therapeutic tools you need to achieve a long-lasting recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.
Your physical wellbeing is as important to us as your mental wellbeing. You will be able to build strength and stamina in our swimming pool and gym and relax in our sauna and steam room. Our spacious gym is the idea place for fitness sessions with our qualified personal trainer.
Complementary rehab therapies such as equine therapy and drumming can help boost confidence, overcome negativity, calm anxiety and often reveal hidden emotions.
Dr. Hugh Gallagher
Prof. Gerard Lynch
Smarmore Castle is set amid the rolling green hills of County Louth. Dating back to the 14th century, Smarmore Castle has been purposely refurbished by the McCann family to provide a peaceful and calm setting for our patients to recover from addiction. Our beautiful woodland gardens provide a chance to connect with nature in privacy.
The only rehab clinic in Ireland to have a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym; Smarmore Castle delivers a full holistic package of wellness that includes swimming, aqua aerobics fitness and yoga.
Reaching out at a time of crisis can be a difficult step but it is the first step you will take on the road to recovery. We are a family-run clinic and compassion and respect is at the heart of all that we do. When you call us on our helpline you will reach our caring admissions staff who will be able to listen to your questions and guide you through the best options for your recovery in complete confidentiality. Please call our 24 hour Help Desk.
I feel like a new person and I’m starting a new life. The care you receive is second to none. I would say it’s the leading treatment centre in Ireland.
Whether you are paying for your rehab treatment privately or through private health insurance, Smarmore Castle has an option to suit everyone. We welcome insurance payments from VHI, GeoBlue, St Paul’s Garda, ESB Medical Provident Fund. If you wish to pay privately we can offer advice on receiving tax relief on the cost of payment.
Smarmore Castle is a family-run clinic, founded by the McCann family who started Castle Craig, Scotland in 1988. Our mission and vision are driven by compassion and respect for our patients alongside pride in the standard of our medical and therapeutic expertise.