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Why Choose Smarmore Clinic?

1. Our treatment is based on a highly successful model

2. We offer more

3. We cost less

4. Privacy and security

5. We are medically managed

6. Quick assessment and admission

7. Each patient matters to us

1. Our treatment is based on a highly successful model – 33 years, thousands of patients helped and consistently high success rates.

Smarmore Castle has been founded by Peter and Dr Margaret Ann McCann, whose first treatment centre, Clouds House, was founded 33 years ago.  Their most successful treatment centre, Castle Craig was founded, 28 years ago and offers the high standards of care that will be provided at Smarmore.  

This model of treatment, which is adapted from the Minnesota Model, helps the majority of people to achieve recovery from their addiction and enjoy a renewed life based on abstinence from alcohol and mood-altering substances.  Castle Craig’s most recent independent research showed 73% of patients achieving long-term abstinence, and 92% showed overall improvements.

2. We offer more.

Patients at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic will be under the care of a highly experienced medical team of doctors, and a therapy team led by a clinical psychologist.  We are able to offer a wide range of treatments and therapies that very few other treatment centres can offer.  

Smarmore Castle also offers an impressive leisure centre, with a 22-metre swimming pool, a spacious sprung-floor gym, steam room and sauna.

3. We cost less.

The cost of inpatient addiction treatment and residential rehab is unavoidably expensive, but our prices are kept as low and affordable as possible.  Medically managed addiction treatment can cost up to €800 per day in other treatment centres, but our own treatment is capped and the cost of treatment is all-inclusive. 

4. Privacy in 15 acres of beautiful and inspiring countryside.

Smarmore Castle is situated in 15 acres of private gardens and woodland, guaranteeing privacy, inspiration and tranquillity.

Our private grounds enable us to offer outdoor fitness activities and also equine therapy.

Amongst the beautiful hills of Co. Louth, patients can benefit from a freedom and detachment from the outside world, yet we are easily accessible and located just 45 minutes from Dublin and Belfast International Airports.  Transfer to and from these airports is included in the price of treatment.

5. We are medically managed – Medical Director, Consultant Psychiatrist and nursing team.

A full medical staff are employed at Smarmore Clinic, and medical cover is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The nursing staff are always on-site to ensure patient safety and comfort.  

6. Quick assessment and admission.

We offer rapid assessment and admissions wherever possible – we are ready to help you as soon as you are ready for help. If you want treatment at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic, there won’t be any waiting list to join or any delays in getting you into treatment.

In fact, our admissions department are also available to respond to your enquiry in the evenings and at weekends.

7. Each patient matters to us – before, during and after treatment.

After treatment at Smarmore Clinic has finished, patients are invited to return as guests every year for an annual Reunion, and to attend aftercare meetings in various locations.  Leaving treatment can be a challenging time, but our patients are always one phone call away from a staff member who remembers them, knows about them and cares about them.

Contact Us

The staff at Smarmore Clinic are here to answer your questions about treatment and the admissions process at any time. Please contact: or +353 41 214 5111.

Page created: 25 February, 2020 Last updated and clinically assessed 28 July, 2021