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(BSc Cur) Intellectual Disability Nursing

The student will gain clinical experience across a wide variety of settings in the care of people with an intellectual disability. A key emphasis will be placed within this course on working collaboratively with other professionals and working in partnership with family members in planning and implementing therapeutic programmes of care. Stewarts in Palmerstown, Dublin and Moore Abbey in Monasterevin, Kildare are the two main sites associated with the training of nurses to work in the intellectual disability arena for Trinity College. Students will be given the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the living areas for children and adults, day centres, employment settings, physiotherapy units, recreational departments and many other areas.


    Moore Abbey: This facility is located in an historic setting in Co. Kildare and provides day and residential care for adults with intellectual disabilities. The centre presently spans six counties, Kildare, Laois, Offaly, Meath, Longford and Westmeath. You can find out more about Moore Abbey’s services at

    Stewarts Hospital Services Ltd: A large day and residential centre for people with intellectual disabilities set in extensive parkland near Palmerstown in County Dublin. Associated community placements are mainly located in the Lucan and Clondalkin area. You can find out more about Stewarts at