Meet the Team



Patrick Shanahan, Proprietor
Paddy is a Dublin based Painter who began building Oakfield in 2002 with a view to looking after his own father, if needed. He is a frequent visitor to and is actively involved in the running of Oakfield.
Hilary Braham RPN, Person-in-Charge
Hilary qualified as a nurse in 1988 and has been working at Oakfield since the beginning of 2007. She has a Diploma in Management and a Special Purpose Award in Gerontological Nursing. She is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Oakfield with accountability and responsibility for the provision of service.
Rose McDermott, Care Manager
She leads, supports and empowers our professional nurses and health care assistants to deliver an excellent quality of individually planned nursing care to our residents with the involvement of families, ensuring that each resident is treated with the utmost dignity and respect.
Care Team
Led by Rose our large team of experienced Registered Nurses and Health Care Assistants are responsible for the all aspects of the residents' physical, psychological, social and spiritual care needs. Developing and delivering person centered care in conjunction with the resident and their relatives.
Catering Team
Led by our Head Chef Gaari Tsakuhhin our team of chefs and kitchen assistants are responsible for the provision of food service and delivery to ensure that each resident is provided with a nutritious and varied diet, which meets his/her individual and dietary needs and preferences.
Housekeeping Team
Led by our Head of Housekeeping Linda Kearney our team of housekeepers and laundry assistants are responsible for providing a quality laundry service to our residents and the overall cleanliness and hygiene of the Oakfield in accordance with infection control policies.
Martina Shanahan, Receptionist
Martina is the welcoming face of Oakfield, she is generally the person who will meet you on arrival and answer your phone calls. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience and will be able to assist you with most enquires or will direct you to the person who can.
Louise Kenny, Admin Support
Louise is responsible for financial administration at Oakfield; she is the person who liaises with the HSE in relation to the Fair Deal and will be able to help you with any invoicing and payment enquires.
Gerard Hanratty, Facilities Manager
Gerry has a diploma in Health & Safety. He is responsible for the general maintenance and all aspects of Health & Safety to ensure Oakfield is a safe environment for our residents, staff and visitors; this includes staff training in fire and patient handling procedures.
We suggest that all prospective residents and their families should visit Oakfield to view the facilities and meet key personnel.

If you would like to arrange a visit, get further information or want to enquire about availability, please call us on

053 942 5679 or  contact us here >>