Lifestyle

Life in The Four Ferns is constantly changing in response to the needs and interests of our residents. In order to facilitate the current social distancing restrictions we have made some changes to how we do things.

As the Four Ferns is a purpose built facility we have an abundance of space to facilitate our group social programme in the courtyard whilst maintaining social distancing.

We also hold indoor activities in the many communal rooms and breakout spaces throughout The Four Ferns. Different activities require different sized groups. Smaller groups of like-minded residents are grouped together in order to optimise their enjoyment.

Our residents are encouraged to wear face masks and adhere to social distancing while attending the activities and socialising together. Some examples of recent activities include live music afternoons with ice-cream and lemonade, movie and music appreciation groups,‘Extend’ dance and exercise class to popular old-time music, giant board games, giant Jenga and Noughts and Crosses, bowling and skittles, bingo, boules and other ball games.

Aoife Houlihan is our Social Care Manager at The Four Ferns. You can hear more from Aoife here.

Daily Living

At The Four Ferns our residents happiness and safety is our priority.  We are committed to enhancing the quality of life for all of The Four Ferns family.

Our team are passionate about improving the quality of life of our residents.  We understand the importance of a strong social, physical and mental programme for our residents. We deliver exceptional experiences, with a range of leisure activities and external excursions, tailored around our resident’s interests and needs.

The Gardens

The Gardens

The Four Ferns is blessed with extensive landscaped and woodland gardens. The gardens are made up of a formal Victorian courtyard garden, the woodland trail, the resident’s private garden and the children’s playground. Our courtyard plays a key role as a venue for our social programme.

Whether it be an Autumn stroll through the woodland area with grandchildren or cup of coffee with family and friends in the outdoor café, the gardens will form an integral part of residents lives in The Four Ferns.

Social Events

Social Events

Our residents are key to our social programme. We pride ourselves on getting to know them and what they like to do.  Then we can arrange individual and group trips to theatres, concerts and art galleries to suit their interests and tastes. There will always be something happening in The Four Ferns from art appreciation classes, varied live musical performances, exercise classes to summer BBQs and family fun days.
The Gardens

The Gardens

The Four Ferns is blessed with extensive landscaped and woodland gardens. The gardens are comprised of a formal Victorian courtyard garden, the woodland trail, the resident’s private garden and the children’s playground. Whether it be an Autumn stroll through the woodland area with grandchildren or cup of coffee with family and friends in the outdoor café, the gardens will form an integral part of residents lives in The Four Ferns.
Social Events

Social Events

Our unique approach to planning social events starts by finding out what our residents like to do. We then arrange individual and group trips to theatres, concerts and art galleries to suit your tastes. Meanwhile, back at The Four Ferns there’s always something happening; from art appreciation classes, varied musical performances, exercise classes to summer barbeques and family fun days.
The Gardens

The Gardens

The Four Ferns is blessed with extensive landscaped and woodland gardens. The gardens are comprised of a formal Victorian courtyard garden, the woodland trail, the resident’s private garden and the children’s playground. Whether it be an Autumn stroll through the woodland area with grandchildren or cup of coffee with family and friends in the outdoor café, the gardens will form an integral part of residents lives in The Four Ferns.
Social Events

Social Events

Our unique approach to planning social events starts by finding out what our residents like to do. We then arrange individual and group trips to theatres, concerts and art galleries to suit your tastes. Meanwhile, back at The Four Ferns there’s always something happening; from art appreciation classes, varied musical performances, exercise classes to summer barbeques and family fun days.
The Arts

The Arts

The Arts will form an integral part of life in The Four Ferns. From residents Art appreciation classes and art exhibitions to gallery visits and local artist talks the arts will be harnessed for the enjoyment of our residents.

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

At The Four Ferns we are dedicated to ensuring residents relax and renew in peaceful surrounds. We provide an extensive range of treatments and classes to assist residents in the promotion of their Health and Wellness. At the Four Ferns the following services are available:

  • Aroma Therapy
  • Hair & Beauty Salon
  • Holistic therapies
  • Massage
  • Manicures & pedicures
  • Facials
  • Physiotherapy
  • Fitness Classes

The Arts

The Arts

The Arts form an integral part of life in The Four Ferns. From residents Art appreciation classes and art exhibitions to gallery visits and local artist talks, The Four Ferns has distinguished itself as a unique environment that harnesses creativity for the enjoyment of residents.

The Four Ferns have recently formed a partnership with Business to Arts, a charitable organisation that enables and supports creative collaborations between businesses, individuals and the arts.

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

At The Four Ferns we are dedicated to ensuring residents relax and renew in peaceful surrounds. We provide an extensive range of treatments and classes to assist residents in the promotion of their Health and Wellness. At the Four Ferns the following services are available:

  • Aroma Therapy
  • Hair & Beauty Salon
  • Holistic therapies
  • Massage
  • Manicures & pedicures
  • Facials
  • Physiotherapy
  • Fitness Classes

The Four Ferns Culinary Programme

All food and meals at The Four Ferns are prepared fresh from scratch on-site every day by our qualified chefs and their team.

Our residents are provided with a choice of meals daily and all specialised diets and special requests are catered for and have input from a dietitian.

Meals are served in our dining rooms located on each floor. Currently, social distancing measures are being implemented at meal times. There are two sittings so that residents can dine together yet maintain appropriate social distancing. Alternatively, residents may choose to have meals served in their rooms.

Arrangements can also be made if residents wish to book meals outside of meal times, require room service or indeed wish to book a private space for catering with family and friends.

Our culinary programme is intertwined with our social activities programme. We host bake offs, seasonal tastings, cooking and baking with grandchildren, make your own Christmas pudding and much more. Or perhaps our residents would prefer to join us for our Annual Beaujolais and Cheese Tasting on the terrace. Another great idea is to invite family and friends over for our monthly Sunday Brunch programme or to join one of our pop-up fine dining restaurant nights. Our residents can also host an Afternoon Tea Service, which includes sandwiches, sweets and treats, all served with our classic china tea service.

It is, however, important to mention that due to Covid 19 restrictions, we regret that these special culinary programmes are not currently available.

Our core resident dining programme includes breakfast, lunch and evening tea with three staggered tea services.

An integral part of our programme is gathering feedback from our residents and their visitors. This includes hosting our monthly resident committee forum and inviting residents to share their feedback.

Our kitchenettes are open 24/7 and residents can avail of hot and cold beverages and snacks. We also provide additional snacks services in our Moms and Pops programme. This includes a featured daily treat and flavoured waters.

Timings
Breakfast is served between 8:30 am and 10:15 am

Lunch is served between 12:30 pm and 01:15 pm

Tea is served between 4:30 pm and 5:30pm

Local Amenities

The Four Ferns is located on Brighton Road in the heart of Foxrock. The property is just moments away from the wonderful Foxrock Village and Leopardstown Race Course. It is only a short drive to the seaside villages of Monkstown, Dun Laoghaire, and Dalkey.

The Four Ferns is only 11 km from Dublin City Centre. There is a variety of transport options with Carrickmines Luas stop a 5-minute walk away and a number of bus routes that pass directly outside the facility along Brighton and Claremont Road.

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Public Amenities

  1. Cabinteely Park and House
  2. Killiney Hill Park
  3. Bullock Harbour
  4. 40 Foot Swimming
  5. Killiney Beach
  6. Carrickmines Luas Park and Ride

Attractions

  1. Foxrock Village
  2. The Park Carrickmines
  3. Cabinteely Village
  4. Tullow Parish Church
  5. Church of our Lady of Perpetual Succour
  6. Dalkey Village

Activities & Leisure

  1. The Gables Restaurant
  2. Bistro One Restaurant
  3. West Wood Club
  4. Leopardstown Racecourse
  5. Foxrock Golf Club
  6. Carrickmines Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club
  7. Horse and Hound Pub

Transport

The Four Ferns is perfectly located near Foxrock Village with easy access onto the M50 and only minutes away from the N11 which is one of the main link routes in and out of Dublin City. Residents and families can also avail of excellent public transport facilities. Carrickmines Luas stop is a 5 minute walk away and The Four Ferns is located on and near a number of Bus routes that services South Dublin and the surrounds.

DRIVE TIMES (From The Four Ferns)

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LUAS TIMES (From Carrickmines)

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WALKING DISTANCE (From The Four Ferns)

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DRIVE TIMES (From The Four Ferns)

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LUAS TIMES (From Carrickmines)

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WALKING DISTANCE (From The Four Ferns)

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