Northridge House Education and Research Centre

    Contact Details


    Northridge House
    Castle Road
    T12 H970

  • The Rev'd Bruce Pierce ~ Director of Education

  • (021) 453 6551

  • Email

  • Website

Find us using EIRCODE: T12 H970

Northridge House Education and Research Centre is one element of the Outreach Mission of the Saint Luke’s Charity, Cork.  The Charity has evolved from 1872 when founded by Miss Frances Fitzgerald Gregg (daughter of Bishop John Gregg),

This unique vocational and training wing of the Charity was established in 2008 to provide training and education to those who provide care to the Older Adult either as healthcare professionals or as family carers. Through a generous bequest from the Northridge family, former residents of St. Luke’s Home, a state of the art Education Centre has been established and was officially opened by President Michael D Higgins in 2012. The Centre provides a fulsome course list in which the majority of courses are accredited by either QQI or An Bórd Altranais.

The focus of training has broadened beyond the initial focus on Level 5 Healthcare Modules and now includes a suite of Level 6 Management Modules

Individual courses are also provided off site and are tailor made to the needs of the specific Care Centre. The Centre also offers training for Pastoral Care for those working in Healthcare or Parish/Community settings.  The Centre provides an annual programme of Clinical Pastoral Education run under the auspices of ACPE(Ireland) Ltd and accredited most recently during 2017 by AICAB ( All Ireland CPE Centre Accreditation Board). Evening Courses are also run on a regular basis in such areas as Loss, Listening Skills and Mindfulness.

The Centre has Conference facilities for up to 100 participants together with 4 fully equipped training rooms. An Annual Conference and Masterclass series takes place each April showcasing new developments with the area of Care of the Older Person with a focus on Dementia Care.