November 7th, 2016

Bushypark Treatment Centre Ennis



Thursday 17th November 2016  from 10.a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

We are hosting a Coffee Morning as part of MWRDAF Awareness week


The Family Centre on the grounds of Bushypark Treatment Centre, Ennis (A Clarecare Service)

All are welcome to drop in and have a Coffee and an informal chat in confidence with a staff member, to deal with their own or somebody else’s addiction.

We will listen to concerns and signpost people to the help that is available for them and their loved ones.

Free Event – ALL WELCOME

For further information please phone 065-6840944 


Bushypark Treatment Centre’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

September 14th, 2016

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Bushypark Addiction Treatment Centre

on Friday 23rd September 2016

9.30 am Registration & Tea/Coffee & Scones

A Seminar on

“Addiction a Complex Disease”

Keynote Speakers:

Professor William O’Connor of University of Limerick

“Using your Brain to Beat Addiction”


Dr. Moosajee Bhamjee “Treating Clients with Dual Diagnosis”


Mr. Gerry Murphy, MIAHIP, MICP, Treatment Team Leader Bushyypark

“Delivering an Evolving Model of Treatment”


Light refreshments served and optional show around Bushypark Treatment Centre from 12.45 onwards

CPD Points Awarded/Certificate of Attendance Available

RSVP: 16th September to 065-6840944 or email bushyparkhouse@clarecare.ie


Living Through Addiction Clare FM Documentary

August 12th, 2016

Please listen and forward or share


Here’s the link to the podcast of the ‘Living through Addiction’ documentary which aired on the August Bank Holiday Monday.




Weekly Family Support Programmes

June 22nd, 2016

Family Support helps you make you and/or your family a priority, not the addiction.

The  family support programmes are a confidential, safe and accepting place where people come together to find and explore ways to cope with a loved one’s use of alcohol or other drugs or gambling addiction.  Rather than all the attention being focused on the one suffering with the addiction, abuse or misuse, families can begin to practice putting attention on the lives of the rest of the family.

These programmes are for Mums, Dads, Grannys, Grandads, Sisters or Brothers, Partners, and Spouses.  Tuesdays at 7.30 pm in Clarecare, room 13, Harmony Row, Ennis.  Counsellor and Facilitators will be there to Listen.

There is also a Family Support Programme on Tuesdays at 8.00 p.m. until 9.30 pm in the Central Building (red door) on upper O’Connell Street in Limerick with facilitators and counsellors, and on Thursdays at 3.30 pm until 5.00 pm with counsellors and facilitators in the Central Building (red door) on upper O’Connell Street in Limerick.  All are drop in services and are FREE.

Phone Ellen at 065-6840944 if you have questions.  All programmes are sponsored by Bushypark Treatment Centre’s Poly Drug Project and funded by the Mid-West Regional Drugs Task Force.


April 6th, 2016



Venue: The Temple Gate Hotel.  Ennis Co. Clare.

On:  Fri 8th April  2016         at: 8pm Tickets  €15

with Seoda Chamber choir  and      Lucinda Drayton

Part one :      “Seoda”            are a talented group of female friends who share a love of fun and choral music. Together they have created a magnificent sound under the direction of the very talented Maire Keary Scanlon.

The choir have achieved success in competition at home and abroad.



Part Two : Lucinda Drayton is a successful singer songwriter with over nine albums of released work. In 1994 she wrote a no 1 hit and is currently well known throughout the natural health/ healing and spiritual world for her song

A Hundred Thousand Angels”

Lucinda is a Raj Yoga meditator of some 20 years and also a counsellor in private practice MBACP. She runs groups/ workshops and plays her music live both in the UK and abroad Lucinda is an authentic and engaging speaker and like the music speaks from the heart to the heart.



Additional Resources and Information

March 21st, 2016

Alcohol Action Ireland

Information about Drugs

Information for Adolescents

CSMT (Community Substance Misuse Team) Limerick

Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous

Information for Family Support

Novas Initiatives Respite House




June 30th, 2014

West Clare Drug & Alcohol Initiative

Are Alcohol or Drugs a problem in your life?

OR in the life of someone you know?

Help is available in a safe and confidential setting —

No appointment necessary

Venue: Clarecare Offices, Kilrush

Every Thursday 10am — 2pm

Cost: Free of Charge

Information, Advice, support,

referral, Family Support

Counselling available as appropriate.

If you have any questions

please phone: 065 6840944

OR 086 4163508

west clare alcohol and drug initative

Multi-Agency Initiative Sponsored by Bushypark Addiction Treatment Centre (Clarecare), Community Substance Misuse Team (CSMT), Mid West Regional Drugs Task Force, HSE, and Ana Liffey Drug Project.

Youth Support Group for 14-18 year olds

July 2nd, 2013

  • Are  you 14-18 years old and affected by someone else’s drinking or drug use? Do you know someone who is affected by substance misuse?  Help is Available. A Youth Group will begin in March 2015 for 8 weeks in Ennis.
  • Topics will include How and What you can do to help; Self Care; Managing Conflict; Understanding Addiction
  • Will be lead by trained counsellor and facilitator.

If interested please contact:  David McPhillips, CSMT

086-414 1897 or email dmcphillips@csmt.ie


Men’s Group for Men in Recovery

July 2nd, 2013

Bushypark sponsors a weekly counselling/support group for men in recovery. This group is no longer meeting due to lack of funding. If you would like to make a contribution/donation in support of this valuable service, please contact Bushypark at 065-6840944.

Women’s Group for Women in Recovery

July 2nd, 2013

Bushypark Treatment Centre sponsors a weekly support group for women in Recovery which meets Thursday mornings and includes discussion, yoga, meditation, gardening, and socializing. This group is lead by a trained counsellor and a trained facilitator. If interested, please phone 065-6840944 and ask for Terri or Maureen or leave a message that you are inquiring about the Women’s Group.


June 26th, 2012

5th Annual

Bushypark Treatment Centre (Clarecare service)

Golf Classic Fundraiser


Saturday: 29th August 2015.


Ennis Golf Club

  • €120 per team of 4. We will be happy to facilitate individual golfers @ €30.00 per person
  • Sponsor a tee or help with sponsorship.
  • Ladies,  Gents, Visitors Prizes to be won
  • Please contact;

Des Neylon on (087) 2491960


Bushypark Treatment Centre on (065) 6840944

Enjoy a great day of golf while raising awareness and money for Bushypark Treatment Centre,

that will help us to continue to develop services for people with addictions and their family members.

Family Support Programmes

June 21st, 2012

The Bushypark Poly Drug Project sponsors 3 weekly Family Support Programmes which are funded by the MWRDTF.  These weekly programmes meet:

Ennis Tuesday evenings at 7.30-9.30 pm in room 13 at Clarecare, Harmony Row, Ennis, County Clare, and

Limerick meetings are Tuesdays at 7-9  pm in Central Building (red doors), Upper O’Connell Street or

Thursdays 3.30 pm-5.00 pm in Central Building (red doors), Upper O’Connell Street.

Family members dealing with addiction need support, whether it’s a chat over tea or coffee, to get out of the house for an evening, to get ideas about how to take care of oneself, or a social outlet, or maybe just to know you are not ALONE.  Counsellors and Facilitators are there to listen, so family members are welcome to drop in.  Information leaflets available about substance misuse, families and addiction, and a variety of other supports. Education, Information and Support available at all meetings. Free of charge Drop In Service. Tea/Coffee

A limited number of one to one counselling sessions can be arranged by phoning Ellen O’Neal at 065-6840944.

Poly Drug Project – Counselling/Support Groups

November 14th, 2011

Bushypark Addiction Treatment Centre (a service of Clarecare Ltd) sponsors three weekly counselling/support groups for recovering poly drug users.  One group meets Thursday evenings in Ennis, one Friday afternoons in Ennis, and one group meets Thursday afternoons in Limerick.  If you know someone who is struggling to stay clean and sober and might benefit from weekly support, please have them contact Ellen at Bushypark at 065-6840944.  These FREE services are funded by the Poly Drug Project through the MWRDTF.  All groups are lead by trained counsellors.

Facilitation Skills Training

November 14th, 2011

Are you interested in training to be a volunteer facilitator for Bushypark Continuing Care (Aftercare) groups? If you have experience of addiction (either personally or in your family) and you have a working knowledge of the 12 Step Programme of AA or NA or GA, training dates are as follows:

September 16 (7-10 pm) Introduction evening
September 17 and 18 (10-4.30 pm)
October 22 and 23 (1-4.30 pm)
November 19 and 20 (10-4.30 pm)

Training is free, and lunch is provided. Venue is Bushypark Family Centre and is limited to 12 participants. You must contact Ellen O’Neal or Gerry Murphy at 065-6840944 if interested and to schedule and interview.

Bushypark offers yearly facilitation skills training for continuing care facilitators. The training takes place over three full weekends, with three observations required between the weekends. Training includes basic counselling and facilitation skills, listening skills, group dynamics and group roles, addiction, relapse, and family disease concept, family support needs, as well as role plays and opportunities to observe continuing care groups and family support programmes in action. It is designed specifically for Bushypark continuing care facilitators and family support programme facilitators and Poly Drug Project group facilitators.

Ellen O’Neal and counsellors from Bushypark Treatment Centre provide the training and current experienced facilitators are available to answer questions and conduct part of the training.  Please contact Ellen O’Neal or Gerry Murphy at Bushypark at 065-684 0944 if interested in the 2016 training.


July 15th, 2011

Medallion Day, an annual celebration of, for and with former Bushypark residents who have achieved their first year of sobriety, will be celebrated Sunday, October 18th in 2015 at 11.00 a.m. in the Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis, County Clare.  Please mark this significant event on your calendars and plan to attend in 2015 to celebrate recovery!  Open to all Bushypark former residents and their families, including all in Bushypark Aftercare groups.  Eligible individuals and their spouse/partner will each be awarded a medallion recognizing their first year of sobriety.   Good food, fun and fellowship.  Please phone Bushypark 065-6840944 if you are uncertain as to whether or not you are due a medallion in 2015.

Bushypark House

Phone: 065-684 0944
Fax : 065-684 0450
E-mail : bushyparkhouse@clarecare.ie

Counsellor on duty: 8am to 9pm (Call in confidence for support, advice and information)

How to find us

From Limerick

Leaving limerick city follow signs for Galway, Shannon or Ennis. After approx 25km takes the Ennistymon/ Cliffs of Moher/Ennis Exit off dual carriageway. Follow the signs through to the third roundabout (clare abbey). Take the second exit towards Kilrush/Ennistymon. Continue to the Claureen Road roundabout. Take first exit onto the N68. Continue for 1.5km until you reach the Texaco Garage/Oliver Walsh Motors. Turn left at the side of the garage, you will see signpost for BushyPark House. Follow this road for 2km keeping to the left at fork on road. Continue 500metres and see gates of house in front of you on a bend. Please use second gate as entrance to the house.

From Galway

Follow N18 from Galway until you reach a dual carriageway, take the first left exit 500 metres after you get on this new road, signposted for Barefield/Ennis. Follow signs when you come off this road for Ennis. Go through the Ballymaley Roundabout (small roundabout). When coming into Ennis town proceed until you reach a roundabout, (there is a statoil garage and McDonalds on the right at this roundabout). Take first right exit, following signs for Shannon/Limerick. At next roundabout take the third exit, signposted for Ennistymon/Lahinch. Go straight through the next roundabout (Claureen Road) and continue for1.5km until you reach a Texaco Garage. Turn left at the side of the garage, you will see signpost for BushyPark House. Follow this road for 2km keeping to the left at fork on road. Continue 500metres and see gates of house in front of you on a bend. Please use second gate as entrance to the house.