Bluebird Care Galway – National Award Nominee, Job Opportunities & Continued Investment in Quality Care

Later this month Bluebird Care will attend the National Q Mark Awards in Dublin in recognition of their commitment to excellence in quality homecare. Bluebird Care in Galway has been shortlisted for Homecare Company of the Year while the national organisation has been shortlisted for Business Group of the Year.

Sean Lyons, Director of Bluebird Care in Galway says the nominations are a reflection of their investment in and commitment to quality care. “It’s no surprise that we are shortlisted for Business Group of the Year for two consecutive years. We won the award last year and we have built on that success this by continuing to invest in quality standards.

“I am particularly pleased that our office in Galway has been nominated for Homecare Company of the Year and this is simply due to the hard work and commitment of our entire team led by Carolyn Corless who consider care a career and not just a job.’

Bluebird Care has been operating in Galway City and County for the past six years and are experiencing year-on-year growth. Sean Lyons says this is good news for the local economy as they recently launched yet another recruitment campaign.

“In the past 12 months we have recruited 11 new staff and at the moment we are hiring 10 Care Assistants. We will host a Recruitment Open Day at our offices in Parkmore on Saturday 13th September from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

All job seekers are invited to drop in for more information or they can apply by sending a CV to or apply online at For more information call 091 4 800 48. Flexible hours are available.

National Q Mark Award Nominations for Bluebird Care

Galway and Meath shortlisted for Quality in Healthcare

Two Bluebird Care offices have been shortlisted for the national Q Mark Awards. Bluebird Care Galway and Meath will attend the national Q Mark awards in Dublin in September.

Organised by Excellence Ireland Quality Association (EIQA), the awards celebrate the drive, commitment and achievements of all nominated companies, committed to quality in the island of Ireland.

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Operations Director Eddie O’Toole says, “We are delighted to have two offices shortlisted for a national award. Quality is what we build our business on. It has always been our promise that we will deliver quality homecare to our customers in every corner of Ireland. We are the first franchised homecare company in Ireland to have all its offices certified with the Q Mark for Quality.”

Bluebird Care has 20 offices in 24 counties. Find your local Bluebird Care office here.

Raftery Reins in Scotland with Support from Bluebird Care

Galway man Dean Raftery has claimed a dramatic victory at Round 3 of the MSA British Rally Championship. The two day RSAC Scottish Rally gravel event, based in the town of Dumfries provided 130 KM of the most challenging stages in the UK. The event got underway on Friday evening with a ceremonial start in the town centre before the crews made their way to Heathall for the opening stage of the rally. Dean and co-driver Aileen Kelly set the fastest R2 time in their Ford Fiesta and slotted into 3rd overall before heading to overnight Parc Ferme.

Photo by: Jacob Ebrey Photography

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Saturday morning the rally resumed and due to the dry weather over the previous number of weeks Dean was slowed by dust issues on the stages, dropping to second in the RallyTwo category. Trading times at the front all day, Dean entered the final 22 kilometre stage, ten seconds in arrears on the class lead. With everything to play for and vital Championship points on offer, Dean and Aileen went for a push on the stage and took twelve seconds off their rivals to secure victory by the narrowest of margins – 1.7 seconds from Garry Pearson.

Dean, delighted at the finish had the following to say: “Today has been a great day for us, the pace has been frantic all day and to snatch victory on the final stage just topped off the weekend. I wasn’t sure if we would do it as I was on worn tyres for the final stage and Garry had new tyres on, but Aileen and I decided to go for the win, and thankfully everything worked out!”

Raftery is due to compete on this weekend’s ALMC stages rally, his first outing in the Fiesta on asphalt. This is all in preparation for the next round of the British Rally Championship, the Ulster Rally which takes place around the narrow and bumpy roads around Enniskillen in August. It will be a quick turn-around for Broderick Motorsport to convert the car from gravel spec. into asphalt spec.

“Looking forward to getting back onto tarmac this week, it’s been eleven months since I’ve driven a rally car on tarmac and it will be my first time in the Fiesta. We will be using the event as a test for the Ulster Rally and will be tweaking the car setup during the day to find a setup I am most happy with!”

Dean and Aileen would like a special mention to their sponsors for their continued support – Craughwell Tyre Centre, Blackhawk Fuels, King Car Parts. Also a big thank you must go to latest sponsors Bluebird Care who has come on board to support Dean on his rallying exploits. Bluebird Care provides the Irish community with the very best professional care service both at home and in the community.




We Are Hiring in Galway

Bluebird Care Galway is recruiting Home Care Assistants in all areas of Galway City & County.


You must be experienced, hold a relevant qualification and have access to a car. For more information or to apply call the Bluebird Care Galway recruitment line on 091 480049 or email your CV to