McAuley Place Independent Living Facility

Dec 20, 2017Recent Projects

Secret Santa success as Sanctuary Synthetics successfully install a new safety surface for senior citizens.

Residents and staff of McCauley Place, the innovative Naas independent living centre, were delighted to accept an offer by to transform part of their dull grey courtyard area beside the apartments into a safe and alternative artificial lawn.

Mark Hazzard, General Manager of McCauley Place said, “We’ve long wanted to do something to enhance this area, immediately outside some of the ground floor apartments and were delighted when Mark O’Loughlin MD at Sanctuary Synthetics approached us”.

“Now in their new HQ Grassland on the Newbridge Road, they were based for years next door to us here on the Sallins Road- in fact I can see their old office from my own office window!”

Worth over €7,000, the Sanctuary team transformed the courtyard area in one day and also covered 20 slippery timber balconies while they were at it. “It’s nice to be able to contribute” said Mark O’Loughlin.” I’ve watched the community led McCauley place over the years and by putting in our synthetic grass I feel it adds a nice finishing touch. Moreover, we got all our 15-staff involved, including the girls in the office, so it really was a team effort and a nice end to the year”

“Afterwards we marched across the road to Lawlor’s Hotel for our Christmas Party to rest on our laurels.”

McAuley Place housing development, which opened in Spring 2011, consists of 53 self-contained apartments in the centre of Naas town, on the grounds of the former Convent of Mercy. It is a managed service providing centrally located housing for older people who are capable of independent living.

McAuley Place’s mission is to provide independent living for elderly people in the heart of a vibrant community.The vibrant community within McAuley Place consists of Convent Tea Rooms, the “Arts and Culture Centre” located in the old nuns chapel. The Community Centre hosts many activities from Kindermusic to Active Retirement and everything in between. There are meeting rooms, a music room, counselling rooms and a Board room.

McAuley Place also run the Renaissance Charity Store located in the Naas Town Centre. The final phase of the development, a Health Through Learning Centre will commence soon which will be housed in the renovated original nun’s convent with a one acre woodland garden located at the back of the building.

Mark O’Loughlin and Sanctuary Synthetics have run a garden design and creation business for over 20 years but over the last decade or so Mark and his team have become the go-to people in the business for synthetic grass in Ireland. Transforming gardens, schools and creches with artificial grass since 1998, they have over 4,000 customers now benefitting from beautiful grass lawns. Extremely versatile, artificial grass is durable, guaranteed long life, non slip, pet friendly and most importantly look amazing. As well as lawns, artificial grass is also used for dog runs, over slippy decks, old patios, rooftops and balconies, home putting greens, retail and commercial space, special needs gardens, graves, memorials and much much more.


Download our new brochure for more information on the many different uses of our high quality grasses, and more.

Sanctuary Synthetics 2015 Brochure