Oct 10, 2019

Pictured at The Grove are (L-R) Sean Fleming (Deputy Director), Meadbh O’Connor (Receptionist), Peggy Keane (Counsellor), Marie McEllistrim (Receptionist), Dolores Tiernan (CEO) and Miney Hartnett (Maintenance).

After over 26 years as Talbot Grove we are proud to unveil a new identity - The Grove.

“We are delighted to introduce our new identity as it signifies change and progress which is critical for the growth of every organisation and individual," said CEO Dolores Tiernan.

"At The Grove everyone affected by addiction is welcome. The birch leaf that is now part of our logo is the ancient Celtic symbol of new beginnings. We think that message is particularly appropriate for us as an addiction treatment centre and it also serves as an important reminder for all of those who pass through our doors, who are beginning their journey to recovery or reviewing their recovery status.”

To coincide with the announcement of their new identity, The Grove also announced the details of their annual report. The review found that the number of clients presenting with cocaine addiction continue to climb - in 2017, incidents of cocaine addiction doubled at the centre and a further 5% increase was reported in 2018.  The report also found an increase in younger clients - in 2018, there was a 30% increase in clients aged between 24 and 29. 

The success of addiction treatment centres is evidenced by treatment completion rates - 94% of clients went on to attend Continuing Care programmes, which provide essential ongoing support to clients in recovery.

Located in a historic home, The Grove was established in 1993 with the aim of treating people with addictions and other related issues.

The centre is located in the picturesque county of Kerry, adjacent to Castleisland town in a pleasant and peaceful environment. It has the feeling of being at home with its comfortable surroundings, pleasant walks and areas for contemplation but with the assurance of privacy and confidentiality.

All treatments are broadly based on a combination of the Minnesota Model of Addiction Treatment and the 12 Step Approach originally developed by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

Our services are delivered by a team of professionally qualified & highly experienced Addiction Counsellors at our centre in Castleisland, the only one of its kind in the South West.

Success Stories

The Puppeteer

"I attended The Grove many years ago and I have to say it was one of the best life changing experiences that I have ever had. The counsellors were fantastic; their understanding of the disease of addiction was powerful, which in turn helped me to step into my own recovery."


Frances Black
Award winning Irish Singer


The Puppeteer

"I was born and raised in Dublin but I grew up in The Grove. It was a life changing, fantastic experience that gave me freedom, choice and a life."


Mannix Flynn
Writer, playwright actor and politician

The Puppeteer

The Puppeteer

divider This sculpture was commissioned by a lady who completed the treatment programme at The Grove in the first few years of its existence.
The hands are wearing puppeteer’s gloves to depict a person making a decision, considering their next move, attempting to make the best choice.
This is what recovery is about, and the person who has come to The Grove has already made the first move.
Recovery from addiction is about just doing  "the next right thing". divdier