Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab Clinic in Ireland

Rehab in Ireland

Smarmore Offers Unrivalled Facilities and Medically Managed Detox From Drugs and Alcohol.

We are proud of our close ties with Ireland, having treated many patients from Ireland over the past 35 years

If you are from Ireland, you can enter treatment at Castle Craig as a private patient. You can also call us for information about admissions to Smarmore Castle, our private rehab clinic in Ireland. Smarmore Castle is a 30 bed rehab clinic in County Louth, treating alcoholism, drug addiction and gambling addiction. Treatment at Smarmore Castle follows the same model as at Castle Craig – an abstinence-based, 12 Step approach which has a strong evidence-base. Smarmore Castle is based in 15 acres of beautiful countryside and boasts a swimming pool, gym and gardens for walking.

Taking the First Step

We understand the difficulty of seeking help for drug and alcohol addiction and are here to help you from the moment you make your first phone call to us. Our compassionate and experienced teams at Castle Craig and Smarmore Castle are committed to providing the best care and support as you face the challenge of overcoming your addiction and embark on a journey of recovery. Many of our therapists are in recovery themselves and are inspirational to people that come for treatment.

Ties to Ireland

Our Co-Founder, Dr Margaret Ann McCann, studied in Dublin and comes from Northern Ireland and worked in Belfast hospitals before working in the field of addiction treatment. Our Co-Founder Peter McCann studied in Trinity College Dublin and has kept close ties with Ireland ever since. Since founding Smarmore Castle in 2015 there has been an invaluable link between the professionals in both Castle Craig and Smarmore Castle, sharing knowledge, best-practice and treatment experience.

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Find out more about Castle Craig’s world-class addiction treatment programme and our extensive facilities.

Coming to Castle Craig from Ireland

Castle Craig is located just 45 minutes by car from Edinburgh International Airport and is also easily accessible from Glasgow airports. Flights arrive several times a day from the following airports: Belfast International, Belfast City, Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Donegal, and Derry.

Available airlines include Aer Lingus, Ryanair,  Easyjet, and Flybe. We can provide onward transport for patients arriving from the Republic of Ireland to Edinburgh or Glasgow airports.

Getting to Smarmore Castle, Ireland

Smarmore Castle is an hour’s drive north of Dublin 75 minutes from Belfast. We can arrange a driver to collect you from Dublin airport or train station.

You can enter Castle Craig via:

Private Funding Options

We can provide rapid admission for patients who wish to pay privately, and we are a preferred provider of addiction treatment for major international healthcare insurers such as BUPA,WPA and other insurers.

At Smarmore Castle treatment is covered by VHI, HSE and BUPA.

Call our admissions department for more information.

Tax Relief

Self-funded clients from the Republic of Ireland may qualify to claim tax relief on the cost of their health expenses at Smarmore Castle. These can be their own health expenses, those of a family member, or any individual’s, as long as they were paid for by the applicant claiming relief.

For more information please contact us.

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If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction to alcohol or drugs we can help. Smarmore Castle clinic in Ireland offers the highest quality of care, with experienced and professional staff who are dedicated to helping you take control of your life. With a variety of treatments available, including detox, group therapy, individual therapy and aftercare, in both Ireland and Scotland, you can find the right option to fit your needs.

With dedicated support from the moment you pick up the phone to our admissions staff, to the moment you walk through our doors and meet our nurses, doctors and therapists, you can take the steps to a healthier, more fulfilling life without drugs or alcohol. Don’t let addiction control your life any longer; contact us and start your journey to recovery.

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