St. John's Close

Housing

Masonic Housing

In recent years the Masonic Order in Ireland has become increasingly involved in the provision of Housing and Sheltered Accommodation. The most recent project is St. John's Close, Virginia, Co. Cavan. There are four Bodies directly involved. Click on the relevant entry for more information.

Corinthian Housing Association Ltd

Masonic Housing Board

Masonic Havens Ltd.

 

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Corinthian Housing Association Ltd

Founded in 1977, the principal activity of the Association is to provide housing, primarily for senior citizens. At present they have provided over 250 dwellings in various areas of Northern Ireland including, Eglington, Dunmurry, Garnerville, Donaghadee, Ballywalter, Lurgan,Carrickfergus, Enniskillen, and  two sites in Londonderry. Houses are allocated by the Committee which is governed by the same 'points' system used by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.

For further information, please contact the Secretary of a Provincial Grand Lodge in your area..

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Masonic Havens Ltd.

The Mission of Masonic Havens is the Care of the Elderly by the provision of residences and/or appropriate financial and other assistance, so that their quality of life may be enhanced, their independence fostered, and their dignity preserved.

The Mission of Masonic Havens Limited is the Care of the Elderly by the provision of residences and/or appropriate financial and other assistance, so that their quality of life may be enhanced, their independence fostered, and their dignity preserved.

The shareholders of this company are all Masons under the Irish Constitution.  Currently it runs three projects:-

1.      Carrick Manor:  Sheltered Housing for the active elderly at Carrickbrennan Road, Monkstown, Co. Dublin, Ireland, comprising of 5 en suite Rooms in the Main House, 12 Apartments in the Apartment Building and 9 Bungalows in the grounds.

2.      St. Joseph’s Nursing Home:   A 43-bed Nursing Home at Lurgan Glebe, Virginia, Co. Cavan, Ireland.

3.      St. John’s Close: Sheltered Housing for the active elderly on land adjoining St. Joseph’s at Virginia, consisting of 26 bungalows each suitable for a couple or a single person.  There is also a Community Centre.

The company, which is limited by guarantee, was formed by a group of Irish Freemasons in 1975.  Qualifying criteria for residents include their social and financial needs.

For further information, contact:-

The Secretary,
Masonic Havens Limited,
17/19 Molesworth Street,
Dublin 2,
Ireland.

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Masonic Housing Board

Set up by the Grand Master's Committee on Charity in 1984, its purpose is to encourage Masons to set up and maintain Masonic Sheltered Housing Accomodation.

For further information, contact  the Honorary Secretary, 115 The Mount, Belfast BT5 4ND

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