History of Maypark House
Maypark House was built in 1783 or 1784 and called after Humphrey May. He gave his name to Mayfield (near Portlaw) and was M.P. for Waterford from 1757 to 1797. Sir James was Collector of the Revenue of the port of Waterford and he was succeeded in that then lucrative and important office by his son Humphrey May on or about November 6th 1811. Sir James May died in Maypark in 1811 and in December 1818, Humphrey May died in France.
Humphrey May had married Jane Grueber in 1784. She survived him but apparently would not continue to reside in Maypark, hence in “Ramsey’s Waterford Chronicle” of February 1819 an advertisement appeared that Maypark was to be let on such terms and for such a period as might be agreed upon or the interest would be sold.
The house was evidently built around the time that Humphrey married Jane Grueber. Humphrey died approximately seven years after the death of his father Sr. James May. Lady May after the death of her husband and father in law obviously decided to move out of Maypark. It is not clear from research whether or not Humphrey or Jane had any family.
Wherever Lady May was moving to, she had no use for her furniture. It is not clear from research whether or not Humphrey and Jane had been living in France at the time of Humphrey’s death. There is no record of a ‘Jane May’ of Waterford to be found after approximately 1820. It would appear that she may have moved away from Waterford after her husband’s death.
It is probable that the Marquis of Waterford bought the place, for in the Waterford Chronicle of 9th June 1827 was an advertisement announcing “the sale of Lady May’s furniture of Maypark….”
Maypark is listed in the occupancy of George Meara Esq in the Slater’s Directory of 1846. The property consisted of house, offices and land with a total area over 46 acres. It was valued at £181.5 shillings. A Thomas Mack Murray was listed as the occupier of the gate house which was valued at £2 5 shillings.
The house appears on the 1840 Ordnance Survey Map with a farm. The area down to the river is identified as a rough area possibly marsh land. Some areas are heavily planted.
In the 1909-1910 Thom’s directory a Mr Herbert Gough G.W J.P is listed as resident at Maypark.
The house was converted to a private hospital sometime after 1910 and before 1938.
Our Aim is to work hard to promote and maintain independence for all our residents, enabling each person to live a dignified and fulfilled life. Our dedicated team provide Residential, Nursing, Dementia & Respite Care, for those who choose to make Maypark House their home.
Our approach is more than meeting care needs, it’s about caring for the health, wellbeing and interests of our residents as a whole, working closely with residents and their family to create a detailed and bespoke care plan and appoint a named nurse to ensure consistency of care. We pride ourselves on the standards of care delivered by our highly trained and motivated team. We encourage and support residents to maintain links outside the nursing home, and endeavour to welcome the local and wider community to contribute in meaningful and purposeful activities for our residents.
Our team are highly experienced and dedicated, there will be an emphasis on continuing education and training, to ensure all staff are up to date with best practice, therefore providing the highest standard of care.
Prior to admission, our Director of Nursing will be delighted to have a full consultation with you, to discuss your needs and requirements, and tell you more about Maypark House Nursing Home.
We’d love the opportunity to show you around and to get to know our team.
No two people are the same; each one has their own unique needs and desires. We therefore tailor every aspect of your care to your specific needs, personality and wishes. You can remain active in your social, spiritual and recreational activities, connected to your family and friends and the wider community. We understand the importance of feeling appreciated and loved, which is why we treat all of our residents as if they are one of our own family. Every member of our team is skilled, patient, compassionate and willing to go that bit further simply to reassure and make someone happy.
We offer short-and long-term services including residential, nursing and dementia care. If you would like to discuss the care that you or your loved one needs, or if you have any questions, please contact one of our homes and their advisors will be happy to help.
Director of Nursing
Laura successfully completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in General Nursing in Waterford Institute of Technology. Following this she completed a Higher Certificate in Gerontology, Supervisory Management and Health and Safety Management and has completed a European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care with the Princess Alice Hospital. Laura joined Maypark in 2009 as a staff nurse.
Michael, with a degree in Business and Marketing and a qualified Accounting Technician Associate started in the family business in accounts, working closely with his Father and co-founder Michael Dwyer, growing into the role of General Manager for Maypark house & Rockshire Care Centre.
Patricia was the first of Michael & Marie’s children to enter the family business full-time. She worked closely with Marie and Michael as personal assistant, payroll and accounts administration, before identifying the need for a dedicated Human Resource and Payroll Manager for Maypark House and Rockshire Care Centre. Patricia has a BA Arts and a Diploma in Payroll Management.