History

We care with heart because…

We are undeniably proud of our history and passionate about our future!

From the moment we opened our first Care Home in Northern Ireland 30 years ago, we knew we could make a difference to people’s lives.

We’re local, we’re part of the community – so we know what’s important to you.

We understand this decision will take a lot of consideration and evaluation, so we make sure we care for you along the way too.

Our continued success is a testament of our dedication and hard work to ensure we provide the best experience possible for you and your loved ones.

The care is great.

Margaret

Timeline

  • 1979

    Love and Marriage

    Eighteen months after they first met Mary Donnelly, Home Economics Teacher from County Armagh, married Brian Macklin, Builder and Grey Hound Aficionado from County Tyrone. It was to prove to be a union of great minds!

    Love and Marriage
  • 1986

    Further Growth Continues

    With less than ten private nursing homes in Northern Ireland, Mary and Brian had identified exciting business opportunities in the NI market. So they continued to move forward buying and renovating properties in South Belfast. These became their newest private nursing homes, Parkdean and Arlington which offered 25 beds.

    Further Growth Continues
  • 1987

    Off to the North Antrim Coast

    Continuing to resist the trend with two successful businesses established in Belfast, Mary and Brian set their sights on the development of another nursing home. This time it was the old Dr. Barnardos’ Home in Ballycastle which became a 39 bed unit called Parkmanor. Within weeks of opening, there was a waiting list.

    Off to the North Antrim Coast
  • 1989

    And there’s more

    The success of their existing businesses gave Mary and Brian the confidence to take on yet more opportunities when they bought the former Ratheane Hospital in Coleraine and rebuilt it as another private nursing home, opening with facilities for 50 patients. Still retained by the Macklin Family today, Ratheane currently offers 76 beds, having been 3 times extended.

    And there’s more
  • 1991

    Malone Lodge is Born

    Now firmly established in the private nursing home business, Mary and Brian turned their attention to the hospitality sector. It had always been Mary’s dream to own and operate a Bed & Breakfast, so Brian decided to build her one! It was the first custom-built guest house of its kind in Northern Ireland.

    Malone Lodge is Born
  • 1993

    Malone Lodge Hotel is Born

    Along came Brian in his welly boots and 18 months later the Malone Lodge Hotel opened its doors. A 33 bedroomed, townhouse hotel, just off the Malone Road, Belfast.

    Malone Lodge Hotel is Born
  • 1996

    Five Star Luxury

    This year Mary and Brian moved their ambition on to an even higher level by designing and building the first ever 5 star luxury, self-catering serviced apartments in Northern Ireland, Malone Mews.

    Five Star Luxury
  • 1999

    Keep one step ahead

    This hotel closed its doors for 12 months and underwent a £4.5m redevelopment, reopening as a 54 bedroomed, 4 Star hotel for the new Millennium.

    Keep one step ahead
  • 2006

    Taking care as always

    The private nursing home aspect of the Macklin family business continued to be developed with a further investment of £3 million in Leabank in Ballycastle. With facilities for 52 patients. Between its businesses, the Macklin group employs more than 300 staff.

    Taking care as always
  • 2007

    Nursing Home Extensions

    The Building has always kept moving onwards with developments and extensions during this time to both Ratheane & Arlington.

    Nursing Home Extensions
  • 2008

    Construction underway on Park Manor

    Work starts on the new 78 Bedded 5* Nursing Home

    Construction underway on Park Manor
  • 2010

    Park Manor opens

    Park Manor Nursing Home opens to rave reviews in the summer of 2010

    Park Manor opens
  • 2013

    Refurbishment of Malone Lodge Hotel

    The Hotel was extended and refurbished and now boasts 102 bedrooms and apartments as well as a 240 seater event and conference room.

    Refurbishment of Malone Lodge Hotel
  • 2016

    Care Homes Welcomes Milesian Manor to the group

    With facilities for 34 residents, Milesian Manor becomes part of the family.

    Care Homes Welcomes Milesian Manor to the group
  • 2016

    2016 CIPD NI success for Macklin Group

    Macklin Group proudly celebrate winning ‘Talent Management Programme of the Year’ at the CIPD NI Awards.

    2016 CIPD NI success for Macklin Group
  • 2017

    30th Anniversary Celebrations

    The Macklin Group celebrates 30 years in operation with an awards night for staff to show our appreciation and dedication to hard work.

    30th Anniversary Celebrations
  • 2017

    Extension of Milesian Manor

    Work gets underway at Milesian Manor as we start building an extension - exciting things to come!

    Extension of Milesian Manor
  • 2017

    Award Winning Year

    Macklin Group scoops 16 awards by June, celebrating success and fantastic staff.

    Award Winning Year