Meals in Dalton House

Dalton House aims to bring older people together to enjoy a hot nutritious meal and socialise with friends at the same time.

We have qualified and experienced cooks who operate out of a professional kitchen and provide food of exceptional quality and variety. The menu has variety and we cater for all dietary requirements. These healthy tasty meals reduce the need for cooking in the home.

A choice of two courses are served at lunch time, with a regular change of menu. Meals are pleasant and unhurried occasions providing opportunity for social interaction as well as nourishment. Hot and cold drinks are available throughout the day.


Lunch is served in between 1.00pm – 2.00pm.
The cost of this service is €6 per meal per day.

Meals on Wheels

While age and disability may reduce some people’s capacity to get out and about or cook for themselves, meals on wheels helps make it possible for them to stay in their own homes.

We offer a wide range of menu choices, taking into consideration all dietary needs. All our meals are designed to provide a good balanced diet.

Our drivers are instructed to ensure that the older person is safe, well and secure. In case of any doubt, the driver will contact next of kin where applicable.

  • Fresh, hot meals locally-made each day
  • Meals delivered Monday to Saturday inclusive
  • Meals can be customised for special diets (Diabetic, Renal, etc.)
  • Meals for Sunday’s available
  • Delivered to the door (and often inside based on the client’s needs)
  • Wellness check with each meal delivery (our driver sees the client with each delivery – if something appears wrong, the driver will contact next of kin where applicable)
  • Choice of menu options
  • Packaging makes meals suitable to be reheated in a microwave
  • Providing meals to the homes of older adults for more than 15 years
  • Delivering more than 10,000 meals each year in Gowran and surrounding villages
  • The cost of a 2 course meal delivered to your door is only €6 per day.
  • Gift certificates are available

See the list below to find out whether we are able to provide meals in your area, or see if we go near your house on the map of our dinner run here.

• Gowran
• Goresbridge
• Ballyellen
• Duninga
• Paulstown
• Dungarvan
• Tullaherin
• Killarney Cross
• Bennettsbridge
• Dunbell
• Clara
• Freneystown
• Flagmount
• Castlewarren



To order a meal, call the office Monday – Saturday before 10am

Meals are delivered between 11.30am and 2.30pm


We currently have Respite two days a week offering relief for those caring for a family member. This service is on Monday and Thursday from 10.30am to 3pm.


The Centre does provide transportation for people wishing to attend our centre for respite and lunches but only within a 6km radius of the Centre. We currently do not have the facility to cater for wheelchairs.


Is washing your clothes getting too difficult? Dalton house has an onsite laundry service. Drop your laundry to us and we will wash, dry and iron your clothes for €6 per wash. Collection and deliver of laundry is available to clients in receipt of meals on wheels.


We offer a variety of activities for our clients and value their input into what they want to participate in. Our Wednesday music night is always fun and popular.  We have classes in art, patchwork, knitting and applique. Our card games are always competitive and so much fun. Dalton House has published three books through our book writers group. While most of our activities are free, there is a small charge of €5 for art classes.


Our clients love to have fun and we have had Christmas parties over the years that have been well enjoyed.  We also like to celebrate client’s birthdays too.


Here are some of the recent testimonials from Day Care Centre clients: 

“The food is very good and the staff are good, I love going up to the Centre.” – Judy Brennan

“I like coming to the Centre, the food is good and the staff are very friendly.” – Josie Kavanagh

“I have always enjoyed the Wednesday music night, it’s great to get out and meet people.”– Jim Flanagan


Dalton House Daycare Centre services are non-medical.