Sean and Anne Collins

Founders and Registered Providers

Sean and Anne took over the ownership of Bushmount Nursing home on April 1st 2009. Bushmount has been an integral part of Clonakilty for over 50 years and Sean and Anne intend to continue with that tradition. 

Since taking ownership of Bushmount Sean and Anne have completed two major extensions to the nursing home, an 18 bed in 2011 and a 26 bed in 2014.

 Sean and Anne are in the Nursing Home sector since 2001 when they purchased Fairfield Nursing Home in Drimoleague. Fairfield is one of only four nursing homes in Ireland with a Dementia Care Matters quality award. 

Sean and Anne foster a culture and ethos encompassing a person centred approach for each resident. They strongly believe in providing a high standard of emotional care, where feelings matter most.

Audrey Smith

Director of Nursing

Audrey  who is a native of Ahiohill has worked at Bushmount for the past five years. Audrey’s devotion for providing the highest standard of person centered care for our elderly population has seen her constantly evolve and expand her knowledge and skills which is reflected in her professional growth within Bushmount. Audrey was Assistant Director of Nursing from 2018-2021. Audrey was promoted to Director of Nursing in 2021.

Audrey trained as a nurse in Trinity College, Dublin but will always emphasis that what a person needs to work in care of the elderly is the ability to work with their heart.

Vincent Nilesh

Assistant Director of Nursing

Vincent is from South India, where he did his nursing, completing his Bachelor's degree in 2010, and Masters in Cardio-thoracic (Medical and Surgical) Nursing in 2014. He also worked in different acute hospitals as Staff Nurse between 2010 and 2016, before deciding to move into Ireland to further enhance his career. Vincent is living in Clonakilty since 2016 with his lovely wife and two young kids.

Vincent started his first job in Ireland as a staff nurse in Bushmount Nursing Home in 2016, he then got promoted soon as a CNM 1 and served this role for 3 years. He took on the role of Acting Assistant Director of Nursing in May 2021 and then taking on the permanent role of Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) in March 2022. Vincent is extremely passionate about Care of the Elderly, and believes it is a great privilege to be able to provide person centered care, respect and dignity to all those who come under his care..

Rosie Melton

Clinical Nurse Manager 2

Rosie joined the Bushmount team as a staff nurse in 2011 and worked here for 4 years before taking a career break to complete her family. Rosie returned to us in 2020 and was promoted to Clinical Nurse Manager 2 in 2021. Rosie studied to be a nurse at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing at Kings College London and worked on both surgical and medical wards in Lewisham hospital in London before relocating to Ireland. Rosie loves working in care of the elderly and believes that our elders provide us with fascinating insights into history and give us lessons on how to deal with adversity. Those of us who are privileged to work with the elderly are given these gifts every day by exceptional people.

Roni Enright


Roni is a native of Clonakilty now living in Rosscarbery. Roni qualified in Computer Programming and as a Software Support Engineer. While working as a Software Support Engineer for 20 years, Roni developed a keen interest in working with people and in particular Human Resources. Roni joined the team at Bushmount in 2008. In her role, Roni maintains the effectiveness and efficiency of Support Services (HR, IT and Finance) Roni completed a Management Development Programme in 2012. Roni plays a significant role in long-term planning, including initiatives geared toward operational excellence. She is a point of contact for all families in Bushmount giving advice and guidance in relation to Fair Deal applications.

Aibhlín Barry

Resource Assistant

Aibhlín is a local girl living in Ardfield, Clonakilty. She joined the Bushmount Team in September 2020 after completing QQI Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies in Cork College of Commerce. While completing this course, Aibhlín’s passion for caring for the elderly grew.

In August 2021, Aibhlín took over as Resource Assistant. In this position Aibhlín works side by side with Roni, but also links the entire team in the day to day running of Bushmount.

Aibhlín grew a keen interest in this side of the Nursing Home as she loves meeting the resident’s families and interacts so well with all staff.