Today, Kieran Hogan remains the Registered Provider for Valentia.

Together with his daughter Caroline and her husband Billy James, Valentia is still family owned and run.

Kieran, Caroline and Billy all have input into the daily running of the home.


The Director of Nursing, Claire Whiting, has over 15 years experience in Older Person’s Services having worked in medical nursing and coronary care nursing before that.

Assistant Director of Nursing is Aji Jacob, supported by a dedicated team of nurses, caring and support staff.


Billy James (l), Caroline Hogan, Kieran Hogan (r)
Billy James (l), Caroline Hogan, Kieran Hogan (r)

Management Team - Kieran Hogan, Caroline Hogan, Billy James

Kieran has been central to the success of Valentia. Today, his continued presence ensures that the traditions of Nursing Home care and modern day requirements are effectively achieved.
Caroline spent much of her childhood involved in the Nursing Home. She went on to study Medicine in UCD and returned home to work as a GP in Enniscorthy.

Caroline combines her work with daily involvement in Valentia. She brings a wealth of personal experience and commitment to the care of all our residents.
Billy is a member of a well known family in County Wexford with a strong background in Agriculture and the Plant and Machinery business.

He is actively involved in daily operations and views Valentia as an extremely important service in the local and wider community.

Director of Nursing, Claire Whiting
Director of Nursing, Claire Whiting

Director of Nursing, Claire Whiting

Claire has over 15 years’ experience in Older Person Services. Claire commenced her nursing career in 1996 working as a HCA in Our Lady’s Hospice Harold’s cross, Dublin.

Claire qualified as a General Nurse in 2001 from the University of Hertfordshire UK, graduating with a higher diploma in nursing studies with commendation.

Claire gained experience in medical nursing and Coronary Care nursing before pursuing a career in older person services.

In 2005 Claire joined the staff of St John’s Community Hospital in Enniscorthy as a Staff Nurse. She then started acting as a Clinical Nurse Manager 2 on the Dementia specific unit in September 2015. Claire was then appointed as Clinical Nurse Manager 2 in April 2016. Claire covered the DON/ADON office regularly at weekends and as required.

Claire is a Dementia Champion. She has obtained a level 9 Certificate in Healthcare Management from Waterford Institute of Technology in June 2018. Claire has a yellow belt in Lean Management.

Claire joined the team in Valentia in May 2018.

Assistant Director of Nursing, Aji Jacob
Assistant Director of Nursing, Aji Jacob

Assistant Director of Nursing, Aji Jacob

Aji joined the team in Valentia Nursing Home in October 2004.

Aji qualified as a General Nurse and Midwife in 1996 in India. Aji has experience in Oncology and Neonatal nursing before moving to Ireland in 2004.

She was promoted to the post of Assistant Director of Nursing in Valentia in 2011.

In 2015, Aji qualified with Level 8 Person Centred Dementia Care, Palliative Care, Wound Care and Pressure Area Care, Nursing Care Planning and Medication Management.