Member Profile


Catherine O’Connor

Director & Proprietor

Catherine lives in the parish of Ballinhassig with her husband Tim (also a director of Bishopscourt) and their three children. Catherine originally studied Marine Radio and Electronics in Cork RTC. She then went travelling and worked in Australia for a year as a Computer Engineer. She then moved to America where she lived and worked for six years as a paralegal in a Law Firm in San Francisco. She returned to Ireland with her husband in 1995 and began the process of building Bishopscourt with Patsy (her sister in law).
Catherine adapted her computer knowledge and legal background to the administration of the nursing home and learnt and created systems that insured the smooth running of the nursing home on a daily basis. With the introduction of HIQA (Health Information and Quality Authority) and the requirement for rigorous compliance Catherine worked tirelessly in achieving all requirements and as such the registration of the nursing home by HIQA