Private Rightsizing Scheme

Private Rightsizing Scheme at Woodfield Manor, Newcastle West. Two-bed Bungalows available.

Limerick City and County Council has developed a policy where persons over the age of 55 who own their own home, and who find their dwellings too large for their needs, may request the Council to purchase their home in return for a lifelong tenancy in a managed Older Persons Scheme.

The application process for the Woodfield Manor Private Rightsizing Scheme has now closed.

  • Are you aged 55 or over, and own your own home?
  • Do you find that your home is too big for your needs?
  • Have your children left home?
  • Do you want to reduce the running costs of your household?
  • Do you want to move to a managed community for Older Persons?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, we may be able to help.

The private rightsizing scheme is a voluntary scheme, which means that you do not have to move unless you choose to do so. Our aim is not just to help people wanting to transfer to a smaller home but to release properties that are in high demand for families that need them most.

We have an exciting new scheme of two-bedroom bungalows currently under construction becoming available in October 2023, in partnership with Clann Housing at Woodfield Manor, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick.

Clann Housing is a dedicated age-friendly housing provider, committed to providing high quality housing which enable people to age in place, create homes and thriving communities. Limerick City and County Council and Clann Housing are committed to empowering residents to live for as long as they possibly can in sustainable, high quality, affordable homes in their own communities. Our joint ambition is to expand and improve housing options for people over the age of 55.

Limerick City and County Council and Clann Housing are working together now to deliver more age-friendly housing to Limerick residents, planning ahead to ensure the right housing options and supports are in place as our population ages, reducing the likelihood of entering into nursing homes/ care facilities.

If you are interested and want further details on Clann Housing please visit


This service is provided by

Housing Support Services

Phone +353 61 556000
Limerick City and County Council, Merchant's Quay, Limerick, V94 EH90