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ARC Villages has been established to enrich the lives of over 65’s in Ireland.

Our Retirement Villages are designed for convenient living in high-quality homes including a full suite of on-site facilities and services available to residents, supported by our dedicated team of on-site staff. With activities, events and clubs in the village, residents have the opportunity to engage with other village neighbours in addition to retaining their fully independent lifestyle.

Our Vision / Mission

We are dedicated to creating vibrant communities that enable longer, happier, and healthier lives through thoughtful design, sustainability, and a commitment to fostering genuine connections and an active lifestyle. Offering the opportunity to over 65s to rightsize to a new home in a village community with homes that are designed to give the residents Independence, Adaptability, and Security.

What is it?

The concept of Retirement Villages is well established and operating in several countries throughout Europe, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. A Retirement Village provides safe, secure and convenient living for persons over 65. It is proven that Seniors live longer and healthier lives at home as part of an active community.

Our Approach

Arc Villages has been established to design, develop and operate retirement villages in Ireland.


We are creating A-rated, NZEB, energy efficient and thoughtfully designed buildings for later living, targeting a Net Zero village. All of our homes are designed to Universal Design Standards homes for maximum comfort and accessibility but also the ability to allow future adaptability if required. Village clubhouse buildings are equally designed as energy efficient and provide a welcome reception for residents and family. Landscaped grounds are designed to promote mobility and activity in a safe and beautiful environment. Each home is designed with assistive technology for comfort, convenience and safety.


Our development team will manage the development process from site selection through to handover to the operations team.


Our on-site Village Team will manage the effective operation of the village and its activities.  They will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the village; organising activities and clubs, maintenance, landscaping, housekeeping. Each village will have Pavillion clubhouse to provide communal space for social and recreational activities in addition to external health and wellbeing activities.

Continued Investment

Arc Villages will retain a number of properties within the villages for rental purposes. To ensure the ongoing provision of services for the entire village, we are a co-owner of property along with the new residents. We are committed to the long-term success of each retirement village.

Our Team

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John Ryan

Managing Director


John is the MD and Founder of Arc Villages, with over 30 years of experience in Real Estate, Development and Finance. John is passionate about expanding and improving the later living sector in Ireland with Arc Villages creating vibrant active communities for healthy, connected, secure living.
Prior to establishing Arc Villages, John was Managing Director of the Broadwick Group for over 10 years, with Real Estate and Operations across Europe. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Ireland and has been Chair and Non Executive Director of companies across the Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Technology and Professional Services Sectors.


Jonathan Dowling

Development Director


Jonny is a Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years’ experience in construction and property development in Ireland and throughout Europe. Jonny is leading the development of our retirement villages. Prior to joining ARC Villages Jonny most recently held positions with Bartra developing their private residential, social housing, nursing homes and co-living portfolios. Preceding that Jonny worked with Mace in London delivering some of their high-profile commercial projects.

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