Homeless Services

Homeless Services in Kilkenny

A person from Kilkenny finding themselves homeless must present to the Housing Section in John Green's Housing Office, Kilkenny, during the hours of 9.00 p.m. - 12.30 p.m., to meet a Homeless Services Officer. The Homeless Services Officer will make an assessment and refer a person, if appropriate, to an Emergency Accommodation Provider.

Out of Hours

Out of Hours arrangements are in operation during evenings and weekends/Bank holidays and when the public counter is closed:

Good Shepherd Centre: 056 7722566
(Men over 18)


Gardai: 056 7775000

A person is regarded as homeless if they:

  • have no accommodation available which they can reasonably occupy. This includes people who would normally reside with the homeless person.
  • and are unable to provide accommodation from their own resources.

Homeless people in need of permanent housing can apply to Kilkenny County Council's housing list. If eligible, they will be placed on the waiting list. The length of time waiting for Social Housing allocation will depend on the demand for housing in the area and their individual circumstances on the waiting list. If a person is eligible for housing support they can avail of The Housing Assistant Payment (HAP).

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Emergency Outside Office Hours

If you require the service of the Local Authority for an emergency outside of normal business hours please note the following:

Persons requiring the Fire Service for an emergency should Dial 112 and no other number

For all water related queries 1850 278 278 (Irish Water)

For any other emergency the public are advised to ring 1890 252654


Opening Hours
Monday to Friday
9 am - 4 pm
Closed Lunch Time 1pm - 2pm

Contact Information
John's Green House,
John's Green, Kilkenny City
Phone: 056 - 7794900
Email: housing@kilkennycoco.ie

Senior Executive Officer
Martin Mullally


Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny R95 A39T
Tel: +353 (0) 56 7794000 | Fax: +353 (0) 56 7794004
info@kilkennycoco.ie | Emergency outside office hours: 1890 252 654
Water Queries : 1850 278 278 ( Irish Water )
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