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

Good Shepherd Centre 056 7722566
(Men over 18)


Focus Ireland

Focus Ireland Kilkenny Advice & Information Service,
Unit 2 Johns Gate,
Castlecomer Road,
Tel: 056 7794565

Drop-In Clinic hours are:

  • Monday: 2 pm to 4pm
  • Tuesday: 10 am to 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 10 am to 12:30 pm



Kilkenny Garda Station: 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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