Homeless services within Dublin city center.

Food Services


1. Capuchin Day Center- *No Charge.

Location: 29 Bow street, Dublin 7.

Contact Number: TEL:(01)8720770 .

Opening hours: Mon- Sat (09:30am- 11:30am/ 01:30pm- 03:00pm)

2. Focus Ireland Café- *Low Cost.

Location: 15 Eustace Street, Dublin 2.

Contact Number: TEL:(01)6712555 .

Opening hours: Mon-Fri (11:30am- 3:30pm) Sat & Sun (11am- 3:30pm).

3. Crosscare Café’s- *Low Cost.

A: Location: 36 Portland Row, Dublin 1.

Contact Number: TEL:(01)8555577 .

Opening hours: Monday- Saturday (08:00am- 04:00pm)

B: Location: Holles Row, Dublin 2.

Contact Number: TEL:(01)6765707 .

Opening hours: Monday- Saturday (08:00am- 04:00pm)

4. Guild Of The Little Flower- *Low Cost.

Location: 11 Meath Street, Dublin 8.

Contact Number: TEL:(01)4536621 .

Opening hours: Monday- Friday (09:00am- 02:00pm)

Public Transport: Buses: 51, 77, 121, 123 – 2 minutes walk

Note: Food served between 12:00am-01:00pm

*Low cost- consists of a minimum of 1 Euro and a maximum charge of 2 Euro per meal.

5. The Lighthouse:

Location: 23 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

Contact Number: TEL:(01)6775548 .

Opening hours: Tuesday (1pm-5pm), Thursday (1pm-5pm), Saturday (4pm- 6:30pm).

6. St.Joseph’s Penny Dinners: *low Cost (optional)

Location: Avondale house, Cumberland Street, Dublin 1.

Contact Number: TEL:(01)8743297

Opening hours: Monday- Friday (12am- 1:30pm).

Public Transport : Bus- 123, city centre buses – 5 min walk from O’Connell Street.

7. Merchants Quay Ireland: *No Charge.

Location: Riverbank, 4 Merchants Quay, Dublin 8.

Contact Number: TEL:(01)5240927 .

Opening Hours:

Breakfast: Monday-Friday: 7.30am-9.00am

Sunday: 7.15am-9.00am

Tea/Coffee: Monday-Friday: 9.30am-12.30pm.

Lunch: Monday – Friday: 1.45pm-3.00pm

Sunday (Roast Dinner): 11.00am-1.00pm

Evening meals: Monday-Friday: 4.30pm-8.30pm.


Health Care Services


1. Granby Centre (Salvation Army):

Granby Row, Dublin 1. TEL:(01)8725500

Monday- Sunday: Nurse 10:00- 13:00; 14:00-17:00

Monday & Wednesday: 08:30- 10:00.

2. Merchants Quay Ireland:

4 Merchants Quay, Dublin 8. TEL:(01)5240189

Monday: Nurse & Doctor 10:00- 13:00; 13:45- 16:30.

Tuesday: Nurse 13:45-16:30.

Wednesday & Thursday: Nurse & Doctor 10:00- 13:00; 13:45- 16:30.

Thursday: Nurse 10:00- 13:00; 13:45- 16:30.

*Needle exchange and counseling also available*

3. Capuchin Day Centre:

29 Bow Street, Dublin 7. TEL:(01)8733301

Monday & Thursday: Nurse 09:00- 11:30.

Tuesday: Doctor & Nurse 09:00- 11:30; 13:30- 15:00.

Wednesday & Thursday: Doctor & Nurse 13:30- 15:00.

Wednesday & Friday: Chiropodist 09:00- 11:30.

Saturday: Optician 13:30- 15:00.

*Counseling available*

4. Ana Liffey Drug Project:

51 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1, TEL:(01)8786899

Monday- Friday: Nurse 10:00- 12:30 (Drop In)

Monday & Tuesday: Nurse 14:30-17:00 (Drop In)

Thursday: Nurse & Doctor 15:30- 17:00 (By Appointment)

5. Mobile Health Clinic:

Free primary health care and harm reduction services for homeless people and female sex workers.

Tuesday & Thursday: (From 7pm) Opposite Starbucks at St.Stephens Green

Wednesday: (from 7pm) Morning Star Avenue *WOMEN ONLY*

For clinic times & locations , Please ring Dublin Simon Community on TEL:(01)8726899

6. D-Doc: North Dublin Urgent GP Out-of-Hours Service for people who are homeless

Call D-Doc on TEL:1800224477 , and say that you are Dr.Austin O’Carroll’s patient and give the name of your hostel.


Housing and Placement Services:


1. (Freephone) Central Placement Service:

Tel:1800707707 .

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am- 12:00/ 02:00pm- 04:00pm *Weekends contact Freephone no.

Address: Parkgate hall, 6-9 Conyngham Road Dublin 8.

Service Provider: Dublin City Council.

Gender Restrictions: None

Target Group: This service is for people who are homeless, rough sleeping or at risk of homelessness.

Service Offered: The service will organize temporary accommodation when a person who is homeless has nowhere else to stay and will assign a Housing Officer who will work with the person to put in place more long-term accommodation options.

2. Housing First Intake Team

Address: 14a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Tel:0868139015

Opening Hours: Monday- Sunday: 09:00am- 03:00am.

Service Provider: Focus Ireland and Peter McVerry Trust

Gender Restrictions: None

Target Group: People who are homeless and sleeping rough in the four Dublin Local Authority areas.

Service Offered: The Housing First Service , who has responsibility for engagement and responding to the accommodation and support needs of people sleeping rough in the Dublin area have extended their on street service until 3am with transport available to bring persons to accommodation, if required.

This service provides assessment, support and information and advice to people sleeping rough in order to help them move into appropriate accommodation and engage with support services to meet their individual needs.

Referral Procedure: Referrals accepted from other agencies and members of the public. Self referrals also accepted.