Useful Links

ACCORD is a Catholic agency offering marriage and relationship counselling and marriage preparation courses.  Local contacts are:

Ennis 065 682 4297 and

Galway 091 562 331 and


AL-ANON offers strength and hope for families and friends of problem drinkers.  Call 01 873 2699  See

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Call 085 184 1103  See

ANEW offers professional care and support – including counselling, accommodation and life skills – to women, their children, partners and families facing issues surrounding crisis pregnancy, homelessness and parenthood.  Call 1800 281 281  See

AWARE is a national depression support organisation that provides a helpline.  Call 1800 804 848  See

CHILDLINE is part of The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and seeks to empower, support, and protect young people with free and confidential services, including a 24-hour helpline.  Call 1800 666 666  See

CLARE CARE provides a unique range of support services for people in County Clare, including services in areas of: home care, family support, parenting, addiction, adoption, counselling and more.

Call 065 707 2785  See

GROW is a mental health organisation which helps people who have experienced, or are experiencing, mental health problems.

Call 1890 474 474  See

PIETA HOUSE provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm.

Call 1800 247 247  See

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL works for social justice and the creation of a more just and caring nation.  Through a wide range of services it provides practical support to people in need. 

Call 061 317 327  See

STELLA MARIS DAY CENTRE, LISDOONVARNA is a social centre for people aged 65 years and over.  Open Mondays to Wednesdays, activities include arts and crafts, music, bingo, exercises, quizzes and outings, also offering lunches and a take-home meal service.  €8 contribution.  Free bus service door to door.  Contact the manager, Siobhain Bone at 065 707 5697 or

THE STELLA MARIS MEAL DELIVERY SERVICE is available to everyone in the community, at a low cost of €8, with vegetarian and gluten free menus available, and free delivery.  Contact Margaret 065 707 5687.

THE SAMARITANS provide confidential non-judgmental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.  Call 116 123  See

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