Important Numbers and Helplines

Accord Tallaght

Change of address: Unit E, Exchange Hall, Belgard Sq. North, Tallaght (beside entrance to Tallaght Hospital). Tel. (01) 459 0337

Support Group for Parents of Children with Special Needs

If you have a child with special needs and would like to meet other parents like yourself, why not come along to the Iona Centre. The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm. Tel. 086 8073388 or 085 729 8202 for further details.

HomeInstead Senior Care Memory Clinics in Ireland

A new guide has been published to provide up-to-date information on Memory Clinics in Ireland. The Guide outlines the Memory Clinic services available across the country and provides a list of all clinics in Ireland. Go to to download your free copy.

Age Action Ireland

Is running a Care & Repair Service for people over 60 years of age. Using a pool of trustworthy volunteers and handypersons they carry out minor repairs for older people. The service is free, you only pay for the materials used. Volunteers are vetted and carry official ID cards. For details contact 1890 369 369 or 01 475 69 89

Marriage Difficulties

Does your marriage bring you joy…..or is it breaking your heart?
Retrouvaille Ireland is hosting a Retrouvaille Weekend Programme on Friday 20 Feb to Sunday 22 Feb. If you would like to talk to someone, would like more information, or register for the programme, please get in touch at 495 3536 or 450 0922;
Contact: RetrouvailleIreland, 49 Grange Wood, Rathfarnham. Telephone 4953536;

If you need help with a drug or alcohol problem or are in any way concerned, there are several places to turn to – e.g. your family doctor, pharmacist, clergy, teachers, social workers. Listed below, in alphabetical order, are also some useful phone numbers.

Community Awareness of Drugs,

31 Central Hotel Chambers, Dame Court, Dublin 2. Tel: 679 2681.
Drug education, advice and referral.

Coolmine Therapeutic Community,

Coolmine House, 19 Lord Edward Street, Dublin 2. Tel: 679 4822; 679 3765. Residential rehab programme for drug dependency.


Clonliffe College, Dublin 3. Tel: 836 0011.
Drug awareness programme.

Drugs/HIV Helpline

Freephone: 1800-459-459.
Confidential support and information service.

Drug Treatment Centre Board

Trinity Court, 30/31 Pease Street, Dublin 2. Tel: 677 1122; 648 8600.

Garda Station, Rathfarnham, Community Officer

Tel: 666 6500.

Garda Station, Tallaght, Junior Liaison Officer,

Tel: 666 6000.

Hanly Centre

The Mews, Eblana Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Tel: 280 9795. Counselling service for families with alcohol problems.

Health Promotion Unit

Department of Health, Hawkins House, Dublin 2. Tel: 635 4000.

Mater Dei Counselling Centre

Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3. Tel: 837 1892.
Counselling service for 12- 18 year-olds.

Narcotics Anonymous

4 Eustace Street, Dublin 2. Tel: 672 8000.

The Rutland Centre

Knocklyon Road. Tel: 494 6358.
Residential addiction centre. Family intervention programmes.

Further information is also available at


“Don’t Despair, Know We Care” – Localised Index of Services
Available in PDF download