Important Contacts:

Domestic Violence Advocacy Service

DVAS provides services in Sligo, Leitrim, and West Cavan.
Sligo Centre 071 91 41515

Contact DVAS confidentially
Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Councelling Centre, Sligo, Leitrim & West Cavan

Support adults and children who have experienced any form of sexual violence.
Tel:- 1800 750 780

Sligo Rape Crisis Centre Website
Garda Stations

Ballymote 071 9189507
Carrick-on-Shannon 071 9650517
Manorhamilton 071 9820627
Sligo 071 9157011

Garda response to Domestic Abuse

Garda Charter


Garda Website
Women’s Aid National Helpline
10am-10pm 7 days per week Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900
Womens Aid Website



Carrick on Shannon Courthouse
District Court – Phone 071 96 20481 : Email –

Circuit Court – Phone 071 96 20002 : Email: –

Sligo Courthouse
District Court – Phone 071 91 42429 : Email: –

Circuit Court – Phone 071 91 42228 : Email: –

Courts Website
Legal Aid Centre

Address: Bridgewater House, Rockwood Parade, Thomas Street, Sligo.
Sligo (071) 9161670
Cost varies depends on means test

Legal Aid Website
Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC)

Free Legal Advice by appointment
LoCall number – 1890 350 250

FLAC Website

The Law Society of Ireland has a list of Solicitors available

Law Society Website

Housing / Accommodation:

Local Authority Housing

Sligo Borough Council, Sligo Borough Council Website
City Hall, Quay Street, Sligo. Phone: 071 9114503

Sligo County Council Sligo County Council Website
County Hall, Riverside, Sligo. Tel:071 9111111

Leitrim County Council Leitrim County Council Website
Governor House, Carrick-On-Shannon. Phone 071 962 0005

Rent allowance for Private Rental
HSE Community Welfare Officer Community Welfare Officer Website

Financial Support:

Social Welfare

Sligo Social Welfare Office
Government Offices, Cranmore Road, Sligo – Telephone: (071) 9148200

Leitrim Social Welfare Office
Leitrim Road, Carrick-on-Shannon – Telephone: (071) 9650070

Manorhamilton Social Welfare Office
Sligo Road, Manorhamilton – Telephone: (071) 9820030

Cavan Social Welfare Office
Dublin Road, Cavan – Telephone: (049) 4368960

Social Welfare Website

Other Domestic Violence Organisations:

Refuges and Support Services in Ireland

Map and Contact information for Domestic Violence Services in Ireland

Map of Refuge and Support Services Ireland
Nearest Domestic Violence Refuges to Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan

Castlebar Refuge Womens Support Service, Castlebar. Tel: 094 9025409 Email: Castlebar Refuge Website

Donegal Domestic Violence Service, Letterkenny, Letterkenny Refuge website
Tel: 1800 262677 or 074 9126267 Email:

*Galway*- Waterside House 091 565 985
Galway Refuge website

Athlone – Esker House Refuge, Helpline: 090 6474122 (24 hour service)
Athlone Refuge website

Northern Ireland Women’s Aid

Tel: 0044 28 90 249041

Other useful contacts:

Citizens Information Centre

Lo-call: 1890 777 121
CIC : 076 107 4000

Sligo CIC : Tel: 0761 07 6390
Carrick on Shannon Tel: 0761 07 5670
Drumshanbo CIC Tel: 0761 07 5680
Manorhamilton CIC Tel: 0761 07 5710
Tubbercurry CIC Tel: 071 912 0433
Ballinamore CIC Tel: 071 96 40995

Citizens Information
The Samaritans

Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. Call 1850 609090 or sligo office at 071 91 42011


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