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Family Carers Ireland


Family Carers Ireland, National Office, Market Square, Tullamore, Offaly - R35 PW50

Family Carers Ireland

Throughout Ireland, over 500,000 family carers dedicate themselves to providing remarkable levels of care in the home to loved ones, relatives and friends with additional care needs. Caring for a loved one can be rewarding. But it can also be isolating, frightening and difficult. Family Carers Ireland is the national charity, offering family and young carers a range of free supports and services, helping to combat the challenges that a caring role can bring.

No one should have to care alone.


Our vision is an Ireland in which family carers are properly recognised, supported and empowered. Our mission is to highlight the contribution of family carers to Irish society and to improve the lives of family carers throughout the country. We believe that no one should have to care alone.

Through a national network of Support Centres and a Freephone Careline (1800 24 07 24), Family Carers Ireland provides essential supports and services including information and advocacy on rights and entitlements, advice on care planning and crisis support, counselling, peer networking groups, learning and education, young carer support and help in accessing essential respite/emergency respite. 

where your money goes

Your kind donation will help us to continue to:

  • Deliver our free counselling and one-to-one advocacy services.
  • Offer our Freephone Careline 1800 24 07 24.
  • Provide emergency crisis support i.e. food on tables, oil in tanks - as well as purchasing practical support items including hoists, wheelchairs or behavioural therapies.
  • Deliver relevant and practical learning and educational courses.
  • Provide in-home respite/emergency respite.
  • Maintain our carer peer support groups.

Please remember, donations of €250 or over in a year are eligible for tax relief. €250 is actually worth €362 to Family Carers Ireland - at no extra cost to you.

If you would like more information about our charity, please Freephone our Careline on 1800 24 07 24. If you would like to find your nearest Carer Support Centre, please click here


Family Carers Ireland is a registered charity (number CHY 10962) and a company limited by guarantee. Learn more about our family carer supports here

Gifts of Impact

Charitable gifts are an easy, thoughtful and impactful way to support a cause you or your loved one cares about.

Give the gift of comfort
€ 500

Give the gift of comfort

500 euro or more could put food on tables and oil in tanks for family carers.

Give the gift of being there
€ 250

Give the gift of being there

Give 5 family carers the support they need in our Local Carer Support Centres.

Give the gift of counselling
€ 150

Give the gift of counselling

Your gift could provide 2 hours of one-to-one emotional support through our counselling service.

Give the gift of listening
€ 50

Give the gift of listening

Your gift could provide 2 hours of cover for the National Freephone Careline

Give the gift of respite
€ 25

Give the gift of respite

Your gift could provide 1 hour of respite to a family caring for a loved one.