About Drogheda Homeless Aid

First published: 2016-12-07 13:09:39

Drogheda Homeless Aid was set up in 1982 by Sr. Cait Fitzgerald to cater for the growing number of homeless people in our community, and since then has provided accommodation, care and support for over 4,000 homeless people, many of whom have resettled into our community and are living independent fulfilled lives.

Board of Directors

Chairman Paul Murphy
Vice-chairman Declan O’Neill
Treasure Gerry Fitzgerald
Secretary Kevin Byrne
  Charles Murphy
  Pat Murphy
  Eugene Nawn
  Tom Murphy
  Maria Ward

Our Staff

Manager Maureen Ward
Staff Supervisor Ray Hughes
Duty Officer John Walker
Resettlement Co-ordinator Emma Moore
Resettlement Worker Ciara Branigan
Resettlement Worker Austin Campbell
Resettlement Worker Niamh Rooney


The current hostel was officially opened in September 2000 by Minister Dermot Ahern, and was funded by the Department of the Environment and Local Government under the Capital Assistance Scheme.  

Drogheda Homeless Aid now caters for 25 residents at any one time with 140 men typically staying in the hostel in a typical twelve month period.

Drogheda Homeless Aid is also a housing association with three long term houses and two transitional houses

Read the Chairman's Welcome Message

Read more about the development Drogheda Homeless Aid

How We Use Our Funding

Our Funders

Department of Social Protection   Department of the Environment  State Street  Meath County Council  Louth Leader Partnership Louth County Council HSE