Central Authority for Maintenance Recovery

Department of Justice, Equity and Law Reform, Bishop’s Square, Redmond’s Hill, Dublin 2
Phone: LoCall 1890 221 227
(01) 479 0200
(071) 967 2500

Collaborative Law, Galway

a structured process that provides an alternative to court in cases of separation and divorce. It offers the opportunity to focus on what is important to you, your family and your future.

Cuidiú, the Irish Childbirth Trust.

Phone: (01) 872 4501

provides parent-to-parent support, information and education on ante-natal and birth preparation, breastfeeding support and post-natal and parenthood matters.
It has an Experience Register of parents who are willing to share, in confidence, their particular parental experiences.

EdStart-Incredible Years Programme (Galway)

Galway City Partnership, 3 The Plaza, Headford Road, Galway.
Phone: (091) 773 466

offers parents the chance to develop new skills to help their children improve their behaviour with practical step-by-step suggestions.

Family Support Agency

4th floor, St. Stephen’s Green House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, and in 107 Family Resource Centre
Phone: (01) 611 4100

A branch of the Department of Social and Family Affairs providing support for families.

Fathers and Children Together (FACT)

Waterford Area Partnership Office, Westgate Retail Park, Tramore Road, Waterford.
Phone: Tel. (051) 844 575.

FACT supports fathers and their children, especially in separation.

Forever Fathers, Donegal

Phone: Text only to (086) 736 3687

Support in Donegal for non-resident fathers.

Gingerbread Association for One-Parent Families

now incorporated in One Family.

Illegal use of the internet

Phone: LoCall 1890 610 710

Irish Men’s Network

Phone: Text only to (085) 746 9342

helps with separation, divorce, depression, parenting, etc.

One Family

Cherish House, 2 Lr. Pembroke St., Dublin 2
Phone: LoCall 1890 662 212
(01) 662 9212

One Family (incorporating Cherish and Gingerbread Ireland) offers counselling for single pregnant women, unmarried parents and one-parent families.

Orphanage, Saint Brigid’s

The Coombe, Dublin 8.
Phone: (01) 454 2917


Arabella House, 18d Nutgrove Office Park, Dublin 14
Phone: Callsave: 1850 673 333
(01) 296 2200

offers crisis pregnancy counselling and support.

Parental Equality

15a Clanbrassil St., Dundalk, Co. Louth.
Phone: (046) 933 3163

shared parenting and joint custody support group.

Parenting and Pregnancy


Carmichael House, North Brunswick St., Dublin 7
Phone: LoCall 1890 301 320
LoCall 1890 927 277

for parents under stress.

Promoting Fatherhood

Mossy Glen, Lecamy, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal
Phone: (074) 938 1224

Raising Boys for Fathers

Rehabilitation Institute, Roslyn Park, Sandymount, Dublin 4
Phone: (01) 205 7200


Phone: Text: 086 272 6429

offers website support for people parenting alone.

Time 4 Us

43 Shantalla Road, Galway.
Phone: (091) 860 018

A Relaxed Child-Friendly Space. Time 4 Us provides a child-friendly space where children can meet and play with their non-resident parent, helping to nurture a loving relationship.

Opening Hours
o Tuesday to Friday:
o 12.00 pm to 8.00 pm
* Saturday & Sunday: 12.00 pm to 6.00 pm


14 Gandon House
Custom House Square
Dublin 1.
Phone: 1890 252 084

The national federation of services for unmarried parents and their children, Treoir gives legal information on birth registration, guardianship, custody/access, fathers’ rights, establishing paternity, maintenance, S15 form, social welfare entitlements. They have outreach sessions on these.

Unmarried and Separated Fathers and Families of Ireland

High St., Tallaght, Dublin 24 (opposite MABS)
Phone: (01) 451 4200
(01) 451 4295
(01) 451 6227
(01) 849 6044

Unmarried and Separated Parents of Ireland

St. Aengus Community Center, Tymon North, Tallaght, Dublin 24, and at Smyth’s of Fairwiew, (opposite
Phone: (01) 451 6227

Putting children first, USPI informs couples on their options after family breakdown.

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