Older Persons Support

Kilkenny Carlow Contact

Kilkenny & Carlow Contact has been working in the community since 2003 offering friendship, companionship and one – to – one support to older people living in their own homes.

We find suitable volunteers to befriend & visit all older persons living alone who wish to participate.

We are committed to building community links and establish service partnerships in order to meet the changing needs and aspirations of the people we serve.

Contact: Eleanor Doyle, Coordinator

Tel 056 7772151 or 059 9136340

Visit: kccontact.ie


Men’s Action Network (M.A.N.)

MAN was set up in 2009, as a joint initiative of the group of local men from St. Canice’s parish,  Fr. McGrath Family Resource Centre and Social Services Kilkenny.

Men’s Action Network provides an opportunity to ALL men over 50 years of age living in Kilkenny city and beyond for:

  • Social Contact
  • Games (skittles, bowls, boccia, curling and more)
  • Men’s Health Awareness Talks
  • Entertainment
  • Day Trips and Holidays
  • Educational Activities
  • Integration & Participation in Activities in the Wider Community of Kilkenny

The activities of M.A.N are aimed to eradicate isolation, loneliness and social exclusion amongst men and to provide long term benefit for the community.

M.A.N meet on Wednesdays from 2.30pm – 4.30pm and Fridays 10.30am – 12.30pm and  in St. Canice’s  Neighbourhood Centre, Butts Green, Kilkenny.

For more info please call Eamonn 056 7789749 or Larry 086 1290284.

You can download the M.A.N. leaflet here (PDF)


Senior Citizens Helpline

Operates on Saturdays from 4pm to 7pm at Fr. McGrath Centre. National Helpline number 1850 440 444.