If you need a bed tonight, the first thing you will need to do is get in touch with your Local Authority in order to be eligIble for homeless services. Your Local Authority will approve you for services and will refer you to the appropriate emergency accommodation providers.

If you are in Galway, the details for the local authorities are:

Galway City Council
Address: City Hall, College Road, Galway
Contact Number: 091 894372
Opening Hours: 9am – 4pm (Monday to Friday)

Galway County Council
Address: Áras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway
Contact Number: 091 509300
Opening Hours: 9:30am – 1pm (Monday to Friday)

An Out of Hours Service is also available and is provided by COPE Galway. The contact number for this service is 1800 788 887 (free-phone).