Age friendly & Older Persons Forum 


To find out more information about the becoming a member of the Older People’s Forum  in Kilkenny contact the  Community and Culture section of Kilkenny County Council,  John’s Green Kilkenny or  telephone 0567794920 or email  . You can also visit the Kilkenny  Age friendly website on 

Carlow To find out more information about the becoming a member of the Older People’s Forum  in Carlow please ring Valerie Mcdonald of Carlow County Development Partnership on (059)9720733.

Bereavement Counselling 

Kilkenny Bereavement Support is an organisation of volunteers that supports people of all ages who have been bereaved recently or at some time in the past.  For more information telephone 056 775 6538 or email:

Citizens Information Centres 

For information & support around Living alone allowance , or Household benefits package , free travel etc  for over 65’s .

Citizens Information Offices in the county of Kilkenny 
Callan CIC, The Friary, Callan Co. Kilkenny Tel: +353 56 775 5517
Graiguenamanagh CIC, Main Street, Graiguenamanagh Co. Kilkenny
Tel: +353 59 972 4955
Mooncoin CIC, The Credit Union, Mooncoin Co. Kilkenny    Tel: +353 51 896 900
Kilkenny CIC, 4 The Parade, Kilkenny Co. Kilkenny          Tel: +353 761 077 910

Free-Call: 1800 222 121

Citizens Information Offices in the county of Carlow 

Carlow .       St. Catherines Community Services Centre, St. Joseph’ s Road, Carlow Phone: 0761 07 5130

Tullow .           Tullow Parish Centre, Tullow Parish Centre 059/9151059

Elder Abuse 

Handling Of Suspected Elder Abuse Cases

All cases of alleged Elder Abuse are treated seriously, dealt with in confidence and, as much as possible, handled in a way that respects the wishes of the older person. The overall aim is to ensure the safety and well-being of an older person while providing support to stop the abusive behaviour.

Carlow Kilkenny Area   Carlow / Kilkenny Senior Case Worker for the Protection of Older People is Ms. Geraldine Sutton, Social Worker, HSE South, Kilkenny Community Care Headquarters, James Green, Kilkenny Tel: 056 778 4705 and Email:

Public Health Services 

Tullow CIC

Tullow Parish Centre
Co. CarlowTel: 059 9151059

Senior Helpline

The Senior Helpline is a confidential listening service for older people run by older volunteers. It is open every day of the year from 10am to 10pm. So whether you need someone to listen or would just like to talk call the Senior Helpline. The LoCall number is 1850 440444.

Safety & Protection for Older Persons Living Alone

List of Emergency Numbers 
Kilkenny Garda (056)7775000

Carlow Garda     ( 059)9131505

Garda 999/112

Fire/Fire Brigade 999/112

Socially Monitored Alarms

Kilkenny & Carlow Contact have been fitting Socially monitored Alarms in Kilkenny City since Summer 2010, and we work in partnership with various Community Organisations in other town and country areas who also install alarms so as not to overlap on services . The alarm is at present free to the Older Person, there is a yearly charge for the monitoring of the alarm of 66 euro per year, which is paid by the older person directly to the alarm monitoring company.

For Further information about Socially Monitored Alarms please contact our Office in the Fr McGrath Centre at 056/7751988 Extension 6 Or to download a brochure click here. Also for Socially Monitiored Alarm Services in Carlow Town & County please access the Seniors Alert Section of the Department of Environments website.