The aim of the Society of St Vincent de Paul is to tackle poverty in all its forms through the provision of practical assistance to those in need. The concept of need is broader than financial hardship, so visiting the sick, the lonely and the imprisoned form a large proportion of the Society's work.

The Society operates in small groups, called "Conferences", based on local parishes which meet regularly and their work is usually concentrated on local visiting. However over the years, the SVP has responded to social changes, providing a range of additional services depending on the prevailing need. Today, these “Special Works” include shops, resource centres, providing accommodation to vulnerable people and various holiday schemes amongst other things. 

The Galway Office of the Society is located at Ozanam House on St. Augustine Street.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul,
Ozanam House,
St. Augustine Street,

091 563233

The Society also operates a second hand clothes and furniture shop called 'The Curiosity Shop' on Merchants Road. The Clothing SHop is open on tuesday to Saturday from 9am - 5pm. The furniture shop is Wednesday,  Friday and Saturday from 9am - 1pm and later from 2pm - 5pm.

  For more information on the Society, please visit the St. Vincent de Paul Ireland website. 

They also have a Facebook page which is available at this address  

The contact details for the SVP West Region are as follows;

Offices: Ballyhaunis Area: Knock (087) 7907382, Claremorris (085) 8140339, Ballyhaunis (086) 2640969, Ballinlough (087) 3585108, Ballinrobe

Castlebar Area: (094) 9023207

Galway: City, Connemara and Aran Islands: (091) 563233,

South Galway: Loughrea (086) 0551134, Portumna (087) 3650922, Gort (087) 1446196

Tuam Area: Dunmore (086) 4196828, Headford, Tuam (086) 4109667, Athenry (087)1521891,

Tullycross -Cashel & Clifden (087) 4163456
Westport Area: Achill (086) 4109273, Newport, Westport, Louisburgh - Clare & Inishturk Islands (087) 9934960

Shops:  Achill (086) 4109273, Castlebar (094) 9028569, Claremorris (087) 6526575, Galway (091) 563233, Tuam (093) 25222

Holiday Home:  St. Catherine Laboure, Knock, Co Mayo (094) 9388262

Resource Centre: Croí Na Gaillimhe, Mill Street, Galway (091) 895203

Hostel:  Galway City St. Anthonys (091) 563233


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