Important Numbers and Helplines

Here you will find many links to important websites. You will also find links and numbers to many helplines.

If you have a problem and feel the need for a listening ear, why not take up the phone and contact someone who can help? Perhaps some of the following contacts might be of help.


Alcoholics Anonymous

An Garda Siochana

Newbridge Garda Station,
Co. Kildare.
Tel: +353 45 431212
Fax: +353 45 440183 (Public Office)

Newbridge is in the Kildare Division and in Kildare District.

District HQ: Kildare

District HQ Tel: +353 45 527 737

District Officer: Superintendent John Murphy

Divisional HQ: Naas

Divisional HQ Tel: +353 45 88 4311

Divisional Officer: Chief Superintendent M. Byrnes


1890-303302     10am- 10pm 7 days a week Providing support and assistance to people whose lives are affected by depression.

Bereavement and Loss


supporting and helping people bereaved through suicide 1800 201890

Kildare Suicide Bereavement Support

045-895629 and 086-8554852

Irish Sudden Infant Death Association

Offers support to families bereaved by Sudden Infant Death and others affected by it 1850 391391


A peer-support programme to assist children, youth and adults who are grieving a death, separation or other painful transition in their family. Tel: 01-4734175

Catholic Sites and Links to other Parishes – Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin Website – Irish Bishops Conference Website – Vatican Website – Catechism of the Catholic Church – National Center for Liturgy – Holy Family Sisters – St. Conleth’s Catholic Heritage Association - Clane & Rathcoffey Parish Website – Tullamore Pairsh Website – Tullow Parish Website Naas Parish Website Kill Parish Website

Childline/Young People/Family Support

Spunout aims to guide young people through life with quality information, support and inspiration as well as providing a platform for young people to express their opinions, realise that they are not alone and get heard.


Childline is 24-hour service for children and young people up to 18 years .  Tel:  1800 666666


Sometimes we can let things pile on top of us, it can be hard to figure a way out,
talking may seem scary, but it helps when there’s someone there to really listen.
Who ever you are……. Wherever you are from…… What ever the problem…….
Contact Teenline Ireland free-phone 1800 833 634


Barnardos supports children and families through providing a number of direct family support services located throughout the country  1850 222300


support, guidance and information on all aspects of being a parent  1890 927277

Prevention of Cruely To Children


Faoiseamh Helpline

Faoiseamh is an organisation which provides telephone counselling and a counselling and psychotherapy referral service for people who have been sexually, physically, or emotionally abused by priests or religious. Our aim is to ensure that the people who contact us receive the best possible help and support in dealing with the events of the past.

Free access to a helpline staffed by experienced Telephone Counsellors. This operates on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11.00 am – 8.00 pm, and on Fridays from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Freephone 1800 331234 (Rep. of Ireland) and Freephone 0800 973272 (NI and UK).

Financial Concerns

St Vincent de Paul Society


Money Advice & Budgeting Services

1800 283438
Newbridge, Co. Kildare – 045 435558     Carlow Town, Co. Carlow – 059 9140977

It’s Your Money

Independent information on financial products and services to help you make financial decisions

Gamblers Anonymous

Health Issues

Age Action

Age Action Ireland is the national independent organisation on ageing and older people 01 4756989.

Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Offering direct access to practical information and emotional support for people with dementia, their carers, families and friends 1800 341341


Support for people affected by eating disorders. 1890 200444.

Carers Association of Ireland

1800 240724.


Offers support and help to those who are faced with a crisis pregnancy 1850 622626.

Irish Cancer Society

1800 200700.

Irish Patients Association

01 2722555.


Works with carers, families and individuals affected by Acquired Brain Injury. Helpline number 1890 200 278 Helpline Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm 2pm – 5pm.

Mental Health Ireland

Promoting positive mental health and actively supporting persons with a mental illness, their families and carers.

Health Service Executive (HSE)

Social Work & Child Protection Services can be contacted through your Local Health Office. Kildare/ West Wicklow Area: 045/882400 (Office Hours)

Carlow/Kilkenny Area: 059/9136587 (Office Hours)
Kildare/ West Wicklow Area: 045/882400 (Office Hours)

Marriage Support


Providing access to information and support, if you are preparing for marriage, seeking to enhance your existing couple and/or other relationships, looking for help with marriage and relationship difficulties:  Columba Centre, Maynooth 01 5053112; . Tel: Parish Centre, Newbridge 045 431695

St Catherine’s, Carlow 059 9138738

Missing Irish People – Deirdre Jacob – Missing Irish People

Click here for Deirdre Jacob page.  Deirdre is from Newbridge and has been missing since 28th July 1998.

Narcotics Anonymous


National Board – Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church, Ireland

Director: Mr. Ian Elliott.
Telephone: 01 505 3018. Fax: 01 5053026

National Counselling Service (NCS)

The HSE National Counselling Service (NCS) is for adults who were abused in childhood and was established in September 2000 in response to the recognition that a large number of adults had been abused as children while in care in State institutions in Ireland. The NCS offers confidential face to face counselling, free of charge, to adults who experienced physical, emotional, sexual abuse or neglect during childhood. Counselling is available at 60 locations throughout Ireland.

For an appointment at a location of your choice Freephone: 1800 235 234
More information at:

Pilgrimages Links

Prayer/Reflection Links – Soul Searching – Sacred Space – Tearmann Spirituality Centre  Glendelough


1850-609090 (24 hours) – providing confidential emotional support for people  experiencing feelings of distress /despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

Suicide Prevention

Turning the Tide of Suicide

Founded to raise awareness and funding to lower the suicide rates in Ireland through dedicated research, educational support and intervention in the problem of suicide in Ireland.

National Office for Suicide Prevention

Irish Association of Suicidology

The IAS set out to be a forum for all individuals and voluntary groups involved in any aspect of suicidology for the exchange of knowledge gained from differing perspectives and experiences.
Pieta House
Pieta House offers a specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who participate in self-harming behaviours. In particular, this centre targets people who have already attempted to take their lives – often the forgotten people. This service is free of charge, but donations are welcome. The specialized treatment programme offers a comprehensive service aimed at individuals and their families who are affected by:
·         Multiple suicidal attempts
·         Suicidal ideation
·         Continuous self-harming behaviours

Pieta House is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9.00am – 8.00pm, Tuesdays, Fridays 9.00am – 5.00pm, Saturday 10am-2pm on Sunday on Call service 10.00am – 2.00pm

Please feel free to call us on (01) 601 00 00 to arrange an appointment or to find out more.

Third Level Catholic Colleges  – All Hallows College, Dublin  – Mater Dei Institute, Dublin –  NUI Maynooth  Carlow College

Vocations – National Links – Irish Vocations – Response - Promotion of vocations – Religious Vocations

Young Christian Workers & Catholic Youth Care Links – Catholic Youth Care (CYC)  Young Christian Workers

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