The Sick and Indigent Roomkeepers’ Society, founded in 1790, is Dublin’s oldest surviving charity. It has given over 225 years of service to the poor and the sick of the city.
The Society used to serve the area between the two canals, but its remit has been now expanded to cover the entire area of Co. Dublin, due to changes in the demographic structure of the city.
A core principle of the Society is to target assistance towards helping people who are experiencing temporary difficulties and need once-off assistance to restructure their lives and achieve self sufficiency.
The Society distributed €128,343 in assistance in 2019.
Mode of contact
Applications for assistance are made to the Society by social workers in State agencies and other relevant bodies. An application form will be provided to the social worker on request to the SIRKS office.
See Application Guidelines page.
Sick and Indigent Roomkeepers’ Society
41 Fitzwilliam Square West
Phone: 01 6676213