Established in Ireland in 1961, there are 21 Samaritans branches across Ireland with more than 2,000 active volunteers. Learn more about us, our strategic delivery plan, or to contact our office here.
About Samaritans in Ireland
Established in Ireland in 1961, there are now 21 Samaritans branches across Ireland with more than 2,000 active volunteers.
Support Samaritans Ireland
Samaritans Ireland relies heavily on public and corporate donations. Find out more on how you can support us through making a donation, partnering with us or leaving a gift in your will.
Our work in Ireland
Samaritans Ireland is committed to being an evidence-based organisation, developing policies and positions through extensive research rooted in lived experiences and a human rights basis.
Ireland media guidelines & online safety resources
Samaritans’ media guidelines for reporting suicide for Ireland and online safety guidance offer practical advice on how to reduce the risk of media coverage or social media negatively impacting people who may be vulnerable.
Charlie’s Hand of Friendship Walk
Charlie Bird Hand has offered the Hand of Friendship to Samaritans, by raising awareness of our 24 hour helpline 116 123 to those who need us most. He recently led hundreds of supporters on a walk through Avondale Forest Park, Co Wicklow.
Samaritans show power of human connection
Samaritans volunteers in Ireland answered almost 1,000 calls a day last year as people continued to struggle with the impact of Covid and the lifting of restrictions, annual figures show.