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4th June 2020 @ 12:48 PM

Sr. Cait Fitzgerald short Biography Sr. Cait Fitzgerald of the Daughters of Charity Order who has died aged 89 was the founder of Drogheda Homeless Aid and the Drogheda Traveller Support Group and was a major force in the care of the underprivileged during her 21 years by the Boyneside.

28th May 2020 @ 11:17 AM

Hubert Murphy April 04 2020 12:00 AM Bernard Maguire has been the chef at Drogheda Homeless Aid for a decade and over the last seven years or so, has also taken over the task of providing dozens of dinners each day as part of the Rotary Club's 'Meals on Wheels' service.

28th May 2020 @ 11:21 AM

Huge thanks  for the free bottles of hand-sanitiser , Drogheda Homeless Aid has received from Listoke Distilery. Considering the current COVID-19 pandemic, We all become more aware that the importance of staying clean and healthy is the most simple but with biggest impact we can do.

28th May 2020 @ 11:10 AM

Lenten Lunches, has, for the past 12 years been one of DHAs biggest annual fundraisers, raising over 20k annually in the past number of years. Again, thanks to everybody for their support for Lenten Lunches and DHA

28th May 2020 @ 11:13 AM

February 22 2020  St Peters (Church of Ireland), Parish Hall, Peters St, Drogheda are running their 12th year of a series of lunches, on each Wednesday during Lent commencing on the 26th February for the benefit of Drogheda Homeless Aid.

28th May 2020 @ 11:13 AM

December 14 2019  Down the years there has been ice and snow and this time, it was wind and rain that greeted the 'sleepers' as part of this year's Drogheda Homeless Aid sleep out.

21st October 2019 @ 2:32 PM

Drogheda Homeless Aid requires a Housekeeper and also Maintenance Person to support the organisation  in the continuous improvement in a range of areas to include:  House Keeper:  Duties to include -  Purchasing of food for hostel and stockcontol, and assisting in supporting the manager and a team of cleaners in upkeep of a small number of DHA houses. Maintenance Person: Duties to include -  Maintenance in the hostel and in the DHA houses, including painting and general upkeep.  Some experience in similar role would be advantagious but not necessary as a full induction will be given.  All applicants must be eligible for Community Employment Schemes and if interested, please contact Ray Hughes, Supervisor 041 98 34492 or by email on    

30th April 2019 @ 4:18 PM

For the first time in Drogheda, Drogheda Homeless Aid proudly presents I'm A Celeb Get Me Out of Here Fundraiser. Much like the popular ITV show, I'm A Celeb, Get Me Out of Here,

21st November 2018 @ 2:17 PM

At this time of year, as the weather hardens, our thoughts turn even more than usual to the plight of the homeless and rough sleepers in our community and how they are coping.

26th September 2018 @ 3:54 PM

€600K investment to provide more affordable accommodation Drogheda Homeless Aid (DHA) has acquired three new houses to add to its stock of transitional and long-term housing.

18th July 2018 @ 2:58 PM

Drogheda Homeless Aid’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the 24 hour Christmas Sleep-Out, takes place on December 10th and, with a record number of volunteers already committed to taking part, the omens are good for a bumper result.

18th July 2018 @ 2:52 PM

The Manager of Drogheda Homeless Aid, Maureen Ward, will be spending her birthday on the charity’s Annual Sleep-out fundraiser.  Maureen declined to tell us whether it was a “significant” birthday or not but said that it was a sad fact

23rd July 2018 @ 4:21 PM

All of us in Drogheda Homeless Aid – our staff and board members – try to reach out with our hearts to homeless men or those who may be at risk of homelessness. The hostel at North Strand, Drogheda offers shelter and support in an “open door” policy that has existed for many years.

19th July 2018 @ 12:27 PM

Our FOOD SERVICE would be very grateful for donations of food items, to our homeless hostel and drop-in centre at 35 North Strand, Drogheda. Drop in your donation any time that suits.

19th July 2018 @ 12:45 PM

Our last charity concert took place on the 19th December at McHughs venue in Drogheda. 

19th July 2018 @ 12:45 PM

Spinathon This year staff and volunteers from Drogheda Homeless Aid enjoyed taking part in the Integral Fitness Spinathon Charity Challengein Scotch Hall Drogheda over the Easter weekend. €12,503 has been raised for charities.

19th July 2018 @ 12:45 PM

The yearly series of Lenten Lunches for the benefit of Drogheda Homeless Aid have been taking place during Lent for six years now. On offer is a choice of tasty soups, sandwiches and tea and coffee, each Wednesday between 12.30pm to 2.30pm, in return for a suggested donation of €5 for adults and €2.50 for children.

19th July 2018 @ 12:45 PM

The Sleepout, initiated for the first time in 1999, has become an annual event in December at St. Peter’s Church in West Street Drogheda. Local politicians as well as representatives of local companies sign up every year to spend the icy chill of a December night on the steps of St Peter’s to raise much needed funds for Drogheda Homeless Aid.

19th July 2018 @ 12:45 PM

During Christmas time there are so many ways to support Drogheda Homeless Aid. Please see below for some examples. Thank you for your help! Read here the poignant Christmas Appeal of Paul Murphy, Drogheda Homeless Aid's Chairperson.

20th July 2018 @ 3:30 PM

‘Dine and Give’ is a new and innovative fundraising programme run in association with local restaurants, The Restaurants Association of Ireland and Drogheda Homeless Aid.

19th July 2018 @ 12:44 PM

We are delighted to let you know that Lucy the Dragon Charity Book raised the incredible amount of €1579,50, which was shared with Drogheda Womens Refuge, Dundalk Womens Refuge and Drogheda Homeless Aid.

19th July 2018 @ 12:44 PM

Happy New Year to all of you! Thank you so much for your generosity. We are so happy that we can count on your support! - Paul Murphy's thankful word following the Sleepout 2014 - 

19th July 2018 @ 12:44 PM

Drogheda Homeless Aid regularly organises Flag Days in Drogheda and in surroundings towns. All collected funds are reserved to the food budget. It helps to continue to provide hot meals and food parcels to residents and people who is having trouble making ends meet. 

19th July 2018 @ 12:38 PM

Would you like to help Drogheda Homeless Aid? At this moment, we are looking for volunteers for two missions presented below. Maybe one of them could interest and suit you!

19th July 2018 @ 12:38 PM

A big thank you to Mayor Kevin Callan, Drogheda Civic Trust, State Street and all our friends and supporters who helped make a success of My Streets Drogheda launch night on the 29th January 2015 in the Mill Enterprise Centre, Greenhills. We will feature on RTE's Nationwide programme over the next couple of weeks and will keep you posted on when!

19th July 2018 @ 12:38 PM

In 2014 Drogheda Homeless Aid started a new project that was designed to educate and inform young people about Mental Health with an overall goal to reduce the stigma associated with this topic.

19th July 2018 @ 12:38 PM

Drogheda Homeless Aid in association with Drogheda Civic Trust and with the support of State Street Drogheda, launched on the 29th January 2015 an innovative new programme called My Streets Drogheda.

19th July 2018 @ 12:39 PM

Looking for somewhere different to go for lunch these days? Enjoy the Lenten Lunches at St. Peter’s Church of Ireland on each Wednesday during Lent, from Ash Wednesday the 18th of February to Wednesday the 1st of April, for the benefit of Drogheda Homeless Aid. 

20th July 2018 @ 3:29 PM

Drogheda Homeless Aid will have its Annual Golf Classic on Friday 19th June in Baltray Golf Club. For information or to enter a team, please contact Maureen on 041-983 4492 or 086 185 3703 or email 

19th July 2018 @ 12:40 PM

Drogheda Wheelers Vice-chairman Bernard Maguaire is organising and hosting an upcoming charity cycle Rás Cabhrú.  Cyclists will have a choice of two distances the 100km and 50km cycle.  The routes will start at Drogheda port at the North Quay gate and take the coastal route, then on to Ardee and will finish back in Drogheda.

19th July 2018 @ 12:40 PM

Over 30 Drogheda Homeless Aid volunteers attended an appreciation evening which was held in the d hotel last night, Wednesday 11th November.  The event was attended by Mayor Paul Bell who stressed the importance of the work of Drogheda Homeless Aid in the community. 

19th July 2018 @ 12:42 PM

Restaurants Association of Ireland and Drogheda Homeless Aid are delighted to ask you to be a part of 2015’s Dine and Give campaign! The concept is simple; participating restaurants display small information tent cards on tables describing the work the charity does and diners are asked to leave a small donation to cover the cost of providing a hot meal to a homeless person.

19th July 2018 @ 12:48 PM

Drogheda Homeless Aid is looking for volunteers for their biggest fund-raiser of the year, the Annual Sleep Out, which this year takes place on December 12th and 13th. 

19th July 2018 @ 12:43 PM

Celebrities are helping DHA's Sleep Out campaign and raising awareness of homeless in our community as this become a sad reality of our times. Homelessness is now a national emergencys as the numbers of people faced by the prospect continues to rise.

19th July 2018 @ 12:43 PM

Representatives of the Boomerang Youth Centre visited the Drogheda Homeless Aid house on North Strand this afternoon to spread a little Christmas cheer in the shape of a large hamper full of Christmas goodies.

19th July 2018 @ 12:43 PM

The Drogheda Homeless Aid Annual Christmas Sleepout which took place on Saturday night/ Sundaymorning outside St. Peter’s Church in West Street was a great success and, while donations are still coming in, the organisers are confident the amount raised will beat last year’s total of €48,000.

19th July 2018 @ 12:47 PM

It’s good to see Donor’s Green coming back to life after years of neglect, so well done to all involved – the Council, Drogheda Port and Premier Periclase. The grass has already been cut at least once this year and the peaceful riverside park is looking neat and tidy.

19th July 2018 @ 12:30 PM

It’s been the best year ever for the Lenten Lunches which have been running at the St. Peter’s Church of Ireland Hall for eight years. 

19th July 2018 @ 12:30 PM

It's been a good week for Oliver Tully. On Monday last the Baltray Councillor became Mayor of Drogheda and on Friday his team won the Homeless Aid Golf Classic. 

19th July 2018 @ 12:47 PM

You can share the joy of Christmas this year by donating to Drogheda Homeless Aid without leaving the comfort of your favourite local restaurant. For the month of December some of Drogheda’s finest restaurants will be participating in ‘Dine and Give’, an innovative fundraising programme run in association with the Restaurants Association of Ireland and Drogheda Homeless Aid.