ROI Sick and Indigent Roomkeepers Society (SIRKS)

The Sick and Indigent Roomkeepers’ Society (SIRKS), 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.

Last updated on 13 August 2019

Who is eligible?

Applicants must be resident in Dublin city or county.

Aid should be for severe distress, such as a crisis caused by unforeseen illness/financial hardship. Particularly favourable consideration will be given where aid can make for restructuring of life and for achieving self sufficiency.

Statutory sources of aid and entitlements must first have been applied for and found inadequate.

While aid is normally given to a family/individual once only, repeat applications in cases of particular need will be considered. No on-going commitments can be entered into, though aid may be dispensed on a phased basis if this is thought best.


How to apply?

Applications for assistance can only be made 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.

Contact details

Sick and Indigent Roomkeepers Society
74 Upper Leeson Street
Dublin 4
Republic of Ireland D04 VX39
D04 VX39

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