McGrath Housing & Care


About Us

Under the “New Configuration of Homeless Services” The Paddy McGrath Housing Project has been recognised as providing a Care and Support Intensity Level of Category 4 – Medium Care & Support.

Care is provided by five full-time staff at the Project – A Care Manager and four project workers.


Initially six residents were housed in Dominick Place and Temple Court until, in 1998 a further 10 purpose-built apartments were developed on a site at 9/9A Granby Lane. This was followed in 2009 by the completion of an additional 15 apartments in Talbot House, opposite our existing Granby Lane building. The residents in the old Dominick Place were moved to this new building. We developed a new building, 20A Dominic Place, this consists of 9 single bed apartments, two large office spaces and one large room for workshops. The Project now currently comprises 34 residents’ apartments.

These buildings were financed by Capital Assistance Grants, Lottery Funding, a grant from the Department of Health and Children, together with substantial fund-raising. The building of Talbot House involved expenditure of over €1.2 million of our own funds.

The provision of accommodation is an integral part of the Project. It not only provides for the physical needs of the residents, but it gives them a sense of security and restores their dignity.