Modh Eile House

Modh Eile House, the home of the COPE Galway Domestic Abuse Service & Refuge

Our Domestic Abuse Service moved out of Waterside House and into Modh Eile House in May 2020.

Our service offers day time supports as well as 24-hour helpline and safe refuge for women, and their children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.

Our mission is to support and empower women and their children, and to work towards eliminating the structures in society which give rise to and tolerate domestic violence and abuse.

Support and services available to women and their children.

Free and confidential helpline

24-hour Modh Eile House helpline offering free and confidential support for women experiencing domestic abuse. Those with concerns about a loved one can also seek guidance.

One to One support

One to one support and meetings with a key worker, to talk about your situation and work through your options.

Refuge accommodation

Modh Eile House Refuge offers emergency refuge accommodation for women and children who are at risk at home and who need a safe place.

Outreach Service and Support

We hold regular Outreach clinics in Athenry, Loughrea, Gort, Portumna, Ballinasloe, Claregalway, Headford, Tuam, Clifden and Carraroe. We are also available in other places if transport is a difficulty for you. Please contact us to arrange a one-to-one confidential appointment. You will still have access to all services available to you. Call 091 56 59 85


You can have one of our team accompany you to court or to other agencies, as a source of support and practical help.

Referral to other agencies

Our support workers can also refer you, and advocate on your behalf if necessary, with other agencies like the HSE, Tusla and Social Protection.

For free and confidential support Call our Domestic Abuse 24/7 Helpline