Fairgreen Hostel for Men

24-hour emergency accommodation service in Galway City for homeless men and rough sleepers

Fairgreen Hostel for Homeless men

COPE Galway Fairgreen Hostel is a 24-hour emergency accommodation service in Galway City Centre for homeless men. The hostel has 26 single bedrooms.

We offer homeless men a private bedroom, 3 meals daily and access to showers and laundry services. Each client is assigned a key worker who works with them to identify their individual needs and to support them in setting on a pathway out of homelessness and into appropriate long-term housing, including independent living.

Fairgreen Hostel operates to a harm reduction approach in supporting men who are actively misusing alcohol and, or drugs. We also accommodate and support men with mental health challenges.

Our aim is to provide a peaceful, safe, clean and friendly environment for everyone who lives and works in Fairgreen Hostel.
Who is the service for?

– Men, 18 years or older, who are homeless, and have registered as homeless with the relevant Galway City or Galway County housing authority.

– Self-referrals and referrals from other agencies are also accepted.

What we offer our clients

Support and services at Fairgreen include

  • Our qualified, experienced staff who provide one-on-one support for each client, working with you to assess your individual situation and identify support and services that are best suited to your needs.
  • Assistance with accessing identified services and organisations.
  • Assistance with form filling and staff will advocate for and with you as necessary.
  • Help with accessing training and skill development opportunities.
  • Practical life skills and budget advice.

Our residents also have access to:

  • Accommodation clinics where staff help clients looking for private rented accommodation.
  • Medical Services: A GP, a nurse, access to podiatry clinic and dentistry work.
  • Substance Abuse Support: A substance misuse worker who runs weekly clinics and group sessions for residents who are dealing with substance abuse and offer recovery support.
  • Advocacy and Support: We can advocate on behalf of our clients with accommodation providers, employment services, court services, probation services, addiction and medical services.

Facilities at Fairgreen

  • Individual single room for each client.
  • 3 nutritional meals each day.
  • Access to laundry and showers.
  • Access to computer and use of the internet.
  • A ‘sober room’ where clients play darts, snooker, watch TV or films.
  • A pleasant garden area.

Contact Fairgreen Hostel


COPE Galway Fairgreen Hostel
Fairgreen Road
H91 D6F2


Open 24 hours

Contact Fairgreen Hostel

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

“They were very good, very helpful. They always did their best. And the food was brilliant. There are a lot of people in there with problems, of course, but the staff at Fairgreen are running a mighty show there.”

Read Gerald’s Story