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Coolmine Midwest

Mahon House

Funded by HSE Mid-West within the Mid-West Regional Drug and Alcohol Forum Structures, Mahon House is a community and day Therapeutic Community programme based in the heart of Limerick City. Our Mahon House team is ready to meet clients at whatever stage they’re at in their journey, whether an individual is taking the first step towards recovery or is taking part in a full or part-time programme. Mahon House provides a supportive setting to build self-confidence and skills to maintain their recovery.

Addiction can be a dark, lonely, and chaotic place, especially for women, and at Mahon House we reach out a hand to help women who may otherwise struggle to access support. We are a predominantly female service, providing support to males via pre-entry groups only (with a view to them accessing this treatment in one of our other services, or through a peer agency).

What do we offer?

Our staff run a variety of programmes to suit peoples’ unique needs, from preparing someone for treatment to providing tailored evidence-based care and also providing support to family and friends who are impacted by their loved one’s substance use.  

How to Get in Touch: 

Mahon House,
William St. Upper,
V94 T8KR

086 083 2550

What does it cost?

All of Coolmine’s full/part-time day services are free of charge

What if I can't get to your address?

While the team operates from a central hub in Limerick City, our staff respond to needs within the community on an assertive outreach basis to provide help to those who may otherwise struggle to access support. Get in touch with us to find out how we can help.

What if Coolmine isn't the right fit for me?

Here is a number of other services to explore: 

ADAPT (Domestic Violence support for women Limerick): www.adaptservices.ie

ASCEND (Domestic Violence Support North Tipperary): www.ntdc.ie/programmes/ascend

CLARE HAVEN Services (Domestic Violence Support Clare): www.clarehaven.ie

Ana Liffey: https://www.aldp.ie

Saoirse: www.saoirse.ie

Cuan Mhuire: www.cuanmhuire.ie

CSMT   (Community Substance Misuse Team): www.csmt.ie

NOVAS : https://www.novas.ie

Simon Community: www.midwestsimon.ie

Focus Ireland: www.focusireland.ie

North Star Family Support Project: www.northstarproject.ie

GOSHH (Gender Orientation Sexual Health HIV):   www.goshh.ie

NTDC (North Tipperary Development Company): www.ntdc.ie

Clare Care: www.clarecare.ie


Mid-West Addiction Services – HSE.ie

Limerick Drug & Alcohol Service (Slainté):

Corporate House, Mungret Street, Limerick

Tel: (061) 318 633. Fax: (061) 318 637

Clare Drug & Alcohol Service

Museum House, Francis Street, Ennis

Tel: (065) 686 5852

North Tipperary Drug and Alcohol Service

Kenyon Street, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

Tel: 067 46512

HSE National Drug & Alcohol Helpline

Tel: 1800 459 459

What do I do next?

Making the decision to get help is the first big step in recovery.

When you are ready, get in touch with us. Our services are designed to meet your individual needs at whatever stage of recovery you are at.

Even if you’re not sure what help you/a loved one might need, you can reach out to our Mahon House team directly at 086 083 2550.

If you are a health professional, family member or an individual and you are ready to refer someone/yourself, you can click here to access our online referral form.

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Our Other Locations:

Coolmine Midwest:


Westbourne House

Women and Children’s Residential Service

Limerick City

086 153 6361