IWA Housing Projects

IWA is a Voluntary Housing Association and has several Housing Projects countrywide. Through our IWA centres in Dublin, Kilkenny, Limerick, Carlow, Tipperary, Mayo, Roscommon and Galway, IWA provides a range of housing options including long term independent living units, training for independent living and supported independent living. People living in IWA Housing Projects have been registered on Council Social Housing Lists.

IWA Housing Requirement Form

IWA lobbies the Department of the Environment, local City and County Councils and Voluntary Housing Associations to promote the inclusion of wheelchair accessible units in all new housing developments. You can register your housing need with IWA by completing the online form here or by downloading the form IWA Housing Requirement Form. Please complete this form and return it to Tony Cunningham by e-mail tony.cunningham@iwa.ie or by post to Tony Cunningham at; Irish Wheelchair Association, 7 Davitt Lane, Davitt Terrace, Castlebar, Co Mayo

The purpose of the IWA Housing Requirement Form is to identify and record the housing requirements of IWA members nationally to enable the Association to;

  • Support members to identify and pursue their individual housing requirements

  • Advocate for increased Government funding for accessible and affordable housing

  • Secure funding opportunities for the purchase or construction of accessible and affordable housing where no other housing opportunities exist

This form is to record the housing requirements of IWA members nationally. This is not an IWA Housing Application Form; enquiries regarding specific IWA housing projects should be made to the contacts given in the sections below.

Click the areas below to show IWA housing projects in your area.

Western Region

IWA provides independent living accommodation at three locations in Galway City.

Suan, Galway

Located on the Headford Road, offers permanent accommodation to four people

Coillte Mhuirlinne, Galway City

Consisting of four houses, built in pairs with an interlinking apartment to accommodate personal assistants and facilitate shared support.

Cul Ard, Wellpark

Four independent living houses give residents an opportunity to experience independent living and to develop skills in preparation for permanent accommodation in the community. Renovations are ongoing to modernise these houses including installation of kitchen with height-adjustable units and worktops.

If you would like further information about Independent Living in Galway, please contact Padraig Maher on 093 26659.


Sarsfield Park in Limerick has six accessible one bedroomed and two bedroomed apartments providing independent living accommodation. If you would like further information about Independent Living in Limerick, please contact Tony Cunningham on 094 906 0937.


In Roscommon a bungalow purchased in 2005 was fully adapted to the highest access standards. The bungalow can support two residents with PA services to live independently.For more information please contact Tony Cunningham on 094 906 0937

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Southern Region

Claddagh Court, Kilkenny

In Kilkenny City, IWA provides two independent living apartments in Claddagh Court, and a three bedroom house in Loughboy. IWA also provides a supported independent living service comprising of 10 apartments at Claddagh Court, where individualised support is provided by a shared staff team offering a range of personal, domestic and social supports combined with daily living skills training.

If you would like further information about Independent Living in Kilkenny, please contact Liam Saunders at 056 7762775 or liam.saunders@iwa.ie.


IWA operates two community independent living houses at Rath Abhainn close to Carlow town centre. The Carlow branch funded the high quality fit –out of these units and supported the development of the gardens in 2009.

If you would like further information about Independent Living in Carlow please contact Marion Dowling on 059 914 0983

The Steeples Housing Project, South Tipperary

There are six accessible one bedroom homes at The Steeples on the Dualla Road in Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

At the Steeples Housing project IWA provides short-term transitional accommodation for people with disabilities. This transitional housing model enables people with low support requirements to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to live independently in a community setting.

While living at The Steeples the tenants are offered the opportunity to participate in a transitional "Living Skills Programme" delivered as part of the programme of the IWA Resource and Outreach Service in Cashel. This programme is designed to support people to develop practical skills in household and money management, personal health and safety etc.

If you would like further information about Independent Living in South Tipperary, please contact Josephine Carroll at 062-82575 or josephine.carroll@iwa.ie

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Dublin North East Region

Leo Close Apartments, Dublin

IWA undertook an extensive refurbishment project on the Leo Close Apartments in Clontarf in 2009. In total there are five one-bed apartments and one two-bed apartment, connected by an exterior glazed walkway with access to a secured shared garden. Special features include side-hinge ovens, height adjustable cupboards and work surfaces in the kitchens, electric windows, and pull-down hanging shelves in the wardrobes. One apartment is fitted with full environmental controls, providing a higher level of automation for people with greater support needs.

If you would like further information about IWA Independent Living apartments in Dublin, please contact Declan Hamiliton on 01 818 6429 or declan.hamiliton@iwa.ie.

The Carmel Fallon Apartments, Dublin

IWA has six long term, two bedroomed accessible private rental apartments on the grounds of the IWA Headquarters in Clontarf. There are currently no vacancies in these apartments.

If you would like further information about the Carmel Fallon apartments please contact Caragh Lumsden on 01 818 6400

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Dublin Mid-Leinster Region

There are no housing opportunities available at present in Dublin Mid-Leinster.

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