Safe Home Ireland

Safe Home Ireland was set up as a Pilot Project in January 2000 by a local GP and our current Chairperson, Dr. Jerry Cowley. At that time, as a rural GP and Chairman of a Voluntary Housing scheme based in Mulranny, a number of people enquired about the possibility of their elderly relatives returning home to live in their native area. Publicity around the Pilot Project increased with queries coming from all over the world, highlighting the demand and need for a separate organisation. Successful campaigning and support from the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade ensured that Safe Home was registered as an Organisation in its own right in 2002.

Over the years, Safe Home Ireland has evolved from simply providing a housing option for older Irish born emigrants. Alongside this role, we now provide an information and advisory service for anyone considering a move to Ireland and we offer support for those who having moved back, require assistance.


To ensure that anyone considering returning or moving to Ireland is given every opportunity to make an informed decision.


To act as the LINK for Irish emigrants both at home and abroad by providing advice, information, guidance and supports for those seeking permanent repatriation as well as those who chose to stay in their adopted country.


Safe Home Ireland is committed to working in partnership with all relevant agencies at home and abroad to offer a professional and person centered service to our client group.

Contact Information: 

Safe Home Ireland
St. Brendan's Village
Co. Mayo
CHY 14782

Tel: 098 36036  
Fax: 098 36037


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