About O'Connell Court

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    Our Support Services

    At O'Connell Court

    O'Connell Court provides support accommodation for people of an older age who find themselves in a homeless situation. We also cater for people aged over 50 with mental health issues. The project has 2 properties, with 55 spaces at O'Connell Court and 13 at Oakdene House.

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    Our Humble Beginnings

    Established in 1989 in response to the needs of Homeless Older People, the organisation provides 66 housing units for Older People. O' Connell Court is governed by a voluntary board of management, which is representative of statutory, business and voluntary sectors in Cork City.

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    Our Aim

    At O'Connell Court

    "O' Connell Court advocates acceptance, tolerance and recognition of the person as a whole person regardless of the labels which society has attached to them in their older years." O' Connell Court Administrator, Catherine Cogan

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    Our New Opening Hours

    Monday to Friday 10.00am to 12.00pm

    Wednesday,Thursday 2.30pm to 4.00pm

    Threshold Placement Service is now only available on Monday and Tuesday from 2.00pm to 4.30pm

    Focus Ireland

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    Referrals and Support Agencies

    The project accepts self referrals and referrals from any support agency. People being referred from within hospital are first assessed by the HSE Age Care Evaluation Team. Oakdene House is in Prosperity Square,Cork.

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O'Connell Court,Doughcloyne,Togher Cross,Togher,Cork.

People We Accept

People of an older age who require specialised support, people who have become homeless and people aged over 50 with mental health issues, Senior Citizens,
We can accept couples.

Referral Procedure

Self or Agency referrals. Phone (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or write. Application form completed by prospective tenant and agency prior to interview. Require proof of ID and financial status, and medical report. HSE assess applicants moving on from hospital.

We Do Not Accept

Arsonists, sex-offenders and people with a history of violence.
Those currently addicted to alcohol or using drugs.

Age Criteria

Age Minimum Maximum Average

50 and 70-75

Support Services

Full time and Part time staff in 2 properties, 24 hour waking cover. We also provide information, advice, supervision of medication, personal assistance and social activities.

House Rules and Tenure

No alcohol allowed on the premises. Licence agreement. Tenents must be in by 12.00 midnight. Visitors are allowed but not a mealtimes. Overnight guests with staff permission.


Rooms fully furnished En Suite. Disabled shower. Toilet facilities ground floor. Housekeeping service. Self service area in dining room. TV Lounge-Laundry-Hairdresser-Garden-Full Board-Partial Board. 18 Wheelchair users can be accomodated 12 in O'Connell Court and 6 in Oakdene House. Stairlift and CCTV in operation.

Sheltered Housing

O' Connell Court provides supported sheltered accommodation for Older People in Cork City.
Community development work with our residents ensures that they feel included and can participate in their local community.


Written EOP, Harrassment policy and complaints procedure. Data protection policy.Tenants are encouraged to attend regular residents meetings.

Health Services

Visiting GP HSE and CPN visits weekly, Primary Healthcare Team, Pharmacy delivery service. Support staff 24/7. We also provide advice on Move-On options and assistance with applications

Support Management

At O'Connell Court


Rory O Meara

Director of Services


Catherine Cogan


Contact Us

O'Connell Court,Doughcloyne,Togher Cross,Togher,Cork. Tel: 021-4316076

Oakdene House,Prosperity Square,Barrack Street,Cork. Tel: 021-4316196