We don't know when you might need us.
That's why we're open 24 hours a day.

samaritansSamaritans of Limerick is a non-profit organisation providing confidential non-judgemental support 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing depression or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

Whatever you're going through, whatever it is, big or small, don't bottle it up. We are here for you if you're worried about something, feel upset or confused, or just want to talk to someone.

We offer our services by telephone, email, letter and face to face.Samaritans is available to anyone in he UK and Ireland, visit www.befrienders.org to find your nearest helpline.

If you are in the Limerick/Tipperary area, visit us at 20 Barrington Street, Limerick, phone us at 1850 60 90 90 or email jo@samaritans.org.

We are here for you.

2009 Branch Statistics

The total number of contacts to the Limerick & Tipperary Branch in 2009 was 33,453.
The breakdown of contacts is as follows:

bullet163 Face to Face contacts within the Centre.
bullet37 Through our Prison Befriending Service.
bullet231 By E-mail.
bullet33,022 by Telephone.

Everyone has it in them to be a Sam.


Everyone has it in them to be a Samaritan Volunteer. To touch another person’s life when it really matters, either by discussing their feelings with them directly, or by keeping our branches running so others can. Say ‘yes’ to joining us, and we will be behind you all the way with the training and back up you need.

Our confidential, 24-hour listening service, which never judges people, is at the heart of Samaritans – and there are many ways to contribute. By working together with the shared desire to help people experiencing emotional distress, our 17,000 volunteers make sure that our 202 branches are well-organised and supportive places to spend time. There are plenty of social activities too!