Esker House was established by Athlone Community Services Council CGL in 1982. We provide a suite of services for Women and children subjected to Domestic Abuse and Violence. We also work towards social change by creating awareness and activism of gendered based violence and abuse. 

How can we help?

We offer a free confidential support and information through access to our 24-Hour Freephone Helpline, Refuge Accommodation, Community Support and outreach Service, Court support and Accompaniment Service and specialist supports for Children and Young people subjected to Domestic Abuse

We are not here to tell you what to do, make expectations of you or judge you in any way. We are here to support you, that means listening to you and responding to your requests be it help, information or support.

24 Hour
Crisis Helpline

Call our 24-hour Crisis Helpline today to speak to a member of our team. Our Helpline is open 24 hours a day seven days a week. If you are in immediate danger call 999.

Call us now

Are you or someone you know experiencing domestic violence or abuse?
Call our Helpline 24/7
on 1800 662 288


For further information or support around domestic violence, you or someone you know is experiencing.

Dr Dobbs Memorial Home, Northgate St., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Call our 24/7 Helpline on 1800 662 288
Email us 24/7 at
Call 090 647 4122, Monday-Friday 9-5

Skip to content