There are almost 10,000 people currently homeless in Ireland.

There are 3,826 children currently homeless in Ireland.

1 in 4 homeless people are under 18 years of age.

There are 92,000 people currently on the social housing waiting list.

Shine A Light

After suffering a near death experience in the heart of Death Valley breaking his neck, back and foot while on an exchange programme in California, our very own Padraic Rocliffe, founder of Shine a Light, has decided to use his experiences to aid those who need it most.

“It was Christmas Day and I was still in rehabilitation in the states. While in a diner I came across two homeless people outside begging for money. I encouraged them to sit with me and have a meal. It turned out to be a mother and her son who had been evicted from their home and fallen victim of society over there. It was a story that really touched my heart, giving me the inspiration to set up Shine a Light in aid of the homeless here in Ireland. Here, we are dedicated to Shining a Light on many key social issues. in this country and indeed in these peoples lives as often and however we possibly can”.
Padraic Rocliffe

How can you support us?

Donate Items

Here at Shine a Light we collect anything and everything that is applicable to the homeless including hats, scarfs, gloves, socks, jackets, jumpers, non perishable food items and hygiene products.


Join our wonderful team today and volunteer in a range of roles including distributing essential goods to the homeless the length and breadth of Ireland.

Upcoming Campaigns

Limerick 4.0

September 1, 2018

Dublin 5.0

December 15, 2018

Cork 6.0

January 12, 2019

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