McGwire House opened its doors in 1942 as Lady Lane Hostel in Waterford City to help men experiencing homelessness. It moved to the current new building in 2011 on Bath Street. This involved upgrading McGwire House building to a 2 story purpose built emergency hostel with 25 rooms. The service was transferred to Depaul’s care by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in 2021. It welcomed women for the first time in August 2022.

What we do:

McGwire House offers shelter and specialised support to men and women experiencing homelessness in Waterford.

The service is tailored for those with complex health needs, and service users have the help and support of a dedicated keyworker once they arrive at the service. Each keyworker works with service user, linking them in with relevant agencies as well as helping them to access GPs, dentists, setting up a bank account. The aim is to support the resident to work towards independent living.

The service has 39 beds and all meals are provided on-site.

Where we operate:

McGwire House is located on Bath Street in the centre of Waterford City.


The service is run in conjunction with Waterford County Council and the HSE Community Healthcare Services.


Referrals are accepted through Waterford County Council.

Contact Us:

McGwire House,
Bath Street,
X91 CD93

Phone: +35351872708

Email: mcgwirehouse.lmt@depaulcharity.net 


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