The IRD Duhallow Community Laundry is our newest community enterprise
The IRD Duhallow Community Laundry is our newest community enterprise and opened its doors on the 1st July 2014 in its newly refurbished premises in the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket. The service was established in response to issues raised by both the IRD Duhallow Carers Network and our SAOI Network both highlighting the need for a service for our elderly, low income households and carers in the Duhallow region.
This service helps to lessen the pressure on people and guarantees a fresh supply of clean linen, towels and clothes regardless of the weather. The laundry service provides the option of dropping their laundry into our premises in Newmarket. The staff are then happy to take care of your washing, drying and ironing while taking away the stress and the hassle.
A collection and return service is also available
For those that are unable to travel to the facility a collection and a return service is available. IRD Duhallow does not charge for this service, but as this is a community enterprise we do ask beneficiaries for a contribution towards the cost of this service.
This service compliments other community based enterprises such as the Warmer Homes Scheme, the Rural Transport and Duhallow Community Food Services -Meals on Wheels, all of which are providing essential services to the elderly and low income families in our community. The service reaches out to those who currently are finding it hard to cope with laundry. The Laundry is staffed with participants from our Rural Social Scheme, CE, and Tús Community Activation Schemes where they are learning new skills in customer service and garment care and providing an essential community service.
This service is primarily aimed at the elderly, lone parents, carers, family income supplement, unemployed, disability, farm assist and TUS/RSS/CE scheme workers.
We are open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm.
For further information on this service please contact Helen on 029-60633.
Conditions and Disclaimers: we exercise utmost care in processing articles entrusted to us and use such processes which in our opinion are best suited to the nature and condition of each individual article.