“At Amber Womens Refuge CLG, it’s our mission to empower women and children, of all cultures and backgrounds, to achieve their rights to live abuse-free lives.”

Amber Womens Refuge CLG. caters for women and children from Carlow and Kilkenny. The services we offer include:

Emergency Accomodation

We provide safe, short-term emergency accommodation. The refuge can cater for seven women and up to 23 children.

Outreach and Court Accompaniment Service

Our Court worker can meet women for support and information in rural and city locations in Kilkenny, that are safe to meet in.


Do you think you would benefit from counselling? Contact the refuge and speak with a project worker.

Court Orders and Court Accompaniment Service

There are a number of legal protections available to you if you are experiencing domestic violence.

Amber refuge with art therapist Siobhan McQuillan Launched the One Million Stars Ireland project in 2019 during the 16 Days of Activism. From that day our project has grown from ten stars to over 30,000 throughout Ireland. We reach out to different community groups and diverse cultural backgrounds, raising domestic violence awareness and fundraising for the refuge. Adapt Refuge in Limerick have joined our star weaving project along with Family Resource centres around the country, together through the stars we create social change by making people aware of the problem and impact of domestic abuse, insuring people know there is help and support and work towards creating a safer future for all.

On average, at least 2,018 women and 550 children received support from a domestic violence service each month from September to December 2020, according to Safe Ireland’s second Tracking the Shadow Pandemic – Lockdown 2 report,

10th December 2019 project Launch Newpark FRC Photo Siobhan McQuillan

Lisa Morris Amber Manager & Anita Daly Amber Carlow Outreach Worker Photo Freddie Greenhall Ten Thousand Stars Exhibition at MacDonagh Junction for the 16 days of Activism 2021


Ten Thousand Stars Exhibition at MacDonagh

In the past year we have reached out to many communities and woven around 30,000 stars in Ireland. Together we aim to weave One Million Stars and bring the project to the whole of Ireland. Join us on our weaving journey.

Watch our star weaving journey so far here: The Story of The One million Stars Ireland 2020 (Long) – YouTube