St Vincent de Paul Society

St Vincent De Paul Society


The society of St Vincent de Paul was founded in Paris in 1833 by Frederic Ozanam. 

We believe it has been in existence in Ballyhaunis for over 100 years.

The SVP Society was set up to relieve poverty in an age when Social Welfare was non existent.

In our present society people may find themselves in financial difficulty. Some of these are in receipt of social welfare and some are not. This causes hardship for themselves and their families through no fault of their own.  SVP is adapting to these changing needs.

Unemployment, illness, management problems and unforeseen circumstances can lead to problems such as:

  • Arrears with mortgages, electricity, rent and other bills

  • Cost of school uniforms, books, third level education fees

  • Transport costs for hospital visits etc.

  • Shortage of food and fuel due to mounting bills

SVP Ballyhaunis may be able to assist. Concern for others is at the heart of a Christian community

  • You may contact us in confidence at 0862640969 and a volunteer will ring you back.

  • You can meet two of us by appointment.

  • You can also call to the Friary House during working hours and fill out an application form.

  • You can put your name and contact number in the box in the Parish Church porch.

  • Our email address is 

If on the other hand you are financially secure and would like to send us a donation, please send it to:

The Secretary,

St. Vincent De Paul,

Friary House,


Co. Mayo.