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About Tuath Housing

About Tuath Housing

Tuath Housing was established and registered in 2000, awarded Voluntary Housing Status by the Department of the Environment and is a member of the Irish Council for Social Housing.

We aim to meet a wide variety of housing needs in Ireland with experience and commitment, providing accommodation for single people, families and those with special needs.

The accommodation provided by Tuath Housing is made up of a wide range of dwelling types including sheltered flats and apartments, family and supported housing.

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Tuath’s meaning

In Old Irish, Tuath primarily means people, tribe or clan. In other Old Irish contexts, Tuath refers to place or territory. In Modern Irish, Tuath’s meaning is countryside. Tuath’s use in language was for a place as well as for the people who lived in the locality and for people who shared a common identity and allegiance. In modern terms its meaning is a community. All these meanings are central to our core values.

Our Aim

Tuath Housing’s aim is to provide long-term, safe, quality housing at best value whilst locally building mixed, sustainable communities. Tuath Housing is primarily a service organisation, housing people in need and managing homes whilst responding to, engaging with and involving local people to make social housing work. Our core business is managing homes in a sustainable way, allowing people and families to peacefully enjoy, live and settle within communities. Tuath Housing has won a number of awards for its housing schemes in recent years.


Our six point action plan encompasses and reflects our vision and values.

  • Working in partnership with stakeholders and communities to offer people an opportunity to find a good home they can afford.
  • Creating popular neighbourhoods of choice, where people want to live and settle in.
  • Getting more for less in everything we do and by securing best value.
  • Playing our part in innovative ways to help create new, balanced, vibrant and popular places.
  • Conducting our not for profit business in a socially responsible way.
  • Changing housing for the better.

Property Portfolio

Tuath Housing currently provides and manages over 8,300 social homes. Tuath Housing mainly provides general needs and family housing in rural and urban areas, but we also provide supported housing for the elderly and people with special needs.

Legal Status

Tuath Housing is a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee, and an approved voluntary housing association. Tuath Housing is governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association, and is run by a Management Board, comprised of volunteers from professional backgrounds in law, design and construction, property and finance etc. Board members donate their services and time for free. Tuath Housing was initially established in the Republic in 2000 and is approved for voluntary housing, under Section 6 of the Housing (Misc Provisions) Act 1992. Tuath is registered with the DHLGH, has charitable status and is a member of the Irish Council for Social Housing. Tuath Housing does not solicit or receive charitable donations from the public or businesses

Charity No: CHY14356

Charities Regulator Authority No: 20046613