Charity Shops in Ireland:
- Click on this link for a list of charity shops around Ireland – then choose your local area and the type of shop you’re looking for in the search boxes.
- For charity Clothes Shops – choose ‘Clothing’ on the search box here.
- For charity Bridal Shops – choose ‘Bridal’ on the search box here.
- For charity Bookshops – choose ‘Books’ on the search box here.
- For charity Furniture Shops – choose ‘Furniture’ on the search box here.
- For charity Vintage Shops – choose ‘Vintage’ in the search box here.
What do Charity Shops accept?
Online Charity Shops:
What happens to clothes donated to charity?
- Only a small proportion of the clothing donated to charity shops are actually sold.
- Unsold clothes are sold to the second-hand garment trade and shipped overseas.
- Clothing that is badly stained or damaged cannot be sold and ends up in rivers, bonfires or on open landfill in developing countries. (Source)
- The best option is to pass items on locally in Ireland, instead of exporting the problem abroad.
- Rags: Clothing that is in poor condition and beyond repair can be used as rags. Inquire with individual charities as some charities can sell these to rag companies.
What happens to books donated to charity?
Unsold books in good condition can be passed on to BookWorldIreland.com or TheBookshop.ie – both of which sell books on behalf of charities.
What happens to bric-a-brac and toys donated to charity?
Bric-a-brac, toys and household items that end up unsold may end up being dumped. Some charities will do their best to sell them at car boot sales, etc. But many charities simply do not have the time. Broken items and items in bad condition cannot be sold. Electrical items should never be given to charity as they cannot sell these – always recycle these at an electrical shop, civic amenity site or freecycle group. Please do not give broken toys to charity shops as they cannot be sold and will be dumped. Wash soft toys before you donate them. Jigsaw puzzles with pieces missing should not be donated. Toys that are clean and in good working condition may also be donated to Direct Provision (see below).
Keep your old shopping bags.
Charity Shops are always in need of shopping bags and paper bags.
Clothing Banks and Bins:
- List of charity clothing banks
- Enable Ireland – list of their clothing banks
- Oxfam – list of their clothing banks
- Liberty Recycling clothing banks – “Liberty clothing banks are well serviced. Lime green in colour and 100% of profits go to the charity.”
- The Clothes Pod – This is a company, not a charity. They have clothing banks all around Ireland. The clothes are sent abroad to countries like Africa. Please note that clothes, shoes and other textiles that are not fit to be resold will likely end up being dumped in rivers or landfills in developing countries. (Source). The best option is to pass clothes on locally in Ireland, instead of exporting the problem abroad.
- H&M Clothing bins.
- Let’s Help Direct Provision
- MASI – Movement of Assylum Seekers in Ireland
- The Danu Project
- Lets Match Mums – Direct Provision Initiatives
- Killarney Immigrant Support Group
- People Helping Homeless
- Reaching Out Homeless Outreach
- Clondalkin Helping Homeless
- A Lending Hand
- Lamh Failte Helping the Homeless
- The Homeless Period Dublin
- Jesuit Refugee Service Ireland