Emergency Numbers

Fire Service: 112

All persons should ensure that emergency procedures and notices are amended to include 112

Non Emergency Contact

Office Hours
9-5 Monday-Fri excluding Bank Holidays

Kilkenny Fire Rescue Service Fire Station Headquarters
Gaol Road

Tel: 056 7794400
Fax: 056 7794425
Email: info@kilkennycoco.ie


Building For Everyone

National Disability Authority -www.nda.ie

Building For Everyone, 2002

Promoting Safe Egress and Evacuation for People with Disabilities, 2008


Under the Program for Prosperity and Fairness (PPF) Agreement, the government made a commitment that all public services would be made accessible. In accordance with this commitment, the National Disability Authority (NDA) has issued guidelines, for the built and external environment in a publication entitled "Building for Everyone". This book shows how to design, make and manage buildings and external environment for the inclusion, access and use of everybody.

With over 200 pages of diagrams, checklists, detailed specifications and colour photographs, Building for Everyone demonstrates how you can:

  1. Design an accessible bathroom
  2. Install a ramp into your office or home
  3. Widen doors
  4. Design accessible elevators
  5. Create an accessible external (outdoors) environment

Although ideal for architects, builders and designers, Building for Everyone will prove essential reading for anyone concerned with inclusion and access in Ireland today. Officially launched on the 19th of November 2002 by Sean Benton (Chairperson, OPW), there has been a very high demand for this publication.

Building for Everyone is currently out of print, however you can download different versions of the guidelines below.

Guidelines for Building for Everyone (2002) (11,712 KB)

Promoting Safe Egress and Evacuation for People with Disabilities (2008) (1,314 KB)


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Emergency Outside Office Hours

If you require the service of the Local Authority for an emergency outside of normal business hours please note the following:

Persons requiring the Fire Service for an emergency should Dial 112 and no other number

For all water related queries 1850 278 278 (Irish Water)

For any other emergency the public are advised to ring 1890 252654

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