Novas Christmas Sleep-Out – FAQs

When and where is the Christmas Sleep-Out 2021?

Friday 17th of December in Limerick, Ennis, Tralee and Thurles.

What time does it start and end?

The event starts at 7pm and ends at 7am the next morning

How do I get involved?

You can take part by sleeping out on December 17th and raising sponsorship – we will provide you with a sponsorship card. Contact us at and we will post a card or two out to you.

I don’t want to raise sponsorship, can I still get involved?

If your community group would like to take part as a group and collect on the night, please contact us to arrange this. You can also send donations via our website (

Do I need to stay all night?

Ideally we would like as many people as possible to complete the 12 hours, however we understand that not everyone will be able to do this.

Can I bring my children?

All under 18’s must be accompanied to a maximum of two children per adult. Under 14’s must be off the street by 10pm and under 18’s off the street by midnight.

Do I need to bring a sleeping bag and other camping gear?

Yes. We will not be providing camping equipment. Please feel free to bring blankets, sleeping bags, mats, cardboard etc. One or two small tents always creates a strong visual impact.

Should I bring food?

There is no need. We will have refreshments on the night, including teas, coffee, soup, sandwiches, goodies and other finger food. Let us know if you have special dietary requirements.

Is there a collection on the night?

Yes, we will be holding a bucket collection on the night. All participants will be provided with a permit and collection materials. We will have t-shirts also. 


We are looking for as many people as possible to take part in the Novas Sleep-Out this year to help raise much needed funds to support homeless services throughout the region this Christmas. This year, we have Sleep-Out events in Limerick, Ennis Tralee and Thurles.

If you are interested in sleeping out with us on December 17th, email

Participants will receive a sponsorship card. Donate online at