HSE COVID-19 test centres

You do not need an appointment or a referral to get a free COVID-19 (coronavirus) test at a HSE COVID-19 test centre. You can book online or go to a test centre during opening hours for walk-ins.

Book a COVID-19 test online

You cannot book online for someone else, unless you are booking for your child and they are under 16.

You can show up without an appointment during the opening hours for walk-ins, but you may not have to wait as long if you book online.

You can only book a time slot up to the end of the following day.

Who can get a test

You can get a test if you:

  • live in the same area as the walk-in test centre
  • have not tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 9 months - only get another test if you have symptoms of COVID-19

Children under 16 must have an adult with them if they are getting a test. A parent or guardian must give consent for a child under 16 to have a test.

Tests are limited to 1 test per person.

Non-urgent advice: Talk to your GP if you:

What you need to bring

You need to bring photo ID and provide a mobile phone number.

Test results

You will get your test result by text message. Airlines will not accept this for travel. If you need a letter for travel, you need to have a negative PCR test from a private company. They will give you the letter you need to travel.

Read about COVID-19 test results

Locations and walk-in testing times

The times listed below are for walk-in testing only. If you cannot attend during walk-in times you can book online for other times.

Do not arrive at a test centre before the opening time. Test centres can be very busy and you may have to wait. If you arrive near closing time and there is a queue, you may not get a test that day.

Carlow

Carlow Test Centre, 
St Dympna's Hospital,
Athy Road,
Co. Carlow
R93 Y2V0
Walk-in testing from 8:30am to 11am and 4pm to 6pm, every day

Cavan

COVID-19 Community Testing Centre
Castlesaunderson,
Belturbet,
Co. Cavan
H14 FP83
Walk-in testing from 10am to 6pm, every day

Clare

Block 1 Ballymalley Business Park,
Ennis,
Co. Clare
V95 Y981
Walk-in testing from 2pm to 6:30pm, every day

Cork

Randal Óg GAA Club,
Dunmanway,
Co. Cork
P47 CK70
Walk-in testing from 9am to 12pm Monday to Saturday

The Lee Covid Screening Centre,
Unit 7 to 10 North Link Business Park,
Old Mallow Road,
Cork
T23 KR96
Walk-in testing from 9am to 11am every day

Donegal

St Conal’s Campus,
Kilmacrennan Road,
Letterkenny,
Co. Donegal
F92 FW6Y
Walk-in testing from 9:30am to 7pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday

Cleary Centre,
Ballybofey Road,
Drumlonagher,
Donegal
F94 EH30
Walk-in testing from 11am to 3pm Monday to Friday, open to 4pm on Wednesday

The Carpark at Nailors Row,
behind Cockhill Health Centre,
Buncrana,
Co. Donegal
F93 XP02
Walk-in testing from 11am to 7pm until 1 August

Dublin

TU Dublin, Croí (Block C),
Blanchardstown Campus,
Blanchardstown Road North,
Dublin
D15 YV78
Walk-in testing from 2pm to 6pm, every day

Shrewsbury Road Community Test Centre,
Hall 8a Simmonscourt Pavillion,
Shrewsbury Road,
Dublin 4
Walk-in testing from 3pm to 4:30pm, every day

Citywest Hotel COVID-19 Community Testing Centre,
Dublin 24
D24 KF8A
Walk-in testing from 11am to 1pm, every day

Croke Park Handball Alley COVID-19 Community Testing,
Sackville Avenue,
Dublin
D03 P6E5
Walk-in testing from 8:30am to 10:30am Monday to Saturday

Fun Galaxy (formerly Bargaintown Building)  
North Road,
Finglas,
Dublin 11, 
D11 K6KP
Walk-in testing from 8:30am to 10:30am Monday to Saturday, 9am to 11am Sunday

Galway

Galway Airport,
Carnmore,
Co. Galway
H91 VWX2
Walk-in testing from 10am to 2pm every day

Galway City Centre Covid Test Centre,
Forster Street,
Galway
H91 N1FD
Walk-in testing from 10am to 3pm, every day

Kerry

Ballymullen Barracks,
Tralee
V92 C996
Walk-in testing from 9am to 11am Monday to Saturday, 2pm to 3pm Sunday

Kildare

Punchestown Race Course,
Punchestown,
Naas,
Co. Kildare
W91 VCX4
Walk-in testing from 11am to 1pm, every day

Kilkenny

COVID-19 Community Test Centre,
Unit 24 Hebron Industrial Estate,
Kilkenny
R95 X895
Walk-in testing from 8:30am to 7pm, every day

Laois

St. Fintan’s Hospital,
Dublin Road,
Portlaoise,
Co Laois
R32 ED81
Walk-in testing from 9:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Saturday

Leitrim

North-West Business and Tech Park,
Carrick-on-Shannon,
Co. Leitrim
N41 D7P3
Walk-in testing from 10am to 12pm, Monday to Friday

Limerick

Old Wickes Building,
Ballysimon Road,
Limerick
V94 KN73
Walk-in testing from 7:45am to 1pm, every day

Longford

Unit 10a Mastertech Business Park,
Longford
N39 K535
Walk-in testing from 9:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Saturday

Louth

St Bridget's Campus,
Kells Road,
Ardee,
Co. Louth
A92 DRN0
Walk-in testing from 9:30am to 10:30am, every day

Marley Lane (car park beside LMFM Radio)
Rathmullan Road,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth
A92 T274
Walk-in testing from 9am to 6pm Friday and Saturday

Mayo

McHale Park,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo
F23 FX34
Walk-in testing from 10am to 1pm, every day

Meath

Old Health Centre Covid 19 Test Centre,
Killegland,
Ashbourne,
Co. Meath
A84 C2H0
Walk-in testing from 9:30am to 10:30am, every day

Monaghan

Monaghan GAA Centre COVID-19 Community Testing Centre,
Cloghan,
Monaghan
A75 VE84
Walk-in testing from 9am to 5:30pm, every day

Offaly

Clonminch,
Tullamore,
Co. Offaly
R35 W5Y8
Walk-in testing from 9:30am to 4:30pm, every day

Roscommon

Castlerea Fire Station,
Castlerea,
Co. Roscommon
F45 PX84
Walk-in testing from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday

Sligo

HSE ATB Building COVID-19 Community Testing Centre,
Finisklin,
F91 YP76
Walk-in testing from 10am to 12pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday

Tipperary

North Tipperary

Former Castlebrand Factory,
Tyrone,
Nenagh,
Tipperary
E45 TY04
Walk-in testing from 11:30am to 7:45pm, every day

South Tipperary

Moyle Rovers GAA COVID-19 Community Test Centre,
Mick McCarthy Millennium Centre,
Fethard Road,
Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary
E91 PN29
Walk-in testing from 8:30am to 1pm and 2pm to 7pm, every day

Waterford

Kilcohan Test Centre,
Kilcohan,
Waterford
X91 EY73
Walk-in testing from 8:30am to 1pm and 2pm to 7pm, every day

Westmeath

St Loman’s Hospital Campus,
Mullingar,
Co. Westmeath
N91 X36E
Walk-in testing from 9:30am to 4:30pm, every day

Former St Aloysuis College Site,
Deerpark Road,
Athlone,
N37 R8H3
Walk-in testing from 10am to 4pm, Friday 23 July

Wexford

Wexford COVID-19 Test Centre,
Whitemills Industrial Estate,
Wexford
Y35 RX47
Walk-in testing from 8:30am to 11am and 4pm to 6pm, every day

Wicklow

Killadreenan Community Testing Centre,
Co. Wicklow
(adjacent to Newcastle Hospital, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow)
Walk-in testing from 2:30pm to 4:30pm, every day

Last updated: 23 July at 6:20pm