A project which sees people who have experienced homelessness give guided tours of Drogheda is expanding to Dublin in 2019.

My Streets Ireland began in the Co Louth town in 2014, with the intention of empowering individuals who have experienced homelessness.

Tour guides receive professional training, support and a fee for providing participants with a mixture of local history and personal insight.

"I got involved with My Streets about four years ago. It's given me the confidence to go out and meet people," said Martin Reilly, one of the tour guides.

He is now involved with training new tour guides.

"When I first met Martin he was living in homeless accommodation. Now he lives in his own house and owns a car. He's reading and writing. He's been completely sober for the last four years. He's doing great individually," said My Streets founder, Austin Campbell.

The project was recognised at the 2018 Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards earlier this year.

The first tours of Dublin are expected to begin in February 2019.