Thank you for visiting the IGG website.  If you need any further help please contact National Office who will be more than happy to assist you in any way they can.  They can also put you in touch with the appropriate volunteer. For data protection reasons, we don’t give out volunteers’ personal contact details but we will pass yours on to them to contact you if required. 

Use our Contact Form below or scroll down to find the contact details for our National Office and Distribution Centres.


If you wish to make a complaint about any aspect of IGG,  please follow our Complaints Procedures below.

National Office

Trefoil House, 27 Pembroke Park, Dublin 4, Ireland D04 NV08

Tel: 01-668 3898 or 01-668 9035


GPS Coordinates: 53.3264425,  -6.239685

We are halfway up Pembroke Park, there is a green postbox and parking meter right outside. There is on-street Red Zone parking and you can avail of the Dublin City cashless parking system. Parking is free in the evening and at weekends.

There is a Dublin Bus route number 145 which travels from Heuston Station to Morehampton Road.

Please note that, due to Covid19, all the Distribution Centres are closed to customers until further notice. Orders may be made via our online shop or by emailing or telephoning the centres.



Trefoil House, 27 Pembroke Park, Dublin 4, D04 NV08, Ireland
Tel: 01-660 5503


Visit our IGG Online shop.



Lower Glanmire Rd, Cork, T23 C672

Telephone: 087 3283581             Email:



34 Edward Street, Limerick, V94 KW25




36 New Road, Galway, H91 KWD0

Telephone:  087 2176799          Email:

Membership of IGG happens through your local Unit. Each Unit is registered with the National Organisation and Leaders go through an in-depth training process to run our Units. You can enter the area where you live on the Unit Locator map to see if there is an Irish Girl Guide Unit near to you. If there is, please contact National Office to be put in touch with your local Unit Leaders. Alternatively, you can choose your town/county and the Locator will determine which Regional Development Officer (RDO) is the appropriate person to contact – the RDO will be happy to help you join a Unit. If there isn’t a Unit near you and you would like to set one up, we would be delighted to support you.

National Office

Trefoil House, 27 Pembroke Park, Dublin 4, Ireland

Tel: 01-668 3898 or 01-668 9035


Our National Office staff members and Regional Development Officers provide vital support to the volunteer Leaders in the organisation thereby enabling them to carry out their roles effectively and to live up to our Mission Statement.

Staff of National Office

Claire Barkey, Chief Executive Officer

The CEO is responsible for the management of the organisation in accordance with the strategic direction set by the Executive Committee. Claire has overall responsibility for implementing the organisation’s business plans and representing Irish Girl Guides to potential funders, partners, stakeholders and regulatory bodies.

Claire works Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00.
Operations Manager – currently vacant

The Operations Manager is responsible for staff operations including publications, public relations, general administration and the implementation of Online Guide Manager (OGM). S/he also supports volunteers with programme and service delivery, national events and regional operations.


Claire de Jong, Programme and Publications Officer 

Claire is responsible for the production of publications and other programme material including the Leaders’ magazine, Trefoil News, the yearly IGG Overview, and The Welly! She works with the National Branches and committees to keep IGG’s Leader resources up to date and to produce new publications.

Claire works Monday to Friday from 09:00 – 17:00.


Fiona Murdoch, Communications Officer

Fiona coordinates effective media coverage and photo opportunities for IGG. She writes the weekly email newsletter and manages IGG’s website and social media outlets. She advises on PR strategy and is also responsible for launches of events, badges and programme materials.

Fiona works Monday to Friday from 09:00 – 17:00.


Lisa Challoner, Safeguarding Officer

Lisa is IGG’s designated child and adult protection person who deals with all child/adult protection issues within IGG. She supports IGG members, Leaders and Unit Helpers in respect of any aspect covered in our Code of Ethics. Lisa is responsible for handling all concerns and/or complaints that may arise within the organisation and deals directly with members and non-members to help resolve the issues, from queries up to disclosures. Lisa is also responsible for administering the IGG screening process, including Garda Vetting and acting as Liaison Person on behalf of IGG.

Lisa works Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 09:00 – 18:00 and on Tuesday from 09:00 – 17:30.


Naomi Levins, Accounts Administrator

Naomi ensures the smooth financial running of the organisation and is responsible for the accounts and payments. Naomi is a non-voting member of the Finance Committee.

Naomi works Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 09:00 – 15:45.


Beth Moody, Administrative Assistant 

Beth is a friendly voice at the end of the phone. As well as looking after telephone and email queries, she deals with a range of administrative duties, including administrative support to the Safeguarding Officer.


Geraldine Gillmor, Distribution Centre Manager

Geraldine is responsible for the smooth operation of the Distribution Centre. She coordinates the ordering of stock items, administers the accounting and stock control systems, and works closely with the staff in the Regional Distribution Centres.

Geraldine works Monday to Thursday from 09:00 – 16:00.


Caitríona Kelly, Distribution Centre Assistant

Caitríona works in the Distribution Centre, serving customers and dealing with mail orders. Her job also entails checking in stock deliveries, restocking the shelves, pricing goods and helping with stocktaking.

Caitríona works Tuesday to Friday from 08:30 – 16:30.


Matthew Swart, Technical and Data Management Support

Matthew is responsible for supporting volunteers with their Online Guide Manager (OGM) and technical-based questions. He also helps with creating and updating pages on the IGG website and is the go-to person in relation to the training section of the website. As well as maintaining and updating the membership database, Matthew co-ordinates the annual membership census.

Matthew works Monday to Friday from 08:00 – 16:00.

Irish Girl Guides is a volunteer-led organisation and there are many volunteers involved in the decision-making of the organisation. For further information on the structure check out Structure.

Chief Commissioner: Amanda O’Sullivan

President: Maureen Murphy

National Treasurer: Julie Stephens

International Commissioner: Jenna Goodwin 

Finance: Evelyn Hayes

Assistant Chief Commissioners: Aisling O’Boyle, Sharon Flynn

NYCI Rep: Lucy O’Donovan

Constitutions: Gillian Finan

Trust Corporation: Emer O’Sullivan

Council of Irish Guiding Associations (CIGA): Alison Cahill

Programme and Training (P&T) Commissioner: Jenny Gannon

Adult Training and Outdoors Committee (ATOC): Jemma Lee

Ladybird Branch: Monica McDonnell

Brownie Branch: Áine Divilly

Guide Branch: Carina Egan

Senior Branch: Averil O’Connor

Trefoil Guild: Hazel Convery

Communications: Jessica Woods

Membership, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (MEDI): Sarah Canavan

National Programme and Training (NPT) Treasurer: Sylvia Richardson

We currently have two vacancies in our National Office team – Operations Manager (full-time) and Programme Officer (part-time).

To apply for either position, please email a letter of application and curriculum vitae to by 3 December 2020.

The Operations Manager works closely with the CEO, staff and volunteers to ensure all regulatory and statutory obligations are met. The role includes responsibility for implementing the strategic plan and activities of the organisation and representing Irish Girl Guides at meetings and events. It also involves the management of staff as well as supporting volunteers. Further information here.

The Programme Officer supports the development, implementation and evaluation of activities in line with Irish Girl Guides’ Journey Programme and feeds into the operational plan. The role also involves working with volunteer committees to develop evaluation and impact measurement strategies. Further details here.