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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 all volunteers personal contact details but we will pass yours onto them to contact you if required. 

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

National Office

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

Tel: 01-668 3898 or 01-668 9035. Fax: 01-660 2779

Email: info@irishgirlguides.ie

GPS Coordinates: 53.3264425,  -6.239685

We are half way 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.

Dublin

Trefoil House, 27 Pembroke Park, Dublin 4, D04 NV08, Ireland
Tel: 01-660 5503          Fax: 01-660 2779

Email: distribution.centre@irishgirlguides.ie

Winter Hours (September to May) Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 16:30

Summer Hours (27 May to 31 Aug) Tuesday – Friday 10:00 – 16:30

Open Saturday 9 June, 10:00 – 16:30

Summer Closure: after end of business Fri 27 Jul – re-open Tue 14 Aug

Closed bank holiday Saturdays

Visit our IGG Online shop.

Cork

Lower Glanmire Rd, Cork, T23 C672

Tel/Fax: 021-4500414             Email: iggsouthwest@gmail.com

Tuesday and Wednesday 10.30 – 14.30

Saturday 10.30 – 13.30

Closed bank holiday Saturdays

Summer Closure:  after end of business Sat 16 Jun – re-open Tue 4 Sep

Limerick

34 Edward Street, Limerick, V94 KW25

Tel/Fax: 061-413099             Email: igglimerickshop@gmail.com

Tuesday and Wednesday 10.00 – 14:00

Saturday 11:00 – 16:00

Closed bank holiday Saturdays

Summer Closure: after end of business Wed 20 May – re-open Sep, date tbc

Note:  open Sat 9 Jun 11:00 – 16:00

Galway

36 New Road, Galway, H91 KWD0

Tel: 091-566500            Email: galway.distributioncentre@gmail.com

Wednesday 15:00 – 16:00

Saturday 10.30 – 12.00

Closed bank holiday Saturdays

Summer Closure: after end of business, Wed 13 Jun – re-open Wed 12 Sep

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, who 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. Fax: 01-660 2779

Email: info@irishgirlguides.ie

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

Suzanne Smith, Managing Director

suzanne smithSuzanne is responsible for promoting the organisation and ensuring accountability and compliance as well as managing staff and supporting them in their roles. She manages the budget for all staffing and operational matters and is responsible for growing our reputation as an advocate for girls and women.

She is also responsible for developing new strategic partnerships and funding sources and for supporting volunteers, including the Executive Committee.

Suzanne works Monday to Fridays from 9:00 – 17:00.

managing.director@irishgirlguides.ie

 

Ruth Hughes, Support Officer

Ruth is responsible for providing support to our volunteer Leaders. She is secretary for the National Programme and Training Committee and acts as a support person to the national committee chairs.

Ruth is also the International Secretary; she supports the International Commissioner, coordinates international opportunities for members and deals with international correspondence.

The Support Officer is responsible for encouraging health promotion throughout IGG and for ensuring that we maintain our Gold Q-mark. She is also responsible for fundraising and helps with event management for national events.

Ruth works Monday to Fridays from 9:00 – 17:00.

support@irishgirlguides.ie

 

Fiona Murdoch, Communications Officer

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

Fiona works Monday to Fridays from 9:00 – 17:00.

communications@irishgirlguides.ie

 

Lisa Challoner, Safeguarding Membership 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 to Thursday from 9:00 – 18:00.

safeguarding@irishgirlguides.ie

 

Vivienne Walsh, Membership Administrator

Vivienne maintains the computerised database of Online Guide Manager (OGM) and keeps the administration records up to date. She is responsible for co-ordinating the annual census and arranging for warrants to be issued.

Vivienne works Monday to Wednesdays from 9:00 – 15:45.

membership@irishgirlguides.ie

 

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 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 – 15:45.

accounts@irishgirlguides.ie

 

Valerie Ennis, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (mornings)

Valerie works as the morning Receptionist in National Office.  She also deals with a wide range of administrative issues and is a friendly helpful voice for all who call.

Valerie works Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 – 12:30.

info@irishgirlguides.ie

 

Angie Wojnar, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (afternoons)

Angie works as the afternoon Receptionist in National Office.  She also deals with a wide range of administrative issues and is a friendly helpful voice for all who call.

Angie works Mondays to Fridays from 12:30 – 17:00.

info@irishgirlguides.ie

 

Claire de Jong, Publications and IT Officer  

Claire is responsible for the publication of Trefoil News, the Annual Review and promotional material such as pop-ups and posters. She works with the National Branches and Committees to keep IGG’s resources up to date and to produce new publications. She is also responsible for co-ordinating the IT services in National Office.

Claire works Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 – 17:00.

trefoil.news@irishgirlguides.ie

 

 

Mandy Swanwick, Distribution Centre Manager

Mandy 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.

Mandy works Mondays to Thursdays from 9:00 – 17:00.

mandy.swanwick@irishgirlguides.ie

 

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 Tuesdays to Fridays from 8:30 – 16:30.

caitriona.kelly@irishgirlguides.ie

Regional Development Officers (RDOs)

The Regional Development Officers support Units and Leaders in their specific Regions.  This can include recruiting and training new Leaders, organising Training events and conferences for all Leaders and supporting the Regional team.

Emer Maher

Eastern Region which includes counties Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Laois and parts of Offaly:

rdoer@irishgirlguides.ie

 

Margaret Corr

Mid West Region which includes parts of the following counties of Limerick, Clare, Cork, Tipperary, Offaly:

mwrdo@irishgirlguides.ie

Karina Dingerkus

North West Region including Mayo, Sligo and Donegal:

nwrdo@irishgirlguides.ie

 

Mena Timoney

South East Region including the counties Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny and parts of Tipperary and Waterford:

serdo@irishgirlguides.ie

 

Josephine Cronin

South West Region includes the county Kerry and parts of Cork, Waterford, Limerick and Tipperary:

swrdo@irishgirlguides.ie

 

Marie Mulhall

West and Central Midlands Region includes counties Galway, Roscommon, Leitrim, Longford, Westmeath and parts of Offaly and Clare:

wcmrdo@irishgirlguides.ie

North East Region

North East Region includes the counties of Monaghan, Cavan, Meath and Louth

nerdo@irishgirlguides.ie

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: Helen Concannon chief.commissioner@irishgirlguides.ie

President: Maureen Murphy president@irishgirlguides.ie

National Treasurer: Julie Stephens nationaltreasurer@irishgirlguides.ie

International Commissioner: Lorna Finnegan international@irishgirlguides.ie 

Finance: Therese Joyce

Assistant Chief Commissioners: Jenny Gannon; Áine Divilly

NYCI Rep: Jenna Goodwin

Constitutions: Gillian Finan

Trust Corporation: Emer O Sullivan

Council of Irish Guiding Associations (CIGA): Jessica Byrne

National Programme and Training (NPT) Commissioner: Evelyn Hayes

Adult Training and Outdoors Committee (ATOC): Margaret Patterson

Ladybird Branch: Monica McDonnell

Brownie Branch: Áine Divilly

Guide Branch: Carina Egan

Senior Branch: Averil O’Connor

Trefoil Guild: Hazel Convery

Communications:

Membership, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (MEDI): Sinead Crilly

National Programme and Training (NPT) Treasurer: Sylvia Richardson

Regional Commissioners

Eastern Region: Fiona Walsh

Mid-West Region: Pauline Kennedy

North-East Region: Elizabeth Lynch

North-West Region: Jacqueline Lavelle

South East Region: Adele Mealey

South West Region: Deirdre Henley

West and Central Midlands: Anne Marie Slevin

To contact any of the above people, please call National Office on 01-6683898 or email info@irishgirlguides.ie and we will be happy to help.

 

We currently have a vacancy for a Regional Development Officer in the North East Region. Details here.

Apply ASAP!

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