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.

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.


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


Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 16:30

Closed Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends

Visit our IGG Online shop.


Lower Glanmire Rd, Cork, T23 C672

Tel/Fax: 021-4500414             Email:

Tuesday and Wednesday 10:30 – 14:30

Saturday 10:30 – 13:30

Closed Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends


34 Edward Street, Limerick, V94 KW25

Tel/Fax: 061-413099             Email:

Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00 – 14:00

Saturday 11:00 – 16:00

Closed Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends

Summer Closure: After end of business Wednesday 20 May – re-open Tuesday 11 September 10am


36 New Road, Galway, H91 KWD0

Tel: 091-566500            Email:

Wednesday 15:00 – 16:00

Saturday 10:30 – 12:00

Closed Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends

Summer Closure: After end of business Wednesday 13 June – re-open Wednesday 12 September

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

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 Friday from 09:00 – 17:00.


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 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 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 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.


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 Wednesday from 09:00 – 15:45.


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.


Valerie Ennis, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Valerie 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 and Membership Administrator.

Valerie works Monday 09:00 – 17:00, Tuesday 09:00 – 12:00, Wednesday and Thursday 09:00 – 12:30.


Órlaith Nic Aidhne 

Órlaith 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 and Membership Administrator.


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 coordinating the IT services in National Office.

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



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 Monday to Thursday from 09:00 – 17:00.


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.

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.

Katie Holland

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


Margaret Corr

Mid West Region which includes parts of Counties Limerick, Clare, Cork, Tipperary, and Offaly:

Karina Dingerkus

North West Region including Mayo, Sligo and Donegal:


Mena Timoney

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


Josephine Cronin

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


Marie Mulhall

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

Rebecca Dolan

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

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

President: Maureen Murphy

National Treasurer: Julie Stephens

International Commissioner: Lorna Finnegan 

Finance: Therese Joyce

Assistant Chief Commissioners: Amanda O’Sullivan; Áine Divilly

NYCI Rep: Jenna Goodwin

Constitutions: Gillian Finan

Trust Corporation: Emer O’Sullivan

Council of Irish Guiding Associations (CIGA): Alison Cahill

National Programme and Training (NPT) Commissioner: Jenny Gannon

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: Vera O’Riordan

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 and we will be happy to help.


We are currently recruiting for a Distribution Centre Manager based in our National Office, Dublin 4.

Closing date for applications: 5 pm, Monday 7 January 2019

See here for further details.

Christmas orders: Note... orders placed after Midday on Friday 14th December will be dispatched on Tuesday 8th January. Dismiss

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