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.
Trefoil House, 27 Pembroke Park, Dublin 4, Ireland D04 NV08
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 Train Station to Morehampton Road.
Trefoil House, 27 Pembroke Park, Dublin 4, D04 NV08, Ireland
Tel: 01-660 5503
Lower Glanmire Rd, Cork, T23 C672
34 Edward Street, Limerick, V94 KW25
36 New Road, Galway, H91 KWD0
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.
Trefoil House, 27 Pembroke Park, Dublin 4, Ireland
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.
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 – Anne L’Henoret
Anne is responsible for staff operations including publications, public relations, general administration and the implementation of Online Guide
Manager (OGM). She also supports volunteers with programme and service delivery, national events and regional operations.
Anne works Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00.
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 and Tuesday from 09:00 – 17:00.
The Communications Officer coordinates effective media coverage and photo opportunities for IGG. She writes the fortnightly 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.
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 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.
Siobhán Dunne, Finance Support
Siobhán supports local Units to compile and submit their annual accounts and audit same. She also works with the Accounts Administrator and the Finance Committee to fulfill ongoing accounting requirements and achieve compliance.
Siobhán works Monday to Friday from 09:00 – 17:00.
Valeria Lorenzo, Programme Officer
Valeria supports the development, implementation and evaluation of activities in line with the IGG Journey Programme and feeds into the Operational Plan. She also works with volunteer committees to develop evaluation and impact measurement strategies.
Valeria works Monday and Tuesday from 09:00 – 17:00.
Lucy 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.
Lucy works Monday to Friday from 09:00 – 17:00.
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.
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.
The role of the Regional Development Officers (RDOs) is to develop and support Guiding in their Region and to provide advice and practical support to volunteers.
Dublin North, Dublin North East, Dublin West and North Kildare (Maynooth and Celbridge)
Dublin South East, Dublin South West, Wicklow, Laois, Kildare (Newbridge, Naas and Sallins)
Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford and parts of Tipperary and Waterford
Kerry and parts of Cork and Waterford
Limerick, Clare, Laois and parts of Cork, Offaly and Tipperary
Galway, Longford, Roscommon, Leitrim, Westmeath and parts of Offaly
Maygo, Sligo and Donegal
Louth, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Maureen Murphy email@example.com
National Treasurer: Julie Stephens firstname.lastname@example.org
International Commissioner: Jenna Goodwin email@example.com
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 – one for a full-time Administrative Assistant based at the Irish Girl Guides’ National Office in Donnybrook, the other for a part-time Regional Development Officer in the North West.
To apply for either role, please email a cover letter and CV to the Irish Girl Guides’ CEO, Claire Barkey, at firstname.lastname@example.org by 8 August 2021.