Irish Girl Guides National Training Centre
Unit 2, The Square Industrial Complex
Belgard Square East
Dublin D24 FEX5


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


Lorraine Mackey McHugh, Chief Executive Officer

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

She has more than 11 years’ experience in managing and leading community-based youth work projects and programmes including youth justice, youth work, and youth employability standards of practice. and 26 years’ professional experience in youth and community work and has recently received an NSETS Statement of Recognition of Experience in Youth Work Practice. She has formal education in social care, social science, youth and community work leadership, and recent Level 9 qualification in nonprofit management and leadership. She brings to this post a variety of other training, qualifications and experience, and her ambition is to support all women and girls in IGG, through their voluntary participation, as a youth work and nonprofit professional.

Lorraine works flexible hours.
(01) 668-3898 EXT 101


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.
(01) 668-3898 EXT 109


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.
(01) 668-3898 EXT 107


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. 
(01) 668-3898 EXT 108


Karina EarlyKarina Early, Operations Co-ordinator 

Karina supports the CEO and Chief Commissioner as Executive Administrator. She is also a Garda Vetting Liaison Person and provides a range of supports to National Volunteers including International Travel.

Karina works Monday – Friday 09:00 – 17:00.
(01) 668-3898 EXT 103


Emer O'NeillEmer O’Neill, Global Citizenship Education Officer 

Shauna Harris, Global Citizenship Education Officer 

The Global Citizenship Education Officer facilitates Irish Girl Guides’ Global Citizenship Education Project, which supports our Youth Members as well as Volunteer Leaders. The GCE Officer is responsible for working with staff and volunteers to ensure that training on values, Shauna Harrisknowledge and skills of Global Citizenship is deepened across the organisation, involving facilitation with young people and adults. The role highlights the importance of GCE through encouraging and empowering girls and young women, as well as Leaders, volunteers, and staff, to become active global citizens by engaging with current social justice issues to promote awareness and equity.
(01) 668-3898 EXT 408


Stephen Mahon, IT Management Officer

Stephen 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, Stephen co-ordinates the annual membership census.

Stephen works Monday to Friday from 09:00 – 17:00.
(01) 668-3898 EXT 110


Selena WaghornSelena Waghorn, Administrative Assistant 

Claire Rochford, Administrative Assistant

Selena and Claire are the friendly voices at the end of the phone. As well as looking after telephone and email queries, they deal with a range of administrative duties, including event support.

Claire RochfordSelena works Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 09:00 – 17:00.

Claire works Wednesday and Friday from 09:00 – 17:00.
(01) 668-3898 EXT 102

Nandana James, Programme and Publications Officer

Nandana is in charge of the development of IGG’s publications, including Trefoil News, as well as the development of programme resources for the organisation. She works with volunteer committees to develop programme resources and badges for IGG members, whilst also supporting delivery and implementation of IGG’s programme of work with Leaders and Trainers. Nandana works Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00.
(01) 668-3898 EXT 105


Christopher Jablonski, Communications Officer

The Communications Officer coordinates effective media coverage and communications strategy for the IGG brand. He also manages the IGG website and social media outlets. Chris works Monday to Thursday from 09:00 to 17:00.
(01) 668-3898 EXT 104

Distribution Centre

Katherine MooreKatherine Moore, Distribution Centre Administrator
(01) 668-3898 EXT 201


Fióna WalshFióna Walsh, Distribution Centre Assistant
(01) 668-3898 EXT 202


Brid DarcyBrid Darcy, Distribution Centre Assistant
(01) 668-3898 EXT 202


Regional Development Officers 

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.


Anita Larkin, Eastern RDO

Dublin North East, Dublin South East and Wicklow


Annette Coughlan, West & Central Midlands RDO

Galway, Longford, Roscommon, Leitrim, Westmeath and parts of Offaly


Anne Hyland, North East RDO

Louth, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan


Diana Sanmartin, South West RDO

Cork, Kerry and parts of Waterford


Rachel Sherlock, Eastern RDO

Dublin South West, Kildare and Dublin North


Irene Mitchell, North West RDO

Donegal, Mayo and Sligo


Susan O’Brien, Mid West RDO

Limerick, Clare and parts of Laois, Offaly and Tipperary


Suzanne Dunne, South East RDO

Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny and parts of Tipperary and Waterford

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: Deirdre Henley

National Treasurer: Fiona O’Connor

International Commissioner: Aisling Claffey 

Finance: Evelyn Hayes

Assistant Chief Commissioners: Sarah O’Donovan, Vacant

Governance: Jillian van Turnhout

North East Regional Commissioner: Annamarie Lawlor

South West Regional Commissioner: Ciara O’Reilly

Eastern Regional Commissioner: Andrea Lazenby Simpson

South East Regional Commissioner: Jo Dowdall

West & Central Midlands Regional Commissioner: Siobhan Coppinger

North West Regional Commissioner: Kathy Walsh

Mid West Regional Commissioner: Eidin Burns

NYCI Rep: Eve Moody

Trust Corporation: Theresa McCarthy

Council of Irish Guiding Associations (CIGA): Dara Callanan

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

Adult Training and Outdoors Committee (ATOC): Vacant

Ladybird Branch: Mary O’Donovan

Brownie Branch: Roisin Mills

Guide Branch: Paula McQuillan

Senior Branch: Ciara Casey

Trefoil Guild: Sally Smith

Communications: Jessica Woods

Membership, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (MEDI): Amy McAuley

National Programme and Training (NPT) Treasurer: Cate O’Connor

National Office

Irish Girl Guides National Training Centre
Unit 2, The Square Industrial Complex
Belgard Square East
Dublin D24 FEX5

Tel: 01-668 3898


GPS Coordinates: 53.2897917, -6.3716734

We are located in The Square Industrial Complex next to the Dublin Climbing Centre.

Dublin Distribution Centre

Irish Girl Guides National Training Centre
Unit 2, The Square Industrial Complex
Belgard Square East
Dublin D24 FEX5

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10AM – 5PM
Tel: 01-660 5503


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Limerick Distribution Centre

34 Edward Street, Limerick, V94 KW25
Opening Hours: Tuesday 9:30AM – 1PM, Saturday 10:30AM – 2PM
Telephone:  061-41 3099               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

Irish Girl Guides National Training Centre
Unit 2, The Square Industrial Complex
Belgard Square East
Dublin D24 FEX5

Tel: 01-668 3898 or 01-668 9035

Parent Enquiry Form

Please fill in your details below and we will forward them to our Regional Development Officer in your area. She will have a better idea of availability in the units in your area and will touch base with local leaders for you.


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