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The Catholic Guides of Ireland (CGI) is a nationwide uniformed Association open to all women and girls. CGI is one of three Guide Associations on the island of Ireland. The other two are Irish Girl Guides (IGG) and The Guide Association - Province of Ulster. CGI has members both in the Republic and Northern Ireland.

Guiding is a youth movement for young girls and women providing training for life with activity, adventure and challenge which is both purposeful and enjoyable. Opportunities are provided for girls and women where they learn and grow by making decisions, doing and discovering for themselves and having fun at the same time. Through Guiding this is achieved in five different ways:

  • Guiding works together in small groups (team work).
  • Girls are encouraged to make their own decisions.
  • Girls have a structured but flexible programme of activities.
  • Girls are known personally to adult leader.
  • Girls all share a commitment to a common aim.

They get the opportunity to try many different things and at the same time learn self -reliance and self esteem. Guiding aims to prepare them to be resourceful, responsible and to think for themselves. It emphasises the importance of family values and contribution to the community in which an individual lives

Press Releases below

Campaign to ‘get IRELAND talking' about mental health gets underway

Catholic Guides of Ireland hands out thousands of green ribbons to encourage mental health discussion » read more


National Council 2015

Press Release: Tánaiste Joan Burton TD pays tribute to the Catholic Guides of Ireland at their National Conference, Dublin » read more


Girl Guides across Ireland celebrate the great Irish outdoors with All Sections Day 2015

Over 2,000 Cygnets, Brigíni, Guides and Rangers across Ireland discover self-reliance through exploring Ireland's natural beauty. » read more


Campaign to ‘get IRELAND talking' gets underway as part of national green ribbon campaign to encourage mental health discussion

Units of the Catholic Guides of Ireland (CGI) across the island will play host to a range of mental health-themed events and initiatives designed to spark open discussion of mental health and break the silence of stigma as part of the national green ribbon campaign. » read more


Catholic Guides of Ireland National Conference 2014

CGI establishes Members' Council to give greater voice to young Girl Guides in the Association » read more


Camp Hollywood 2013

  Over 300 girls and Guiders from the length and breadth of the island will gather at Larch Hill Campsite in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains for the biannual National Camp organised by the Catholic Guides of Ireland (CGI). » read more


National Council 2013

Adult members of the Catholic Guides of Ireland (CGI) will gather for their Annual National Council, to debate matters of importance to the association and to charter their path in the year ahead. Guest of honour is Mrs Sabina Higgins » read more


CCA 2012

Award Ceremony for high achieving Girl Guides » read more


Zoo Day 2012

Over a thousand Girl Guides from across Ireland explore Dublin Zoo » read more


National Council 2012

Keeping the Spirit of Guiding Shining Brightly » read more