In 2008, the International Charity Bazaar Dublin (ICB) received official recognition as an Irish charity and was registered.  The wife of Pakistan’s then-ambassador, Nausheen Ahmad, organised a fundraising event to raise money for the victims of the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan, which gave rise to the concept of ICB.

Because of how well-received the event was, the spouses of the resident diplomats decided to turn it into an annual fundraising event.  The diplomatic spouses went on to organise a successful bazaar in 2006 and 2007 with the help of international and Irish friends.  It was determined that going forward, all proceeds will be given to charity with an Irish focus.

Throughout its 18-year existence, the Bazaar has raised over €850,00 for Irish charities and continues to grow. ICB received charitable status in 2011 and was officially registered as a charity in Ireland. Thus, contributions made to ICB are tax deductible.  

Our fundraising events are made possible by gifts, donations, and sponsorships from Diplomatic, International, and Irish communities. These contributions have made the International Charity Bazaar a prominent event on the Dublin social calendar.