Opening Ceremony of St Monica’s Ward Family Room at The Mater Misericordiae Hospital

“We can be proud of the International Charity Bazaar contribution to St. Monica’s Ward Family Room, which was opened in the Mater Misericordiae Hospital on the 19th September 2018. 

The Family Room is a vital space for critically ill patients and their families, offering a place of calm and comfort, particularly at a palliative stage of illness. The rooms give families a peaceful place to talk, speak to their loved one’s doctors, or just catch a breath away from the bustle of a public hospital ward setting.

The Head of the ICB Board, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo and  the ICB Committee Chairperson, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of Ukraine Mrs Olena Shaloput were pleased to attend the opening ceremony”. 

Diplomatic Gala Ball 2017

Save the date: 11th May!

Reception, Dinner, Auction, and Dancing! Come join the International Diplomatic Community at this Gala Ball!
We are raising funds for charity and promise an unforgetable Gala evening. Black Tie.

Tickets for sale at EventBrite: 128.17 Euros


Thu, 11 May 2017, 19:00 –
Fri, 12 May 2017, 00:30 IST


Radisson Blu St Helen´s Hotel
Stillorgan Road
4 Dublin

Charities supported by the ICB in 2016

Read here all about the eight Charities that the ICB  supported in 2016 and the amount raised:

Catholic Institute for Deaf People, Cork Counselling Services Ltd,
Daisyhouse Housing Association, Enable Ireland Co. Mayo, Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, Mater Foundation, St John Ambulance – Castleknock, Third Age Ireland

CORK COUNSELLING SERVICES, CORK is seeking €15,000 for the Adolescent Positive Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Programme. This comes as a timely response to the most recent statistics which identify Ireland’s suicide rate amongst teenage girls as the highest in Europe and the suicide rate amongst teenage boys as the second highest in Europe. Cork City has the highest suicide rate in Ireland with levels more than 70% above the national average. The programme will incorporate a psycho-education prevention programme in schools across Cork City and County, support for parents and families in distress, and evidence-based resources for educators and schools.

DAISYHOUSE HOUSING ASSOCIATION, DUBLIN is seeking €11,657.00 for Daisyhouse Education & Skills Fund. This project will help establish an Education Fund that will be available to target groups of women, providing an opportunity for them to gain new skills and educational qualifications with the goal of moving away from homelessness into independent, sustainable living. Funding would cover tuition costs for various areas of study that would result in diplomas or certificates.

ENABLE IRELAND MAYO SERVICES, COUNTY MAYO is seeking €4,000 for Horse riding and Cycle camp for children with physical disabilities. Horse riding provides several benefits to those children, such as increasing balance and using muscles to improve strength of the body as a whole, which can compensate for lack of strength in other parts. Cycling can be an alternative to walking, and this camp will teach children how to ride a bicycle. Adaptive technology will be introduced to enable children to work on their balance, which will increase the confidence of children who have difficulties with walking.

 CATHOLIC INSTITUTE FOR DEAF PEOPLE, DUBLIN is seeking €12,000 for the “After School Activity for Deaf Children Programme.” Due to cultural and linguistic barriers, deaf children can experience exclusion and marginalisation in community activities that are designed for the hearing population. Because the Deaf School residence does not have resources to develop after-school education activities, funding for this project will provide opportunities that will enhance the ability of these children to work as a team and develop discipline and knowledge through a programme that would be active on daily basis.
IRISH GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND, CORK is seeking €15,000 for The Assistance Dog Program For Children With Autism to purchase breeder dogs that could produce up to four litters, or up to 40 pups, which would then be trained to become Assistance Dogs. An Assistance Dog is the same breed, age and temperament as a Guide Dog and is trained especially to work with a child with autism and his or her family. Assistance Dogs work with children with autism, Asperger’s, and those on the autistic spectrum. These canine companions can help improve their lives forever.

MATER FOUNDATION, DUBLIN is seeking €14,160.01 to add a family room on St. Monica’s Ward, a 31-bed wing of Mater Hospital for patients with cancer or complex chronic conditions such as Crohn’s disease, pancreatitis and liver abscesses. For every one patient that dies in their hospital, ten family members are directly affected by the death. Family rooms offer them huge support during very challenging and distressing times, giving them a place to get a cup of tea or some moments of respite from the emotional and physical challenges of sitting with a critically ill or dying relative.

ST. JOHN AMBULANCE, CASTLEKNOCK is seeking €9,500 to extend their community training program to set up a cardiac response team in Dublin 15 and provide training to 500 people this year. Additionally, they plan to run a series of children’s first aid camps in schools to teach young people how to call for help in an emergency situation. St. John Ambulance strives to enable people to help a member of their family or community and preserve life until the arrival of medical services. Many of the people trained by St. John Ambulance go on to become active members themselves, and younger trainees often go on to study for careers in the medical services.

THIRD AGE FOUNDATION, COUNTY MEATH is seeking €10,800 for Third Age Failte Isteach, a community-based project involving predominantly older volunteers in welcoming migrants and refugees to Ireland through conversational English classes in their local community. The project will strive to provide the necessary language skills to migrants in a student-centered, welcoming, and inclusive manner; involve older volunteer tutors and recognise their skills, expertise and contribution to the community; promote greater integration and sense of community spirit by forging new friendships and facilitating learning among different cultures; and establish a network of Failte Isteach groups in communities throughout Ireland.

President: H.E. Giovanni Adorni-Braccesi (Italy), Chairperson: Dena O’Malley (U.S.A.), Vice-chair: Suzanne Gachukia-Opembe (Kenya) Directors: H.E. Giovanni Adorni-Braccesi (Italy), Dena O’Malley (U.S.A.), Suzanne Gachukia-Opembe (Kenya), Anne Cobuzzi (U.S.A.), Cathal Corcoran, Siobhán Denham, Gavin Doherty, Nuala Johnson, Michael O’Donnell

Registered Office: ICB Dublin, Ground Floor, Adelaide House, 7 Haddington Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, A96 Y3F1 The International Charity Bazaar Dublin is a company limited by guarantee and registered in Ireland with number: 461873 Charity Regulatory Authority number: 20070083; CHY: 18321 [email protected]

The 2016 Bazaar sponsors

There were performances, raffles draws, amazing prizes, meeting the Ambassadors… and so much more… Thousands joined the Diplomatic Corps at the International Charity Annual Bazaar on Sunday 20th November 2016, RDS, Industries Hall and raised money for Irish Charities.

Click the link to see the full list of prizes awarded and their sponsors:icbbazaarraffleprizes-sponsors


Bazar Program: 

During the dayMeet the Ambassadors at their stands:

What’s on:

11:00 am 1:00 pm

Meet the Ambassadors at their stands:

11:15 am

Cultural show – Indian Classical Dance, India

11:45 am

Cultural show – Estonian Folk Dance (Liris), Estonia

12:00 pm

Cultural show – Folk Ensemble Ostroha music & dance and Violin Recital by Elizabeth, Slovakia

12:30 pm

1st General Raffle draw

1:00 pm

Cultural show -Chilean National Dance, Chile

1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Meet the Ambassadors at their stands:

1:15 pm

Cultural show – The Georgian Childrens Choir, Georgia

1:30 pm

2nd General Raffle draw

2:00 pm

Cultural show – Grasshopper ‘Sienazitis’, Karbunkulis and Dzimavinas, Latvia

2:30 pm

3rd General Raffle draw

2:35 pm

Cultural show – Czech School in Dublin’s Choir, Czech

3:00 pm -5:00 pm

Meet the Ambassadors at their stands:
BELGIUM, CROATIA, GERMANY, LITHUANIA, USA, (VATICAN at the International Stand) and Chargé d’affaires of NIGERIA

3:00 pm

Cultural show – Tango Dance, Argentina

3:30 pm

4th General Raffle draw

3:45 pm

Cultural show -Lietuviskas Doblias, Lithuania

4:15 pm

Martial Arts and Chinese Academy of Dance, China

4:30 pm

French raffle draw at their stand

4:50 pm

by ICB President and Italian Ambassador Giovanni Adorni- Braccesi

5:00 pm

Bazaar ends


Performances throughout the day:



11:15 Indian Classical Dance

11:45 Liris Dancers from Estonia

12:00 Slovakian Music & Folk Dance and Violin recital

13:00 Chilean National Dance CUECA

13:15 The Georgian Childrens Choir

14:00 Latvian Folk Dancing

14:35 Czech School on Dublin’s Choir

15:00 Argentinian Tango Dancers

15:45 Lithuanian Shamrock Dance

16:15 Chinese Traditional Dance and Martial Arts



Raffle draws


12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30
(must be in attendance to win)

French Raffle Draw at 16:30

Grand Prize Draw at 16:50

(You do not need to be present to win)



The Diplomatic Corps in Dublin invite you to Experience the World in a Day!

Food, Dance, Costume, Music, Activities, Raffle Draws and more!


See the photos of the ICB 2016

Click on the link to see the photos of the ICB 2016 Bazaar. Every year in Dublin the Diplomatic Corps puts  together the best each country has to offer. There is food, music, art and crafts from around the world and all nationalities united for a single cause: supporting registered charities in Ireland.


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