The International Women’s Club of Dublin (IWCD) is a social club with two main objectives. One is to welcome and assist newcomers and their families to Ireland. The other is to further members’ knowledge and understanding of Ireland.
Being a part of the IWCD will help make Dublin feel like home more quickly by making new friends and participating in some of the many activities that we offer. You will have the support of women who are established within Dublin.
The IWCD is entirely volunteer run. Depending upon volunteer skills and member demand we offer a variety of activities throughout the club year. Below is a sample of some of our activities.
Our monthly meetings are an opportunity to meet other members over a cup of coffee or tea, and listen to guest speakers who talk on a variety of interesting subjects. The Club meets monthly in Stillorgan from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on the second Tuesday of each month during our membership season that runs from September to June.
Language conversation groups
Learning a language through a friendly conversation is the best way to master it. Our English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Russian Conversation Groups will help you to become fluent through their gentle and friendly guidance over a cup of tea or coffee. These groups meet once or twice a month.
Morning Book Club & Evening Book Club
golf lessons and golf society
Members of the IWCD have the opportunity to learn to play golf or improve their swing through group lessons arranged by the club, and playing with the Golf Society! Lessons have been ongoing for nearly 10 years. We have all levels from beginners to great golfers, all looking to improve their game and share a coffee or tea afterwards and chat. It is a very positive and encouraging environment that keeps the ladies coming back.
On the doorstep of Dublin City are the wonderful Wicklow Mountains, which offer spectacular panoramic views of the sea, lakes, forests and countryside. The Dublin coastline also provides picturesque routes to walk along. Discover all this and more with the IWCD Hill Walking group. Participants have mentioned these (amongst other) benefits: feeling fitter, making new friends, improving their language skills, enjoying the beautiful Irish countryside.
Get to know, make and taste recipes from all over the world. Our Members are keen on sharing their cuisine and food culture. Those moments of delicious discovery and joyful mingling will make you travel around the world.
One of the long standing and popular activities is Mahjong. This Chinese game of strategy, skill, calculation and a bit of luck will keep you entertained for hours. The more you play the better you get. All levels are welcome.
Over the years Dublin has become one of the Europe's most exciting foodies destinations. We invite you to join these exciting once-a-month food related activities such as food styling and photography, food foraging, jam making, food history, food tours and lots more fun and delicious discoveries.
Coffee Mornings are an amazing way to meet with people living in your area. With over 300+ members in and around Dublin, it's nice to have a close network of friends who are always eager to welcome newcomers and help them to settle in their new environment. Each coffee area meets several times per year at a Member's house for some pastries and tea/coffee.
Potluck is a friendly gathering at someone's house where each guest brings a dish to share. No need to be a super cook - the most important thing is sharing. Just don't forget to bring your good vibes! Potlucks are organised on a regular basis throughout the year at a Member's house.
Zumba is pure fun dance with no skills required. Zumba is for anyone who can stand up and dance. If you can shake your body and you like music and having fun, this class is for you. It sounds complicated, but it's simple. If you try this once you would like to do it again! Zumba is great fun and every class feels like a party! Just move your body and follow the lead. All ages are welcome to take part, and no previous experience is necessary.
past special events and tours
Summer Garden Party
Chinese New Year Dinner
Pre-Loved Designer Sale
Cookies/Cakes Exchange and Sale
Dublin Bay Cruise
Dublin Literary Walking Tour
Chester Beatty Library Tour
Kildare Outlet trip
National Concert Hall Backstage Tour
National Gallery of Ireland Art Tour