An annual Christmas lunch that raises funds for Irish charities

Welcome to
The Giving Guild

The Giving Guild is a voluntary organisation which hosts an annual charity lunch, donating all the funds raised to charities working and providing their services in Ireland. 

Each year, our guests nominate three charities and a vote is held at the lunch to select who will be the next recipient of our funding. 

The event has been running for over a decade raising much needed revenue for smaller charities to whom our funding makes a huge difference.


This year we are raising funds for The Solas Project

— Christmas lunch —

Friday, 8th December 2023


Intercontinental Hotel, D4


Attend our
Christmas lunch.

If you are interested in taking a table at the next Giving Guild lunch, please do drop us an email to

Only a few tables change hands each year so we can make no promises but we would be delighted to add you to the waiting list.

What we do

We are an organisation set up to distribute funds raised through an annual Christmas lunch to charities and causes who provide their services here in Ireland.

We want the donation we make to mean a lot and prefer to support smaller charities for whom fundraising is a constant challenge.

Thanks to our loyal followers and those who support us annually in holding the event, we are proud to say that, together, we have raised €169K to date for deserving Irish charities.

We donated €22,000 to Heart Children in 2022!

We delivered a cheque to Heart Children for an incredible €22,000 raised at the 2022 Giving Guild lunch. The charity supports people born with congenital heart disease and their families. 

These funds will be used by the charity for their nationwide Play Therapy Service which helps children with CHD and their siblings to deal with the trauma associated with having ,and living, with the condition.

The next Giving Guild lunch takes place on Friday, 8th December 2023 in the Intercontinental Hotel when we will be raising funds for the Solas Project which supports disadvantaged children through homework clubs and after school supports.

Charity nominations

Since 2011, we have helped Irish charities to build new wards in hospitals; playgrounds for children with intellectual disability; sensory rooms for children with profound needs and funded new kitchen facilities in parent accommodation for families whose child is in hospital long-term and more. 

Over €169,000 has been donated to date.

Who we are

The Giving Guild was set up in 2011 by school friends, Ciara McGettigan, Jenny Hughes & Sheila Campbell. Our goal was to organise a festive lunch that raised funds for a different charity annually.

Supported by our friends and their friends, we have built up a loyal following who attend the event each December. Very few tables change hands, helping to create an atmosphere at the event where there are few degrees of separation between our guests.

It’s fun, its unique and often a little crazy. And we love it!


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