Irish Red Cross

The Irish Red Cross is part of the largest global network of voluntary humanitarian action in the world - the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement - which has a national organisation in nearly every country in the world - some 188 Red Cross or Red Crescent societies in total.


The Irish Red Cross Society (IRCS) was established by an Act of the Oireachtas on 1 August 1939. Just over a month later, on the eve of World War II the inaugural meeting of the IRCS governing body, the Central Council, was held in Dublin on 5 September.

Prior to this the Red Cross had been established throughout most of Ireland as an autonomous entity within the British Red Cross Society during the War of Independence in 1920, although records show that the Red Cross had branches in Dublin four years previously when volunteers took care of the sick and wounded during the 1916 Easter Rising


Muff Branch

The Muff Branch was formed in 1972. It was set up to train members of the local community and local businesses in First Aid.

It provides First Cover at County level and local level, including Muff Festival, Cycle Races, Football & GAA events.

About Us

The Muff Branch, meet every Wednesday night in St. Mary’s Hall, from 8pm-9.20pm, from September to June.

As well as learning about First Aid and the history of the Red Cross, members complete the following programmes:


  • Gaisce (15+)
  • Positive Images
  • HIV Awareness Training

To become a member, you need to be 10 years old and onwards. The branch consists of youth and adult members. To become a leader, you need to be 18years and onwards, all training is provided if you become a member.

All leaders will undergo Child Protection Training, provided by the Red Cross

Training courses provided by qualified First Aid Instructors include:

Practical First Aid

A 12 hour course which is suitable for members of the public with an interest in learning first aid, for youth groups, transition year students and for workplaces who already have the required number of Occupational First Aiders in place. Certificates are valid for three years.

Occupational First Aid

A three day course which fulfils the health and safety authorities’ requirements for first aid at work, including CPR and AED.

Basic Life Support Course

A 4 hour course which goes through choking and CPR for adults, children and infants. Suitable for interested members of the public, for parents, healthcare workers and childcare workers.

The Irish Red Cross is also a training site for the Irish Heart Foundation and can offer any of the Basic Life Support courses accredited by the Irish Heart Foundation which are as follows:


  • Family and Friends CPR
  • Heartsaver CPR
  • Heartsaver CPR/AED
  • Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support/AED


Bernie Rutherford – 0860543259



Special Events

19 Jan 2021 Irish Dancing
19 Jan 2021 A.A Meetings
20 Jan 2021 Muff Irish Red Cross
20 Jan 2021 Muff Ceili Dancing
25 Jan 2021 Crochet Class

For a full list of events see Calendar


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This project is supported by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund, through the EU programme for Peace and Reconciliation managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council

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