Previous Events

Mr. Dickens is Coming – 31st March

To celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens, the Friends of the Rotunda presents..  “Mr. Dickens is Coming”

The moving, funny and entertaining world of Charles Dickens and his characters are brilliantly brought to life by the author’s great great grandson.  Gerald Dickens is an internationally acclaimed actor who has performed his unique show in theatres all over the world.  Audiences from Asutralia to the USA have been wowed by his extradionary performance that will bring laughter, tears and a deep appreciation of one of the worlds’ greatest authors – you truly will believe that you are in his presence.  This is the first time Gerald has brought his show to Ireland.

Venue: Pillar Room, Rotunda Hospital

Saturday, 31st March 2012  – Wine and Canapes at 7.30pm

Tickets: €50 Bookings:  or 01 661 4911 / 01 872 2377

Proceeds in aid of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and Rotunda Hospital’s Sexual Assault Unit

Charity Cycle Challenge 17 – 22 June

Dublin to Paris

5 Day Cycling 600km  – From UCD to the Eiffel Tower

2 Days in Ireland and 3 Days in France

Fully supported with One Cycling Guide per 10 Cyclists

Expect Backup/Luggage Transport/Biker Transporter back to Dublin/All Meals and Snack Stations included/Beautiful Quiet Roads/Spectacular Scenery and Delightful Villages

For more information contact:  Fundraising Department, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, Tel 01 661 4911 /Email:

Irish Cycling Safaris, Tel 01 260 0749 /email:

“Rape Law: Victims on Trial?” Conference – 16th January 2010

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) and the Law School, Trinity College jointly hosted a conference entitled “Rape Law: Victims on Trial?” in Dublin Castle on Saturday January 16th 2010. The conference marked the 30th anniversary of the DRCC.

Read more about the conference.

The Dublin City Marathon 27th October 2014

Dublin Marathon

The Dublin City 26K Marathon takes place on Monday 27th October. This is the 35th year of the Marathon but in an amazing coincidence it’s the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s 35th year too!  In order to celebrate this event please consider the DRCC as your Charity as your support can make a difference.  So please join the thousands of runners and walkers in this year’s SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon which is run through the historic Georgian streets of Dublin.

Participate and enjoy this challenging experience.  You can find out more information on how to register on-line at the official website:

You can contact our fundraising department where Annie and Colette will be happy to answer any of your questions.  By Phone: 01 6614911 or Email:


Helpline Information for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Over the past week Irish society has yet again been shocked by further revelations of cover ups and omissions in the handling of disclosures of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church in Ireland.

Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop Chief Executive of the DRCC said : “ The past 10 years has seen the publication of the Ferns, Ryan, Murphy and Cloyne reports, all of which have validated the stories that have been told and heard in therapy rooms throughout the country. For the survivors of these heinous crimes the public acknowledgment of their stories has been very important and has helped so many on their journeys to healing.

The fact that:
We now have a Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald, who sits at the Cabinet Table equally with other Ministers
The fact that:
Children First Guidance is to be put on a statutory basis
The fact that:
Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has brought forward the Heads of Bill for Withholding of Information with regard to Child Sex Abuse, all augur well for the preservation of childhood for the future children of Ireland.

However while shock and horror are expressed every time another revelation about the cover up of child sex abuse in Ireland in Church and State Institutions is headlined in our newspapers, on radio and television, very little thought is given to the consequences to the many survivors who are reading, listening to and looking at, these further revelations. Each time these crimes hit the headlines many more survivors have their memories triggered of abuse they suffered in their childhood and may be re-traumatised as a result and are in need of help and support.

The media has shown great courage in how it has continued to highlight these atrocities however it can fall short in providing the helplines that are available to listen, support and guide callers to the professional help that is available. To all editors and journalists please include the helplines and alert the National 24 hour helpline for victims of rape and survivors of child sex abuse, 1 800 77 88 88 when you are about to break another of these stories, so that we can provide the extra support that is needed at these very fraught and painful times for victims and survivors.

Each time child sex abuse is brought into the public domain the calls to the National Helpline escalates.”


Good Luck in the Women’s Mini Marathon

Good Luck Ladies in the Women’s Mini Marathon

We just want to wish all of our ladies the best of luck in today’s Mini Marathon!! Thank you so much for all of your support it is much appreciated.

All the Staff at the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre



The Wilde Dinner Party with Rebecca Storm 2nd November

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre are hosting The Wilde Dinner Party on Saturday 2nd November at the fabulous Four Seasons hotel.  We will have a unique performance from the West End star, the magnificent Rebecca Storm.

      This intimate style evening proved very enjoyable in 2012.   The dress code is informal and the evening is over by mid-night.  The cost per person is €150 and we can organise tables of eight, ten or twelve.

The Wilde Dinner Party will be a five star event, with a champagne reception before a fabulous four course dinner.  Please contact the Fundraising Department for details on 66 14 911 or email

DRCC Charity Bracelets available

                                                  Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

Unisex Limited Edition Bracelet available from Reception in the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.  For further details please call 01 664911, email or just pop in.

Christmas Charity Bracelets

Available for just €5 all income goes to support our vital counseling services


DRCC Christmas Opening Hours 2014

DRCC Christmas Card

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre will be Closed for Christmas and New Year over the following dates:

Wednesday        24th December

Thursday             25th December

Friday                    26th December

Saturday              27th December

Thursday              January 1st

The Centre will be Open from 9am – 5pm on:

Monday               29th December

Tuesday               30th December

Wednesday        31st December

Normal opening hours resume from Friday, January 2nd 2015.

However we know that  Christmas can be a hard time for many survivors. Please remember during this time you can contact our National 24-Hour Helpline 1800 77 8888 where there will always be someone at the end of the line.  Thank you.

Corporate Charity Quiz hosted by Pat Kenny – 2nd March 2017

The annual Corporate Quiz Challenge will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel formally the Four Seasons on Thursday the 2nd of March.  This event is greatly supported by up to 40 teams from the corporate sector and is hosted by broadcaster Pat Kenny.  The evening starts at 7:30 with a drinks reception and some companies use this event for corporate entertainment. Please contact our fundraising dept at for further details.