The Honourable
The Irish Society

Committed to serving the community

The Honourable The Irish Society

The Honourable The Irish Society is a grant-giving charity working for the benefit of County Londonderry and neighbouring areas.

It also manages property and fishing for the benefit of the local area.

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Our Recent Grants

We welcome applications from individuals and local organisations – from amateur sports and senior citizens clubs; youth groups; community, residents, workers and health associations to schools and other educational bodies – across the entire County. 

Belfast Homeless Service

Primarily offering relief from hardship and distress for those who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness, Belfast Homeless Service, provides free food; shelter; …

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Cathedral Youth Club : from little acorns mighty oaks do grow, Derry

Founded in 1972 in the Fountain Estate, and having opened to just 13 young people attending on Friday nights, CYC currently operates from 9am-9pm five …

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Coleraine & District Talking News

Founded in 1974, this independent charity run by volunteers provides a ‘Talking Newspaper’ for the Causeway area, producing a weekly local news and magazine programme …

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Féis Doíre Cholmcílle

Since 1922, Féis Doíre Cholmcílle has been a bedrock of the cultural life of Derry and its hinterlands.  In addition to compiling a selection of …

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Slieve Gallion Community Pre-School, Magherafelt

This relatively new pre-school situated in the Desertmartin community has made massive strides in the quality of services/facilities on offer to help prepare children for …

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St Mary’s Parish Church, Macosquin

Celebrating their 400th anniversary this year, St Mary’s has a number of events and activities planned – in particular the erection of a 6m flagpole (costed at …

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Virtual Festival of Game Fishing

Causeway BEP Careers Convention

Having sponsored this annual event with a grant of £5,000 for a number of years, the Irish Society was delighted to learn that Causeway Business …

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Virtual Festival of Game Fishing, March 12th 2021

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New Appointments

The Rt Hon. The Lord Mayor, Alderman William Russell has been confirmed as the Irish Society’s Governor for the next three years – although past Governor, …

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Thanks from Cavell Nurses’ Trust

Following a further grant payment of £10,000 towards the Trust’s incredibly valuable work, John Orchard (Chief Executive) wrote to thank the Irish Society “for your …

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Further Covid-19 related Grants

In addition to grants agreed by the Local Advisory Committee in May 2020, it was recognised that there were still many individuals and groups in …

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School prize-giving

Although Trustees were unable to visit and attend the traditional prize-giving ceremonies this year, the Secretary was invited to participate in an outdoor event staged …

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Latest News and Events

We welcome applications from individuals and local organisations – from amateur sports and senior citizens clubs; youth groups; community, residents, workers and health associations to schools and other educational bodies – across the entire County. 

About Us

The Irish Society applies the income derived from its properties in Londonderry and Coleraine, and from its investment portfolio to a wide range of local causes

Charitable Grants

Grants from a few hundred pounds to £2,000 are awarded to a wide range of local causes on the basis of need

Fishing

Get advice on the local fisheries, where to stay, tackle, local fly patterns, angling guides, other useful local contact information