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. 

Building Ballysally Together, Coleraine

Established in 2005, BBT was now in need of new/up-to-date kitchen equipment and staff uniforms for its Healthy Eating Café .  Providing hot, cheap/economical and …

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Foyle Deaf Association, Derry

Established in 2009, Foyle Deaf Association offers a wide range of services / opportunities, activities and classes to bring members together, reduce social isolation and …

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Bradley Legge

Also a student at Coleraine Grammar School, Bradley has been selected to represent Northern Ireland in a number of disciplines at the Youth Mixed Martial …

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S.A.L.T Community Association, Claudy

Seeking to address the health, social, recreational, education, community and environmental needs of everyone in its locality, S.A.L.T  applied for funding towards improvements to its …

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Strabane District Caring Services

SDCS’s Stay Young Group has been operating for a number of years now, providing a social outlet for women aged 50+ in the Strabane area.  …

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Tools for Solidarity, Belfast

Tools for Solidarity has been attracting donations of unwanted tools and sewing machines for almost 40 years, which are refurbished in the Belfast workshop and …

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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