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. 

All Saints Youth Club, Ballymena

Operating from purpose-built premises on Cushendall Road, All Saints Youth Club welcomes all children and young people from Ballymena and the surrounding areas.  They offer …

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Ballykelly Residents Association

Forced to close their centre so soon after being established in January 2020, Ballykelly Residents Association has since entered a shared management agreement with Causeway …

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Danny Boy Jazz & Blues Festival, Limavady

A non profit making organisation passionate about delivering quality musical performances and experiences for all participants in the local community, Danny Boy Jazz & Blues …

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Derry Search Youth Group

Launched in July 1985 to facilitate, design and develop projects that encourage the personal, social and spiritual development of young people aged 4-25, Derry Search …

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Foyle College Aviation Team, Derry

Foyle College Aviation Team (FCAT) are a dedicated group of 16-17 year old aviation sleuths who are passionate about local WW2 aviation history.  The Team …

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St Columb’s Cathedral, Derry

Due to the pandemic, St Columb’s Cathedral was closed and has been forced to maintain contact with the congregation via social media and live streaming of …

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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