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Duane Farrell Appointed as Irish Society's New Chief Executive

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. 

Causeway Connected Age Strategic Team (COAST), Coleraine

When it comes to discussion and decision making on key issues impacting older people’s lives (eg, community transport, access to health and social care, waiting lists, ...
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Child Loss Support – Caring : Learning : Sharing

Established in March 2022 (and currently awaiting Charity Commission registration) Child Loss Support NI provides emotional and practical support to bereaved parents and guardians – creating ...
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ibreastfeed CIC, Derry

Relatively newly established to address low breast-feeding rates, and developed through voluntary efforts, ibreastfeed facilitates a parent-led project called North West BAPS – a Network ...
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Naíscoil Charn Tóchair, Maghera

A voluntary unincorporated Irish language playschool located in rural Carntogher, Naíscoil Charn Tóchair has a long-established pedigree of providing early years care and now had ...
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Neighbours United : Together United, Strabane

Set up in 2022 to ensure the children in their area were not disadvantaged by the cost of activities and involving older residents to help ...
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North Belfast Youth Choir

Founded in 2015, North Belfast Youth Choir aims to transforming the musical education of post-primary pupils from all communities in the region, broaden their horizons ...
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Virtual Festival of Game Fishing

Gaelcholáiste Dhoire : Home Economics grant of £4,000

The Honourable The Irish Society in partnership with The Worshipful Company of Bakers are delighted to support the school community at Gaelcholáiste Dhoire with this ...
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£1,000 Scholarships for NWRC

The Irish Society’s Duane Farrell and Edward Montgomery visited campuses at Springtown and Greystone to present seven students studying traineeships at North West Regional College ...
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DUANE FARRELL APPOINTED AS IRISH SOCIETY’S NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE

The Trustees of the Honourable the Irish Society are delighted to announce the appointment of Duane Farrell as Secretary & Chief Executive of the Society in ...
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VISIT TO NI : 11–14 JUNE 2023

The Governor, Alderman Sir William Russell led a formal deputation of Trustees to the Province, enjoying: A boat trip up the River Bann (on board the ...
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Visit to NI : 26-28 February

Senior Trustees of the Irish Society – Alderman Sir William Russell (Governor); Wendy Hyde (Deputy Governor) and Deputy Edward Lord (Deputy Governor Elect) – made a short but busy visit ...
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North West Regional College scholarships “a brilliant start to 2023”

The Irish Society’s Representative attended North West Regional College on 6 February 2023 to present seven new scholarships to trainees at Greystone and Springtown.  NWRC ...
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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