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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. 

Clady & District Angling Club

Formed almost 60 years ago, with a mixed membership of male/female of varying ability, and working closely with community groups with whom they share riverside ...
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Coleraine Grammar School

An unexpected victory in the NI Regional Final of the Young Citizens’ Bar Mock Trial Competition in December 2023 led to a team of 14 ...
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Foyle Women’s Information Network, Derry

With a membership of 900+ women drawn from all communities across the North West (the majority of who receive their information on services, support advice ...
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Sollus School of Highland Dancers, Strabane

Since its formation in 2001, Sollus Highland Dancers has expanded in a big way and now has 13 qualified tutors who teach in the community ...
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Loretto College, Coleraine

This inclusive, co-educational Voluntary Grammar School currently has an enrolment of 1,010 students aged 11-18 years of age.  In this time of financial austerity, they ...
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Maghera Heritage Centre

Offering a ‘one stop shop’ in Maghera (11 Main Street) where information, records, publications, photographs, memorabilia, folk memories and artefacts, connected with the history of the ...
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Virtual Festival of Game Fishing

Harp presentation to Loreto College

After receiving a grant from The Irish Society in October 2023, the Loreto Harp Orchestra reported that they were “delighted to be able to purchase ...
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Newtowne Youths Football Club, Limavady

Despite being the squad’s first time playing together, NYFC’s U8s team won the main cup competition for their age group at the NI ENG Football ...
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End of an Era and New Beginnings

29 February 2024 marked the end of an era as Edward Montgomery (pictured left) retired as Secretary of The Honourable The Irish Society after some 28 years ...
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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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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