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. 

Magilligan Community Association

Creating a community hub for Magilligan and surrounding areas, Magilligan Community Association runs the majority of its activities from the Council-owned Centre on Seacoast Road.  Aiming to …

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Liberty Consortium, Derry

Project Sparks Working through Liberty Consortium, Project Sparks trains artistically talented disabled young people to teach music and dance to primary school children.  The Project sought financial assistance …

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Causeway Coast Ringing Group

Based in Coleraine, this Group studies bird populations both locally and further afield, catching and tagging birds as part of the British & Irish scheme …

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Lynda Somerville

Having been given kind permission by Coleraine Grammar School to use current supplies of acrylic/PVC and their laser cutter at the Castlerock Road site to get started – …

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Public Initiative for the Prevention of Suicide and Self Harm

The PIPS group (covering Moortown, Ballinderry and Ardboe) sought assistance to facilitate a mental health training programme “One small gesture can save a life…” for residents in …

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Connor McGillen, Coleraine

A championship oarsman with Bann Rowing Club, Connor has been accepted to study an Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science – following a two year …

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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