Together we are creating a vibrant future for Irish heritage.
Your donations help us to carry out vital conservation work at Irish Heritage Trust properties and underpin our education and outreach work, preserving built and living history for future generations and benefiting local communities and Ireland as a whole.
We manage and care for Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens, Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens and The National Famine Museum | Strokestown Park, as well as our headquarters at 11 Parnell Square East which is also an historic building in the heart of Georgian Dublin. We do this on the behalf of the people of Ireland on a non-profit basis.
Supporting Our Work
Direct donations, bequests, corporate donations and partnerships, all play an important part in funding our work as Ireland’s designated heritage management body. Thanks to you, we are able to open up some of Ireland’s most prestigious houses and gardens to the public and take on ambitious projects to help conserve and share diverse aspects of Irish heritage and culture in engaging ways.
The Greatest Need
If you wish, you can support the work of the Irish Heritage Trust by making a gift in an unrestricted way. This means your donation will be allocated to those projects and activities which are in the greatest need of support. Support of this kind enables the Irish Heritage Trust to respond to acute need, across all our properties, in the most agile way.
How To Join Others in Supporting the Work of the Irish Heritage Trust
There are a number of ways you can give.
Leave a Lasting Legacy
When you make a bequest to the Irish Heritage Trust, you are also honouring the past and making a gift to future generations.
Dedicate Your Donation
If you would like to leave a gift in your will to the Irish Heritage Trust, you can choose to dedicate your bequest to a specific project or project type.
Further information may be obtained from Paul McCarthy, Head of Philanthropy & Supporter Engagement, E: email@example.com.
Donating from Overseas?
If you are based outside Ireland and would like to support of the work of the Irish Heritage Trust, please contact Paul McCarthy, Head of Philanthropy & Supporter Engagement, E: firstname.lastname@example.org. Paul will be happy to talk with you about your gift and arrange the necessary tax-related documentation.
Our Commitment to Transparent and Accountable Fundraising
Our Donor Charter reaffirms our commitment to the standards outlined in the Charities Governance Code and the Guidelines for Charitable Organisation of Fundraising from the Public. We also comply with other relevant legislation which covers data protection, health and safety and our obligations as an employer. In addition, our loans, donations and bequests are all received in accordance with our Museum Standards Policy.
Our Fundraising Complaints Procedure
We take complaints seriously and you will find our comprehensive Fundraising Complaints Policy here.
Other Important Documents
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The Irish Heritage Trust is an independent registered charity governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees and guided by the Code of Good Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland.
Charity Regulatory Authority Number: 20061609
Revenue Charity Number: 16848
VAT Number: 9571484R
Company Registration Office Number: 422959
Contact the Irish Heritage Trust Philanthropy Department
If you would like to talk to us about philanthropy, finance or governance at the Irish Heritage Trust, please contact us below:
Paul McCarthy, Head of Philanthropy & Supporter Engagement
Ciaran Griffith, Finance Officer
Daniel Stanford, Deputy Company Secretary
Support our work to bring some of Ireland’s most precious historic houses, gardens and histories back to life.
Step back in time and visit an Irish Heritage Trust property: proudly a work in progress.