Introducing our Philanthropists

Together we are creating a vibrant future for Irish Heritage

Thank you from Clare McGrath, Chairperson of the Irish Heritage Trust

Each of our philanthropists is warmly thanked for their visionary support of Irish Heritage.

As a charity we are very grateful for the ongoing support of the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

Philanthropy Matters

Our Philanthropists lead the way in protecting and safeguarding Irish Heritage.
The Trust would be unable to fulfill its heritage mission in Ireland without their support.

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

Donations & Data Enquiries


Our Properties

We manage and care for Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens, Johnstown Castle Estate & Gardens, and Strokestown Park House & Gardens, as well as the National Famine Museum, the Irish Agricultural Museum and thanks to the generosity of Fingal County Council, we are thrilled to be establishing a significant cultural hub at No.11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1 (the headquarters of the Irish Heritage Trust) which will be used by a wide variety of educational, arts, cultural and heritage organisations. This involves exciting plans to create ‘The Poetry Ireland Centre’ as well as a shared heritage space, in a historic building that can be enjoyed by the public for generations to come. All of these enchanting properties are managed on behalf of the community on a non-profit basis.

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