Meet our Irish Heritage Ambassadors

Supporting the work of the Irish Heritage Trust

The Irish Heritage Trust proudly receives philanthropic support from those individuals who share our vision for increased access and engagement opportunities with Irish Heritage, for all. Our mission to preserve, protect and share Irish Heritage is helped enormously by individual philanthropists.

We are grateful to the following individuals for their generous support as Irish Heritage Ambassadors

Terri Cullinane
Paul McCarthy
Anne O’Donoghue

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.

Individual Giving is all about sustainability. Predictable and reliable philanthropic support enables the Irish Heritage Trust to plan and undertake hugely impactful projects which would not otherwise happen.
If you are interested in becoming an Irish Heritage Ambassador, please contact our Head of Philanthropy and Supporter Engagement, Paul McCarthy, for a confidential discussion

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


Daniel Stanford, Deputy Company Secretary


Ciaran Griffith, Finance Officer

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