Support from Overseas

Supporting the Irish Heritage Trust from Overseas is a fabulous way to remain connected with Irish Heritage, in the most positive way.

We are in the process of establishing Irish Heritage Philanthropic Chapters across the world, led by Heritage Philanthropists. Thanks to the generous support of key philanthropists based in the United States, we have established the following:

Irish Heritage Chapter – New York

Irish Heritage Chapter – Florida

If you would like to support the heritage work we are doing in Ireland from overseas and become an Irish Heritage Chapter President, please contact Paul McCarthy, Head of Philanthropy & Supporter Engagement here.

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.

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.

Tax Effective Giving

Depending on your location tax effective giving may be available to you.

Our Commitment to Transparent and Accountable Fundraising

Donor Charter

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.


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


Daniel Stanford, Deputy Company Secretary


Ciaran Griffith, Finance Officer

Donations & Data Enquiries


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