Why We Need Your Support

Together we can create 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, which benefits local and global communities

Our Case for Support by Anne O’Donoghue, CEO, Irish Heritage Trust

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.

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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