Assisting the Elderly 'Forgotten Irish'

The Ireland Funds are committed to supporting elderly Irish men and women by funding organizations that provide access to a wide range of services and educational opportunities that tackle loneliness and isolation and that develop strong social networks through day centers or social clubs.

Irish International Immigrant Center — The Irish International Immigrant Center has supported Irish immigrants since 1989 and has grown into a multiservice center for people from 120 countries helping them find their place in our multicultural society.  — Read more

Alone — The Ireland Funds are working to ensure that Ireland’s older population is never alone.  — Read more

COPE Galway — The Ireland Funds are helping COPE Galway meet the needs of the senior community, one meal at a time.  — Read more

Energy Action — Energy Action addresses the heating concerns of the elderly and those in need, and provides training and employment opportunities for long-term unemployed people that are creative, sustainable and ecologically sound. — Read more

Forgotten Irish — The Forgotten Irish is an initiative designed to raise public awareness and funding for various charitable projects in the US, Ireland, and Britain that support Irish emigrants, particularly the elderly and vulnerable.  — Read more

Irish Pastoral Centre — The Irish Pastoral Centre (IPC) strives to assist Irish immigrants in varying capacities and facilitate their positive transition to life in America.  — Read more

London Irish Centre — The London Irish Centre has been a `home away for home' for the city's Irish community for over fifty years. Established in the 1950s to meet the welfare needs of the huge wave of Irish emigrants arriving in the UK, the Centre has changed to meet the changing needs and interests of the city's Irish community. — Read more

Making Connections  — With support for Making Connections, The Ireland Funds are bridging the generations and helping older people conquer isolation, one friendship at a time.  — Read more

St. Luke’s Home in Cork — For over 130 years St. Luke’s Home has been a leading provider of care for Cork’s older residents. Today, The Ireland Funds are helping extend that leadership even further.  — Read more

The New York Irish Center — With the help of The Ireland Funds, the New York Irish Center in Queens, New York, strives to provide the perfect balance of community, culture and caring to the Irish in the region.  — Read more