Promoting Irish Culture and Heritage

The Ireland Funds support Irish culture and heritage by providing funding for programs that promote cultural awareness and understanding; preserve uniquely Irish art forms and artifacts; increase public access to a variety of art forms and collections support community arts initiatives; and ensure the protection of and access to Irish heritage sites and resources.

Atlantic Corridor – A Place Called Home — A new pilot education program, A Place Called Home, is being funded by The Ireland Funds in partnership with Atlantic Corridor, a local development company serving Ireland’s Midlands area.  — Read more

Baboró BEAST — With funding from The Ireland Funds, this project is now in its second year of bringing scientists and artists from the local community into the classrooms of Galway.  — Read more

Baboro International Arts Festival — Baboro is Ireland's flagship international arts festival devoted exclusively to children and families. It brings the most diverse selection of world-class events from Ireland and around the world to its annual one-week festival in Galway. — Read more

Ballinglen Arts Centre — The Ballinglen Arts Foundation is an internationally unique community based residency programme, through which international artists from Ireland and abroad are invited to Ballycastle, a rural village in North Mayo. — Read more

Blue Teapot Theatre Company — With help from The Ireland Funds, the Blue Teapot Theatre Company produced Sanctuary - a powerful play that is challenging and changing attitudes.  — Read more

Burrenbeo Trust — The Ireland Funds are helping the Burrenbeo Trust preserve and protect this unique and fragile Irish landscape.  — Read more

Business to Arts — The team of four, based in Temple Bar in Dublin, delivers professional development programs designed to create an impact within arts organizations.  — Read more

Cinemagic — Cinemagic is an international award-winning charity that embraces the magic of film, television and digital technologies to educate, motivate and inspire young people. Cinemagic offers placements throughout the year for young people looking for experience within a neutral, creative environment. — Read more

Irish Georgian Society — The Irish Georgian Society promotes the conservation of distinguished examples of architecture and the allied arts of all periods in Ireland. These aims are achieved by education and grants, planning participation, membership and fundraising.  — Read more

Kerry Film Festival – Silver Screenings — Singing in the Rain? Double Indemnity? Jane Eyre? ...all classics enjoyed by the members of the Silver Screenings presented by The Kerry Film Festival  — Read more

Lyric Theatre Belfast — The Lyric Theatre in Belfast makes a unique and vital contribution to the community as the only full-time producing theatre in Northern Ireland. The theatre has stood as a beacon of hope and high artistic standards since the 1950s and, in the darkest days of Northern Ireland's Troubles, was a place where messages of tolerance and peace were safely shared.  — Read more

Macnas — Macnas has been creating performances in Galway for over 20 years. These performances have been created with the community, for the community and have formed the centrepiece of each year's Galway Arts Festival.  — Read more

Pushkin Prizes Trust — The Pushkin Prizes Trust was established in 1987 by The Duchess of Abercorn to commemorate the creative legacy of her ancestor Alexander Pushkin by providing a place for children from different backgrounds to explore their common experiences through the medium of the creative arts and the environment.  — Read more

Royal Hibernian Academy — The Academy has evolved and grown into an important cultural body in Ireland that supports contemporary art and artists through exhibition, education and advocacy.  — Read more

The Ark — Literature, dance, music, new technologies, and film are just some of the mediums The Ark uses to inspire children, their families, schools, and communities.  — Read more

The Butler Gallery — Thanks to The Ireland Funds, Kilkenny’s Butler Gallery offers free arts programs to local children and families.  — Read more

The Icon Walk — Over the course of a few short years, the artistic transformation of these once neglected side streets is changing the neighborhood. A cultural history if Ireland can now be seen on the walls of these alleys.  — Read more

The Irish Arts Center NYC — The Irish Arts Center is bringing the best of Irish arts & culture to NYC and beyond.  — Read more

The Little Museum of Dublin  — The Little Museum of Dublin is truly a “museum of the people” holding over 5,000 items related to the history of Dublin. Objects are donated by the public and more arrive every day.  — Read more

The National Gallery of Ireland — The Ireland Funds and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Art Conservation Programme have joined with the National Gallery of Ireland to Conserve The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife (1854) by Daniel Maclise (1806-70)  — Read more

The Tara Project at Blackrock Castle Observatory — Project TARA gives students in Ireland at the Blackrock Castle Observatory, and in Portola Valley, California at the Ormondale Elementary School, mutual access to two telescopes in each location.  — Read more

West Cork Music  — Since 1995, West Cork Music has been celebrating culture in Cork through world-class music and literature.  — Read more

Wexford Festival Opera — The Wexford Festival Opera has been running since 1951, playing a central role in the cultural life of Ireland and in the world of Opera and Arts internationally. From small and humble beginnings it has achieved world-wide success and critical acclaim. — Read more