Fall / Winter 2012

14th October, 2012

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COPE Galway
COPE Galway’s services for seniors, the homeless, and those affected by domestic violence have helped thousands of people. A grant from The Ireland Funds has helped them grow their innovative Lunch Club program that tackles the isolation and loneliness often experienced by the elderly.
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Fáilte Isteach
Every week throughout Ireland, in 19 counties and in 53 different Fáilte Isteach branches, more than 1,400 migrant students are taught English by 550 volunteer tutors.
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Forgotten Irish
The Ireland Funds are proud to support programs that serve the “Forgotten Irish” – those men and women that immigrated to the U.S. and the U.K. driven by economic necessity and lack of opportunity in Ireland.
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Music Generation Cork
Music Generation is a collaboration between The Ireland Funds, U2, and Music Network that helps children and young people to music education in their own locality. The program is well underway in six counties, more than 3,000 children are participating, and 30 jobs have been created.
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No Mind Left Behind
No Mind Left Behind is an initiative of John and Pauline Ryan and the University of Limerick Foundation that was developed and is administered by The Ireland Funds.
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The Ark
The Ark is a place where children age 2-12 are empowered and encouraged to explore art and culture through creative expression. Opened in 1995, it was Europe’s first cultural center for children.
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The Belfast Giant H.E.R.O.S.
With the help of The Ireland Funds and the Belfast Giants Community Foundation, the Giant H.E.R.O.S. are empowering children from disadvantaged neighborhoods to interact and bridge their differences.
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The National Gallery of Ireland
The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife (1854) is considered one of the beloved pieces of iconic Irish art. Every Irish schoolchild knows of its importance. It is a massive piece, full of symbolism, and is considered one of Daniel Maclise’s best works. And today, this national Irish treasure is in need of care and conservation.
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