Fall / Winter 2014

14th November, 2014

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174 Trust – The Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts
With help from The Ireland Funds and the opening of the Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts, North Belfast’s first purpose-built arts centre, the 174 Trust is embarking upon a new and exciting period of service for the North Belfast Community.
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Atlantic Corridor – A Place Called Home
A Place Called Home allows students in Georgia and Athlone take a virtual walk through each other’s history, culture and “home” in a collaborative online learning environment.
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Care After Prison
The Ireland Funds are helping Care for Prison work with ex-offenders, their families, and victims. They engage and advocate on issues ranging from housing to education opportunities.
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Galway Autism Partnership
Thanks to grassroots effort by parents in the Galway area, Galway Autism Partnership is providing support and information to families and individuals affected by autism spectrum disorders.
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Science Gallery
The Global Science Gallery Network will engage an audience of 2-4 million visitors worldwide annually In partnership with The Ireland Funds and research universities located in leading cities worldwide.
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St. Luke’s Home in Cork
As well as caring for 128 residents, St. Luke’s operates a Day Care Center where older people who are still able to live at home, can also benefit from the social interaction and intellectual stimulation of a day program.
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The John Hume & Thomas P. O’Neill Chair in Peace
The Chair, the most senior of academic positions, promotes the goals of these two great champions for peace in Northern Ireland: former speaker of the US House of Representatives, Thomas P. (Tip) O’Neill, Jr and Nobel Peace Laureate, John Hume.
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The New York Irish Center
Founded in 2003, the New York Irish Center deepens the support and care its members receive as they go about their lives in their adopted country.
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The Icon Walk
The Icon Factory, an artists’ cooperative run entirely by volunteers, has turned the previously avoided Dublin alleyways of Aston Place, Bedford Lane and Price’s Lane into The Icon Walk, a permanent art installation that celebrates iconic figures of Irish music, arts, sport and culture.
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Way Buddy
The Ireland Funds were the first organization to put financial support behind the Way Buddy app. And for the users and their families it has made all the difference.
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Young Social Innovators
Young Social Innovators is a program that fires young people’s passion to change the world for good. It focuses on empowering young people to use their own talents to be social innovators.
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Women for Election
Women for Election is working to ensure that the pool of female candidates for office is not only present, but well-prepared and equipped for leading Ireland into the future.
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