Spring / Summer 2013

14th October, 2013

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Boxing Clubs Across the island of Ireland
The Ireland Funds are proud to have supported these boxing clubs: • Fermoy Boys and Girls Boxing • Ardoyne Holy Cross Boxing Club • St. John’s Amateur Boxing Club • Brosna Boxing Club • St. Fergal’s Boxing Club • Clonmel Boxing Club • O ‘Hanlon Park Amateur Boxing and Fitness Club • Esker Amateur Boxing Club
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Headstrong and the Gaelic Players Association
Through an innovative partnership fostered by The Ireland Funds, Headstrong—the National Centre for Youth Mental Health and The Gaelic Players Association (GPA)—have come together to create a mental health literacy programme to help Irish youth.
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Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief in New York 2012
The American Ireland Fund is responding to the recent Hurricane Sandy disaster with a gift of $250,000 to assist relief efforts.
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Music Generation
Music Generation is Ireland’s national music education programme, initiated by Music Network and co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Irish government through the Dept. of Education and Skills, and local music education partnerships. Provides access to music tuition for 38,000 young people and has created 350 jobs.
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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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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 Irish Arts Center NYC
Since 1972, New York has been home to the Irish Arts Center. In a city renowned for its cultural life, the Irish Arts Center has been recognized as the hub of the Irish cultural landscape.
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WALK is an innovative organization that supports people with intellectual disabilities across Ireland. From skills training to education and living support, WALK takes a “person-centred” approach to ensuring that people have the chance to flourish and contribute to Irish Society.
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Yellow Flag
The Yellow Flag Programme is a progressive equality and diversity initiative schools in Ireland which promotes and supports an environment for interculturalism. Started in 2008 with four schools, The Ireland Funds Promising Ireland Campaign has provided funding to expand the programme.
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