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Ways of Giving

We are extremely grateful to all our generous supporters, without whose help we could not achieve our goals. If you would like to make a donation to the Library, you may find the following information helpful:

Tax-effective giving

The Library is a registered charity (reference number CHY 5879), which means that gifts of €250 or more are eligible for tax relief.  Since January 2013, donations from all individual donors (both PAYE and Self Assessed) are treated the same with the tax relief being repaid to the charity in all cases.  The refund will be given at a specified rate (currently 31%).  An annual limit of €1 million per individual can be relieved under the scheme.

Donations of objects
and in-kind support

We are extremely grateful to those generous supporters who have donated books and other works of art to complement our collections. We are also grateful for in-kind donations of goods and services.


A charitable bequest allows you to make a lasting contribution without immediate financial outlay. If you are thinking of leaving something to the Library, it would help us greatly if you could let us know of your intentions - particularly if you intend to leave an object - as it is helpful to hear about potential future additions to the collections. All information will be kept strictly confidential.

If you would like to talk to us in confidence about making a bequest, please contact Lucy Durack, Head of Development by phone: (+353 1) 407 0762 or email: