Masonic Lodges throughout Ireland have been
involved in fund raising ventures to help support 'local' and national
non Masonic Charities.
Freemasonry and Secrecy are often wrongly
linked by those not familiar with our activities. However, in connection with their
Charitable Work, it is true to say that Masons prefer to be discreet when discussing their
The following is a list of some Charitable
Organisations which have benefited from the generosity of Irish Freemasons in more
Unit in the Royal Victoria Hospital
Funds to aid in the
completion of the transept in St. Anns Cathedral.
£400,000 was raised to
set up the Freemasons of Ireland Medical Research Fund from which research grants
amounting to £200,000 have already been made.
Alzheimers Disease are now benefitting from the recent appeal, which raised
£500,000 to supply Ambulances, Helplines and other facilities to ease the plight of
sufferers and their carers throughout Ireland.
Many individual Lodges also
raised funds to help non Masonic charities in their areas.
Breast Cancer Unit at
Meningitis Research as a
result of a Musical Evening organised by the Provincial Priory of East Ulster.
Newry Hospice funds were
given a big boost by the Social Club and Lodges in that area.