Dúchas na Gaillimhe-Galway Civic Trust is a registered charity supported by Galway City Council and the Department of Social Protection together with support from local industries, businesses, the Latin Quarter association and members of the public. Membership comes with many extra benefits which include free monthly newsletters, priority bookings for our events, discounts from various businesses and more. Members can become directors, can put ideas forward, all in an effort to help Galway conserve its heritage, unique culture and natural beauty.

Membership is divided into six separate categories:
Family Membership €50
Individual Members €40
Associate Membership €20
Corporate Membership (SME) €250
Friends €350
Corporate Enterprise Membership €500

Benefits of membership include the following discounts:

FREE admission to all national OPW sites like Newgrange and more! The Membership Card provides for free admission to all fee-paying State managed OPW Heritage Sites located throughout the country for one year from the date of first use (with the exception of Muckross Traditional Farms, Killarney). At certain locations, parking facilities and ancillary services are provided by other bodies or agencies. There may be a charge for the use of such services. Any such charges are separate to and are not covered by the Membership Card.  www.opw.ie

10% off on local history books in Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, Cornstore Mall, Middle Street, Galway  www.charliebyrne.com

10% off in The Claddagh and Celtic Jewellery Company, 1 Quay Lane, Spanish Parade, Galway  www.thecladdagh-ring.com

Any coffee for €2 in the House Hotel, Spanish Parade, Galway  www.thehousehotel.ie

5% off in DC Store, 3 Cross Street, Galway  www.dcshoes.ie

10% off in Taste of France, Cross Street Lower, Galway  www.tasteoffrance.ie

10% off Judy Greene Jewellery, Judy Greene's Pottery, Kirwan's Lane off Cross Street, Galway  www.judygreenepottery.com

Tax Relief on Charitable Donations
There are a number of tax benefits associated with annual donations of €250 + to registered charities including Galway Civic Trust. The recipient of the benefit depends on the type of taxpayer making the donation:

PAYE Taxpayers:
In the case of PAYE taxpayers, donations of €250 + received by Galway Civic Trust, or any other registered charity, in one tax year are treated as having been received "net" of tax. For example: An individual on the standard rate of tax (i.e. 20%) makes a donation of €500. The value of the donation to Galway Civic Trust = €625 i.e. €500 x 100/80. The tax associated with the donation = €125. Galway Civic Trust will be able to claim a repayment of €125 from the Revenue Commissioners.

Self-Assessed Individual:
Self-assessed taxpayers can reclaim the income tax they pay on donations of €250+ in any one tax year. For example: A self-assessed individual on the standard rate of tax (i.e. 20%) makes a donation of €500. The cost to the taxpayer is €400. The taxpayer claims a deduction for the donation on his/her tax return. No repayment claim by Galway Civic Trust arises.
Corporate Donations:
The company claims a deduction for donations of €250 + in any one tax year as if it were a trading expense. Galway Civic Trust's registered Charity number is CHY 11312. This information is taken from the Revenue Commissioner's paper "Scheme of Tax Relief for Donations to Eligible Charities and other Approved Bodies, Under Section 848A, Taxes Consolidation Act 1997. The Trust is also registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority, number 20030704. This new number is often confused with the CHY numbers of the Revenue Commissioners.

You can now pay your membership subscription online...

Individual Membership €40.00


Family Membership €50.00


Associate Membership €20.00


Listing on the Charities Regulatory Authority website and the Revenue website