Ireland North & South

Ireland by the Numbers

Chuck Feeney’s strong ancestral ties with Ireland kindled his vision of a more vibrant, prosperous and reconciled island with robust knowledge driven institutions. His generosity has had a profound impact on the entire island.

  • 1988 First
  • 126 Capital Projects
  • $776 Million Granted

Ireland (North and South)

“Chuck Feeney has done remarkable things for Ireland, North and South: transforming the higher education system, deepening respect for human rights, investing in programmes on ageing, palliative care and children services, and moving the peace process forward to anchor a more stable society on our island.”
– Mary Robinson, Former President of the Republic of Ireland

University of Limerick (UL)

Chuck loves this underdog institution, which was the recipient of Atlantic’s first capital grant in Ireland. Over the next 25 years Atlantic’s support transformed UL, which the Sunday Times named University of the Year for 2014.

Dublin City University

Similarly, Chuck took this young university under Atlantic’s wing and helped it grow into a premier third-level institution conducting groundbreaking research.

Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing at St. James’s Hospital

Atlantic helped conceive and develop the Institute, which has created a new model of integrated service delivery and research to promote healthy, successful ageing.

Trinity College Dublin

The Old Library at Trinity is one of Dublin’s most popular tourist destinations—particularly for visiting the Book of Kells.

Marymount University Hospital and Hospice

When Chuck saw the old, dilapidated Victorian brick building that had housed the Hospice for 141 years, he proposed building a new facility on a new site.

University College Cork

Cork’s Tyndall National Institute, Ireland’s largest research facility, has more than 200 partnerships with global companies.

National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)

NUIG's research facilities have transformed it into a globally recognized university, known for its expertise in biomedical engineering and marine sciences.

Queen’s University Belfast (QUB)

QUB’s Centre for Cancer Research & Cell Biology is the leading cancer research and care facility in the United Kingdom.

Coleraine, Belfast, Jordanstown, Derry/Londonderry
University of Ulster

Atlantic invested in new facilities across the University’s four campuses, including Coleraine’s renowned Centre for Molecular Biosciences.

Millennium Forum Theatre and Conference Centre

The Millennium Forum helped revive this formerly divided city and was instrumental in its selection as the UK City of Culture in 2013.