Our Social Enterprises

The Irish Trust is an innovative charity generating much of its own funding through the operation of social enterprises which donate all of their profits back to the Trust.


Media Ireland is Ireland's largest Community Media Group with Community Radio, Television and Internet businesses. To find out more please visit our websites:

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Tell-a-fish is Ireland's first community owned Irish Language Television Production Company. The name comes from the phonetic spelling of the Irish word for television, teilifís.
The company has made more than 20 programmes for TG4 (the State Broadcaster for the Irish Language) including a series on Irish Poetry entitled "Finné an Fhile", a fly on the wall documentary following the exploits of the Dublin County Women's Gaelic Football Team, an historical archive series on life in Northern Ireland in the 20th century and a 6 part drama-documentary Crime Series.

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Aerwaves was established after a 'gap' in the market had been identified for independently produced Irish language & cultural radio programming.
The first series of programmes produced by the company were broadcast by Raidió na Gaeltachta during the summer of 2002. "Seal Aduaidh" featured a number of festivals, held throughout Ulster and Scotland. These chat and music based programmes were an hour in duration and were broadcast nationwide from June to September 2002.
The company now concentrates on producing independent programming for community radio stations at home and abroad.

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Cló Rúraí was established in 1992 when a number of Irish Language interests in the South Ulster area came together to form the company in the certain knowledge that the increase of Irish language activity in the region marked an opportune time to create an Irish Language business.
It became the first ever community owned Irish Language Enterprise under the Local Economic Development Unit's Community Business Programme and has created employment and business opportunities for Irish language speakers.


Réalta is a new joint venture in which the charity has developed a partnership with the private sector.
A Business & Management Consultancy, Réalta specialises in Business Plans, Marketing Plans, Feasibility Studies, Funding Applications and Evaluations for the not-for-profit sector.
Réalta has worked on consultancy projects as diverse as Cultural Tourism, Regeneration of a Community Hall, the establishment of a leading Recycling Business and developing The Institute of Business Management's Training Programme operations.