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Want to give to Irish charities this Christmas? Here are 8 easy ways

You get something small in return.

WANT TO GIVE to those who need it this festive season?

We already told you about Ireland’s answer to Band Aid, and now we’ve rounded up some easy ways to help out Irish charities, and you get something back in return.

Buy a single

  • The Alzheimer Society

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Eoin Dolan has recorded a single in aid of The Alzheimer Society, called Sail That Boat Santa Claus.

He’s set up a fundraising page here, and you can listen to the song or download it here.

  • Helping the homeless

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Keywest are known for busking their hearts out on Grafton St. Now they’re helping the homeless in the city. Their single Hallelujah for the Homeless gives all funds to Merchant’s Quay in Dublin. Buy it for €1.29 here.

Stillroom, meanwhile, are raising money for the Simon Community with this single, which is available through all major retailers and online distributors.

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Another person raising money for Simon Community is Lisa Hannigan, who has released The Christmas Waltz (which you might recognise from the An Post advert this year)

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Download the single for €1 here.

  • Turn the Tide Of Suicide

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The Shruggs from Cork are donating their proceeds from this single to 3Ts. Buy it for 99c here.

  • Make-A-Wish and ISPCC Childline

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Síle Seoige and Friends have released Maybe This Christmas in aid of Make-A-Wish Ireland and ISPCC Childline, with all funds being split equally between the charities. Buy it here.

  • St Vincent de Paul

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Affiniti have releaed a Celtic version of O Holy Night to raise money or St Vincent de Paul. Buy the single for 99c here.

Download an app

  • Temple St Children’s Hospital

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The Lonely Beast is one of Ireland’s most popular apps. Being the good sorts they are, they’re donating all the funds from their apps this week (until 15 December) to Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

You can help them by downloading any of the paid apps below, and the money goes straight to the hospital. The daughter of one of the Lonely Beast team spent a week on Temple St neonatal ward, so they call this their “tiny gesture of thanks”.

Have we missed any? Spread the word in the comments below.

Read: Here’s Ireland’s answer to the Band Aid single, in aid of the homeless>

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