b'BY TREVOR WHITE, MUSEUM DIRECTOR The Ireland Funds offered us support in the very early days when we had a promising idea but had not yet demonstrated success. You trusted our mission, believed in our goals and have supported us as weve grown to become an award-winning civic initiative in the heart of the Irish capital. In 2012 the Little Museum received a small grant from The Ireland Funds to test the concept of an education class for local school children. The museum was founded in response to a need to grow civic pride locally in Ireland, and this grant was invaluable in allowing us to test the concept and trial what would go on to become the I Love Dublin classes. From this initial support, we directly cultivated a corporate philanthropic partnership which allowed us to grow the free school classes to what they are today. Our temporary exhibition programming has also been supported by The Ireland Funds. In naming our ground floor exhibition space The Ireland Funds Gallery, your support has enabled part funding of every single exhibition and their associated outreach activities. Since 2014, Flagship Funding from The Ireland Funds has enabled us to engage over 400,000 individuals with the work and goals of the museum. Thanks to your support, the museum Photos: Aengus McMahonis now a tremendous success. With 118,779 visitors in 2018, we are officially the on TripAdvisorand were recently voted the number 20 museum in Europe. connect 201927'