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Become a Friend

Highlanes Gallery aims to be one of Ireland's most important visual art spaces presenting a dynamic and diverse programme of temporary exhibitions and exhibitions drawn from the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection.

Throughout the ages, the arts have flourished when committed patrons assisted. It is no different today in modern Ireland. Highlanes Gallery receives state funding but requires sustained community contributions to provide prestigious exhibitions.

The Gallery would like to invite you to support our exhibition and education programme by joining our friends scheme or by becoming a corporate sponsor.

In some cases gifts can also be tax deductible. PAYE taxpayers who contribute, enable the Gallery to claim additional support from the Revenue Commissioners, at no extra cost to the donor. We welcome all support, irrespective of how large or small.

Why not read more and learn how easy it is to become a modern day patron of the arts.


Friend (€100 pa)

Your Privileges:

  • Regular mailings and invitations to Highlanes Gallery exhibition previews and other programme activities
  • 10% discount on all fee based talks and lectures at the Highlanes Gallery
  • Special events
  • Personalised Membership Card


Benefactor (€250 pa)

Your Privileges:

All of the privileges for a FRIEND plus:

  • A complimentary copy of the catalogue for the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection
  • Potential tax deductible donation (depending on status and the Revenue Commissioner's rules)


Patron (€1,000 pa)

Your Privileges:

All of the privileges for a BENEFACTOR plus:

  • Two complimentary copies of the current principal catalogue for the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection and a copy of all the recent Highlanes Gallery catalogues
  • Your name / company name displayed in the gallery foyer

Leave a Legacy

Much of the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection (DMAC) which is managed by the Highlanes Gallery, has been developed by generous gifts of significant works of art obtained by legacy following the death of a collector, or has been given by the person's family in their memory.

As a collecting institution, the Gallery wishes to obtain works which will strengthen and develop the public's understanding of the survey of art contained within the DMAC. Priorities will change over the years, but an assessment of the collection will show gaps in the DMAC where certain artists or periods are not currently represented. In other cases, it might be useful to widen the collection of an artist which has significant ties to the region or events or images associated with the area.

The Gallery strongly encourages anyone wishing to gift a work of art, to contact the Director (in confidence) before making a decision. The Gallery is presently developing an acquisitions policy which will set out how it receives work, including by legacy. This is to ensure that that the collection remains of a high standard and offers a deeper insight into the work of a particular artist, school or period.

The board of the Gallery will make a recommendation to Drogheda Borough Council on whether or not to accept a gift. As this is naturally a sensitive area for individuals and families, the Gallery works with donors in making a mutual assessment of the potential gift in the strictest of confidence, on a 'without prejudice' basis.

In addition, a legacy of cash will assist in supporting acquisitions, education, conservation, and research and unless provided for by the donor, will not be used to defray day-to-day administration costs. All such gifts are acknowledged and the donor's name is attached to any work given, if that is their request and a Legacy Memorial Book is retained in which the names of all donors is entered.

The Gallery is in the process of preparing a briefing paper on legacies which will be circulated to solictors and accountants in the region to assist them in advising their clients and taking their instructions.

Much of the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection (DMAC) which is managed by the Highlanes Gallery has been developed by generous gifts of significant works of art obtained by legacy following the death of a collector or has been given by the person's family in their memory.

Corporate Support

Highlanes Gallery needs the active support of enterprise. We can provide you with excellent opportunities to title sponsor exhibitions or to assist their production. Your business name can then sit beside, some of the best known names in the visual arts whether historical or contemporary. You will be in great company, as some of the best business in the area have already supported in the Highlanes Gallery.


Give a Gift of Membership

Why not give a gift of membership of the Friends of the Gallery. Art lovers everywhere will remember this special and unusual gift.


Overseas Residents

Residents in Canada, UK, USA or other jurisdictions where the Ireland Funds are organised may obtain tax relief on donations to the Highlanes Gallery, if given as 'a donor advised gift' to the Ireland Funds, naming the Gallery as beneficiary. The Highlanes Gallery is grateful for the support of the Ireland Funds in facilitating and supporting our ongoing development.

Section, 848A, Taxes Consolidation, Act, 1997:

Highlanes Gallery is an approved body by the Revenue Commissioners. This makes your money go further when you support us -anyone supporting the Gallery, who is a tax payer and who donates €250 or more in a year, will be able to either:

  • Allow the Gallery to reclaim that tax (at no cost to them)
  • If you are self-employed / corporate donors you can claim it back
  • You receive no benefit for your support and it is non-refundable

A once-off donation enables naming rights in perpetuity in addition to the benefits as per the Founding Patron scheme; an individual gallery room named after you or your family is a significant legacy about your historical contribution to Drogheda’s development. Benefits also include that of the Founding Patron scheme.

For more information please contact info@highlanes.ie or +353 (0) 41 9803313. Highlanes Gallery Limited is a registered charity (CHY 15753) and a company can treat a donation as a normal business expense, deductible at your appropriate rate of corporation tax. Highlanes is also an approved body for donations underSection, 848A, Taxes Consolidation, Act, 1997. We will issue a donation receipt; also see Revenue for further information on charity tax relief for self assessed individuals.


Highlanes Gallery - Phase 2

Highlanes Gallery has full planning permission for Phase 2; consisting of a new wing which will include two major gallery spaces, education centre and smaller display areas. We hope to commence development of this in the next 5 years, enabling Highlanes Gallery to attain the scale to become one of Ireland’s leading art galleries.

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