Support our Sharing the Sound of Ireland Campaign

We need your support to get young players started on the Uilleann Pipes through our programme of Access, Education, Performance and Preservation. Your support also takes us one step closer to achieving our goal to create a world class International Uilleann Piping Visitor Centre and Theatre next door at 16 Henrietta Street.

To make a Once-Off or Regular Monthly Donation simply Sign In and then go to My Account->My Donations

See below for more information about our Sharing the Sound Programme


Young Piper

Irish FlagIf you are resident and pay tax in Ireland, Na Píobairí Uilleann can also benefit from a tax refund in respect of donations in a year over €250.


Here’s how it works – Na Píobairí Uilleann benefit from a tax refund in respect of donations of a Revenue-designated amount of €250 or more. Simply complete the Cert and return it together with your donation. Alternatively you can call us on 01-8730093 with your credit card. NPU receive an additional €112 towards our campaign for every €250 you donate with no additional cost to you.

Even if you contributed to another organisation this year or if you contributed last year, you can still make another Tax-Effective donation to NPU.

Making a Tax-Effective donation does not affect your usual tax arrangements in any way, whether they are via a personal tax return, pension scheme or through your employer and you don’t need to do anything other than complete the form.

You can also make a tax-effective donation by setting up an automatic monthly donation of just €21. You monthly donation can also yield an additional €112 per year to NPU.

If you run a business, a corporate donation of €250 or more qualifies for tax relief in your company’s annual return. Please also consider making copies of the CHY4 Cert for friends and relations or encouraging your employer to make a tax-effective donation.


More information here.

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Ireland FundFor our many members and friends in the USA, you can make a tax-effective donation to our Sharing the Sound of Ireland Campaign in the form of an Advised Gift to through our partners at The American Ireland Fund.

The American Ireland Fund was formed in 1976 and is the leading American charitable organization operating in Ireland. It is familiar with our work, and has been most helpful in our efforts to generate additional financial support in the United States.

To make your donation tax effective in the U.S., you need to complete the Advised Gift Instruction Letter and mail it with your check to The American Ireland Fund, 211 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110 (Attention Tom O’Leary). (And if you wish to make your advised gift by credit card or wire, simply call Tom at 617-574-0720 to put the gift in place.)

Click here for template for the required Advised Gift Instruction Letter.

Upon receipt of your gift, The American Ireland Fund will issue you the appropriate U.S. charitable gift receipt for your use in filing your U.S. taxes. (The American Ireland Fund is a U.S. 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Its EIN# is 25-1306-992.). Please also send a copy of the Advised Gift Instruction Letter to

Sharing the Sound of Ireland


Na Píobairí Uilleann eliminate barriers and provide access to instruments through our Pipes on Loan instrument bank. We partner with many organisations such as Childvision and Music Generation (U2/The Ireland Funds) to enable young people who would not normally have the opportunity to play. We provide on-line tuition and support to uilleann pipers in over 40 countries in addition to providing scholarships and a range of other youth programmes


The founding principle of Na Píobairí Uilleann is transmission of the varied traditional skills needed for playing and making uilleann pipes. We promote a wide range of educational programmes from full time technical courses at our dedicated pipemaking training centre to regular countrywide and international classes and outreach. We have a vibrant web site and publication programme including a regular stream of audio and video recordings, tutors, books and newsletters


Na Píobairí Uilleann has a vibrant artistic programme with regular public performances at Session with the Pipers, our monthly recital series, The Ace and Deuce of Piping, our annual major public showcase concert and International Uilleann Piping Day, a global celebration of the instrument. We also host many other events such as the Leo Rowsome and Breathnach Commemoratives, Love Live Music and Culture Night.


Na Píobairí Uilleann houses a unique physical archive at No. 15 Henrietta St. covering all aspects of the history and heritage of uilleann piping and promotes research including measuring, photographing and publishing details of instruments as a resource for uilleann pipemakers. Through our proactive acquisitions and donations programme we have collected treasured artefacts from the story of uilleann piping. Our digital archive, Source, is available on-line and contains tens of thousands of recordings, images, documents, technical data sheets and transcriptions

International Uilleann Piping Centre

International Uilleann Piping Visitor Centre and Theatre

International Uilleann Piping Visitor Centre and Theatre

No. 16 Henrietta Street is enshrined in the Dublin City Council Henrietta Street Conservation Plan, (2006). Following an open public design competition facilitated by the Royal Institutes of Architects of Ireland (RIAI), Na Píobairí Uilleann now has a unique opportunity to create the International Uilleann Piping Centre showcasing our unique national instrument, the uilleann pipes – the sound of Ireland.

“The landmark design for No. 16 is persuasive, optimistic, promising and sympathetic to the street and responds excellently to the challenge of building in an historic setting. The winning design marries a beautiful resolution of form, context, and use, offering a positive contribution to conserving Henrietta Street for future generations”.


Na Píobairí Uilleann plan to raise €5m from public and private sources to create the International Uilleann Piping Centre at No. 16 Henrietta Street. The project includes :

  • 120 seat Theatre with an acoustically designed performance space,
  • Museum showcasing our collection of classic instruments
  • Permanent pipemaking training facility
  • Visitor Centre contributing revenues towards our regular artistic programme.

The International Uilleann Piping Centre will create a hub for cultural tourism and revitalize Dublin’s North Georgian Quarter in accordance the heritage plan for the city and its community.