Legacy Gifts

Gifts in Wills, whatever the size, can make an enormous difference to what we are able to do. They help us to continue our dedicated work of bringing the highest calibre of musical, literary and educational experience to Ireland.

Leaving a Gift in a Will is a positive way for someone to leave a legacy and create a better future. This kind of gift can help ensure that your experience of West Cork Music is shared by the next generation.

Your gift will go a long way to:

  • Fund our ever-expanding concert and literary programme
  • Help our Music in Schools programme thrive
  • Develop audiences of the future

We will acknowledge every gift in the most appropriate way. If the donor prefers, we can ensure that the gift will remain anonymous.

Every gift, no matter the size, can make a significant difference.

For More Information

Contact Francis Humphrys 
CEO West Cork Music & West Cork Chamber Music Festival Artistic Director

+353 (0)27 52788 / music@westcorkmusic.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it important to have a Will?

Having an up-to-date Will is a way to ensure that your wishes are followed and your assets distributed to benefit the people and causes that matter to you most. You can also use your Will to limit the amount of Inheritance Tax that needs to be paid on your estate.

How to leave a gift in Will? – Is it possible to change an existing Will to include a gift to West Cork Music?

The best way to guarantee that your Will accurately reflects your wishes is to have it written by a solicitor with expertise in Wills and Probate.

If you already have an existing Will, you can update it by adding a Codicil. We would recommend you to speak with your solicitor to ensure that it is correctly lodged with your existing Will and doesn’t invalidate your main Will.

What type of gift can be left?

Usually, Gifts consist of specific cash amounts (pecuniary gift) or a percentage share of an estate (residuary gift). Depending on your wishes and personal situation, your solicitor will be able to advise you on which type of gift is most appropriate – or if there is an alternative type of gift you would like to leave to West Cork Music.

We welcome Gifts in Wills in all shapes and sizes and we’re very grateful for all gifts received.

Is it possible to leave a gift to a specific area of work?

We are happy to discuss our donors’ specific intentions with them and will always do our utmost to honour any wishes about how a gift is used.

However, since needs change over the years, we would suggest that you express a wish, rather than a condition, that your gift be used to support a specific area of work, as we would like for it to have the most impact.

You can be confident that your gift will be used to make a real difference to West Cork Music future.

What are West Cork Music registered details?

Registered Address: West Cork Music CLG, 13 Glengarriff Road, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland
Registered in Ireland Number: 264810
Charity Number: 12097