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Consul General welcome message and biographical note

Greetings from the Consul-General/ Fáilte ón Ard-Chonsul

Consul-General Fionnuala Quinlan arrived in Boston in September 2015.

Greetings from the Consul General

Dear friends of Ireland,

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Consulate General of Ireland Boston. I hope that you will find the information it contains and links to other resources useful and interesting.

The relationship between Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Ireland has been forged over many centuries and remains strong and vibrant. Irish Americans in this region have made an enormous contribution to progress in Ireland, most notably with regard to peace on the island. Your contribution to strengthening the economic cooperation between us is remarkable and growing stronger by the year.

All aspects of Irish culture thrive in this region, from our music, dance and literature to theatre and languages. When you’ve experienced the fun and richness of Irish culture here, go visit Ireland where you will be given a warm Irish welcome.

Fionnuala Quinlan

Consul General of Ireland


Fáilte ón Ard-Chonsal

A chairde na hÉireann,

Is cúis áthais dom fíor-chaoin fáilte a fhearadh romhat go dtí láithreán gréasáin Ard-Chonsalacht na hÉireann Boston. Tá súil agam go mbainfidh tú tairbhe as an eolas atá ar fáil anseo. Tá stair agus traidisiún na nGael i Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island agus Vermont ag dul siar na céadta bliain. Ach maireann an ceangal láidir i gcónaí agus tá cultúr agus spiorad na nGael beo beathaíoch san chuid seo dena Stáit Aontaithe.

Tar éis cuairt a thabhairt ar an láithreán seo, tabhair cuairt ar Éirinn, cuirfear céad mile fáilte romhat abhaile.

Le gach dea-ghuí

Fionnuala Ní Choinleáin

Ard-Chonsal na hÉireann



Fionnuala Quinlan was appointed Consul General of Ireland in 2015 and represents the Irish Government in Massachusetts. New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Rhode Island.

Her focus is on deepening the people-to-people, business, cultural and political ties which have bound Ireland and New England for centuries and engaging with the vibrant Irish and Irish-American communities in the area.

Prior to this, she was Director of Press Relations at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin, where she managed the Department's engagement with traditional and new media.

She joined the Department in 2009 as Press Adviser for Irish Aid, the Government's overseas aid programme, and travelled extensively through Africa and Asia in that role. Before joining the Department, Fionnuala worked as a journalist and editor in Ireland for more than a decade. She also worked in Australia for the Daily Telegraph and was a frequent contributor to Radio France Internationale while living in France.