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December 2015

Conradh na Gaeilge Glaschu agus Seachtar na Casca

6th December 2015

The Seachtar na Cásca screenings present an ideal opportunity to learn about the seven leaders who were executed for their role in the Easter Rising. The series will emphasis what brought them on the road to revolution and why it is so important to keep their memories alive.

September 2015

Consulate General teams up with AIB GB to host world premiere of Yeats by Lightning

30 September 2015

On 30 September 2015, the Consulate General proudly hosted the World Premiere of Fifth Province’s Yeats by Lightning, in partnership with AIB GB.

Yeats by Lightning is a celebration of both the life and work of W.B. Yeats and crosses the boundaries between literature, storytelling, music and theatre to bring his poetry to life.

August 2015

First reading of Robert Rae’s Citizens Rehearse performed at the Consulate

27 August 2015

Fresh from successes across the Edinburgh festivals, nine acclaimed Irish and Scottish actors, and three equally renowned musicians, came to the Consulate to perform a reading of Robert Rae’s ‘in-development’ play Citizens Rehearse. 

In festival spirit Edinburgh celebrates Yeats and Irish Design

15 August 2015

The Consulate General of Ireland in Edinburgh hosted an evening reception on 15 August 2015 to celebrate two exciting Irish initiatives – the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats and the Year of Irish Design 2015. 

June 2015

‘Yes I will Yes’ – Edinburgh marks Bloomsday

16 June 2015

Consul General Bourne hosted an event in the Consulate to mark Bloomsday – the date on which the events of James Joyce’s renowned novel Ulysses take place across Dublin. Guests gathered to discuss the book and its legacy in the presence of a special exhibition on Joyce developed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

May 2015

Exhibition on the Life and Works of WB Yeats to tour Scotland

May 2015

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, through the Consulate General of Ireland in Edinburgh, is displaying an exhibition on the life and works of the Irish poet WB Yeats throughout Scotland.

April 2015

Launch of 1916 Rising Centenary Committee (Scotland)

28 April 2015

The Consulate General of Ireland in Edinburgh hosted the launch of the 1916 Rising Centenary Committee (Scotland) on 28 April 2015. Guests represented a wide array of Irish community and local Scottish interests and organisations, including relatives of 1916 Rising participants, cultural, heritage, and sports organisations, academics, the arts, the trade union movement, the Scottish Government and Scottish politicians from different parties.

Minister Deenihan visits Irish community in Scotland

22-23 April 2015

Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan visited Glasgow and Edinburgh on 22 and 23 April for a series of meetings with the Irish community, to highlight Ireland’s new diaspora policy Global Irish and hear about experiencesand issues affecting the Irish in Scotland.

March 2015

Minister Joe McHugh visits Scotland for St Patrick’s Day

22 March 2015

Minister of State with special responsibility for the Gaeltacht and Natural Resources Joe McHugh TD represented the Irish Government in Scotland over the St Patrick’s Day period. He attended a wide variety of events celebrating Ireland’s National Day.

St Patrick’s Festivals in Scotland

2 March 2015

Festivals to celebrate St Patrick’s Day are underway across Scotland, with programmes of events taking place in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Coatbridge.

February 2015

Edinburgh Castle to go green for St Patrick’s Day

27 February 2015

The Scottish Government has announced that Edinburgh Castle will be illuminated in green on St Patrick’s Day this year, as part of the ‘Global Greening’ initiative. The Castle now joins a long and impressive list of iconic buildings and landmarks around the world that have gone and will go green for our National Day including the Colosseum in Rome, the Great Wall of China, and of course more landmarks in Scotland.

Minister White leads trade mission to Scotland

23-24 February 2015

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White TD led a delegation of Enterprise Ireland client companies at the Low Carbon Scotland conference from 24-25 February 2015. He addressed the conference on the topic “Ireland’s Capability within the Low Carbon Sector: Why Ireland is a compelling choice for collaboration and partnership to reach low carbon targets”.

Minister Flanagan marks ‘new chapter’ in Irish-Scottish relations

5-6 February 2015

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan visited Scotland on 5-6 February for a programme of political meetings and business and cultural events, marking a ‘new chapter’ in Irish-Scottish relations.

January 2015

Ireland at the Celtic Connections Festival 2015

15 January 2015

Celtic Connections 2015, the UK’s premier celebration of Celtic music, begins on 15 January and runs until 1 February. It showcases talent from across the world in folk, roots, indie, and Americana music.

Irish History Film Series Launched at Consulate


The launch of the upcoming Irish History Film Series was held at the Consulate General of Ireland on Thursday 8 January, and attended by guests from the academic and cultural spheres.