New to Hong Kong and Macau?
If you have recently moved to Hong Kong or Macau, you may wish to meet with other Irish people who are part of a local organisation or business network who can provide you with general advice, information and guidance.
There are also many different types of Irish societies and organisations in Hong Kong and Macau, in the areas of music, Irish language, sport, business, and more.
Below is a selection of some of these groups and societies. If you wish to add a group to the list, please contact the Consulate. This list is provided for information purposes only. Please note that the Consulate is not responsible for the content of external websites or activities of groups/societies.
The Irish Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong is a networking group for Irish business people living in Hong Kong and those with an interest in Irish business.
The Young Irish Professionals Network aims to support young (and young at heart) professionals in HK through unique opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment.
The St. Patrick's Society of Hong Kong provides an association for members of the Irish community and friends of Ireland to celebrate its unique culture and heritage through social gatherings and events, including the annual St Patrick’s Ball
Hong Kong Gaelic Football Club provides an opportunity for people in Hong Kong to partake in Gaelic football and hurling/camogie.
The Ireland Funds is an international charitable organisation operating in 11 countries including China.
Echoes of Erin Dance School offers children from 3 years old and adults' classes in traditional and performance Irish Dancing.
O’Connor Barton Irish Dance provides Irish dancing classes to children and adults from the age of 3 upwards.
You might also find these resources operated by the Hong Kong Government useful:
MyGovHK: a useful website providing information on a wide range of Government services, for people considering a move to Hong Kong. It also provides information for residents and businesses.
The Irish Chamber of Commerce of Macau (ICCM) is an independent, non-profit organization which actively promotes & develops trade, investment & business opportunities between Ireland & Macau.
Working Holiday Scheme
Are you under 30 and interested in coming to Hong Kong for a year? Ireland and Hong Kong have a Working Holiday Scheme in place which allows up to 200 young people to work here casually for up to one year. Irish people interested in applying for the Working Holiday Scheme should review the requirements set out by the Hong Kong Immigration Department and contact the Chinese Embassy in Dublin to make an application.