News & Events from Embassy Czech Republic
02 June 2022
The Embassy has enjoyed a busy 2022 so far. We were delighted to welcome our first visitors since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020 and proudly supported a number of Irish cultural and business events. Take a read through our 2022 recap so far and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for details of more events taking place this year.
20 February 2020
28 November 2019
We were delighted to welcome award winning Irish writer Lisa McInerney to Prague and participate in the launch of the Czech translation of Blood Miracles. This lively evening at Kampus Cafe was hosted by Argo Publishing house and Charles University with the support of Culture Ireland, Literature Ireland and the Irish Embassy.
04 November 2019
12 September 2019
Ambassador Cliona Manahan with Erin Swan were delighted to meet the talented Irish pianist Ms. Elaine Loebenstein who accompanied silent era film Come On Over in the movie theatre Ponrepo on Saturday, 7th September. This event is a part of a European Silent Film Concert Tour.
08 June 2018
10 May 2018
The 12th Literature Night took place on 9 May 2018 in the Prague 1 Old and New Town districts and offered 18 contemporary European authors presented in attractive locations, many of which are usually not open to the public. Ireland was represented by a reading of Cré na Cille by Máirtín Ó Cadhain, wonderfully read by popular Czech actress Milena Steinmasslová.
05 April 2017
24th Days of European Film Festival
The Days of European Film (DEF) will take place in Prague in the Světozor, Lucerna, Royal and Pilotů cinemas from 6 to 13 April, and in the Scala cinema in Brno from 14 to 17 April.
04 April 2017
St. Patrick's Day Events 2017
St. Patrick’s Day in the Czech Republic was marked by a series of traditional events and the visit of Minister of State of Health Promotion, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy T.D.
29 March 2017
Ambassador Sheehan hosted St. Patrick's Day Reception on Thursday, 16 March, at the beautiful Residence of the Mayor of Prague.
29 March 2017
15 March 2017
Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Jameson whiskey. The Jameson Festival will take you on tour around the city and offer plenty of music, films, exhibitions, photos, and Irish dancing.
Greening of Dancing House
For the first time this year, the greening of the “Dancing House”, a modern landmark designed by Frank Gehry, was arranged as part of the Jameson Festival.
19 January 2017
Exhibition Title: McCullough Mulvin Architects - Laboratory of Nature. Geology / Biology
Venue: Národní technická knihovna, Technická 6, Praha 6
Exhibition Dates: 19 January – 11 February 2017
25 October 2016
The Royal Irish Academy's 1916 Portraits and lives exhibition is currently on view in the Embassy in Prague. The biographies selected compose an inclusively broad picture of the rising, representing the spectrum of personalities and perspectives that were involved in the event.
30 September 2016
Come see the works of nominees for the Stanislav Libenský Award, including Irish artist Michelle Ryan. The exhibition will be on display in the DOX gallery until 14 November 2016.
06 September 2016
Ambassador Sheehan will open a solo exhibition of Irish Architecture firm McCullough Mulvin at the Galerie Architektury in Brno, Czech Republic on 6 September 2016. The exhibition will run until 2 October 2016.
13-19 August 2016
The traditional Bernard's Summer School will take place in Prague from 13 to 19 August 2016. Bernard’s Summer School (BSS) is a week long international educational event which has been held annually in Prague for the past 15 years. It has been founded and organised by Václav Bernard and his family who are well known popularisers of Irish dancing and Irish culture in the Czech Republic.
16 June 2016
the Tale of the Gael from Ireland performed a traditional concert of Irish music entitled "Joyce's Dublin on Monday, 13 June 2016 in Na Prádle Theatre, Prague 1.
27 April 2016
Ambassador Sheehan hosted a 1916 Rising Centenary Commemoration on Wednesday 27 April at the Embassy Residence.
15 April 2016
The 23rd Days of European Film will take place in Prague, Brno and other towns in the Czech Republic.
5 April 2016
Ambassador Sheehan attended the launch of the McCullough Mulvin Architects exhibition on 5 April in Ostrava.
17 March 2016
Ambassador Sheehan hosted St. Patrick's Day Reception on Thursday, 17 March, at the beautiful Art Deco Residence of the Mayor of Prague.
17 March 2016
See the latest News from the Embassy of Ireland in Prague.
17 March 2016
Brno Mahen Theatre has joined the Petřín Tower in Prague and the Ostrava City hall this year to celebrate Tourism Ireland's Global Greening initiative marking St. Patrick's Day, 17 March.
2 March 2016
Ambassador Sheehan attended the book launch of a collection of Irish short stories translated into Czech, held on 2 March in Café Campus, Prague 1.
9 December 2015
Ambassador Sheehan presented his credentials to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on 9 December 2015.
26 November 2015
Popular Irish writer Joseph O'Connor launched his latest novel 'The Thrill of it All' on Thursday, 26 November in Palác knih Luxor.
11 November 2015
The Embassy and the Centre for Irish Studies, Charles University organised a poetry reading celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats.
22 October 2015
Irish novelist Donal Ryan launched the Czech translation of his celebrated novel The Spinning Heart in Prague on 22 October. This is his second book published in Czech, after The Thing About December, which came out in June.
20 October 2015
Don’t miss the unique concert of the world known Irish singer Niamh Parsons and guitar player Graham Dunn, which will take place on 20 October at 19:30 in Palác Akropolis, Prague 3.
Ambassador Sheehan met the President of the Czech Senate, Milan Štěch. They exchanged views on bilateral relations and current issues, including Czech concerns on the migration crisis.
18 September 2015
The Embassy will again participate in the Be International Fest, the first international festival for Czech and foreign students in Prague. The Střelecký Island will host a unique project, introducing the city of Prague as a modern metropolis open to all cultures.
16-19 September 2015
The 3rd international conference dedicated to the work of the Irish postmodernist writer Flann O'Brien will take place in Prague from 16 to 19 September 2015. As part of the conference Irish author Kevin Barry will read from his work on Thursday, 17 September at 20:00 in Café Kampus, Náprstkova 10, Prague 1,
26 August 2015
Ambassador Charles Sheehan presented his credentials to Czech President Miloš Zeman at the Prague Castle on Wednesday 26 August.
29 June 2015
The Terezín Music Foundation organised a concert on 29 June in the Spanish Synagogue in Prague to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Terezín concentration camp, with the participation of the Boston Children’s Chorus and Mark Ludwig, Director of the Foundation.
18 June 2015
The Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett TD unveiled a bust of former Czech President Václav Havel at Dáil Éireann (Irish Parliament) in Dublin, Ireland. This is the first time the Irish Parliament has accepted a bust of a foreign head of state and it will be located on a plinth in the Committee Rooms' reception area at Government Buildings.
18-28 June 2015
Several Irish artists are exhibiting Prague Quadrennial 2015 in the Countries and Regions section, based in Glam-Gallas Pallace, Husova 20, Prague.
4 June 2015
The exhibition theme is ‘Connections’ and the featured elements tell the story of Irish design both at home and abroad. Ambassador Kelly will open the Exhibition in the atrium of the Embassy building on Thursday, 4 June at 18:00 with a short talk in English by award-winning illustrator Steve Simpson.
30-31 May 2015
The 7th Annual Delaney Academy Prague Feis will be held from 30 to 31 May at Tyršův dům in the Lesser Quarter (Malá Strana) in Prague. The feis, which is run by the Rinceoirí Irish dance group, is an international competition open to all dancers from all regions.
Night of Literature
13 May 2015
The Night of Literature is an event organised by the Czech Centres in cooperation with EUNIC and Book World Festival in Prague. It aims at presentation of contemporary European literature in new translation into Czech to the broad public. The event, which will include a reading of The Master by Colm Tóibín, will take place on 13 May, on the eve of Book World Festival in over 20 venues in the Prague 6 Dejvice district. The venues are within walking distance and one reading (performed by a popular Czech actor/actress) takes about 30 mins. For further information visit the literature night website.
12 May 2015
The Embassy, in cooperation with the Centre for Irish Studies, Charles University, organised launch of the book by Jan Pařez and Hedvika Kuchařová: The Irish Franciscans in Prague 1629 – 1786:History of the Franciscan College of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary in Prague.
7 May 2015
The Representation of the European Commission in the Czech Republic organises a series of events commemorating Schuman Day (9 May) so called ‘European Days.’ The main event celebrating the Europe Day will be an open-air festival held on 7 May on Střelecký ostrov in Prague.
Irish May Festival
1-3 May 2015
The Irish May festival will traditionally take place during the first weekend in May (1-3 May) in the Celetná Theatre in Prague (www.divadlovceletne.cz). The programme will comprise dance and theatre performances, a literary reading and a workshop. Special guest of the festival will be Irish dancer Colin Dunne, best known for his dancing performance and choreographic art in shows Riverdance and Dancing on Dangerous Ground. Information may be found at http://irsky-maj.cz/en.
9-26 April 2015
The Days of European Film will take place in Prague in the Světozor and Lucerna cinemas from 9 to 16 April, and in the Scala cinema in Brno from 17 to 20 April.
17 March 2015
The Embassy's St. Patrick's Day reception was held on 17 March, 2015. For the second time in a row it took place at the beautiful Art Deco Residence of the Mayor of Prague.
17 March 2015
See the latest News from the Embassy of Ireland in Prague
13-17 March 2015
The Petřín Tower in Prague and the Ostrava City Hall joined Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St. Patrick’s Day 2015
10 March 2015
The Embassy of Ireland is honoured to present a selection of the work of renowned Irish photographer John Minihan.
31 January 2015
The Embassy would like to invite you to a performance of Trinity Orchestra which will take place in Prague on Saturday, 31 January 2015 at 18.00 at St. Salvátor Church, Salvátorská 1, Prague 1.
8 January 2015
Ambassador Alison Kelly met with Mirjam Fried, dean of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University on 8 January.
22 December 2014
As President of Ireland, may I offer my warmest wishes for Christmas and the New Year to everyone in Ireland, and to all of our Irish abroad, those who assist them, and the communities that have welcomed them.
25 September 2014
The Embassy participated in the Be International Fest, an international student festival focusing on foreign students in Prague, the first festival of its kind. The event took place on Střelecký Island in the city centre and was attended by about 2,000 students, both foreign and Czech.
12 September 2014
Ambassador Kelly organised a reception for participants of the 11th Annual Irish Theatrical Diaspora conference on 12 September at the Residence. The conference, which focuses on Irish theatre in Central Europe, hosted experts such as translators, script editors and university teachers.
Irish Musicians at Czerish Festival
27 August 2014
The Czerish Festival introduced Matthew Devereux and Shane Wearen of The Pale. The concert took place on Wednesday, 27 August on the well-known “Tajemství” boat, which anchors on the Vltava riverbank in the centre of Prague and hosts various cultural events every summer. The lively atmosphere of the concert was further enhanced by a couple of young Czech musicians, who joined Devereux and Wearen for a couple of songs.
17 May 2014
Ambassador Kelly and Ladislav Müller of Enterprise Ireland attended the 10th anniversary celebration on 17 May of the establishment of a plant near Brno by Mergon, an Irish company based in Castlepollard, Co Westmeath.
Visit of Economist Dan O’Brien
11-13 May 2014
Dan O’Brien, Chief Economist of the Institute of International and European Affairs, visited the Czech Republic in May 2014. He spoke at seminars in Prague and Ostrava, titled “Economic Dialogue: Europe After the Financial Crisis,“ organised by the Embassy and Enterprise Ireland.
Seamus Heaney Commemoration
29 April 2014
On 29 April 2014, Ambassador Kelly hosted a bilingual reading of Seamus Heaney’s work in tribute to the poet. The event was introduced by Ondřej Pilný and Justin Quinn of the Centre for Irish Studies, Charles University, and a selection of Heaney’s recent work was translated for the occasion by Daniel Soukup, also of Charles University.
Tenth Anniversary of Czech Membership in European Union
28-30 April 2014
European Union, Czechia, and Slovakia: Common Security Future
Ambassador Kelly delivered opening remarks at a conference held on 28 April 2014 in the Czech Parliament commemorating the tenth anniversary of Czech and Slovak membership of the EU. There were 250 participants, including senior representation from the Government, Parliament, diplomatic and foreign policy community.
The Embassy also participated in the celebrations organised by the European Commission Office on an island in central Prague on 29/30 April and maintained an information booth, distributing information material on Ireland.
10-27 April 2014
The Days of European Film took place in Prague in the Světozor and Lucerna cinemas from 10 to 17 April, and in the Scala cinema in Brno from 18 to 22 April.
April 2013 - April 2014
The travelling exhibition Strangers to Citizens introduces the story of the Irish who left their country for continental Europe between 1600 and 1800.
24-29 March 2014
This year saw the tenth anniversary of the Irish Cultural Festival in Ostrava. The event attracted over 6000 visitors and featured live music in Bernie’s Irish Pub and Baxters’ club on Stodolní Street, as well as Irish theatre (The Cripple of Inishmaan, Petr Bezruc Theatre, Ostrava), literature and film.
17 March 2014
The Embassy's St. Patrick's Day reception took place on 17 March, 2014 at the Residence of the Mayor of Prague, a beautiful Art Deco building in the very heart of Old Town Prague.
14-18 March 2014
The Petřín Tower in Prague and the Ostrava City Hall joined Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Both landmarks turned green from Friday evening, 14 March until Tuesday morning, 18 March.
January - May 2014
Production company “Studio hrdinů” in cooperation with the Embassy has produced a video installation featuring a reading of NOT I by Samuel Beckett.
The video installation was shown during special “lecturer days” in the Veletržní Palace, National Gallery, Prague between January and March and in the multi-functional Gong building in Ostrava on 19 May, 2014.