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The Embassy

Practical information on who we are and how to find us.

  • Embassy Team
  • Directions
  • Embassy Closure Dates
  • Embassy Opening Hours

Embassy Team

  • Ambassador: Mr Adrian O'Neill
  • Deputy Head of Mission: Mr Don Sexton
  • Counsellor (Anglo Irish & Political Affairs): Mr Gerald Angley
  • Counsellor (Economic & Trade Affairs): Mr Paraig Hennessy
  • First Secretary (Customs & Revenue): Mr Terry O'Sullivan
  • First Secretary (Consular & Corporate Services): Ms Noeleen Curran
  • First Secretary (Irish Community & Cultural): Mr Ruaidhri Dowling
  • First Secretary (Political Affairs): Ms Nicole Mannion
  • First Secretary (Agriculture): Mr Damien Flynn
  • First Secretary (Press & Information): Vacant
  • Third Secretary (Press & Political Affairs): Ms Nora Delaney
  • Third Secretary (Political Affairs): Ms Séadhna MacHugh
  • Third Secretary (Irish Community & Cultural): Ms Alanna Maxwell
  • Attaché (Passport Services): Mr Donal O’Connell
  • Attaché (Economic & Trade Affairs): Ms Caroline Savage
  • Attaché (Visa Services): Ms Anne Archiudean
  • Attaché (Consular Services): Ms Maire Farrell
  • Attaché (Administration): Ms Celine Byrne

Directions

The Embassy and the Passport and Visa Office are located in different places.

Directions to the Embassy

17 Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7HR.

Phone: +44 20 72352171

Fax: +44 20 7589 8450

The Embassy address is 17 Grosvenor Place in Westminster and is located at the corner of Grosvenor Place and Chapel Street (the entrance is actually on Chapel Street).

The nearest tube station is Hyde Park Corner on the Piccadilly line (4 minutes walk). This line also serves Heathrow Airport. The next nearest tube station is Victoria on the District, Circle and Victoria Lines (6 minutes walk). Victoria is also a mainline railway station that serves the south and south east of England, as well as Gatwick Airport.

Detailed map directions to Embassy »


Directions to the Passport and Visa Office

114a Cromwell Road (Ground Floor) London SW7 4ES.

Passport Office: 

Phone: +44 20 7373 4339

Fax: +44 207 3734589

Visa Office:

Phone: +44 0906 6610197 (Premium Rate Number. Calls Cost £1.50 per min. This number is not available to residents of Ireland or Northern Ireland)

The new office is directly opposite the Holiday Inn Hotel on Cromwell Road, approximately 200-300m from Gloucester Road Tube Station (Circle, District and Piccadilly lines). The office is also served by the No. 74 bus route.

Directions from Gloucester Road Tube Station (2 minute walk): Turn left on leaving the station and turn left again onto Cromwell Road at the junction with Gloucester Road. The Passport and Visa Office is located on the opposite side of the road, approximately 200m from this junction.

Detailed map directions to Passport and Visa Office »

Embassy Closure Dates

The Embassy of Ireland in London will be closed on the following days:

Public Holiday Closures in 2018

  • St. Patrick's Day Bank Holiday* : 19 March 2018
  • Good Friday : 30 March 2018
  • Easter Monday : 2 April 2018
  • Early May Bank Holiday : 7 May 2018
  • Spring Bank Holiday : 28 May 2018
  • Summer Bank Holiday : 27 August 2018
  • Christmas Day : 25 December 2018
  • St. Stephen's Day: 26 December 2018


* Passport and Visa Office ONLY 

Please note that if you require urgent assistance while the Embassy is closed, contact the main Embassy number, 0207 235 2171, and leave a message on the Duty Officer mailbox. This mailbox will be monitored regularly. 

Embassy Opening Hours

Embassy Opening hours

Opening Times

Embassy: Monday – Friday 9:30am to 12:30pm and 2:30pm to  4:30pm

Passport Office: Monday – Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm

Visa Office: Public hours for submitting applications are Monday – Friday 9:30am to 12:00pm

Out of hours Emergency Contact Details

Please note that if you require assistance in the case of emergency while the Embassy is closed, contact the main Embassy number, 0207 235 2171, and leave a message on the Duty Officer voice mailbox. This mailbox will be monitored regularly.

Find out more about the Embassy building and our history