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Irish Culture

By showcasing Ireland's rich cultural heritage, we can reap long-term and positive benefits for Ireland's reputation and its relationship with the people of India. We can also work to connect people with their Irish heritage.

Irish Culture

Our culture

Ireland's culture is a unique national strength and a source of particularly strong links between India and Ireland. It's one of our greatest competitive advantages, acting as a "door opener" that converts into jobs, trade, investment and tourism. It's also our most effective way of connecting with the Irish community.

What we do

We're involved in a broad range of cultural activities, which raise awareness of Ireland and also enhance our ties with India. We promote cultural relations through a number of initiatives.

To join the cultural mailing list contact us

Embassy cultural initiatives

For more information on the cultural initiatives which the Embassy supports throughout the year, including in the fields of music, literature, the spoken word, history or the visual arts, see the Embassy's news and events.

Your Irish Heritage

Some 70 million people around the world claim Irish roots. If you are one of them, there are a number of ways you can celebrate your heritage and discover more about where you come from.

Trace your Irish roots

To find out more about tracing your Irish heritage, you may be interested in initiatives such as Ireland Reaching Out and the Gathering 2013.

Learn more about Ireland

If you want to learn more about Ireland, you can read Ireland in Brief.

Visit Ireland

Are you interested in visiting Ireland? Learn more about the world's longest touring route - the Wild Atlantic Way, 2,500KM through some of Ireland's most beautiful places.

Get involved in Irish community activities

Over the years, generations of Irish people have made invaluable contributions to all aspects of life in their new homes, in politics, the arts, business and sport. Their patriotism coexists with the contribution they have made in their new communities.

Learn more about our engagement with Irish communities abroad:

Our commitment

We are committed to strengthening our relationship with the Irish people and people of Irish descent worldwide and to promoting what is best about our country.

In working together, we will ensure the continued respect and admiration in which Irish people and our culture are held worldwide.