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Irish Culture

Traditional Irish Musician performing in Nairobi

The Embassy is proud to support Irish Culture and widen awareness of Irish music, dance and literature in Kenya.

Our Culture

Ireland's culture is a unique national strength. It's one of your 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 abroad.

What we do

We're involved in a broad range of cultural activities, which raise awareness of Ireland and also enhance our ties with Kenya. We promote cultural relations through a number of initiatives. Please see our news and events page for upcoming cultural activities.

Learn more about Ireland

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

Trace your Irish roots

Some 70 million people around the world claim Irish descent. 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. 

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

Kenya Irish Society

The Kenya Irish Society is a long-established organisation which brings together Irish people living and working in Kenya. The KIS has a very active annual calendar, with a number of events throughout the year which promote Irish culture, in particular, the Irish Ball in March.