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Irish Organisations in Luxembourg

The Irish Community living and working in Luxembourg continues to grow and includes business people, students and Irish people who have simply decided to call Luxembourg home. Their vibrant and unique contribution in the business and cultural spheres can be seen regularly at the events held by the Irish organisations across the country.

Irish Club of Luxembourg

The Irish Club of Luxembourg was set up as a non-profit making organisation in 1985 by a small but enthusiastic group of Irish expatriates living in Luxembourg. At that time there was no focal point for the Irish Community in Luxembourg, but since then the Club has gone from strength to strength and today comprises a large number of members of all ages, professional backgrounds and of various nationalities. The Irish Club organises a range of social events each year particularly for St Patrick’s Day and at Christmas time.

Visit the Irish Club’s website for more information.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Luxembourg

The branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Craobh Naomh Fiachra, was founded in Luxembourg in 1982, under the auspices of the “Cercle culturel” of the European Institutions in Luxembourg. It is a branch of the Irish Cultural Organisation Comhaltas Ceoltóirí­ Éireann. Its aim is to promote Irish culture through music, dancing and singing and to foster the Irish Language. The club holds a couple of Céilí each year, with the main focus on the St Patrick's Day celebrations on 17th March. The club also organises concerts with Traditional Irish Musicians.

They have a mixed membership of all nationalities.

Comhaltas promotes Irish Culture within Luxembourg and the surrounding countries Belgium, France and Germany with demonstrations of dancing, singing and music in local festivities. A short performance is prepared with the available performers, usually in traditional costume.

More information is available on their website.

Gaelic Sports Club Luxembourg

The Gaelic Sports Club Luxembourg Asbl was officially founded in 1978 and is the oldest Irish association in Luxembourg. It is open to all nationalities.

The aims of the GSCL are:

  • To promote and enable the playing of Gaelic Games in Luxembourg
  • To foster community spirit within the Irish and local communities
  • To promote the Irish culture in Luxembourg

The GSCL fields Adult teams in men's/ladies Football/Hurling and Camogie. All of the teams compete in their respective official European leagues with the season running from March to October. The men's/ladies teams have won the GAA European league several times in recent years.

More information is available on their website.

Cumann Gaelach Lucsamburg

Since its foundation in 2005 Cumann Gaelach Lucsamburg has organised many events and activities as part of its mission of popularising the use of Irish as a medium of communication and increasing awareness of Ireland’s Gaelic language culture in Luxembourg generally.

More information can be found on their website.

Luxembourg Rose of Tralee

A Committee drawn from the local Irish community has each year since 2002 held a very successful competition to select a Luxembourg Rose to attend the annual competition in Tralee. This event has involved a Rose Gala Ball at a local hotel to select a Luxembourg Rose. The gala Ball is annually a sell-out event with an attendance of over 200 people from the Irish Community in Luxembourg.nbsp;

2012 was a hugely significant year, with our Luxembourg Rose, Nicola McEvoy being crowned the 2012 International Rose of Tralee in Ireland in August 2012.

More information can be found on the Luxembourg Rose of Tralee website.

The International Bazaar Luxembourg

The International Bazaar, running since the late 1960s is a charity event which raises funds for local, national and developing world charities. The event is held over two days at the end of November at Luxexpo (main exhibition complex in Luxembourg).

The Ireland Stand, under the patronage of the Embassy of Ireland, Luxembourg, has been one of the main contributors to the charities supported by the Bazaar over the past thirty years. This event is truly a wonderful show-case for quality Irish products. During this period, the Ireland Stand has received practical support from many Irish firms: e.g. goods provided at wholesale prices, short-term credit facilities etc.