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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. We can also work to connect people with their Irish heritage.

Olympia Theatre Dame street Dublin

Our culture

Ireland's culture is a unique national strength. It's one of our greatest competitive advantages, acting as a "door opener" that converts into jobs, trade, investment and tourism around the world. It’s also one of our most effective ways of connecting with the Irish community.

What we do

We're involved in a range of cultural activities, which raise awareness of Ireland. We promote cultural relations through a number of initiatives. For example, the Embassy supports a range of cultural initiatives throughout the year, through collaboration with other groups in music, the spoken word and design.

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:

Trace your Irish roots

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.

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

Ireland in Brief

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