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2016 News & Events

December 2016

7 Dec: Grotta, the Azorean literary magazine, is having its launch in O'Gilins Irish Pub, this Wednesday December 7th  at 7:00 pm (sharp).

Grotta's first edition includes several pieces written by six Irish poets. The magazine goes beyond the limits of the nine islands of the Azores and draws some influence from Irish culture. All welcome. 

November 2016

11 - 13 Nov: Beloved Sinner - the last days of Oscar Wilde in Paris

Written and performed by Denis Rafter, this one-man show, based on the last days of Oscar Wilde in Paris, will be staged at the Teatro Municipal Joaquim Benite, in Almada. The show is in English with Portuguese subtitles.

5 Nov: Rugby: Portugal U18 vs. Ireland U18

Portugal U18 Team welcomes Ireland U18 Team on Saturday,5 November at 5pm, for a friendly match at the Jamor Training Centre.

October 2016

24th Oct: Temporary Attaché opportunity

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Temporary Attaché (Politics and Economics, Trade, Morocco and Promoting Ireland through our culture). The successful candidate will be working in a small team and reporting directly to the Ambassador. Applicants should have a deep knowledge of Ireland and Irish Foreign Policy priorities and a strong interest in public diplomacy and economic affairs.

July 2016

28th Jul: Employment opportunity at the Embassy of Ireland, Lisbon

May 2016

19th May: The Past is a Foreign Country – Lecture and Reading by Mary Morrisy

ULICES Research Group 4 – Other English-speaking Literatures and Cultures invites you to attend the Embassy of Ireland Lecture 2016.

March 2016

8th Mar: St. Patrick's Festival Lisboa 2016

The first ever St. Patrick's Festival Lisboa will take place from 8 until 19 March 2016 at venues across the city.

February 2016

16 Feb: State Visit of Michael D. Higgins to Portugal in December 2015

President Michael D. Higgins made a State Visit to Portugal from the 8th to the 12th December 2015, at the invitation of the President of Portugal, Aníbal Cavaco Silva. The President was accompanied by Sabina Higgins. This is the first State Visit to Portugal since the visit of President McAleese in 2002.

 1-28 Feb: Faith Healer by Brian Friel

‘...what happened that night in that old Methodist church hall... in Wales is that every single person in that church was cured. Ten people. All made right again.” (Brian Friel)

This is a powerful play with thought provoking writing both tragic and funny. A tribute to a great Irish writer who passed away last year.

In English with Portuguese subtitles. Not to be missed at Teatro de Trindade, in Lisbon. More information (PDF)