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The Embassy

  • Embassy Team
  • Directions
  • Opening Hours
  • Closure Dates

Embassy Team


Lesley Ní Bhriain

Head of Development:

Mary O'Neill 

Second Secretary:

Daire Courtney



The Embassy is located at 8 St. Joseph’s Avenue, Off Spur Road, Freetown, Sierra Leone.

From Spur Road, take the exit for the British High Commission. Follow the road past the British High Commission to the right. Around this corner you will be greeted by the Irish and European Union Flags.

It is essential to have an appointment before you arrive. To make an appointment, please call +232 79 250628 or for visa applications by email.

Directions and Google Map.

Opening Hours

Embassy Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday, 09:00-17:00
Friday, 09.00 – 13.00

Visa and Consular services:
Monday to Friday, 09:00-12:00

Please note that you must have an appointment before you arrive.

Closure Dates

Embassy Closure Dates

The Embassy of Ireland in Sierra Leone will be closed on the following dates in 2019:

  • 01/01/2019: New Year's Day            
  • 18/02/2019: Armed Forces Day
  • 19/04/2019: Good Friday
  • 22/04/2019: Easter Monday
  • 27/04/2019: Sierra Leone Independence Day
  • 04/06/2019: Eid al-Fitr (moveable)
  • 11/08/2019: Eid al-Adha (moveable)
  • 10/11/2019: Mawlid al-Nabi (moveable)

The Embassy will close during the Christmas period from 20/12/2019, reopening on 02/01/2020.