By showcasing Ireland’s rich cultural heritage we can reap long-term and positive benefits for Ireland’s reputation and its relationship with the people of Singapore, the Philippines, Brunei and Timor-Leste. We can also work to connect people with their Irish heritage.
Ireland's culture is a unique national strength and a source of particularly strong links with Ireland. It's one of our 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 our Irish community abroad.
We're involved in a broad range of cultural activities, which raise awareness of Ireland and also enhance our ties with Singapore, the Philippines, Brunei and Timor-Leste. 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. For more information on the cultural events being supported by the Embassy see our news and events page.
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:
If you want to learn more about Ireland, you can read Ireland in Brief
We are committed to strengthening our relationship with the Irish people and people of Irish descent worldwide and to promoting what is best about our country.
In working together, we will ensure the continued respect and admiration in which Irish people and our culture are held worldwide.