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 the Slovak Republic. We can also work to connect people with their Irish heritage.
Ireland's culture is a unique national strength and a source of strong links between the Slovak Republic and Ireland. It's one of our greatest competitive advantages, acting as a "door opener" that can lead to increased tourism, jobs, trade and investment. It’s also our most effective way of connecting with the Irish community.
We support cultural activities, which raise awareness of Ireland and also enhance our ties with the Slovak Republic. We promote cultural relations through a number of initiatives:
For more information on the cultural initiatives which the Embassy supports throughout the year, see the Embassy's news and events.
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 co-exists with the contribution they have made in their new communities.
The Slovak Shamrocks Gaelic football club is an example of a voluntary organisation that promotes Gaelic football and also helps friends and newcomers to make contacts and settle in the Slovak Republic.
Learn more about our engagement with Irish communities abroad:
If you want to learn more about Ireland, you can read Ireland in Brief