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The Embassy

  • Embassy Team
  • Directions
  • Opening Hours
  • Closure Dates

Embassy Team

The Embassy of Ireland in South Africa represents Ireland's interests in South Africa. The Embassy is also accredited to Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Lesotho, Botswana and the Southern Africa Developement Community (SADC).


H.E. Fionnuala Gilsenan

Deputy Head of Mission - First Secretary

Mr Tim Reilly

Second Secretary:

Mr Paul Deane

Second Secretary:

Mr Paul Evans

Head of Development - Development Specialist

Ms Vicky Dillon

In Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Botswana, we are represented by our network of Honorary Consuls.

Zimbabwe Honorary Consul
Mr. Garrett Killilea
Honorary Consulate of Ireland
Lamont House
2 Robert Mugabe Road
P O Box 10424

Tel: +263 4771 949
Fax: +263 4750 780

Lesotho Honorary Consul
Ms. Mannete Malethole Ramaili
Honorary Consul of Ireland
Cathedral Area
Main South 1 Road
P.O. Box 7159
Maseru 100

Tel + 266 223 24182

Botswana Honorary Consul
Mr. Paul Sullivan
Honorary Consul of Ireland
Plot 50, Section 1,
Gaborone International Commerce Park
P O Box 502555

Tel: +267 3905807



Physical Address

Embassy of Ireland
2nd floor, Parkdev Building
Brooklyn Bridge Office Park
570 Fehrsen Street
Brooklyn 0181

Main Tel: +27 12 452 1000
Contact Us via email

Postal Address

Embassy of Ireland
P.O. Box 4174
Pretoria 0001
South Africa

Please note that the Consular Liaison Office in Cape Town is currently closed. 

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

The Embassy provides a range of consular and other services, details of which are available in the relevant sections of this website.

The Embassy can accept deliver and collection of documents by courier only between 9.00 and 12.00 from Monday to Thursday only. 

If you have been notified that your documents are ready for collection and you are unable to arrange for collection by courier, you can request an appointment to collect your documents in person.  At this time, appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays only, between 9.00 and 12.00.  From 5th October, appointments will be available on Mondays to Thursdays, between 9.00 and 12.00. You can request an appointment here

The Embassy phone lines are open between 9.00 and 12.00 from Monday to Thursday only.  For a prompt response to your query, you are asked to send your query by email whenever possible.  You can reach us by email here

Please note that the Consular Liaison Office in Cape Town is currently closed. 

Closure Dates

The Embassy will be closed on the following dates during 2020:

New Year's Day Wednesday, 01 January 2020
Good Friday Friday, 10 April 2020
Family Day Monday, 16 April 2020
Freedom Day Monday, 30 April 2020

Workers Day

Friday, 01 May 2020

Youth Day Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Woman's Day Monday, 10 August 2020
Heritage Day Thusday, 24 September 2020
Day of Reconciliation Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Christmas Day Friday, 25 December 2020
Day of Goodwill (in lieu) Monday, 29 December 2020