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The Embassy

Practical information on who we are and how to find us.

Flags outside the Embassy of Ireland Spain


Ambassador Mr. David Cooney
Deputy Head of Mission Ms. Caroline Phelan 
Second Secretary Ms. Caitlín Higgins Ní Chinnéide

Directions to the Embassy

Paseo de la Castellana 46-4, 28046 Madrid

The Embassy is located on Paseo de la Castellana 46, on the 4th floor. We share a building with the European Commission and Parliament and we are next to the US Embassy. The nearest metro station is Rubén Darío, green line number 5, exit Paseo de la Castellana. City bus numbers 14, 27 and 45 also run by the Embassy building.

Detailed map directions to Embassy

The Embassy of Ireland in Spain will be closed on the following dates in 2017:

January 6 - Epiphany (Friday)

March 20 - In lieu of San José (Monday)

April 13 - Holy Thursday

April 14 - Good Friday

May 1 - Labour Day (Monday)

May 2 - Madrid Community Day (Tuesday)

May 15 - San Isidro (Monday, local)

August 15 - Assumption Day (Tuesday)

October 12 - National Day (Thursday)

November 1- All Saints (Wednesday)

December 6 - Constitution Day (Wednesday)

December 8 - Immaculate Conception (Friday)

December 25 - Christmas Day (Monday)

December 26 - St. Stephen´s Day (Tuesday)


Honorary Consulate Closure Dates April 2017

Alicante Honorary Consulate – 13th, 14th, 17th, 27th
Barcelona Honorary Consulate – 13th, 14th, 17th
Bilbao Honorary Consulate – 13th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st
El Ferrol Honorary Consulate – 12th, 13th, 14th, 17th, 18th
Fuengirola Honorary Consulate – 13th, 14th
Gran Canaria Honorary Consulate – 13th, 14th
Lanzarote Honorary Consulate – 13th, 14th
Palma de Mallorca Honorary Consulate – 13th, 14th, 17th
Seville Honorary Consulate – 13th, 14th
Tenerife Honorary Consulate – 13th, 14th
Tunis Honorary Consulate – no closures

Honorary Consulate Closure Dates May 2017

Alicante Honorary Consulate – 1st
Barcelona Honorary Consulate – 1st
Bilbao Honorary Consulate – 1st
El Ferrol Honorary Consulate – 1st, 17th
Fuengirola Honorary Consulate – 1st
Gran Canaria Honorary Consulate – 1st, 30th
Lanzarote Honorary Consulate – 1st, 30th
Palma de Mallorca Honorary Consulate – 1st
Seville Honorary Consulate – 1st, 5th, 30th
Tenerife Honorary Consulate – 1st, 3rd, 30th
Tunis Honorary Consulate – 1st 

If you require emergency assistance while the Embassy is closed, please contact us at +34 914364093. Leave a message stating your name, the nature of the problem, where you are at the time of your call and your contact number. The answering machine is monitored regularly and the Duty Officer in Madrid will contact you as soon as possible.

You may also contact the Duty Officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin at +353 1 408 2000.

Embassy Opening Hours

The Embassy is open to the public Monday to Friday from 10am-2pm

The Passport office is open to the public Monday to Friday from 10am-2pm. The phone line for passport queries is +34 91 4364093 Monday to Friday 9.30am-1pm. The best way of contacting the Passport office is by email

The Visa office attends the public in person at the Embassy on Mondays and Wednesdays only, from 11.30am-1pm. The phone line for visa queries is +34 91 4319784 Monday to Friday from 9.30am-11am. The best way of contacting the Visa office is by email