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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 Ms. Síle Maguire
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 2018:

January 1  New Year’s Day (Monday)
March 29  Holy Thursday 
March 30  Good Friday
May 1  Labour Day (Tuesday)
May 2 Madrid Community Day (Wednesday)
May 15 San Isidro (Tuesday, local)
August 15 Assumption Day (Wednesday) 
October 12 National Day (Friday)
November 1 All Saints’ Day (Thursday)
November 9 Almudena (Friday)
December 6 Constitution Day (Thursday)
December 25 Christmas Day (Monday)


Honorary Consulate Closure Dates April 2018

  • Alicante Honorary Consulate – 2nd, 12th
  • Barcelona Honorary Consulate – 2nd
  • Bilbao Honorary Consulate – 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
  • Gran Canaria Honorary Consulate – no closures.
  • La Coruña Honorary Consulate – 2nd
  • Lanzarote Honorary Consulate – no closures.
  • Malaga Honorary Consulate – no closures.
  • Mallorca Honorary Consulate – 1st
  • Seville Honorary Consulate – 18th
  • Tenerife Honorary Consulate – no closures.
  • Tunis Honorary Consulate – 9th   

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