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The Embassy

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

  • Embassy Team
  • Directions
  • Embassy Closure Dates
  • Embassy Opening Hours

Embassy Team



Mr. Breifne O'Reilly

Deputy Head of Mission:

Paul Shannon



Directions to the Embassy

Kirchenfeldstrasse, 68, Bern 3005

To travel to the Embassy by public transport, take the train to Bern and from the main train station, take Tram no. 7 (Direction Ostring) or no. 8 (Direction Saali) to Thunplatz. The stop at Thunplatz is in the middle of a roundabout. The Embassy is located 150m downhill on Kirchenfeldstrasse, on the left hand side of the road. For more information see or

To travel to the Embassy by car, take the motorway to Bern, leave the motorway at the exit for Bern-Ostring. At the traffic lights, choose the directions of "Zentrum", then follow signs for Lausanne, passing through two roundabouts onto Kirchenfeldstrasse. The Embassy is on the left hand side of the road. There is limited parking in the side streets near the Embassy. 

Embassy Closure Dates

Embassy Closure Dates 2018

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

Friday, 30 March 2018
Monday, 02 April 2018
Monday, 07 May 2018
Monday, 21 May 2018
Wednesday, 01 August 2018
Monday, 06 August 2018
Monday, 29 October 2018
Tuesday, 25 December 2018
Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Embassy Opening Hours

Embassy Opening Hours

Opening Times

Passport and Consular Services for Irish citizens.

The Embassy is open to the public for general enquiries and those relating to passport and consular services for Irish citizens during the following hours:

Monday to Friday, 9.30 to 12.00

Visa Office

The Visa Office is open during the opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 10.00 to 12.00

Out of hours Emergency Contact Details

Please note that if you require assistance in the case of emergency while the Embassy is closed, contact the main Embassy number, +41 (0)31 350 03 80, to obtain the number of the Duty Officer.