The Embassy is proud to support Irish Culture and we are delighted that it enjoys such a prominent position in Uganda.
Ireland's culture is a unique national strength. It's one of our greatest competitive advantages, acting as a "door opener" that converts into jobs, trade, investment and tourism. It’s also our most effective way of connecting with the Irish community abroad.
We're involved in a broad range of cultural activities, which raise awareness of Ireland and also enhance our ties with Uganda. We promote cultural relations through a number of initiatives. For example, the Embassy regularly participates in the annual European Film Festival hosted by Uganda and sponsored by the European Union, which aims at boosting cultural relations.
If you want to learn more about Ireland, you can read Ireland in Brief.
Some 70 million people around the world claim Irish descent. If you are one of them, there are a number of ways you can celebrate your heritage and discover more about where you come from.
Established in 1953, the Irish Society in Uganda is one of the most active societies in Uganda. Acting as a network that brings people together through cultural and social events, it plays an important role in promoting Irish culture as well. The society also provides funding to various charitable organisations.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade also works closely with Culture Ireland to promote Irish arts and artists overseas including in Uganda and Rwanda. To find out more including possible funding opportunities please see the Culture Ireland website.