TO BE IRISH AT CHRISTMAS 8 – 23 OF DECEMBER

Wherever you are in the world, you’re invited to celebrate Ireland’s unique culture and people. Discover the many ways you can celebrate with us.

Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora. Colm Brophy, T.D.

This Christmas will again be different. Thankfully there will be many more homecomings to warm our hearts.

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JOIN THE FEASTIVITIES

Discover a treasure trove of festive recipes, fit for a Christmas feast! Starting with Eunice Power’s Christmas Pudding.

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CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION

Young artists, help us design a christmas e-card!

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TUNE INTO CHRISTMAS FM

Tune into your favourite music this Christmas.

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Highlighted Events

  • Ireland
    Fri 10 Dec
    In-Person

    A Culwick Christmas

    The Culwick Choral Society present "A Culwick Christmas", an evening of traditional Christmas carols, songs and excerpts from Handel's Messiah in Dublin's historical St. Patrick's Cathedral.
  • Croatia
    Sat 11 Dec
    In-Person

    Christmas Concert in Zagreb

    This is a Christmas choir concert run and conducted by Irish local community in the most beautiful Zagreb, Croatia, featuring Irish performers with the help of the Irish Embassy in Croatia.
  • Ireland
    Sun 18 Dec
    Online

    ‘Nollaig Beo!’ – December Live – Belmullet 2021

    ‘Nollaig Beo!’ is the first of a planned series of live music, cultural exhibition and arts performance events to take place in Erris, North-West Mayo over the coming years as part of our #beoaranimea
  • Ireland, Mayo
    Wed 22 Dec
    Online

    All You Need To Know About Cranberry Christmas Stuffing

  • Ireland
    Thu 16 Dec
    Online

    A Festive Edition: History & Heritage

    Explore the National Library's rich architectural history and heritage in this talk with a festive twist.
  • United States of America
    Wed 8 - Sun 12 Dec
    In-Person

    A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING

    CRITICS PICK! “a gorgeously lucid, intimate production…Jenn Murray rides the current of the monologue like a river” – The New York Times
  • Ireland
    Thu 9 Dec
    Online

    From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence

    Join us for a virtual tour of our exhibition From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence.

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To Be Irish at Christmas creates meaningful connections with the Irish Diaspora and those who have a grá for or are interested in Ireland and Irish culture around the world.

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EXTRAORDINARY STORIES

Whether you’re born and raised in Donegal or a transplant from a distant land; whether your great-great-grandmother was Irish or you just love the Emerald Isle, share your own extraordinary story with the global Irish family this Christmas season.

Last year, we received stories from all over the world—we know there are so many Extraordinary Stories still to be told, and we want to hear them!

From photographs and videos, poems and podcasts, contribute to our tapestry of what it means to be Irish at Christmas. Click the button below to learn more.

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“No matter where we are in the world, it will be a time when we think of those we love the most.”

STORIES FROM OUR IRISH DIASPORA

  • Australia

    Christmas in Australia: Kids GAA Melbourne

    By Kids GAA Melbourne
  • Jordan

    Merry Christmas From Leda

    By Brian O'Rourke & Family
  • France

    Christmastime in Dublin

    By Donal Corcoran

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