To Be Irish is an initiative to create meaningful connections with the Irish diaspora around the world. Celebrating individuals, families, community organisations and businesses with Irish roots, To Be Irish aims to be a virtual hub for sharing the joy of being Irish at special moments throughout the year. 

In 2020 and 2021, we presented To Be Irish at Christmas connecting our global Irish family over two festive seasons.  In 2022 we were delighted to have marked To Be Irish on St Brigid’s Day and currently planning for the third edition of To Be Irish at Christmas

Join the To Be Irish countdown to Christmas with 12 days of festive fun for everyone from the 14 – 25 of December 2022!

To find out how you can get involved, click here.

To Be Irish is an initiative brought to you by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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“St. Brigid’s Day traditionally represents the beginning of spring in Ireland and we see it as an apt occasion to celebrate the many talented women who contribute so much to Irish and British life.”