Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Ireland in Copenhagen. We
hope that you find it useful and informative. In addition to
providing information on the services provided by the Embassy, it
is a source of information on Ireland and Denmark and on the links
between the two countries.
Anima Chamber Choir from Dublin performing in Copenhagen on
Saturday 7 December
Anima Chamber Choir from Dublin, and Canto Nova Choir,
from Copenhagen, present a concert of traditional Danish and
Irish carols and festive music at LØRDAG DEN
LUTHERKIRKEN *** RANDERSGADE 3 *** ØSTERBRO on Saturday 7 December
at 5pm. Admission is free.
You can see further information here:
Invitation to Book Launch this Saturday, 5
All are welcome to the Danish launch of a new novel, Once in
Another World, by Copenhagen-based Irish author, Brendan Sweeney,
at Arnold Busck's bookshop, Købmagergade 49 (across from the Round
Tower) on Saturday, 5 October at 3pm. The Irish Ambassador, Mr
Brendan Scannell will introduce the author.
The event will include a talk on the background of the novel, a
brief reading and a Q & A session followed by signing. Copies
of the novel will be also available to buy at Arnold Busck's.
CONVENTION ON VOTING RIGHTS ABROAD
On September 28th and 29th, a plenary meeting of the Constitutional
Convention will address the subject of “giving citizens resident
outside the State the right to vote in Presidential elections at
Irish embassies, or otherwise”.
Read more here (PDF 481kb)
IRISHMAN CYCLING FROM COPENHAGEN TO COBH
Cork man Damian O’ Brien is making a 12 day, 1935km
journey from Denmark by bike to raise funds for Cork Cancer
Research Centre. The challenging cycle, from Copenhagen
in Denmark to Cobh in Cork, will raise funds for Breakthrough
Cancer Research, a charity which supports research into treatments
for poor prognosis cancers at Cork Cancer Research Centre.
Damian will be departing Copenhagen at 10am on Friday 16 August,
from the Little Mermaid. He is being accompanied on the cycle by
Alistair Mackinnon a friend and work colleague who hails from the
Isle of Barra on the Outer Hebrides.
To support Damian O’ Brien on his Copenhagen to Cork Cycle
Challenge in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research and Cork Cancer
Research Centre donatations can be made via www.mycharity.ie/event/cycle_copenhagen_to_cork_for_cancer_research/ or
Alternatively donations can also be made directly to Breakthrough
Cancer Research via www.breathroughcancerresearch.ie .
Come see The Greening of The Little Mermaid-
Saturday 16th March, 19:00 at Langelinie. Join us for some live
music and Irish dancing, and together we will countdown to The
Greening and kick-start our St. Patrick's Day celebrations! We've a
tent with merchandise area, and the Carlsberg horses will also join
in the fun....For a 20 DKK donation, you can enjoy a horse carriage
ride along Langelinie. All proceeds will be donated to charity as
part of the fundraising effort for the 3 Legged Charity Race 2013.
More information at www.thegreening.dk
St. Patrick's Day
The Danish Irish Society will hold their annual “Paddy Comes Early”
celebration on Saturday 16 March next at Copenhagen Sprogcenter,
Valdemarsgade 16, from 6.30pm. Please come along for Irish stew,
cakes, coffee, tea, a bar and entertainment from, amongst others,
Josephine Marsh, Yvonne Casey and Seamus Cahill. Admission is free.
More information is available at http://www.danskirsk.dk .
Day greetings from the President Michael D. Higgins
Carta Nollaig as Gaeilge
To promote the use of the Irish language abroad, Glór na nGael runs
an Irish language Christmas Card competition for Irish speakers
Comóradh-newsletter for the Irish abroad
Comóradh is a newsletter for the Irish abroad on the Decade of
Commemorations. This issue covers some of the initiatives and
events which have taken place over the past few months as part of
the Government's commemorative programme.
Read More Here
President Michael D. Higgins invites young Irish diaspora
to share their views on Ireland's future.
Closing date is 29 September 2012.
President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, is inviting young Irish
people (aged 17 to 26) worldwide to take charge of change and share
their vision for Ireland with him. The President believes
young people are a source of wisdom and can help resolve Ireland's
social, political, economic and cultural issues. He wants to
gather your suggestions and ideas for change and have them
reflected in his Presidency.
Share your views in writing, audio and/or video format and find out
more by logging on to www.president.ie/youngandirish.
Also on Google+, Facebook at www.facebook.com/youngandirish
and Twitter #youngandirish
I wish to inform you about a significant project which is underway
in Ireland called “The Gathering Ireland 2013”. The
Gathering is a year-long celebration of everything great &
unique about Ireland. It is an opportunity to join a
countrywide, citizen-led initiative to invite our Diasporas from
around the world to join and support Ireland in 2013.
The Gathering 2013 is set to be the biggest tourism event ever held
in Ireland. It’s a year- long celebration of everything great and
unique about Ireland. It’s an opportunity to join a countrywide,
citizen-led initiative to reach out to Ireland’s global diaspora
and their connections and to bring them to Ireland in 2013.
The aim of the Gathering is to attract up to 325,000 extra visitors
to Ireland in 2013. This significant increase in visitor numbers
would generate at least €170 million in additional revenue to the
Irish economy in 2013.
The Gathering will be organised around a series of festivals, both
existing and new. It will be our major tourism focus next
It’s inviting our Diaspora from around the world to join and
support Ireland in 2013 as well as anyone that has or feels a
connection to Ireland through, for example through business,
education or a love of Irish culture or music. 2013 is the year to
For Irish people abroad, The Gathering is a unique opportunity to
reconnect with their heritage. It is a chance to help lay the
foundations for a better future for Ireland. There will never be a
better year to re-connect or indeed experience for the first time
all that is great about our wonderful country.
We need everybody to tell family, friends and connections whether
through business, associations, clubs or socially that now is the
time to plan for 2013, the year to visit Ireland or come
home. We need the diaspora to leverage networks to help
spread the word of The Gathering Ireland and get people talking
about it! Spread the word as much as possible, be part of it
and embrace this wonderful year.
Thousands of Irish citizens are supporting the initiative and
organising exciting local festivals and gatherings to welcome
people from all over the world to their communities, villages and
towns. The Gathering will be officially launched in Ireland on 16
April when a number of flagship events taking place throughout 2013
will be unveiled.
The website www.thegatheringireland.com
is now live with information for people wishing to travel to
Ireland in 2013 or plan events and will be updated regularly with
supports and events over the coming months.
From Denmark, we have excellent access to Ireland with both
and Norwegian airlines.
Any particular queries can be addressed to Tourism Ireland,
Copenhagen - Rikke Aagaard Petersen (RPetersen@tourismireland.com),
Maarit Kärkkäinen (MKarkkainen@tourismireland.com)
or to this Embassy.
Brendan Scannell, Ambassador of Ireland to Denmark and Iceland