Ireland

In this page you can find useful information about the Irish community in Luxembourg.

Ambassdor(s) for this community:

"There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met. William Butler Yeats, Irish poet, 1865 – 1939" 

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The Irish community In Luxembourg is relatively large with people dispersed across different regions of the Grand Duchy employed in many different sectors including banking & finance, hospitality, engineering, recruitment and childcare; also in the restaurant and bar industry, aircraft maintenance industry, in the EU institutions, in e-commerce companies and in film & media  production. Irish undergraduates also arrive each year to work on a temporary basis in various companies in partial fulfilment of the requirements for their university degrees.

After Ireland became a member of the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1973, Irish citizens arrived in Luxembourg to take up work in the judicial and financial institutions of the Community. In the 40 plus years since then, families have settled, children and grandchildren have been born to one or two Irish parents. And these 2nd and 3rd generations have grown up in Luxembourg, part of the Irish community.

 Many of us came for short stays (6 months, 1 year, 3 years) and never left! Others left and came back. More met their future spouses or partners in Luxembourg (or arrived with their other halves) of a different nationality to themselves and then found that Luxembourg, at the crossroads of Europe, was the perfect neutral country in which to make their home. Students who come on work placement and stay for 6 months often come back after graduation. 

 There are several Irish associations in Luxembourg with members not just from Ireland but from other countries too, who enjoy visiting Ireland and have an interest in Irish history & culture especially in Irish language, music and dance. These are listed below with links to their respective websites and/or Facebook pages and all have plenty of information on how to become a member, on their activities and events, many of which are open to non-members.

 Irish population in Luxembourg: 1,865 (source: Statec)

 


Our References in this community

Irish Embassy

Résidence Christina (2nd floor)
28, route d’Arlon
L-1140 Luxembourg

 

FaceBook page of the Embassy.

Irish Club Luxembourg

Irish Club Luxembourg FaceBook page.

 

 

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Luxembourg

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Luxembourg FaceBook page.

Gaelic Sports Club Luxembourg

Gaelic Sports Club Luxembourg Facebook page.

Cumann Gaelach Lucsamburg

Cumann Gaelach Lucsamburg Facebook page.

Luxembourg Rose of Tralee

The Ireland-Luxembourg Chamber of

The Ireland-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (ILCC) Facebook page.

International Bazaar Luxembourg

The Ireland stand of the International Bazaar.

 

Zeltik

 

Zeltik FaceBook.

Bealtaine

British & Irish Film Season

The British & Irish Film Season started in Luxembourg in 2010 to celebrate the rich array and diversification of film-making across the British Isles (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man), primarily from independent film production companies.

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