The Swedish-Irish Society was founded in 1949 by a group of Swedish friends interested in Ireland. Since then the society has been building friendships between the two countries, promoting Irish culture in Sweden and has gradually also become a hub for Irish and Swedish-Irish in Sweden. We organise events throughout the year and membership is open to everyone who shares our interests!
Important Notice on COVID-19 from the Embassy of Ireland, Sweden.
In light of the current situation the Embassy wishes to draw your attention to the information below.
Situation in Sweden:
On Saturday 14/03, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs updated its travel advice to advise against non-essential travel to all countries. The travel advice for Sweden from the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs has been elevated to advise all travellers to exercise a high degree of caution. You can find further details and links to relevant websites here. Sweden has not closed its borders, however the Swedish Government has indicated that it will not back away from taking new and decisive measures if and when necessary.The situation is very unpredictable and new measures may indeed be brought in swiftly, as they have been in other European countries.
Irish Citizens living in Sweden:
In the current circumstances, the Embassy of Ireland will be operating on a restricted basis until further notice.
Passport applicants are encouraged to apply online here.
Emergency Consular assistance will continue to be provided. Please call the Embassy on +46 8 54504040.
If you are calling outside of office hours, you will be prompted to leave a message. After the tone, record your message stating your name, a brief description of the situation and a contact number. The Duty Officer will call you back.
You can register your contact details on Citizens’ Registration, which allows us to contact you and provide assistance in the event of an unforeseen crisis or family emergency while you are overseas.
Visitors to Sweden:
In the light of the above and the ongoing escalation of the situation, Irish citizens currently visiting Sweden and planning to return to Ireland are advised to make arrangements to return home as soon as possible, and to confirm any flight plans with the relevant airline immediately.
Please note that only SAS and Norwegian Air have direct flights to Ireland. On Sunday 15/03, SAS announced that it would halt most of its operations, starting today Monday 16/03. Details on flight cancellations can be found here.
Norwegian Air is also cancelling a very significant number of flights in response to the Coronavirus crisis. Details on flight cancellations can be found here.
Sports clubs and community groups will be a great source of support to us all going forward. We would ask you to look out for each other and offer assistance to those society members who may be in need. Pay heed to the relevant warnings and best practice (social distancing, regular hand-washing etc.) and stay healthy.
We look forward to less challenging times, and the resumption of cultural events!
In the meantime, tabhair aire.
Here's some of the things we've been up to during the past year:
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Irish Groups in Sweden!
And over on Facebook:
What's happening in Sweden?
7th May Digital
Annual Swedish Irish Society AGM will take place digitally. This is a members only event and registration is required prior to the event.
Check our social media accounts along with the Stockholm Gaels and the Irish Chamber of Commerce for events happening digitally during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Stockholm Gaels will resume training as soon as possible so keep an eye out.
St Patrick's day 2019
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