Ireland House Newsletter
March 2018 Edition
St Patrick's Day visit of Minister Eoghan Murphy
St Patrick's Day Festival and Hooley 2018
The Irish Association of Korea invites you all to the 2018 Saint Patrick's Festival in Seoul on Saturday March 17th. The festival will once again take place in Sindorim, D-cube Plaza from 1pm to 6pm.
It's a fun, free, family day of music and dance, face painting and lots more.
There will also be the opportunity to win some great prizes on the day with fancy dress prizes and a wonderful main raffle prize of flights to Ireland, courtesy of Etihad airways.
The festivities will relocate to Hongdae in the evening with the St Patrick's Day Hooley in Club FF and Gogo's - there will be nine live music acts over two venues.
For more info on these events go to www.facebook.com/irishassociationofkorea/
Swan Lake/Loch na hEala
Following a successful run in The Abbey Theatre, Michael Keegan-Dolan and Teac Damsa are bringing their critically-acclaimed version of Swan Lake/Loch na hEala to Seoul!
It will be performed at LG Arts Centre from 29-31 March. Further information is available here: http://www.lgart.com/UIPage/Eng/programs/Prog01.aspx?seq=252429
Do you want to try Gaelic Football?
Seoul Gaels will have a presence at the Seoul St Patrick's Day Festival (March 17), and will have a Skills Day for new members and beginners on the weekend of 24 March. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Daegu Fianna have started training for the new season. Contact email@example.com
Laochra Busan have also resumed training in February. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Music with an Irish Angle
Multi-talented Irish music promoter, Angle magazine founder and festival organizer Phil Brett takes events to Daegu, Busan, and for the first time, Seoul over the coming weeks.
10 March Daegu: Angle's Amplify Series at Communes venue. A free show with donations accepted for travelling bands, featuring The Magus, Strkklr and November on Earth. www.facebook.com/events/2069267146693309/
17 March Busan: Chinese rock band Chinese Football headline at Someday venue: www.facebook.com/events/2083085151913019/
24 March Seoul: Angle Magazine's first show in Seoul at Strange Fruit in Hongdae featuring Say Sue Me following their recent European tour, and 57, home from a US tour www.facebook.com/events/1480318252076587/
Big Day South festival will take place on April 28 in Busan - details in the next newsletter.
Global Greening in Korea
Gaeltacht in Seoul
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has launched TravelWise, the new smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas. TravelWise has been developed by the Department to provide travel advice and consular information to these citizens to keep them informed and aware. It covers over 200 countries including South Korea and North Korea. More info on how it works at www.dfa.ie/travelwise/ Download it now!
Please also remember to register with the Embassy. The link is at the bottom of the newsletter.