Ireland House Newsletter
GAA - North Asian Gaelic Games
It's the business end of the season and the North Asian Gaelic Games are coming to Incheon on 12 September. Seoul Gaels will be hosting the games, which will include competitors in Mens and Womens football and hurling from Shanghai, Myanmar, Daegu, and Busan. This will be the last major test before the Asian Gaelic Games in Shanghai on the weekend of 25 October. About 70 children will also take part in underage games. For more information, including pre and post-games activities, go to www.facebook.com/seoul.gaels
Get ready for the Irish Folk and Dance Fest 2015!
Irish Art in Seoul
Yeats: The Second Coming
Traditional Irish Music at Jeonju International Sori Festival
Irish Theatrical Performances
The second half of 2015 also sees a number of Irish plays being performed in Seoul. Brian Friel's "Fathers and Sons" is currently running in Myeongdong Theater from 2-25 September, with English subtitles running for performances on 10 and 24 September. George Bernard Shaw's "St Joan" will run in December, again with English subtitles on 10 and 24 December. More information at http://www.mdtheater.or.kr/en.
The hit Irish musical "Once" is also making a return to Seoul: you can see it at the Charlotte Theater from 22 September - 1 November.
The Embassy of Ireland in Korea and The Irish Association of Korea are very proud to announce the launch of the 2015 “What Ireland means to me” Video Competition for university students in Korea. The competition seeks to raise awareness about Ireland and the opportunities through Education and Travel that Ireland can offer Korean students. Prizes will include flights, accommodation and an English language course in Ireland. More details to follow.
Blog Awards Ireland
World University Games - Success for Ireland
Easter Rising - Relatives Register
Are you a relative of a participant in the Easter Rising? The Department of Defence are compiling an official register of relatives of participants in the Easter Rising for the purpose of invitations to Ireland 2016 commemorative events. Registration forms and details of how to apply are available on the Department of Defence website http://www.defence.ie/website.nsf/home+page?openform. The closing date for registration is Wednesday 30th September 2015.