Irish Association of Korea

Social group for Irish people residing in Seoul. Meets monthly on the 17th of each month for friendship. Organizes Irish cultural events throughout the year.


The Irish Association of Korea (IAK) is a volunteer organisation which has been in existence in 

Korea since the early 1990’s. The IAKs goals are the promotion of Irish culture and raising 

awareness of Ireland among Koreans and other nationalities in Korea.

Additional information

The committee and participants in the IAK are made up of people from Ireland, Korea and other 

parts of the world. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Ireland and current members 

come from a broad range of backgrounds including business, the arts, diplomacy, trade, education, 

sport and religious missions. The IAK organises a number of popular and unique cultural events 

throughout the year. In the past these have included céilís (a céilí is an Irish traditional music and 

dance gathering), Irish rock and contempary music events, Irish film screenings, literature and 

poetry evenings, plays, quiz nights, information days and general get­togethers. Many of the 

elements of these events are bi­lingual to help to appeal to everyone.



The most significant event which the IAK organises is the Saint Patricks Day Festival. This takes 

place for a few days around the 17th of March (Saint Patricks day, Irelands national day) each year. This events features a combination of Irish culture.

Each September, the IAK organizes Seoul Ceili to celebrate Irish music and traditional Ceili (group) dancing. There are also bi weekly open Irish music sessions. There are also a large number of Meetups that one can join. The organization encourages anyone with an interest in Irish Culture to get involved and join in.

Getting involved

The IAK is always striving to improve and expand their reach in Korea. Any interested individual s or companies can get involved by  volunteering at events, joining the committee, sponsoring events, suggesting and running Irish related events or in any other way.


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