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Céad Mile Fáilte! Welcome! Välkommen!

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Wishing Stockholm a Happy St Patrick’s Day. Photo: Katriina Mäkinen

Ready for the off. Photo: Michael Hughes

Ready for the off. Photo: Michael Hughes

The 2015 Stockholm St Patrick’s Parade, arranged by the Swedish-Irish Society, took place on Sunday the 15th March. A big thank you to the sponsors who made it possible and to everyone who came out and joined in.

More photos and information about this year’s parade here.

Sponsors of the 2015 Stockholm St Patrick’s Day Parade:

 

 About the Society

The Swedish Irish Society has been building friendships since 1949. A small group of friends with ties to Ireland got together and decided to set up an organisation to encourage cultural links and friendly relations between Sweden and Ireland.  Down the years the Society has made a big contribution to ensuring that the relationship remains strong and vibrant. It has grown during its 65 years of activity to its present membership of around 200 people.

It has also become a community where new arrivals can meet a whole network of Irish and Swedish friends and contacts. These are the achievements of our members. The fun and exciting events that we organise are a testimony to decades of commitment would not be possible without your support.

The purpose of the society is to encourage and develop the mutual cultural ties between Sweden and Ireland, and to strengthen and promote friendly relations between the two countries.

Most of the members live in the vicinity of Stockholm, where the meetings usually take place, but we have members in other parts of Sweden as well as in Ireland and even other parts of the world.

The society organises between several events during the year, and the aim is to provide a varied program appealing to adults and children. Our most popular meetings are the Christmas Party in December and St Patrick’s Day, on or around 17th March. Our program also includes social events, pub evenings, talks on Irish music, literature, history and other aspects of Irish life, and we arrange visits to the theatre, concerts and films to attend shows with Irish interest.

The society occasionally publishes a Newsletter, but as time goes on we rely more on more on this website, e-mail and social media to spread news and articles of Irish and society interest.

Céad Mile Fáilte! Welcome! Välkommen!