Next up: Halloween!
Halloween originates from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Halloween is therefore celebrated a lot in Ireland. We dress up, go trick-or-treating, play games and gather around bonfires. Here in Sweden we like to share with you how we do it, so we are arranging two events this year, one new, one regular. Both are open to members and non-members alike. Don’t miss!
Picture taken at our most recent “Monthly Mingle” – on the waters around Stockholm. (c) Deirdre Tobin.
See menu on right for upcoming events.
St Patrick’s Parade 2016!
The 2016 Stockholm St Patrick’s Parade, arranged by the Swedish-Irish Society, took place on Saturday the 19th March. Thank you to all who turned out, created a wonderful atmosphere and built a great parade. We turned Stockholm green and put smiles on lots of faces.
Were you there? Did you take photos? Don’t miss our photography competition!
Big thanks to our sponsors!!!
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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!