The Swedish-Irish Society

Strengthening our cultural bonds – and having fun while we do it!



Symbol of friendship between Sweden and Ireland. Photo: Katriina Mäkinen

Did you know that the Swedish Irish Society has been building friendships since 1949? A small group of Swedish 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 strengthening the cultural bonds between the two countries. It has also become a community where new arrivals to Sweden can meet a whole network of Irish and Swedish friends and contacts. It is also a way that Irish in Sweden can preserve certain traditions among their families, for example Hallowe’en, St Patrick’s Day etc. The Society’s existence today is a testimony to decades of commitment and would not be possible without your support!

We love to welcome new members to the Society. Every new member brings their energy, enthusiasm and ideas, and ensures we respond to the needs of our community.


As well as access to a network for Irish in Sweden, membership entitles you to attend the society’s many activities at a discounted rate, to an e-newsletter with information of relevance to the Irish community in Sweden, to enter competitions, and on production of your membership card you also receive a 10% discount at the following pubs: Wirströms (Gamla stan), The Liffey (Gamla stan), The Dubliner (Hötorget) and O’Connells (Gamla stan). If you use Facebook, you can join our members’ group for advance information of events and access to tips and support from other members.

Membership fees

Membership is for a calendar year, January to December. The cost of membership for 2017 is:

Family: 300 kr
Individual: 200 kr
Retired/pensioner: 150 kr
First time members/students: 100 kr

The fee covers the running costs of the society and its events (printing, banking/payment fees, postage, website hosting, materials and rental costs for family events etc.). All Society committee members give their time voluntarily.

You can pay by either bank transfer, Swish, credit/debit card or PayPal. Details are here.

How to join:

Two steps: fill out this form and pay using one of the methods above. Detailed payment information will be shown when the form is submitted. If you need to find the information again later, it is also here.

How to renew:

Click here.

If you are unsure if your membership is paid or not, please inquire by emailing