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First Count Laval Nugent Road Trip in Croatia

05 June 2023

Fans of Count Laval Nugent, a 19th century Irishman who played an important role in Croatian history, toured four of his former properties to celebrate the greatest historical link between Croatia and Ireland

Green St. Patrick's Day celebrations across Croatia

16 March 2023

A total of 10 Croatian municipalities will be marking St. Patrick's Day

Conference on new research on Irish and Croatian modern and contemporary history

08 November 2022

Conference on new research on Irish and Croatian modern and contemporary history with participation from Maynooth University, UCD, and the University of Rijeka as well as Zagreb University

Ireland as partner country of the 52nd annual Varaždin Baroque Evenings

10 October 2022

Ireland was the partner country for this year's 52nd annual Varaždin Baroque Evenings Festival

Irish Archaeological photo exhibition at Dubrovnik Museum Rupe

30 September 2022

‘Celebrating Ireland's Archaeological Heritage’ exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum Rupe in Dubrovnik

Bloomsday celebration in Croatia

17 June 2022

Ambassador Ruaidhri Dowling celebrated Bloomsday 2022 in Pula

Celebration of St. Patrick's Day 2022 in Zagreb

17 March 2022

The Embassy celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a Minister, the Croatian Irish community, the media and the City of Varaždin.

Croatian Association of Fine Artists 6th Biennial of Painting featuring guest exhibition ‘Dubliner

05 December 2021

Croatian Association of Fine Artists 6th Biennial of Painting featuring guest exhibition "Dubliners"

Archaeological Museum organized a Count Laval Nugent Walk

03 November 2021

The Archaeological Museum Zagreb and the Embassy cooperated on a celebration of Count Laval Nugent

Bloomsday in Zagreb, 2021

16 June 2021

Celebrating Bloomsday in 2021

St Patrick's Day 2021 in Croatia

25 March 2021

Celebration of St Patrick's Day in Croatia

Ambassador Dowling presents credentials to Croatian President

21 September 2020

Ireland's third resident ambassador to Croatia, H.E. Ruaidhri Dowling, presented his credentials to President Zoran Milanović on Monday, 21 September 2020.

A summer of Irish music in Croatia

30 July 2019

Numerous concerts held in Croatia by Irish artists

Exhibition. Laval Nugent Warrior and Art Collector

26 October 2017

An exhibition honouring the 240th anniversary of the birthday of Count Laval Nugent opens to the public.

Ambassador Hempenstall opens Honorary Consulate in Split

30 August 2017

Ambassador Hempenstall opens Honorary Consulate in Split

State Visit of Croatian President to Ireland

05 April 2017

President Grabar-Kitarović spent three days in Ireland and met with President Higgins and Taoiseach Kenny.

Three Croatian Cities go green for St. Patrick's Day

15 March 2017

Croatian cities of Zagreb, Rijeka and Pula join Tourism Ireland's 8th annual Global Greening.

Ambassador Hempenstall meets with Mayor of Rijeka

27 January 2017

Ambassador Hempenstall discussed initiatives with Mayor Vojko Obersnel.

Ambassador Hempenstall meets President of Croatian Sabor

11 January 2017

Ambassador Hempenstall visited the President of the Croatian Parliament Božo Petrov

Annual Čicin-Šain lecture held in Zagreb

12 December 2016

Central Bank of Ireland and Croatian National Bank - Dr. Ante Čičin-Šain memorial lecture

Ambassador Olive Hempenstall presents credentials

29 September 2016

Ambassador Hempenstall presented her credentials to Croatia's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

Ambassador Tim Harrington's farewell letter

22 July 2016

Ireland's first resident ambassador to Croatia, H.E. Tim Harrington shares his thoughts on the last two years in Croatia.

Bloomsday Brunch at the Irish Residence

8 June 2016

Ambassador Harrington hosted a Bloomsday Brunch ahead of the Bloomsday event in Pula.

Croatian maritime training center calls on Irish expertise

6 June 2016

The National Maritime College of Ireland and the Irish firm SEFtec contribute to Navis training center development.

The 2nd annual Zagreb Book Festival opens

16-22 May 2016

On the evening of Monday, 16 May, the 2nd annual Zagreb Book Festival was officially opened in the courtyard of the Museum of Arts and Crafts. Ambassador Tim Harrington was joined by the Mayor of Zagreb Milan Bandić, the director of the Museum, Miro Gašparović, the director of the Zagreb Book Festival, Petra Ljevak, and the Festival's programme coordinator, Ivana Bodrožić. The Festival will take place between 16-22 May.

Ambassador Harrington with Sabor Committee presidents

14-15 April 2016

Ambassador Harrington met with the presidents of the Croatian Sabor's European Affairs and Foreign Affairs committees.

Ambassador Harrington meets with Mayor Milan Bandić

31 March 2016

On Thursday 31 March, Ambassador Tim Harrington met with the Mayor of Zagreb, Mr. Milan Bandić, to discuss co-operation between the City and the Embassy.

St. Patrick's Day Concert in Zagreb - Review

17 March 2016

Ireland's Moynihan family treated the Embassy's guests to traditional Irish music for St. Patrick's Day.

St. Patrick's Day Concert in Zagreb

17 March 2016

The Embassy will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a concert of traditional Irish music.

Brooklyn movie night with the Embassy

3 March 2016

Ambassador Tim Harrington hosted approximately 40 guests at a screening of the Oscar nominated film Brooklyn on the evening of 3 March 2016 in Zagreb. The guests included members of the Irish community in Croatia, the diplomatic corps and, of course, Croatian friends of the Embassy. After the film, guests joined Ambassador Harrington at a reception.

Ambassador Harrington visits new Zagreb airport terminal

02 March 2016

On Tuesday 1 March, Ambassador Tim Harrington toured the construction site of the new Zagreb airport terminal. The €243m terminal is being built by a consortium led by Bouygues Construction International. Arup Ireland, part of the global Arup Group, is acting as an Independent Engineer on the project and is also supplying the Supervising Engineering services. This is the first major project for Arup Ireland in Croatia.

Ambassador Harrington meets new Sabor President

29 February

On 29 February, Ambassador Tim Harrington met with the Speaker of the Croatian Parliament (Sabor), Dr Željko Reiner. Ambassador Harrington congratulated Dr. Reiner on his election to the post of President of the Sabor in December 2015 and wished him every success in this role.

6 Nations rugby brings out the followers

27 February

On Saturday 27 February Ambassador Harrington and UK Ambassador Ian Cliff, hosted a buffet / reception in the History Café in Zagreb to the Ireland vs England RBS Six Nations rugby match.

Whiskey Fair 2016 in Zagreb

26-27 February

Ambassador Tim Harrington and his colleagues from the British and Canadian embassies, Ambassador Ian Cliff and Ambassador Dan Maksymiuk, respectively, took part in a roundtable discussion about "country trademarking" at the second annual Whiskey Fair.

Ireland vs. England in Six Nations Rugby

25 February

The British and Irish embassies joined forces to bring rugby fans together in Zagreb.

EU Ambassadors with Croatian President Grabar-Kitarović

24 February 2016

The Dutch Embassy hosted President Grabar-Kitarović and EU Ambassadors for a working luncheon.

Cooperation between the City of Rijeka and the Irish Embassy

8 February 2016

On Monday 8 February, Ambassador Harrington met with Mrs. Dorotea Pešić Bukovac, the President of Rijeka City Council. Ambassador Harrington discussed the potential for co-operation between Ireland and Rijeka.

Irish Maiden celebrates its 10th anniversary

20 January 2016

The Irish Embassy celebrated the 10th anniversary of Croatia's first and only Irish dance school - Irish Maiden.

Ambassador Harrington interview with Jutarnji List

08 January 2016

On 5 January Ambassador Harrington was interviewed by Jutarni list (“The Morning Newspaper”) one of the leading Croatian national newspapers. Ambassador Harrington spoke about setting up the Embassy of Ireland to the Republic of Croatia (the Embassy was formally opened on St Patrick’s Day, 17 March, 2015). 


Christmas Message from President Higgins

23 December 2015

A Christmas and New Year Message from the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, December 2015

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

23 December 2015

Information on Embassy Closure Dates over the Christmas and New Year period.

Annual Čicin-Šain lecture held in Zagreb

08 December 2015

Central Bank of Ireland and Croatian National Bank – Dr. Ante Čičin-Šain memorial lecture

IWCZ Christmas Bazaar in Zagreb was a success

07 December 2015

The Irish table at the annual IWCZ event raised more than HRK 8000 for mental health institutions through the sale of Irish food and drink

Yeats Poetry Jam in Zagreb

2 December 2015

On Tuesday, 1 December the Irish Embassy organised a W.B. Yeats evening at the Café u Dvorištu.

Poetry reading to mark the 150th anniversary of W.B. Yeats

1 December 2015

Calling all poetry lovers, the Irish Embassy will celebrate the poetry of W.B. Yeats with a public reading.

Griffith & Algebra College Student Exchange Agreement

12 November 2015

Croatia’s Algebra and Ireland’s Griffith College recently signed a co-operation agreement that will see the two institutions of higher learning embark on the first-ever students exchange of its kind in Croatia.

Lord of the Dance Tour in Croatia

17 October

Michael Flatley’s Irish dance and music spectacles have had a large following in Croatia over the last few years. The latest Croatian tour of the Dangerous Games production proved that Irish culture remains well-appreciated here as the cities of Split, Zadar, Zagreb and Rijeka hosted the show in mid-October.

Ambassador Harrington meets with the Croatian-Irish Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group of the Croatian Sabor

July 2

Chaired by Mr Domagoi Hajduković, MP. Ambassador Harrington exchanged views with the Group on the state of Croatian-Irish relations and discussed opportunities for further co-operation.

Bloomsday Croatia

14-16th June

The programme of events for Bloomsday Pula took place from 14-16 June and included 13 separate events. Highlights included a screening of Joseph Strick's 1967 film of Ulysses; a public reading of Ulysses including by the Ambassador; an exhibit on Joyce's time in Pula; a public lecture on Joyce; an exhibition of Irish Dancing; and a performance of Joyce's children's play "The Cat and the Devil".

Embassy celebrates its first St Patrick’s Day in Zagreb

17th March

The 17th of March - St. Patrick's Day and the national day of Ireland - was celebrated in Zagreb this year with particular energy and enthusiasm. The Irish Government was represented by Minister of State Kevin Humphreys, T.D.

Opening of Embassy Premises

17th March

The Embassy's permanent home opened to the public on 17 March - St. Patrick's Day! This is the first resident Embassy of Ireland in Croatia and one which we intend will promote the links - human, commercial and cultural - between the two countries.

Ambassador Harrington meets Speaker of the Sabor (Parliament) Mr Josip Leko

26th February

Ambassador Harrington met the Speaker of the Sabor (Parliament), Mr Josip Leko to discuss co-operation between Ireland and Croatia and relations between the Dáil (Irish Parliament) and the Sabor.  The Ambassador also received a tour of the Sabor.