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A non-profit voluntary organisation that promotes Irish culture in Korea

Do you need help?



The IAK recognise that life in Korea and abroad in general for Irish people and others can sometimes have its difficulties.This can range from minor things to more serious problems.

Living and working in a different culture and language can at times be stressful. Unforeseen events, difficult situations and urgent needs do arise. One may also feel lonely or alienated and circumstance can in extreme cases unfortunately lead to substance abuse or mental distress. Also accidents and tragedies occur. 


Please be assured that whatever the problem, support is available in Korea and the IAK will try to help in any way it can.


Below are links to English speaking numbers and websites in English.*


If anybody knows of other sources or services or indeed anything that may be of help to Irish people in difficulty please contact us. Likewise any warnings or tips you have that may help prevent future problems for anyone.

* Please be aware that the information on this page is as accurate as the IAK can ascertain. While every effort is made to check that the below numbers and links remain active, the IAK may not be aware of some information changing at short notice.

Information that the IAK researched but that was only available in the Korean language is omitted.



Contact Details for Irish Nationals

Embassy of Ireland, Republic of Korea


 (02) 721-7200 

Leema Bldg.13F,42,Jongro 1-gil,Jongno-gu,Seoul.Korea 110-755


Monday to Friday

09:00-12:30 and 13:30-17:00


(Line 5 Gwanghwamun Station, Exit 2, walk straight, take the first right then the first left and the Leema Building is about 50 metres down on the right. The building is directly behind the Ministry of Culture and the US Embassy.) 


The IAK encourage all Irish citizens to register with the embassy.



If you have would like to get in contact with an Irish person in relation to any problem.


 010-5717-1473  or     Email: click here


(All corespondence will be treated in strictest confidence.)



For any help or for someone to interpret or call a Korean number for you.


 (02) 120 Seoul (or ☎ 120 from landline). Use local code outside Seoul ( eg. Busan  ☎ (051) 120 )*    


09:00-22:00 (daily).


*Please be aware that the above numbers, particularly outside of Seoul, may not always have an English speaker available.



The below global centres offer a comprehensive range of services for foreigners including free legal advice. 



Seoul Global Center


           (02) 2075-4130


5F Seoul Global Centre 38 Jongro,Jongno-gu    

Monday to Friday

09:00-12:00 and 13:00-18:00

 Email: click here  


(Line 1 Jonggak Station. Exit 6. walk straight and it is the third building on your left next to the KT building.)



 Itaewon Global Village Center


☎ (02) 2199-8884


211, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 

Monday to Friday

09:00-12:00 and 13:00-18:00

✉  Email: click here

(Line 6 Itaewon Station. Exit 2, walk straight about 200m and look for the Hannam Bldg on your left.)



Busan Global Center


(051) 668-7900


13 F, National Pension Service building, Jungang-daero 1000, Yeonje-gu, Busan

Monday to Friday

09:00-12:00 and 13:00-18:00

 Email: click here

(Line 1 City Hall Station. Exit 2, you will see the building)


TRAVEL HELP AND INFORMATION (including interpretation for travel related difficulties.)


☎ (02) 1330  ( or  ☎ 1330 from landline.) 

Use local code outside Seoul ( eg. Busan ☎ (051) 1330 )

24 hours



International Catholic Church

707-10 Hannam Dong,Yongsan gu Seoul.  

Fr John Falldani    (02) 793 2070

9pm to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday.


The Missionary Society of Saint Columban (Columbans)

Irish Catholic Missionaries active in Korea since 1933. 

 (02) 926 1217  

9pm to 5pm Monday to Friday.


Irish Catholic priest (outside of business hours): Fr Denis Monaghan   (02) 926 1217



Seoul Anglican Cathedral

3 Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul. 

 Email: click here



Presbyterian Church of the Lord

Songpa-gu, Seoul

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