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Blue Dalmatian Photo: Photo Workshops

Blue Dalmatian Photo: Photo Workshops that Cross Cultural Divides “Blue Dalmatian Photo” founders/instructors Tom Coyner and Sang-bum (“Sang”) Lim have agreed with the Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch (RAS Korea) to launch a series of 7 monthly “RAS Photo Workshops.” The three-hour workshops are designed for English-speaking photographers of all skill levels, whether or not they are members of the RAS. The workshops are believed to be the first ever to address the cross-cultural challenges of photography in Korea. Says Tom Coyner: “Sang and I know that the camera is the strongest potential tool to build relationships – especially when one is in a foreign country. But too many people approa

Boxty Rebellion in Seoul

Boxty Rebellion, the Irish folk band are flying into Korea to entertain us for St. Patrick’s Day. The festival itself takes place in Sindorim, D Cube plaza (Sindorim subway station Lines 1 & 2 Exit 1) on Saturday, March 15th from 12pm to 6pm. This is a family day with story telling, face painting, audience dancing, traditional Irish music and the opportunity to try your hand at some Irish sports. Boxty Rebellion will join Dara Sheahan, Tap Pung, Sweet Murphy’s Fancy, Bard and Nanah Mc Glennon’s Dance troup on the main stage. That night the party continues in Rocky Mountain Tavern, Itaewon (Exit 3 walk straight 250 metres) where the IAK Fundraising Hooley will take place from 6pm until late.

Are you Irish and Living Abroad? We Want You!

ARE YOU IRISH & LIVING ABROAD? WE WANT YOU! Coco Television are looking for Irish people around the world to send a “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” video message back home to be included in this years coverage of the St. Patricks’s Festival Parade shown on RTÉ 1. All you need to do is record yourself on a mobile phone, digital camera or any video device and send to –​ To give us a sense of where you are in the world, choose a backdrop that shows off the location e.g the Taj Mahal, Ayers Rock, Golden Gate Bridge or the beach in Thailand PLEASE NOTE: Your clip cannot have any association with alcohol. Your message must not exceed 8 seconds in duration. Example of messag

An Uber Irish Partnership for Paddy's Day

Need a ride to the St Patrick’s Day Hooley or want to ride home in style after a day of festivities? We’ve partnered with Uber, a mobile application that connects passengers with drivers at the tap of a button, to have you riding in style! Use the Uber app and special promotion code PADDYSGOTSEOUL to request a comfy ride which will be free up to 20,000 won. With the code, a ride from the Festival venue in Sindorim to The Rocky Mountain Tavern in Itaewon will be about 8,000 won or less! Here’s how you make the most of this amazing deal: For questions contact

St. Patrick's Day Costume Competition Returns!

The Irish Association of Korea will be running another fantastic costume competition at this year’s St Patrick’s Day festival on March 15th, with the winner walking away with 200,000 Won in cash! There will also be runner – up prizes up for grabs to the 2nd and 3rd place winners. Now is the time to start getting your Irish-themed outfit together and make sure to wear plenty of GREEN! Below are some of last year’s winners and some photos of people at the Festival who we believe really got into the true spirit of St Patrick’s Day!

Interested in Meeting Minister Fitzgerald?

Interested in meeting Minister Fitzgerald? We are delighted that the Minister of Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald T.D. will be joining us in Korea for a St Patrick’s Day programme on 13th and 14th March. St. Patrick’s Day is one of the few country national days which is recognised and celebrated globally. The visits that our Ministers make to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day increase connections with Ireland and develop awareness of Ireland in countries and markets where we are less known as well as those where we have longstanding and deeply rooted friendships. Minister Fitzgerald’s visit will give her an opportunity to engage with Korea, to promote Irish business in and with

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