Irish culture – music, dance, literature, cinema, art - has always
been very popular in Israel. The Embassy co-operates with a
wide range of partners in developing its annual cultural
programme. Some established highlights of the annual
programme include the Irish Film and Irish Music Festival at the
Tel Aviv Cinematheque, the Irish Studies Seminar at Ben Gurion
University, the Samuel Beckett Lecture at Tel Aviv University and a
number of Bloomsday activities in June.
Details of upcoming Irish cultural events can be found in the
Update section of this website.
The Embassy’s cultural affairs section is always pleased to hear
from persons interested in staging Irish cultural events in
Israel. Organisers of cultural events may also find it useful
to review the website of Culture
Ireland, the official agency responsible in Ireland for
promoting internationally the best of Ireland’s art and
culture. Culture Ireland is the main source of funding for
Irish cultural events overseas and details of how to apply for
grants are included on their website.
Publishers interested in translating Irish literature to Hebrew
will find it useful to consult the website of the Ireland