New Zealand: Irish organisations

New Zealand may be far from home but there are plenty of ways to meet other Irish people, from GAA clubs to Facebook

There is a growing Irish community in all the main cities in New Zealand.

There is a growing Irish community in all the main cities in New Zealand.

 

As much as New Zealand has to offer, its remote location means expats can feel very far from home at times. If you find homesickness is starting to set in a while after you move, it might be time to seek out the Irish in New Zealand. There’s a vibrant Irish community there, which organises regular sports events and other get-togethers.

Diplomatic
Consulate General of Ireland: ireland.co.nz

Sport
Gaelic Football and Hurling Association of Australasia: australasiangaelicgames.com
Auckland GAA: facebook.com/Auckland-GAA

Harps Gaelic Football Club: harpsgaa.com
Celtic Gaelic Football Club: celticgaa.nz
St Pats GAA (Auckland): facebook.com/stpatsemeraldcity
Marist Rangers GAA (Auckland): maristgaa.co.nz
Wellington GAA: wellingtongaa.com

Christchurch GAA: facebook.com/ChristchurchMcKennas
Bohemian Celtic (soccer in Auckland): bohs.nz

Social
Directory of Irish bars: irishabroad.com/Pubs
Auckland Irish Society: aucklandirish.co.nz

Christchurch Irish Society: christchurchirishsociety.co.nz
Wellington Irish Society:  wellingtonirishsociety.com
Hutt Valley Irish Society: huttirish.org.nz
Kapiti Coast Irish Society: facebook.com/kapitiirishsociety
Taranaki Irish Social Club: facebook.com/Taranaki-Irish-Club

Online networks

Irish People Living in New Zealand: facebook.com/irishpeoplelivinginnewzealand

Additional reporting by Gráinne Loughran

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