Who we are?
The Irish Society in Uganda was established in 1953 and is one of the most active social societies in the country. This reflects the strong connection between Ireland and Uganda going back over 100 years. Our membership of approximately 200 is drawn from an Irish community who are making a huge contribution to life in the country across sectors – in private business, agriculture, education, hospitality, NGOs and missionary organisations.
What do we do?
We meet regularly and act as a network to bring people together through cultural and social events. An important part of what we do is to raise money through various fundraising activities for charitable causes here in Uganda.
The Annual St. Patrick’s Ball
The highlight of our calendar every year is the St. Patrick’s Day Ball, which first started in the 1960’s. The Ball is more than just a social event – it is also a night when we extend the hand of friendship to Ugandans and people from all over the world. It is a night when we proudly celebrate our ‘Irishness’ with others.
The St. Patrick’s Day Ball is also a very important fundraising event. Every year we donate to charities across Uganda from the funds we raise.
Connect with the Irish Society in Uganda
Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/irishsocietyinuganda and at firstname.lastname@example.org