Press Release: Appointment of Ireland’s first
Honorary Consul for North Carolina
Welcome to the website of the new Consulate General of Ireland in
The opening of our first new Consulate in the US since the 1930s
makes this a particularly exciting period for relations between
Ireland and the states of Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Arkansas.
For 300 years and more, people from Ireland and of Irish and
Scots-Irish descent have played a major role in the history and
growth of this part of the United States. Through the Consulate, we
hope to acknowledge and pay tribute to that tremendous work, just
as we seek to building exciting and innovative relationships in
business, science and culture for a new generation.
Our hope is that the Consulate will encourage people in this region
to consider Ireland more. To consider Ireland as a superb place to
invest in a business-friendly and English-speaking gateway to the
European Union. To consider Ireland as a wonderful destination to
visit to play golf, to trace ancestors or simply to enjoy the
beautiful countryside. To consider Ireland as a place to obtain a
world-class university education at a very competitive price. And
to spread the message to all your friends and family!
We very much hope you find this website to be useful and
informative on these opportunities and much more besides. If you
have any comments or queries, please contact us here to
let us know.
Best wishes for the months and years ahead. We look forward to
working with you.
Go n-éirí an bóthar leat.
Ard-Chonsal na hÉireann
Consul General of Ireland
Day greetings from the President Michael D. Higgins