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A place for the Irish, part Irish, or those who wish they were Irish to socialise and enjoy the best craic on campus.

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Fáilte! We’re a group for all things Irish, obviously, but are frequently joined by the part-Irish and those who wish they were Irish! In recent years our membership has been incredibly diverse with committee members themselves coming from all over the globe. So, if you’ve been to Ireland and had a great time, or always wanted to go, you should consider joining Irish Society for the best craic around. To no surprise our primary activities are of a social nature – pub crawls, rugby matches, St. Patrick’s Day and more.

Even though we’re so close to home, there aren’t nearly as many Irish people studying in London as you might think. Last year we managed to connect with all the other Irish Societies of London to embark on several London-wide events. We’re going to continue building those connections to create bigger and better events for Irish students (and everyone else that wants to tag along).

Alongside our social events, we also run career and panel discussions focused on issues which affect Ireland and Northern Ireland, of which we are looking to expand in the 2020/21 academic year. If you have any connections to speakers or an idea for an academic event, please email us at irish@lsesu.org or get in touch via our other social media channels.

We only ask for a very affordable £2. You really can’t go wrong with £2 which will get you included into a very fun and active group of people. Plus, with our drinks vouchers on Paddy’s Day you’ll make your money back in no time.

As always, we hope you join our society and are as excited for the year ahead as we are!

Membership

There’s only one type of standard membership available – standard membership. You can purchase it year round for only £2. With it you’ll get access to all our local social events, collaborations, academic forums, newsletter and more from the wider Irish network in London. Details about all events can be found by searching @LSEIrish on any of our social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Events and Activities

As a society we run a number of events:

  • Sporting events: Rugby Six Nations; World Cup Qualifiers and; GAA Games
  • Pub Crawls
  • Irish Academia Discussions/Panels
  • Pub Quizzes
  • Christmas Dinner
  • Annual 'St. Patrick's Day' Event

Contact Us

The Irish Society is determined to make 2020/21 a good a year as any before! To get a feel for what we’re all about, visit our Facebook or Instagram accounts @LSEIrish where we will be sharing upcoming plans on events for the year. If you’re a fresher looking to join the society, then feel free to message us on either Facebook or Instagram with any questions you’ve got and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We’re currently planning a Zoom pub quiz for all outgoing and incoming members to join, so stay tuned!