Kia Ora and Welcome!
We are the New Zealand Ireland Association, based in Ireland our goal is to help the kiwi community stay connected. Whether you are about to move here or are a long time resident we hope that you find our website informative.
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Join us for the Rugby World Cup quarter final this weekend...
For so long the dream had been a pinnacle ABs Irish clash on 2 November in Yokohama, but as you all know the skill and heart of the Japanese have meant the occasion has been brought forward to this Saturday’s quarter final (KO: 11.15am Irish time)
Over the last few days we have been speaking to venues to organise a fun, family-friendly space where the kiwi community and Irish rugby fans can come together to cheer the teams on.
I’m very pleased that in association with Jonathan and the NZIA team, and brilliant assistance from the NZ intel officer in the IRFU (thanks Kevin), we will be showing the game at St Mary’s College RFC at Templeville Road in Templeogue.
We’ll adorn the place with a few kiwi flags and the atmosphere will be enhanced by a few of Johnny Sexton’s St Mary’s club mates joining us to watch the game. Some nibbles and coffee/tea will be on offer, as well as a cash bar.
With any venue there is unfortunately a limit on numbers, so please do email us at if you can join us. It would be great to see as many of the New Zealand family as possible to cheer on what promises to be a classic match.
Ngā manaakitanga, le meas
Brad Burgess, Ambassador, New Zealand Embassy Ireland
Finally, if you were not aware the New Zealand embassy is now open at Level 3, 2-4 Merrion Row, Dublin D02 YN56 (opposite O'Donoghues Bar). They also have a facebook page that you can follow here.