About The Greek-Irish Society

The Greek-Irish Society was founded in 1977 with the aim of developing social and cultural relations between the people of Ireland and Greece. It also serves as a focal point for Irish people living and working in Greece, as well as for people of all nationalities living in Greece who are interested in finding out more about Ireland and its people.

A series of events is held from September to June, including table quizzes, walks, lectures, taverna nights, a family Christmas lunch, a New Year’s pita cutting, an annual tour. The highlight of the society’s year is the annual St Patrick’s Day Ball, held on or around March 17 at the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens.

The society issues regular e-newsletters which contain not only information on the society’s activities but also details of events taking place in Athens and Greece of interest to our members.

The society is a non-profit making, non-sectarian, and non-political body. Anyone with an interest in Ireland is welcome to join. Membership runs from January to December each year and costs €20 for an individual and €25 for a family.

To receive more information, please contact any of the committee members (details below) or send us an email by using our online form. You can also download an application form by clicking the button below:

Committee 2017-2018

  • Blanaid Zachariou, President (tel 697.203.3282)
  • Philip Carney, Vice-President
  • Tom Russell, Treasurer
  • Michael Keegan, Secretary
  • Helen Ruby Kassimatis, Membership Secretary
  • Alessio Toninelli, Sponsorship
  • Labrini Gioti, Cultural events
  • Damian Mac Con Uladh, Newsletter/PR


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