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Edinburgh New Town Eurowalk

Point A - General Consulate of Ireland

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Location: 16 Randolph Crescent

The Consulate General of Ireland in Scotland was established in Edinburgh in 1998, as Scotland became a devolved nation.

The work of the Consulate includes engaging with the Scottish Government and Parliament, monitoring developments in Scottish politics and society, collaborating in economic, educational and cultural projects with Scotland and promoting Irish interests.

Scotland and Ireland are fellow Celtic nations and near neighbours with strong historic, family and cultural affinities. St Colomba brought Christianity to Scotland from Ireland in 563AD and established a community on Iona that continues to thrive.

Scotland has long been home to a large Irish community. Visit the birthplace of one of them, James Connolly, on our Edinburgh Central EuroWalk.

Starting from the Irish Consulate General walk round Randolph Crescent in a North-Easterly direction. After about 80 metres turn left onto Great Stuart Street. Walk 90 metres along Great Stuart Street and you come to Ainslie Place. The next stop on our Edinburgh New Town Eurowalk, 6 Ainslie Place, is on your left.

Picture credits: Vanessa Glynn/European Movement in Scotland