Press Release: Appointment of Ireland’s first Honorary Consul for North Carolina
Welcome to the website of the new Consulate General of Ireland in Atlanta.
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
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