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Nepal Ireland Day and Nepal Conference Concluded Successfully

posted Sep 14, 2017, 9:21 PM by Nepal Ireland Society

The Embassy of Nepal in London, Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal Ireland Society jointly organized 'Nepal Ireland Day' in Dublin on 10th September 2017. The annual event was organized to promote Visit Nepal Europe 2017 campaign and celebrate the 18th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Ireland.

Visit Nepal Europe 2017 campaign was announced by Nepal Tourism Board, National Tourism Organization of Nepal for tourism activities, to increase the number of tourists visiting Nepal from Europe in 2017 by 30-40% in comparison to the tourist arrivals in 2016.

The event was jointly inaugurated by the speaker of the Irish Parliament Seán Ó Fearghaíl and HE Nepalese Ambassador to the UK and Ireland Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi. Also present was a Member of Irish Parliament Sean Crowe. Mr. Sean Crowe is also a member of Ireland Nepal Parliamentary friendship group.

Irish Mt. Everest Summiteers of 2017 Mr. John Burke, Mr. Rory McHugh and Mr. Terry Kelleher were felicitated by the Ambassador during the opening ceremony.

In his keynote speech, HE Ambassador Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi requested the Irish public to Visit Nepal. He said Nepal has 8 of the 10 highest mountains in the world, the country is blessed with pristine Himalayan trails and trekking routes but the most important thing is Nepal boasts the exceptional hospitality of its people where guests are treated like gods; he urged everyone to visit Nepal not once but multiple times and enjoy the divine experience the country has to offer. Referring to the relations between Ireland and Nepal, HE Ambassador added the link between Ireland and Nepal has taken an exceptional leap in recent years. He assured he will work tirelessly to continue and enhance this effort.

The chief guest of the event, the speaker of the Irish Parliament, Mr. Seán Ó Fearghaíl said he was delighted to attend Nepal Ireland Day. He emphasized on the need of further developing the relations between Ireland and Nepal by frequent exchange visits of the parliamentarians and ministers and explore possible opportunities for the benefit of both countries. The speaker added Ireland is a multi cultured society; the contribution of Nepalese community in Ireland to strengthen the diversity in the country is really encouraging and praiseworthy. He assured he will definitely visit Nepal in near future after being impressed by seeing the photographs of Nepal on display at the photo exhibition.

At the request of the speaker of the Irish Parliament, a minute silence was observed to remember the people who lost their lives in the devastating earthquake of 2015 and the recent floods in Nepal.

Welcoming the guests, President of Nepal Ireland Society, Nepal Tourism Board Honorary Public Relations Representative and the Chief Coordinator of Visit Nepal Europe 2017 campaign Mr. Deepesh Man Shakya said - "We are celebrating this year’s Nepal Ireland Day to commemorate  18th Anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Nepal and Ireland and to promote the year 2017 as Visit Nepal Year in Europe.  Visit Nepal Europe 2017 campaign was announced by the government of Nepal to increase the tourists going from Europe to Nepal by 30% in 2017 in compare to 2016. I feel proud to mention that, after the completion of 8 months of the campaign, the statistics show 40% increase in European tourists going from Europe to Nepal. From Ireland, it is even better and the number stands at 51%. "

Mr. Shakya further added - "Today’s event is rather a special one. This is the first Nepal Ireland Day we are celebrating after the historic establishment of Ireland Nepal Parliamentary Friendship group in June. We have been working with the Irish Parliamentarians to strengthen relations between Ireland and Nepal and also increase collaboration between the two countries in education, research, technology, trade, and investment"

A mountaineering talk programme was also held where all Irish Mt. Everest Summiteers of 2017 shared their experiences. Ireland's renowned actress Ms. Aoibin Garrihy who did Everest Base Camp trek in April this year also shared her experience at the talk programme. The talk program was oversubscribed with more than 100 people attended the crowded hall.

One of the major highlights of Nepal Ireland Day was the photo exhibition where 100 photographs taken by Irish tourists who visited Nepal in 2016 and 2017, were on display in specially crafted frames. The visitors were full of praise seeing the majestic landscape, culture and art depicted in the photographs.

Nepal Ireland Day is a mega Nepalese event in Ireland organized annually in Farmleigh, Phoenix Park which is one of the historic locations of Dublin. Along with the opening ceremony, Mountaineering Talk Programme, Nepal Photo Exhibition, and Nepalese Cultural Programme there were also  Nepalese Handicraft stalls, stalls of tour operators, and information desks of different Irish NGOs who are doing projects in Nepal

Artists from Sayapatri group and the local artists performed in the cultural programme attended by more than 500 Nepalese residing in Ireland and a ground full of Irish people who were very enthralled to see Nepal's culture and art.

This year’s Nepal Ireland Day saw a record number of crowd with more than 10,000 Irish visitors.

The opening ceremony was hosted by Nepal Ireland Society's General Secretary Mr. Gangaram Kandel and Joint Secretary Ms. Alison Irwin. Society's Vice - President Mr. Jivan Timalsina gave a vote of thanks.

Nepal Ireland Society's Chief Treasurer Mr. Prakash Mali and Treasurer Mr. Balkrishna Shrestha expressed their satisfaction to see the success of the event. According to Mr. Shrestha, Nepalese residing in different parts of Ireland traveled to Dublin to attend Nepal Ireland Day.

Nepal Ireland Society has been spearheading to strengthen the link between Ireland and Nepal at the highest level. The society’s effort to establish Ireland Nepal Parliamentary Friendship Group was finally materialized in June this year. The group provides Nepal Ireland Society a government level platform in continuing its work to build a strong bond between two countries.

The venue for the event was provided by OPW. The event was part sponsored by South Dublin County Council, Dublin City Council and ICD Business School.

On 11th September, Nepal Ireland Society and Embassy of Nepal London jointly organized Nepal Conference in Dublin. The conference was focussed on Trade & Investment, Education, Health and ongoing Humanitarian projects in Nepal carried out by Ireland based NGOs. Speakers from Dublin Institute of Technology (Mr. Liam McCarton), NIS Health Committee (Dr. David Weakliam), NIS Education Committee (Dr. Jane Fenlon), Musa Masala (Ms. Hannah Dennison), Concern Worldwide (Mr. Peter Doyle), Emergency Logistics (Mr. Will Holden), Nepal Leprosy Trust (Ms. Vera Mcevoy), Action Aid Ireland (Ms. Jo-Ann Ward), Tearfund Ireland (Ms. Emma Lynch), ,Umbrella Foundation (Ms. Naomi Gould), Plan International (Mr. David Williams), Trocaire (Mr. Conor O’Loughlin), Comhlamh (Ms. Ruth Powell) and University of Cambridge (Ms. Sorcha Ni Mhuimhneacháin) presented the work they have been doing in Nepal. 

President of Nepal Ireland Society Mr. Deepesh Man Shakya presented an overview of investment opportunities in Nepal. 

HE Ambassador Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi in his keynote speech assured Embassy will always be in full cooperation to help NGOs who are carrying out various humanitarian projects in Nepal. He outlined Nepal’s potential as a business hub and requested Irish business houses to explore the possibility of investing in Nepal. 

The conference was hosted by Ms. Alison Irwin and chaired by Dr. Patrick O’Sullivan, Ms. Emma Lynch, Mr. Jivan Timalsina, Mr. Balkrishna Shrestha and  Mr. Prakash Mali in different sessions. 

नेपाल आयरल्याण्ड दिवस २०१७, अन्तर्किया कार्यकम र नेपाल समेलन

posted Aug 5, 2017, 11:27 PM by Nepal Ireland Society

नेपाली दुतावास लण्डन, नेपाल पर्यटक बोर्ड र नेपाल आयरल्याण्ड समाजको सयुक्त तत्वाधनमा आयरल्याण्डको डब्लिनमा बृहत कार्यकम आयोजना गरिने भएको छ । युरोपियन पर्यटक प्रावधान लछित नेपाल भ्रमण बर्ष २०१७ (इ.स.) (नेपाल भ्रमण युरोप २०१७ ) अभियन र नेपाल र आयरल्याण्ड बीच कुटनीतिक सम्बन्द स्थापना भएको १८ औ बार्षिकउत्सव उपलक्ष्यमा उक्त कार्यकम संचालन गर्न लागिएको छ। कार्यकमको प्रमुख आकर्षण स्वरूप १० सेप्टेम्वर २०१७ मा डब्लिनको फार्मेली,फिनिस पार्कमा 'नेपाल आयरल्याण्ड दिवस आयोजना गरिनेछ। कार्यकम समय दिउसोको १२ देखि ५ सम्म रहेनछ ।

२०१६ मा  नेपाल पुगेका पर्यटक तुलनामा २०१७ मा ३०-४० % सम्म बढी यूरोपियन पर्यटक भित्राउने लक्ष्य सहित "नेपाल भ्रमण- युरोप २०१७' अभियान, नेपाल पर्यटक बोर्ड र नेपाल राष्ट्रिय पर्यटक सङ्गठन (पर्यटन गतिबिधिका लागि संस्था) दूरा घोसणा गरिएको थियो।
सेप्टेम्वर १० मा हुने नेपाल आयरल्यान्ड दिवसका दिन नेपाली र आइरिस कलाकारहरुबाट सास्कृतिक कार्यकम प्रदशन गरिनेछ। यसका साथै नेपालको मनमोहक फोटो प्रर्दशनी, नेपाली हस्तकला प्रर्दशनी, ट्राभल एजेन्सी र आयरल्याण्डका जानकारीमुलक गतिविधीहरु र अन्य बिभिन्न कार्यकमहरु पनि समावेश गरिनेछ ।

नेपालमा ब्यापार र लगानी नामक अन्तरक्रिया कार्यकम ९ सेप्टेम्वर आयोजना गरिनेछ। यसमा प्रमुख सहाभागीहरु नेपालमा ब्यापारको चासो भएको आइरिस लगानीकर्ताहरु हुनेछन। अन्तर्किया कार्यक्रमको प्रमुख लक्ष्यको रुपमा "नेपालको पर्यटन क्षेत्र " मा लगानी रहेनछ।

"नेपाल सम्भेलन" ८ सेप्टेम्वरमा आयोजना गरिनेछ, जसमा आयरल्याण्डमा अवस्थित / सुरुवात भएका तर नेपालमा कार्यरत मानवताप्रिय संघसस्था र विश्वविधालयहरु उपस्थित हुनेछन र नेपालमा भए/गरेका कार्यहरुको विवारण प्रस्तुत गर्नेछन्।

उक्त बृहत कार्यकममा मुलत: नेपाली कला ,सस्कृति र पहिचानको पर्दशनी हुनेछ। यसका साथै नेपालमा ब्यापार र लगानीका असिमित सम्भावनाहरु, नेपालको प्रमुख पर्यटकिय  गन्तव्य र ब्यापारिक केन्द्र बन्नसक्ने झमता आदिको बारेमा पनि चित्रण र विश्लेषण हुनेछ।

बेलायत र आयरल्याण्डका लागि नेपालका राजदूत डा. दुर्गा बहादुर सुबेदीले "हाल नेपाल र आयरल्याण्ड बिचको सम्बन्ध धेरै प्रगाढ भएको र यसैका कारण दुवै देशको हितका लागि, विभिन्न क्षेत्रमा पारस्परिक सहयोग विस्तार गर्न सकिने प्रवल सम्भावना बढेको र त्यसका लागि "नेपाल आयरल्याण्ड दिवस" जस्ता कार्यक्रमको ठुलो योगदान रहेको विचार व्यक्त गर्नुभयो।

नेपाल पर्यटन बोर्डका प्रमुख कार्यकारी अधिकृत दिपकराज जोशी ले " नेपाल भ्रमण-युरोप २०१७" अभियान नेपाल पर्यटन बोर्डको अगुवाईमा हाल सरकारी स्तरबाटै धेरै भन्दा धेरै यूरोपियन पर्यटक भित्राउने लक्ष्यका साथ संचालन गरि निरन्तरता दिईएको उल्लेख गर्नुभयो। उहाँले पनि 'नेपाल आयरल्याण्ड दिवस' जस्ता कार्यकमबाट नेपालमा आइरिस पर्यटकहरु आकर्षित हुने र यहि उत्साह ले अन्य यूरोपियन मुलुकमा पनि गति लिने बिश्वास व्यक्त गर्नुभयो।

'नेपाल आयरल्याण्ड समाज' ले इ.स. २०१३ देखि आयरल्याण्डमा आइरिस जनसम्पर्क कार्यालय(OPW) का साथ मिलेर 'नेपाल दिवस' कार्यकम संचालन गर्दै आइरहेको छ।

'नेपाल आयरल्याण्ड समाज' का अधक्ष्य, हाल आयरल्याण्डका लागि नेपाल पर्यटन बोर्डका अवैतानिक जनासम्पर्क प्रतिनिधि र 'नेपाल भ्रमण-युरोप २०१७' कार्यकमका आराम्भकर्ता /संयोजक दीपेशमान शाक्यले यस वर्ष 'नेपाल आयरल्याण्ड दिवस' बिशेष रहने उल्लेख गर्नुभयो। 'नेपाल भ्रमण-युरोप २०१७ को पृष्ठभूमिमा यस दिवस मार्फत नेपालको बारेमा यूरोपियनहरुलाई जानकारी प्रदान गर्न र अन्तत भ्रमणको लागि उत्साहित गरि नेपालको पर्यटन प्रवद्धन गर्न सकिने बताउनुभयो। नेपाल भ्रमण-युरोप २०१७ का हालसम्म भए /गरिएका कार्यकमहरुबाट नेपालबारे धेरै सभावित पर्यटकहरुले जानकारी पाएको र नेपाल जान लालयित रहेको पनि उहाँले बताउनुभयो। स्मरण रहोस्- यस अभियान अन्तर्गत युरोपका अन्य देशहरु र आयरल्याण्डकै अन्य सहरहरुमा पनि बिभिन्न कार्यकमहरु भाइरहेको छन्।

विगतका बर्षहरुमा 'नेपाल आयरल्याण्ड दिवस' का दिन करिब आठ हजार सम्म यूरोपियन (मुलत: आइरिस) हरुको सहभागिता रहेको थियो। यसबर्ष आयोजकहरुले सामाजिक संजाल , पत्रपत्रिका र अन्यतिर बिज्ञापन गरि प्रन्ध हजार जतिको हाराहारीमा सहभागिता गराउने लक्ष्य लिएका छन्।      

Nepal Ireland Day to be held on 10th September and Nepal Conference on 11th September

posted Jul 12, 2017, 11:30 PM by Nepal Ireland Society

The Embassy of Nepal in London, Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal Ireland Society are jointly organizing 'Nepal Ireland Day' on 10th September 2017 to promote Visit Nepal Europe 2017 campaign and the 18th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Ireland. The event will take place at Farmleigh, Phoenix Park in Dublin. The event will be opened to public from 12 pm to 5 pm.


Visit Nepal Europe 2017 campaign was announced by Nepal Tourism Board, a government authorized board for tourism activities in Nepal, to increase the number of tourists visiting Nepal from Europe in 2017 by 30-40% in comparison to the tourist arrivals in 2016.


The event on the 10th of September will comprise of a cultural programme with performances from both Nepalese and Irish artists. The event will also include a photo exhibition of photographs taken by Irish tourists, Nepalese Handicraft Stalls, Travel Agencies and Airlines Stalls and various other activities and performances.


Nepal Ireland Conference will be held on 11th  September where Ireland’s major humanitarian organizations and universities who  have been engaged in various projects in  Nepal will  be in  attendance.  They will  be presenting the work they have been currently doing in Nepal and their future projects for Nepal.  Also an interaction programme on ‘Trade and Investment in Nepal’ will be held on the same day. The key participants will be Irish investors who have a business interest in Nepal. The organizers expect investment in tourism infrastructure of Nepal will be one of the key discussions.


The two-day event will be a showcase of Nepalese Culture, Nepal’s Heritage, Nepal’s potential as a trading hub and portraying Nepal as one of the top holiday destinations in the world.


His Excellency Nepalese Ambassador to the UK and Ireland Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi said, - "Relations between Nepal and Ireland have reached a new height at both people level and government level. There are many sectors where Nepal and Ireland can collaborate for the mutual benefits of both countries.  Events like ‘Nepal Ireland Day’ will greatly contribute to this cause.”


Nepal Tourism Board CEO Mr. Deepak Raj Joshi said - “ Visit Nepal Europe 2017 campaign is a national level effort initiated by Nepal Tourism Board to attract more European tourists to Nepal. I strongly believe Nepal Ireland Day will immensely help in increasing Irish tourists coming to Nepal and will also reverberate the same spirit to the rest of Europe.”


Nepal Ireland Society has been organizing Nepal Day in Ireland since 2013 with support from Office of Public Works (OPW), Ireland. In connection with Nepal Ireland Day 2017, President of Nepal Ireland Society, Nepal Tourism Board Honorary Public Relation Representative for Ireland and the coordinator of Visit Nepal Europe 2017 campaign- Mr. Deepesh Man Shakya said, - "This year’s Nepal Ireland Day is very special as it represents a milestone event in promoting Nepal in Europe as part of the Visit Nepal Europe 2017 campaign. The campaign has drawn an unprecedented traction among European tourists in getting Nepal in their travel bucket.”


Nepal Ireland Day in the past years was attended by on an average of 8000 Irish people. This year, the organizers are expecting to get more than 15,000 visitors with an extensive advertising on social media and through various mediums.


13th July 2017

Ireland Nepal Parliamentary Friendship Group Formed

posted Jul 12, 2017, 11:25 PM by Nepal Ireland Society

The Honourable members of 32nd Dail Éireann (Lower House of the Irish Parliament) and 25th Seanad ( Upper House of the Irish Parliament) have formed Ireland-Nepal Parliamentary Friendship Group on June 27th, 2017. The historical launch ceremony of the friendship group was chaired by the Right Honourable Mr. Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD, Ceann Comhairle (Speaker of the Irish Parliament) in the Leinster House (The Irish Parliament Building). The Ireland-Nepal Parliamentary Friendship Group comprises of the Honourable Members of Irish Parliament, Hon. Ms. Maureen O’Sullivan TD (Convener of the Friendship Group), Hon. Senator Ms.  Ivana Bacik, Hon. Mr. Sean Barett TD, Hon. Mr. Sean Crowe TD and Hon. Mr. Darragh O’Brien TD.


Speaking on the occasion the Ceann Comhairle, Right Honourable Mr. Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD,  stated that growing links between Ireland and Nepal have been formally recognized at parliamentary level with the establishment of a Friendship Group in the Irish Parliament and it is his strong hope that the friendship group will serve as a valuable platform to develop links between Ireland and Nepal. He said he has heard people who have been to Nepal speaking about Nepal lovingly and expressed his desire to visit Nepal one day.  He also stressed the need for exchange visits so that experiences of the past can be shared between the two countries.

The Convener of the Ireland-Nepal Parliamentary Friendship Group, Hon. Ms. Maureen of Sullivan TD welcomed the guests and said that the friendship group would work actively to promote the trade relationship between Ireland and Nepal, explore areas of collaboration between the two countries, extend parliamentary cooperation and look into an exchange of high-level visits.


Mr. Sharad Raj Aran, Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy of Nepal in London, which is accredited to Ireland addressed the program, mentioned that the constitution of Nepal had incorporated universally accepted democratic norms and values such as multiparty democracy, pluralism, adult franchise, rule of law, representative and accountable government, social and economic justice, independent judiciary, freedom of press, and human rights. He added that the Government of Nepal and the Legislature-Parliament of Nepal are fully committed to institutionalizing democracy by holding local, provincial and parliamentary-level elections within the period of eight months.  He also expressed his confidence that the formation of the friendship group would be instrumental in further enhancing Nepal-Ireland relations in general and in consolidating Nepal-Ireland parliamentary ties.


President of Nepal-Ireland Society, Mr. Deepesh Man Shakya, who has been coordinating the establishment of the friendship group, said that Nepalese community in Ireland was excited and encouraged with the formation of Ireland-Nepal Parliamentary Friendship Group. He informed that the formal inauguration of the friendship group was finally materialized after the constant untiring effort by the Nepal Ireland Society and the Irish friends of Nepal, and support from Embassy of Nepal in London. He thanked the Ceann Comhairle, the Convener and all members of the friendship group for their help and support and expressed his hope to work closely with the group to promote tourism, trade, and investment in Nepal and Ireland.  


Also present in the historic inauguration of Ireland Nepal Parliamentary Friendship Group were Honorable members of Irish Parliament Deputy Brendan Smith (Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee) and Deputy Thomas Pringle, Hon. Senator Terry Leyden (Member of the Council of Europe), Ms. Maeve Collins (Regional Director for Asia Pacific Region at Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade), Mr. Sarad Raj Aran (Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Nepal London), Professor Juliette Hussey (Vice-President, International Global Relations, Trinity College) and many distinguished personalities.


The event was attended by executive committee members of Nepal Ireland Society, representatives of NRN-I and Irish friends of Nepal.

Date: 27th June 2017



आयरल्याण्ड–नेपाल संसदीय मैत्री समूहको स्थापना

posted Jun 29, 2017, 8:40 AM by Deepesh Shakya   [ updated Jun 29, 2017, 8:52 AM ]

June 27, 2017

आइरिस संसद तल्लो हाउस माथिल्लो आइरिस संसद हाउस का माननीय सदस्यहरूले जुन 27, 2017 मा आयरल्याण्डनेपाल संसदीय मैत्री समूह गठन गर्नुभएको छ।  उक्त मैत्री समूहको उद्घाटन समारोह आइरिस संसदका सभामुख  माननीय श्री सिन फेयरहेल  टीडी अध्यक्षतामा  आइरिस संसद भवनमा सम्पन्न भएको हो।

आयरल्याण्डनेपाल संसदीय मैत्री समूहमा  आइरिस माननीय सांसद सुश्री मैरिन ओसुलीभन, माननीय सीनेटर सुश्री इभाना बसिक,  माननीय सांसद श्री शन बारेट , माननीय सांसद श्री शन क्राउ माननीय सांसद श्री दर्रघ 'ब्रिएन सदस्य रहनु भएको छ।

सो अवसरमा बोल्दै माननीय सभामुख  श्री सिन फेयरहेलले स्थापना भएको मैत्री समूहले नेपाल आयरल्याण्डको संसदिय व्यवस्थामा गहिरो सम्बन्ध स्थापना गर्न सहयोग पुर्याउने विश्वास व्यक्त गर्नुभयो। यो समूह नेपाल आयरल्याण्डबीचमा मित्रता स्थापित गर्नमा महत्वपूर्ण भुमिका खेल्ने उहाँको भनाइ थियो। उहाँले नेपालीहरु मायालु भएको पाएको आफू  पनि एकपटक नेपाल घुम्ने इच्छा पनि व्यक्त गर्नुभयो।  दुइ देशबीचको अवतजावतलाइ बाक्लो पार्नुपर्ने त्यसलेमात्र सम्बन्धमा घनिष्ठता ल्याउने उहाँको बिचार थियो।

आयरल्याण्डनेपाल संसदीय मैत्री समूहको भेलामा बोल्दै माननिय सुश्री  मैरिनले आयरल्याण्ड नेपाल बीच व्यापार सम्बन्ध बढाउन दुई देश बीच सहकार्यको क्षेत्रमा अन्वेषण, संसदीय सहयोग विस्तार उच्चस्तरको भ्रमण गर्नुपर्ने विचार राख्नुभयो।

नेपाल दूतावासमा लण्डनका आयरल्याण्ड मिसन उपप्रमुख शरदराज आरणले नेपालको संविधान बहुदलिय लोकतन्त्र, बहुदलवाद, वालिग मताधिकारसहितको लोकतान्त्रिक मूल्यमान्यतासहितको संवैधानिक व्यवस्थाको ग्यरेन्टी गरेको उल्लेख गर्नुभयो।   उहाँले नेपालले आठ महिना को अवधि भित्र, स्थानीय प्रान्तीय संसदीय चुनाव सम्पन्न गरेर लोकतन्त्र संस्थागत गर्न प्रतिबद्ध रहेको बताउनुभयो। उहाँले पनि मित्रता समूह गठनले नेपालआयरल्याण्ड बीचको सम्बन्ध थप मजबुत बनाउन सहयोगी हुने विश्वास व्यक्त गर्नुभयो। 

मित्रता समूह स्थापनाकोलागि समन्वय गरिरहनु भएका नेपालआयरल्याण्ड समाजका अध्यक्ष  श्री  दिपेश शाक्यले यो मैत्री समूहको गठनबाट  आयरल्याण्डमा रहेका नेपाली समुदाय उत्साहित भएको बताउनुभयो। यो समूहको औपचारिक उद्घाटन नेपाल आयरल्याण्ड समाजको अथक प्रयास नेपाल प्रेमी आइरिसहरुको समर्थन   लण्डनको नेपाली दूतावासको सहयोगबाट सम्भव भएको बताउनुभयो।  उहाँले सहयोग गर्ने सबैप्रति अभार ब्यक्त गर्दै यो प्रयासबाट नेपालमा लगानी पर्यटन बढाउनको लागि सहयोग पुग्ने शाक्यके विश्वास थियो।

आयरल्याण्डनेपाल संसदीय मैत्री समूहको ऐतिहासिक उद्घाटन कार्यक्रममा माननीय आइरिस सांसद ब्रेंडन स्मिथ (विदेशी समिति अध्यक्ष) र माननीय सांसद थोमस प्रिंगल सहभागी हुनुहुन्थ्यो।  माननीय सीनेटर टेरी लेडेन  (विदेशी व्यापार विभाग एशिया प्रशान्त क्षेत्र को लागि क्षेत्रीय निर्देशक), सुश्री मेभ  कोलिन्स (एसियाका लागि क्षेत्रीय निर्देशक), प्रोफेसर जुलियट हुस्से  लगायतका उच्चपदस्थ अधिकारीहरुको उपस्थिति रहेको थियो।

कार्यक्रममा  नेपाल आयरल्याण्ड समाजका कार्यकारी समिति सदस्यहरु, गैरअवसिय नेपाली संघका सदस्यहरुको उपस्थिति रहेको थियो। 






NIS @ Social Inclusion Week - South Dublin County Council - 10th Dec 2016

posted Dec 10, 2016, 10:36 AM by Nepal Ireland Society


Nepal Ireland Society Scholarship for students severely affected by Earthquake

posted Dec 2, 2016, 8:13 AM by Deepesh Shakya

Nepal Ireland Society Scholarship Application Form - "Scholarship for Students Affected by 2015 Earthquake"


Nepal Ireland Day Concludes with Grand Success

posted Sep 5, 2016, 3:51 PM by Nepal Ireland Society   [ updated Oct 21, 2016, 8:32 AM ]

Nepal Ireland Day 2016


4th September 2016. The Embassy of Nepal in London, Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal Ireland Society jointly organized 'Nepal Ireland Day' today to mark the 17th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Ireland, at Farmleigh, Phoenix Park in Dublin.


The event which also focused on promoting Nepal Tourism in Ireland was a huge success with more than 8000 visitors at Dublin’s historical place Farmleigh, Phoenix Park. The visitors were fascinated by the atmosphere of Nepalese art and culture and thoroughly enjoyed different activities that comprised of cultural programme with performances from both Nepalese and Irish artists, a photo exhibition of 120 photographs taken by 34 Irish tourists who travelled to Nepal after the Earthquake on 25th April 2015,  a delicious Nepalese Food Stall, Nepalese Handicraft Stall, Information desks of Irish Charities who are working in Nepal, video and slideshow on Nepal at Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) booth, Panche Baja, a Nepalese cultural procession in Dublin City Center and various other activities.


Acting Ambassador Mr. Sharad Raj Aran, in his keynote speech, thanked Irish government and Irish public for their support and help for the people of Nepal affected by the Earthquake. He said - “ Relations between Nepal and Ireland has grown rapidly in past few years. This trend will continue with active collaboration in trade, business and investment in future for the mutual benefit of both countries. The Embassy of Nepal will take this as a priority going forward and will do the best it can.”.


Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest Dublin Lord Mayor Mr. Brendan Carr said - “This is a year of commemoration in Ireland of significant events in the formation of the nation, and it also marks one year since the devastating earthquakes in Nepal which killed 9,000 people and left many hundreds of thousands without shelter. Along with the Nepal Ireland Society, there are many Irish organisations and individuals involved in the effort to rebuild Nepal, a sign of the close bonds between the two countries.” He also stressed the need to establish an exclusive bond between Ireland and Nepal who both have a very rich and vibrant cultural heritage.


President of Nepal Ireland Society and Nepal Tourism Board Honorary Public Relations Representative for Ireland- Mr. Deepesh Man Shakya said, - "This year, we are renaming the event as 'Nepal Ireland Day' to celebrate the completion of 17 years of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Ireland. This event will also help in deepening the close connection between the two countries and get more Irish tourists to Nepal.” He said the society is currently working with Government of Ireland to establish Inter-Parliamentary friendship group between Nepal and Ireland.


Nepal Ireland Society, in the absence of Nepalese Embassy in Ireland, has been the primary contact point for Irish public for information related to Nepal and carrying out various activities in strengthening relations between Nepal and Ireland in close collaboration with Embassy of Nepal in London, which also oversees Ireland.


Society’s Senior Vice President Dr. Jane Fenlon and Vice President Mr. Jiwan Timalsina in their welcome speech thanked the guests for being a part of this historical chapter in the link between Nepal and Ireland.


Former Minister of State Mr. Joe Costello, Former Member of European Parliament and Former Dublin Lord Mayor Ms. Emer Costello, NRNA European Regional Co-ordinator Mr. Kul Acharya and NRN Ireland President Mr. Rajan Kafle also spoke at the opening ceremony. All of them echoed the gratification in attending the event and stressed on the need to take this further to form a privileged bond between the two countries and as well as between the people of Nepal and Ireland.


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Deputy Director Mr. Brian O’Brien, Colonel Pradeep Jung KC from Embassy of Nepal and various other dignitaries were also present at the opening ceremony.


Nepal Ireland Society has been organizing Nepal Day in Ireland since 2013 with support from Office of Public Works (OPW), Ireland. OPW has continued its exceptional support by providing the venue and all logistic help for organizing Nepal Ireland Day at Farmleigh. The event was supported by NRN-Ireland, South Dublin County Council, South Dublin Migration Integration Forum and Dublin City Council.


Date: 4th September 2016


Nepal Ireland Day on 4th September 2016

posted Aug 5, 2016, 4:15 AM by Nepal Ireland Society

The Embassy of Nepal in London, Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal Ireland Society are jointly organizing 'Nepal Ireland Day' on 4th September 2016 to mark the 17th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Ireland. The event will take place at Farmleigh, Phoenix Park in Dublin. The event will be opened to public from 12 pm to 5 pm.
 
The event will comprise of a cultural programme with performances from both Nepalese and Irish artists. The event will also include a photo exhibition of photographs taken by Irish tourists who travelled to Nepal after the Earthquake that hit the country on 25th April 2015, delicious Nepalese Food Stalls, Nepalese Handicraft Stalls and various other activities and performances.
 
Acting Ambassador at Embassy of Nepal in London, Mr. Tej Bahadur Chhetri, who has been playing a vital role in strengthening the relationship between Nepal and Ireland both at people level and Government level, said, - "Relations between Nepal and Ireland has grown by leaps and bounds in last 17 years. I am fully confident that this relationship is destined to extend rapidly in future for the mutual benefits of both countries. Events like ‘Nepal Ireland Day’ will immensely contribute to this cause.”
 
Nepal Ireland Society has been organizing Nepal Day in Ireland since 2013 with support from Office of Public Works (OPW), Ireland. In connection with Nepal Ireland Day 2016, President of Nepal Ireland Society and Nepal Tourism Board Honorary Public Relation Representative for Ireland- Mr. Deepesh Man Shakya said, - "This year, we are renaming the event as 'Nepal Ireland Day' to celebrate the completion of 17 years of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Ireland. This event will also help in deepening the close connection between the two countries.”
 
Nepal abounds in natural beauty, with the majestic Himalayan range, and is also a land of one of the most unique and richest cultures in the world, thus enthralling and alluring tourists from around the world. Irish people are very keen in mountaineering, and they highly appreciate the art and culture of Nepal. In addition, Ireland has recently lifted its strict travel warning for Nepal. The move has made easier for Irish tourists to go to Nepal without any restrictions.
 
This event is expected to raise the profile of Nepal in Ireland and promote Nepal Tourism by showcasing Nepal's rich heritage and cultural diversity. Nepal Day has always been a colourful and a vibrant event hosted at Farmleigh, one of the historical places in Ireland. Organizers are vowing to create a unique atmosphere on the day to make a lasting impression on more than 10,000 visitors expected on the day.

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