"Thank you for being faithful to our immigrant past."
               The President of Ireland, Mrs. Mary Mc Aleese - Guernsey, 15 September 2007

This quotation is an extract from the visitors book
organised by the Guernsey Irish Association to
celebrate the historic visit to Guernsey by our
President Mrs. Mary Mc Aleese and her husband
Dr. Martin Mc Aleese whilst visiting Our Lady Star
of the Sea Catholic Church in St. Sampson to
acknowledge the immigrant Irish labour who built it.

How apt is this wording for an Association to adopt being prepared to promote and engage in all aspects of our Irish culture and heritage on the Island of Guernsey?

From that moment, the answer is very simple:

Our President's natural address -"Faithful to Our Immigrant Past" cemented and echoed the founding ethos of our Association.

THE GUERNSEY IRISH ASSOCIATION was founded with a core focus of providing an Irish Cultural Centre for the Irish Community living on the Island, whilst warmly welcoming other nationalities resident in Guernsey.

Our Constitutiion has been prepared, accepted and registered with the Guernsey Tax Authority adhering to local legislation by our Advocate, Mr. Eddie Prentice, with charitable status being granted. Hence, the Guernsey Irish Association is now a member of The Association of Guernsey Charities, accredited with membership number 311.

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St Patrick's Day 2011 - For tickets and general information, please click here

2010 CI Rose of Tralee -
Details of the Channel Islands' Selection evening are available here

Best Wishes Received
President of Ireland, Mrs Mary McAleese has sent her good wishes to us for St Patrick's Day  More here

St Patrick's Day Success
Over 200 people enjoyed our celebrations whilst raising monies for local charities. Details of the evening and more posted here

GIA 2010 Charity Appeal
This year the GIA launches an Appeal centered around St Patrick's Day benefiting two local Charities. Charity boxes will be sited throughout the Island. More here

Rose of Tralee 2010 The rules have changed for all UK Centres, including theChannel Islands. Portlaoise is the venue for a mirrored qualification round before Tralee. More here

BBC Radio Guernsey invites the Association to discuss our St Patrick's Day celebrations and answer a few more questions on the Jim Cathcart show. More here