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The IRISH CLUB is the Irish Community's official business, social and cultural networking group in Russia. The Club's purpose is to initiate and develop business and cultural links between Russia and Ireland through organising regular networking events.

With the support of the Embassy of Ireland and various sponsors, the Club plays an active role in the organisation of the annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade, now in its 25th year.

Our two main annual events, the Emerald Ball and the White Ball are among the most popular in the general expat community and always well attended. We endeavour to arrange regular social and business events throughout the year.

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«I welcome everybody interested in Ireland, it's people and it's culture to join the club through this website or by contacting any of our committee members listed on the contacts page»

Avril Conroy, Chairperson

We are always open to new ideas and, if you feel you can contribute, email me here at: info@moscowirishclub.ru


Emerald Ball 2018

We are delighted to announce the Emerald Ball will be on March 24th at the Hyatt Regency on Leningradsky.
Tickets will be 8000 each and tables can be of 10 or 12.
The hotel will be offering a great rate also and the link is to follow!
This is our main charity event and we will have a loud and silent auction with a raffle! 
We hope to raise a lot of money with your help so please do join us in celebrating our national holiday St Patrick’s Day in true Irish style! 

Emerald Ball 2017 Donation

After a super Emerald Ball on March 18th, we are pleased to announce a total of two million rubles was raised from tickets sales, our generous sponsors and our auctions on the night.
The money has been distributed to our three chosen charities:
  • Kitezh - 300000, a private shelter supporting victims of domestic violence
  • Big Change - 1400000, helping children navigate the education system with additional classes and various supports.
  • To Children with Love- 300000, since 1998 changing children's lives in Russian orphanages with  a range of donations and ultimately, love.

December 2016 Donation

We are delighted to announce that, thanks to our generous sponsors and guests at the recent White Ball, we were able to donate 243000 rubles to both Taganka Children's Fund and Perceptiva
From all the Club committee, we wish everyone a peaceful joyful Christmas and best of everything for 2017.

March 2016 The Big Change Donation

We are thrilled to announce that over 2 million rubles was raised for The Big Change ,our chosen charity of 2016, with ticket sales  - in excess of 600,000 rubles - from the Emerald Ball as well as support from a wide variety of generous sponsors. Without the support of all our guests, our hosts - Azimut Olympiskiy Hotel - and Ambassador Mc Daid and his team at the Embassy of Ireland, this result would not have been possible.

Emerald Ball 2016 - Saturday 19th March at 1900 - Azimut Olympiskiy Hotel

The Irish Business Club are delighted to announce the date and location for the upcoming Emerald Ball 2016 just one of the many activities taking place around St Patricks Day here in Moscow. This year is also very special as it is the centenary of 1916!

We will be raising money for charity and are currently selecting so please do feel free to nominate a charity and we will be happy to meet them and include them on the list.

There will be plenty of entertainment and a live auction as well as a silent auction on the night.