Latest News

We have a number of events happening in at the Irish Club. You can read all about them in our monthly Newsletter available now in our newsletter secion.  We upload new events on a regular basis so make sure you keep coming back to view. 



Friday 24th July Live Music

Live Music from Jim Joll at the club. Dinner from 5.30 see menu attached. Bookings essential. 

July 26th

Blues v Chiefs Eden Park. The club will be open from 1.30 pm. Walk to the game then head back for a pint and a warm meal of Beef & Guinness Stew, Irish Soda Bread and dessert or watch the game live on our big screen. The meal is $20.00pp and bookings are essential. Please contact Geri on 021 156 1114 to book your meal.


A great attendance on Sunday 28 June at our AGM. Thank you to the outgoing President Bridie Murphy. What a fantastic job Bridie has done for the last three years. We are very indebted to you and the team. Welcome to the new team who took over today President: Jane Quinn VP To be appointed Treasurer To be appointed Secretary Bridie Murphy Board members Geri Taylor Bridget Morris Blair Stanley Monn

Friends Of Ireland

Check out the fantastic new website here The 3 new initiatives from the Embassy around Work, Welfare and Wellbeing are outstanding. Fill in the survey for the Wellbeing team and also encourage your friends to do the same.

Wee Messers

WEE MESSERS Not long until we can start getting messy again! Come along this Friday 3 July to the Irish Club, we will be back in the room downstairs now that the weather has turned. Come anytime from 10am - 12pm and make sure to bring a spare set of clothes and towel. Members $5/Non Members $8 (if you don't have family membership already but would like to I can supply you with a form - $70 for an

First Friday Movie

Our first Friday Movie is this Friday 3 July. 11.30 am at St Luke’s Events Cinema Love Sarah We look forward to seeing you all soon. Check our newsletter for more details. 

June Newsletter and AGM Documents

For those of you wishing to see the June Newsletter and the AGM and Nomination forms for the Upcoming AGM on June 28th, see Newsletter section.

May 2020 Newsletter

See our May 2020 Newsletter under our newsletter tab.

Audio Jacks Bowls Weekend

See Flyer Attached

Saturday 14th March 2020, Parade, Fleadh & Post parade Party

Hi all, please join us at the St Patrick's Parade & Fleadh and then return to the club with the family for some dinner, live music from Gerry O'Neil Music and live dancing from McCallion Irish Dance School. This will be a wonderful opportunity to catch up with friends on a sunny Saturday evening, spread the word and invite all your friends

Mr & Mrs Night

Well what can I say, a huge night at the club and what fantastic contestants we had. Our winners on the night were Jimmy & Clare Connolly. A must do every year.  Watch out for next year and let us know if you have a couple you think would be great in 2021. Check out our FB or instagram page for photos and videos for the night

Come and try bowls at the weekend for the Summer

All vistors welcome at Rocky Nook Bowls.

Valentine's Day Mr & Mrs

Hi all, join us on Valentines Day, 14th February at 7.00pm for our first ever Mr & Mrs Competition. We will have 6 couples vying for the title of Mr & Mrs 2020. We will profile the couples on our website and FB page over the next 3 weeks starting with our first couple tomorrow. You can vote for your favorite couple by using the love button, the couple with the most love hits will be given

Family Fun Day 6th February 2020

See all details on poster

Letter from Father Matthew

Hi All, We recieved a lovely letter from Father Matthew updating us on all the news from Ireland. I have put it up in our Newsletter section for you all to read. 

Gift a Book Scheme Report

Christmas Gift-a-Book Scheme; Through the support of our members and friends we have gifted ‘wrapped parcels of books’ to the Salvation Army South Auckland Community Ministries for distribution to families. These books are for children aged 1mth to 12 years.  In December 2016 we gave 100 parcels, in December 2017 we gave 115 parcels and in 2018 we gave 100 parcels plus 40

Children's Christmas Party Photos

Thank you to Consturct Civil for your hard work and sponsorship of the Auckland Irish Society's annual children's Christmas Party.  The children all had a great day and everyone loved the Santa's Grotto.

Senior Christmas Party 2019

A great day was had by all 110 Seniors at our annual Christmas Party last Sunday.  Thank you so much to the extended Doran family for waht was a fantastic meal.  Thank you to Bridie Murphy for her fab Christmas Cake.  All the volunteers that turned up to help, Thank You, we could not do this without you guys.  I have added some of the photos here. Congratulations to Tom &

GAA Championship Final Saturday 7.12.19

Championship FInal This Weekend Championship Finals- Saturday 7.12.19 After four tough semifinals last week- we have two mouth watering Championship Finals: St. Pats take on Celtic in the Ladies final- St. Pats have been the most improved team in Auckland this year and beat a very good Marist side and will be looking to win their first Championship title since 2015. Celtic are looking to re

Connolly School of Dance Fundraiser 2020

See poster for all the details.

Senior Christmas Party

Sunday 1st December Members Christmas Party for our Senior Citizens, at 1.00pm We invite all our senior citizen members to register your attendance with our Manager, David McDermott ph: 027 6259408 or E: We need the names ASAP for catering purposes. This is always a fantastic day, with music, singing, dancing and a wonderful Christmas dinner.

Charity Christmas Concert

Thursday 12th December at 7.00pm We are raising much-needed funds for St Vincent de Paul Christmas collection. Join us for a wonderful night of Irish and Christmas themed entertainment. Entry by donation at the door. (We suggest $10) We would also ask you to bring along donations of non-perishable food items and personal care items (shampoo, tooth paste, deodorant, etc) to add to our collection o

Childrens Christmas Party

Children’s Christmas Party - Sunday 8th December. This is open to all children (10 and under) of members. To ensure Santa gets his gifts organised in time, please send names/boy or girl/ age to Raewyn by 16th November at the latest. We only have about 30 registered so far, and I know there are at least a 100 eligible. Non-member grandchildren who have grandparent members may also attend for

Fundraiser at the Club

What a fantastic afternoon at the Auckland Irish club. Thank you to the volunteers who made this happen for the Curtis family. Thank you TVNZ 1 and ASB Bank for the wonderful surprise. Dinner was amazing and the raffle prizes amazing as usual Denise Murray. Thank you to the 100 + people who turned up for an amazing 2 course meal. Proud Irish generosity. Check out the video on our FB page

Fundraiser Dinner

On Sunday 10th November, we are hosting a fundraiser dinner for David Curtis and his family at the Irish Club at 5pm. We would love to have your support. David is a fantastic musician, a long time original member of Druid, and great friend of the Irish Society over many years. He is currently undergoing intensive chemotherapy for a recurrent brain tumour. Both these have left him severely incap

Butlers Christmas Catalogue

The Butlers Christmas Selection is out now.  Remember our club benefits from your christmas shopping when you use our code. 

November Newsletter

Our November news letter is now available to view in our Newsletter section.  Lots coming up so make sure you read this through. Today is Tradie night from 3pm along with a Halloween party for familys from 4.00pm.  Prizes for best costume. We are also playing cards, showing the Bronze match between All Blacks and Wales and then the FInal tomorrow night from 8.00pm England v Spring B

Lots on at the club

Tradie Night Mates Day Upcoming Halloween Friday Night Family Fun See posters for all the details.

Mates Day

Hi All, this is promised to be a fun day at the club for all the family.

Membership Form

Please see attached membership form for the Auckland Irish Society.  If you want to join please download, print and fill in. You can email back to or drop into the club any Friday evening.  Memberships are approved at the Board Meetings each month. With Christmas coming up it is a great time to be a member for children and grandparents. 

All Blacks v Ireland

Well what can I say except well done to the All Blacks.  They came out strong and stayed strong for the whole game. It was a wonderful night at the club and the kitchen was pushed to their limits, the ladies in there were exceptional and we thank you for all your volunteering, that was a long night for you guys.  We are blessed to have you. Thank you to all our members and friends f

Tradie Night Starts 11th October 2019

Come along and bring your work colleagues with you. 

Ambassador Peter Ryan's July Newsletter

See link below for the July newsletter from the Irish Embassy

Up coming events

Friday 27th September - Open Mic Night & Cards.  A wonderful night of free entertainment from the youn upcoming stars of our community. Sunday 29th September - Club Sunday - Total Wellness Starting at 2pm, we will have a first aid demonstration, and familiarisation with Defib equipment.  It's important we all know these basics for when the urgent need arises. Next up will

Rose of Tralee - Sinead Rose Stayton

Well what an amazing time Sinead had representing New Zealand at the recent Rose of Tralee in Kerry. Sinead was on the front page in the Irish Independent and made amazing friends during the festival.  Please see more photos in our Gallery and also a note from Sinead below.  Congratulations Sinead, I am sure we will see more of you in the coming years. Words cannot express t

Angela Usher at the club

Angela Usher is playing at the club next week. This will be a great concert to attend. See poster below for all the details.

Pink Ribbon Breakfast, Sunday 19 May 2019

PINK RIBBON BREAKFAST 2019 We invite you to join us at this fundraiser event. We are raising money to improve awareness and increase early detection rates. This is key for those diagnosed with breast cancer. Funds will also go towards research. Cancer affects so many in our community. Lets work together for better outcomes. We also need donations for raffles and auctions. Please contact me asap


Friday 24th May - Meet and Greet the Regional Roses at the Auckland Irish Society,7pm. Light supper, Rose's entertainment and music cost $20.   Saturday 25th May -  The Hugh Green Foundation 2019 Rose of Tralee Selection Ball at the Hilton Hotel. 6pm. Buffet dinner, Irish Dancing, Music and Rose's interviews. $130 each, table of ten $120 each.   Could you please deposit y

Ambassador Peter Ryan's Newsletter

Hi all please see attached link to the newsletter from the HE Peter Ryan.

Rose of Tralee Auckland

Best wishes to the the Auckland Rose of Tralee for 2019. Sinead Stayton. Best wishes to the Southland Rose of Tralee 2019  Caitlin Mahon,  Congratulations. we know you will do us proud at the National Final in May in The Hilton Auckland. I will post some photos later. 

Eleanor Tiernan

Irish comedian,  Eleanor Tiernan , will be doing 5 performances in Auckland at the  NZ International Comedy Festival  14-18 May 2019. More information available from the link below..…/eleanor-tiernan/

AIS St Patricks Day Celebrations CANCELLED

MEDIA ALERT AUCKLAND IRISH SOCIETY ST PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATIONS CANCELLED FOLLOWING CHRISTCHURCH ATTACKS Date: Saturday 16th March, 2019 As a mark of respect for all those affected by yesterday’s tragic events in Christchurch, the decision has been made to cancel the Auckland Irish Society’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations planned for Sunday 17th March at Auckland I

St Patricks Day

Come down to the club on Sunday 17th to celebrate St Patricks Day.  It is a wonderful family day,  Mass in the morning 10.30am , the Parade at lunch time 12.00, then back to the club for live music, dancing, eating and a beer or two.  See poster for all the details.

Irish Fair Day

Sunday 10th March  Annual Irish Fair Day. All details in the poster attached

Rose of Tralee Fundraiser

We are delighted to have Guy Cater, Hypnotist performing for the AIS on February 23rd at 7.00pm.  Tickets are on sale now.  There will be no door sales.  Attached poster has all the details on tickets and where to get them.

Friday 21 Dec 2018, the last event before the break.

Member’s Draw this month is on Friday 21st December at 7.30pm. You can enjoy great family meals for $10. Food is available from the Celtic Kitchen from 6.00pm. The volunteers in the Celtic Kitchen do an outstanding job, with the food running out hot and delicious. The draw has not been won since April, so we have decided it will go this month, with a GRAND PRIZE of $500. Remember, you MU

Last Irish Golf Report 2018

Akarana Golf Club hosted the final round of this year’s championship and forty of the finest golfers we could assemble in short notice were not disappointed with the course and conditions. In the blistering nineteen degree heat, Diarmuid and Andy’s heads must have swelled. They thought everyone was there to see them fight it out for the title but people actually came for the average g

Drive for 25 Card Night on 30 November 2018

There will be a Drive for 25 on at the Auckland Irish Club see attached poster for all the details.  There will be a beginners table on the night too for those wanting to learn how to play the game of 25.  Great prizes on the night. $5.00 per entry with 6 per table.

Auckland GAA Fundraiser

Auckland GAA re hosting a boxing night at the Auckland Boxing Association on November 17th at 6.30pm.  See attached poster for all the details.

Ireland's Got Talent is Coming to Auckland Irish Society

Registrations (see attached form) are now open for Ireland's Got Talent.  This is happening on November 23rd at the Auckland Irish Society.  Cash prize of $250.00 kindly sponsored by the  St Patricks Festival Trust .  A great nights entertainment is promised with amazing judges and special guest appearance from the Auckland Rose of Tralee.  Get your instrument. voice, mag

Karoke Night Friday 5th October 7.00pm

Hi all,  Come along and visit us and have a good auld night of singing and dancing.  Kitchen will be open and craic will be flowing.  Karoke will be a lot of fun so bring you voices and your friends.  Our Ambassador Peter Ryan will be there also. 

Hallowe'en Party 28th October 2018

Come and make a giant spider web.  Compete for Best Dressed.  Shared afternoon tea.  A great family event for parents and children.


GAA NEWS 2018/2019 Football season has officially commenced. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, the clubs have not been able to train at their normal grounds. But that has not stopped them getting the pre-season underway. With new members signing up every week, this promises to be a great year of football. For all the new comers, we have started a basics skills training to get you

New Ambassador Peter Ryan to visit Club

Auckland Irish society are delighted to be welcoming our New Ambassador Peter Ryan to the Irish Club this Friday night 14th of September at 7.00pm The powhiri is the traditional Maori welcome, practicied here at Government House to greet the Irish visitors. By accepting the 'rautapu' laid on the ground, Ambassador Peter Ryan shows that he comes in peace. See the link below to see the pictures f

New Sunday Roast at Irish Club

On 30th September 2018 the Auckland Irish Club are hsting a Sunday from 3.00pm - 6.00pm. Tickets cost $20 per Adult. $10  for children 5-15years old and under 5's are free.  Bookings and prepayements are essential as space is limited.  These are selling fast. 

Older Than Ireland Viewing at AIS 26th August

Older Than Ireland is coming to the Auckland Irish Club on Sunday 26th August at 2.00pm, don't miss this entertaining story from many of our wonderful centenarians. Older Than Ireland is a landmark documentary that tells the story of a hundred years of a life as seen through the eyes of thirty Irish centenarians. Directed by Alex Fegan, Older Than Ireland explores each centenarian&rsquo


ST Pats Emerald City are looking for people to fill current vacancies in thier club.  The season for GAA runs from September - March.  It is a very social scene and a great way to get to know other Irish people living in Auckland. Here is the link to their website See attached poster for further information or send them a message on FB  https

Charity Brunch at AIS

Neck & Cancer Support Charity Brunch Please come and join us and support this wonderful charity on August 26th. Ticket and payment information is on the poster.

Up Coming Events in August

Friday 3rd August - Mid Winter Ceilidh - See all the details on the poster.

Other August events for your calendar

Friday 10 August Druid Unplugged & Members Draw Friday 17 August Open Mic Night Friday 24 August Michael Collins Movie Friday 31 August Debate re Michael Collins, followed by open discussion

St Patricks Day Photos

Another St Patricks Day gone, what a huge success it was.  I think St Patricks day should be a weekend every year.  The sun was shining and the children had lots of different areas to play, this meant the hardworking mammies and Daddies were able to catch up with friends and enjoy some light refreshments. The entertainment both indoors and outdoors was fantastic, along with the vari

Auckland Rose of Tralee

Congratulations to our 2018  Auckland Irish Society  Rose of Tralee Jenni Dowley. Jenni is a 24 year old Physiotherapist from Auckland. Born in Waterford she moved 18000km to play Camogie and Gaelic football here in Aotearoa New Zealand. Welcome to the Rose family Jenni!

IBNZ Event

The IBNZ next event is here.  See below link for all the details.

Seniors Christmas Party

The Seniors Christmas Party is the highlight for many of our year, this was held at the club on 10 December 2017. See our Gallery page for some of the photos.  What a fantastic afternoon and again a huge amount of thanks to the extended Doran family for working thier magic in the kitchen and also to the huge amount of people helping with the set up. Without all your support this occasion wou

President Higgins visit to NZ Rugby Headquarters

Last month, the President addressed members of the Irish Community in Auckland.
In his speech at this event, the last one of the President
Last month, the President addressed members of the Irish Community in Auckland. In his speech at this event, the last one of the President's State Visit to New Zealand, the President spoke of the importance of using the Irish language and respecting culture. He also thanked those who looked after Irish and other immigrants, and encouraged members of the Irish diaspora to stay in touch with re