Emigration Support

Starting in 2020 the Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation (ICLF) developed a brand new Emigration Support Program (ESP).
News on events and services will be updated here as they become available as we navigate the post COVID environment.

Join us the 3rd Friday of every month beginning October 2021

Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month beginning October 15th at the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library. We will have ESP committee members available in the Cottage to answer questions and connect you to resources. Have Questions or Need Assistance?  Email us at IRLtoAZ@azirish.org

Starting Up

On Saturday Feb 20th 2020 the LA Consul General joined us to launch the initiative. Arizona, and specifically Maricopa County, has seen a dramatic increase in Irish immigrants in the last 15 years because of the attraction of the financial and technology industries in the area. With the increase of immigrants, the Irish Government with the help of the ICLF saw the need to provide the region with a support group and network system. Similar groups have been set up in cities across the globe Examples of future program offerings will include opt-in registration to an Irish in AZ database for community networking and business connections, a Welcome to AZ guide, Bereavement Support, help to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs, and getting your Irish passport online through San Francisco CG site. We will also host events details will be posted on this page.