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Diplomatic Representation

Ireland is represented in New Zealand by the Embassy in Wellington and the Honorary Consulate in Auckland.

Embassy of Ireland – Wellington
Mr Peter Ryan – Ambassador
Ms Faran Foley – Deputy Head of Mission
Level 14, Solnet House
70 The Terrace
Wellington 6140

Ph: 04 471 2252

Please contact the Embassy to make an appointment

Consulate of Ireland – Auckland
Ms Niamh McMahon – Honorary Consul General

Level One, 5 High Street, Auckland 1010
PO Box 106073, Auckland 1143
New Zealand

Ph: +64 274 833 724


Embassy of New Zealand – Dublin
Mr Brad Burgess – Ambassador

Level 3
2-4 Merrion Row
Dublin D02 YN56
Ph: 00353 1 5677680

New Zealand Honorary Consulate
Professor Sinclair Stockman – Honorary Consul

57 Park Road
Belfast BT7 2FX
Northern Ireland
Ph: +44 7713 514879

Did you know...

The North Island, South Island and Stewart Island were originally named New Ulster, New Munster and New Leinster respectively

Sir Tristram, born in Co Kildare, was a champion broodmare sire (45 group one winners, including 3 Melbourne Cup winners) and lived in Cambridge Stud

Mary Gallagher, of whom the song ‘Mary from Dungloe’ was written, emigrated to NZ from Co Donegal and is buried in Gisborne cemetery

Robert Hannah, born in Co Antrim, founded ‘Hannah’s Shoes’. He built and lived in Antrim House, in Wellington, now the headquarters of the NZ Historic Places Trust

Thomas Bracken, born in Co Monaghan, wrote the words of the national anthem ‘God Defend New Zealand’

Johnny Martin, born in Co Derry, was a goldminer and entrepreneur who developed the area of Martinborough

Joseph McMullen Dargaville, born in Co Cork, developed the town of Dargaville as part of his kauri timber and gum business

Robert Wellwood, born in Co Kilkenny, was the first Mayor of Hastings

Thomas Russell, born in Cork, was the founder of Bank of New Zealand in 1861

Thomas Croke, born in Cork and after whom the GAA Croke Park is named, was Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland from 1870-1874

Patrick Moran, born in Co Wicklow, was the Roman Catholic Bishop of Dunedin 1869-1895

Henry Blundell, born in Dublin, began publishing the Wellington Evening Post (now the Dominion Post) in 1865

Dave Gallaher, captain of the 1905 Original All Blacks, was born in Co Donegal

Three of NZs Prime Ministers were born in Ireland – Daniel Pollen (Dublin), John Balance (Antrim) and William Massey (Derry)

New Zealand’s most colourful goldminer, Biddy of the Buller, was born in Dublin

Lt. Governor William Hobson, who signed the Treaty of Waitangi on behalf of the Crown, was born in Waterford, the home of Waterford Crystal.

The Duke of Wellington, after whom New Zealand’s capital city is named, was born in Dublin, Ireland’s capital.

James Joyce, the author of Ulysses, the novel of the 20th century, had a sister, who was a nun who lived in New Zealand for many years until her death in 1942.