in Russia the Irish community is more fortunate than the first waves of
Irish emigrants, forced from their homes by famine, oppression, persecution
and a lack of economic opportunity. Accordingly, it is recognised that,
just as others from time to time, and from place to place, provided much
needed assistance to our forbearers, so it is appropriate, in our turn,
to try to provide support and assistance for those sections of the local
community in Russia who, today, are solely in need.
The Society sets its priorities and organises
its activities in line with these founding principles.
The Society is established for cultural, social
and charitable objectives.
In particular the Society is established:
To promote the cultural heritage of Ireland throughout Russia without distinction
of age, sex, race, political or religious persuasions, or other opinions,
and facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and information pertaining
to Ireland, and understanding of Irish affairs.
To organise and present events for the purpose of celebrating relevant/traditional
Irish cultural activities.
To assist charitable projects in Russia
To provide a welcoming and supportive environment for the Irish community
in Russia, especially for new arrivals, whether as visitors or residents,
together with their dependents.
In furtherance of the above aims, to cooperate with anybody having objects
similar to those of the Society.