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The central Albertan city of Edmonton has been attracting recession-weary and ambitious Irish citizens in increasing numbers in recent years.

With a growing economy, particularly in the construction, trades and engineering sectors that are the hallmarks of the Irish in Canada, Edmonton offers opportunities and a quality of life that might not be available at home. The Irish in Edmonton have formed a close-knit and supportive expat community, with many fantastic groups that work to provide support for the growing Irish population in the city.

We have compiled a short list of useful links and contacts for Irish people residing in Edmonton. Other links relevant to the whole of Canada can be found here. Please get in touch with us if you have any suggestions for making this list more comprehensive and useful for the Irish in Edmonton.

Irish in Edmonton — Useful links

– The Edmonton Irish Club was formed in 1962 to provide support to the Irish in Edmonton. The Irish club is also home to the Edmonton Wolfetones GAA club, which has both men’s and ladies football teams that compete in several tournaments each year.
Contact Aileen Walsh, Social Director for the Edmonton Irish Club: 780-222-6554

– The mandate of the Ireland-Canada Chamber of Commerce Edmonton Chapter (ICCCEC) is to foster the growth of hundreds of Irish, Canadian and Irish-related businesses in the Greater Edmonton Area.

– Founded in 1975 by Christy Whelahan, Edmonton Wolfetones GAA Club is a central part of the Irish community in Edmonton.

– The Irish Sports & Social Society Facebook group is an active forum for the Irish in Edmonton. Their website is updated less frequently but is a helpful nonetheless.

– The Irish in Edmonton Facebook group.

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