The association was the brainchild of Tony Bell from Co.Leitrim who was a resident of Torremolinos for many years. He saw the need to offer the many Irish residents and visitors to Spain a support network while also providing a problem solving service and social outlet. Tony formed an initial committee and together they became the foundation stones of what we now know as the Irish Association of Spain. Unfortunately Tony passed away in 2021 and will be sadly missed by members and friends.
The Irish Association Spain was formed in 1997 to assist and inform Irish nationals who have chosen Spain as their adopted home or holiday destination. We exist to facilitate social contact between Irish people living in Spain, Irish people holidaying in Spain, Spanish nationals wishing to travel to or live in Ireland and people with a general interest in Irish history, culture and traditions
Working closely with many of the townhalls, we publish details of up and coming events and clubs and classes that may be of interest to members. We would also like to have information and photographs when you have special events
We are well known on Costa de Sol for our St Patricks day Celebrations and we hold various social events throughout the year.
On this site we have listed preferred service providers where their service and products are monitored to ensure the highest quality service to our members. Where possible, we try to support and encourage used of the many Irish Owned businesses in Spain.
We hope that you enjoy the site and find the information useful. There are various ways to contact us so please tell us of your experience using this site and we would also welcome your suggestions on how we can improve.