About Us

Le Cheile provides a support network to its members and organises cultural and fun events open to the Irish and wider Shanghai community throughout the year. Le Cheile works closely with the Consulate General, The Irish Chamber of Commerce and the GAA to support the Irish community and raise Ireland’s profile within the wider Shanghai community.

Le Cheile relies on the fantastic support and sponsorship of its members and friends to fund its activities and has also successfully applied for grant funding under the Emigrant Support Programme of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland.

Our Mission

Provide a support network and assistance to Irish people based in China or thinking about moving to China.

Run cultural and fun events that bring the Irish Community and friends of the Irish Community together.

Promote Irish Culture within China by organising for Irish performers to visit and also by providing material on this subject to the Irish and wider community.

Maintain close ties with key organisations in Ireland (e.g.) Chambers, Universities etc. and help to promote these organisations within China.

Raise the profile of Ireland as a great country for tourism, education, culture and trade.

Provide regular newsletters that keep our community up to date with Irish news at home and in Shanghai.


Previous Presidents

We’d like to briefly mention the previous presidents of Le Cheile in recognition of their efforts over the years.

Eoin Murphy

Eibhlis Thornton

Brendan Brophy

Brian Murray

Anthony Carter