Letter from the President

The Irish Club of Luxembourg  (ICL) held a highly enjoyable St Patrick’s Meal on 20 March, the first event of the year. Next up is a Guided Tour of the Philharmonie followed by a lunch at the Mama Shelter Luxembourg restaurant on Saturday 30 April and the AGM on Thursday 12 May. Also, as membership is from 1 April to 31 March, membership fees are now due, with membership benefits including discounts on attending events.

Guided Tour of the Philharmonie 

The Irish Club of Luxembourg is organising a Guided Tour of the Philharmonie in Luxembourg-Kirchberg on Saturday 30 April 2022 (meet at 10:45), followed by a lunch nearby.

The Luxembourg Philharmonie was opened in 2025; its striking facade has 823 columns made of white steel. It is also known officially as the Grande-Duchesse Joséphine-Charlotte Concert Hall. It has a Grand Auditorium (1,500 seats) and a Chamber Music Hall (313 seats), as well as a Discovery Space (180 seats); it plays host to 400 performances annually. The Philharmonie is the home of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra in permanent residence.

The Guided Tour (in English) will last around an hour and will include an architectural insight in to the building’s design and construction, as well as cultural and programming information. It will also bring us behind-the-scenes, back-stage to various rooms, etc., that are not normally seen by those attending concerts, etc., including where performing artists prepare and relax, as well as technicians going about their jobs.

Cost: €39 for club members (€44 for non-members). For those who cannot stay for the lunch (i.e. tour only), the cost is €5 (members), €10 (non-members). There is no cost for accompanied children (U12s) regarding the tour; for their lunch, they can choose from the à la Carte menu and pay the restaurant directly. To reserve your place, please contact Fiona at email: fiona.mulhern@gmail.com.


The Irish Club of Luxembourg (ICL) is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 12 May @ 18:30 at Oscar’s (9 Bisserweg in Luxembourg-Grund), in a private room on the 1st floor.

All paid-up members are encouraged to participate and confirm their attendance to the club secretary (see below). Those unable to attend are asked to send their apologies to the club secretary, Fiona Mulhern (email: fiona.mulhern@gmail.com).

Any member who would like to help the club by serving on the committee for a year, is most welcome to offer their services and stand for election. Normally committee meetings are held quarterly, with communication by email for specific events. Interested? please contact Fiona Mulhern (email above) or the club president Geoff Thompson (email: committee@irishclub.lu).


ICL membership runs from 1 April to 31 March each year. Membership fees for the 2022-23 year are now due. If you have not already paid your membership, please do so. Family €30; Individual €15; Student €10. Payment to the ICL account (BIC code BGLLLULL; IBAN LU08 0030 2513 4451 0000).

Future Diary Dates:

  • Sat 30 April: Guided tour of the Philharmonie
  • Thurs 12 May 2022: AGM

In the meantime, keep well and stay safe!

Mise le meas,


Geoff THOMPSON, President of the Irish Club of Luxembourg.

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