What is Cultural Diplomacy to you?
By H.E. Amb. Dan Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to Germany
“Cultural Diplomacy is a way of presenting a country to the world, using the cultural riches of that country. In the case of Ireland, we have significant cultural advantages, we have our traditional culture, we also have a dynamic pop-culture, and we have a strong literary tradition in the Gaelic language and also in English, all these things help to make Ireland a more visible part of the international scene.
As diplomats, it is our responsibility to draw on all the resources of our state, including our cultural achievements, in order to present Ireland in a positive way to the wider world”.