Other Events


We host visiting dignitaries, such as Ministers of State from Ireland, or the Ambassador from Canberra.  We endeavour to ensure that these guests get to see the spirit and flavour of our group - family-oriented, enthusiastic, welcoming and friendly - and are able to take away some memory of what we hope is always a pleasant time.

Jim Daly is a Fine Gael politician, and currently has Ministerial responsibility for Mental Health and Older People. As part of his 2018 tour of Australia and New Zealand, he dropped into the Hutt Valley Irish Society to say hello.

Many of our members attended a cultural performance and Reception hosted by President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina at Te Papa in October, 2017, and took the opportunity to say hello.

A special highlight was the visit to our premises by the President of Ireland Mary McAleese and her husband Dr McAleese on 30 October 2007.

Virtual Quiz Night

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, New Zealand was "locked down" for a period, which meant The Club was closed and members were confined to their homes, except in exceptional circumstances. To provide some light relief, we held a Virtual (i.e. online) Quiz Night.

HVIS on Tour

In 2016 a group of HVIS members set off for a Tour of Ireland, timed to begin with attendance at the Commemorations of the Easter Rising in Dublin.

Music Sessions

As often as we can we like to hold music sessions.  The attendance at these varies as the people with musical abilities or expertise waxes and wanes.  They are often a feature of Friday evenings, and the emphasis is on participation and fun. Sometimes the evenings reach out to other groups, and the results can be special!

Christmas parties

Each year we mark the festive season with parties for the adults and the kids. If one is being held, we also join the Parade through the centre of Hutt City.

After all, we have to enter into the spirit of the season!

Gaelic Football

We are closely linked with the Hutt Valley / Wellington GAA.

Membership is reciprocal!

Old-Fashioned Ceili

A fun event for young and old, requiring little skill but plenty of enthusiasm

The Feis

When we have members keen to compete, we join in the fun and games at the annual Feis, with our youngsters taking centre-stage.

Festival of Irish Films

In Association with Light House Cinema, Petone, we have staged a Festival of Irish Films

Medieval Dinner

Occasionally we step back in time ...