Two people sitting on a rock staring out to sea.

We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.

We uniquely combine the UK’s deep expertise in arts and culture, education and the English language, our global presence and relationships in over 100 countries, our unparalleled access to young people and influencers and our creative sparkle.

We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

In Ireland

We have been working in Ireland since 1990 and collaborate with Irish organisations to foster connections between Ireland and the UK. 

We enable Irish and UK organisations and individuals to share their insight, expertise and knowledge in culture, higher education and science, which results in bespoke programmes and partnerships to mutually benefit Ireland and the UK. 

British Council is registered as a charity with Charities Regulator (registration number 20100360).

Meet the Team

Dr Kerry McCall Magan
Country Director
Kerry.McCallMagan@britishcouncil.org

David O'Donovan
Project Manager
David.ODonovan@britishcouncil.org 

Aoife Ward
Project Coordinator 
Aoife.Ward@britishcouncil.org

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