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Welcome to the Irish Go Association (IGA) website. Learn about the ancient game of Go (aka Baduk or WeiQi) and find out where you can join one of our clubs throughout Ireland. Be sure to check out the IGA Discord channel where you can meet our community, talk about Go and organise activities online.


Belfast — every other Monday from 18.30, Northern Lights (Ormeau Road)

Dublin — Wednesdays, from 19.30 until closing, in Toner's

Lisburn — Saturdays, 10am — Facebook

Galway — Wednesdays, 7pm, McSwiggan's


April Rip-Off — Review

Confucius Cup — UCD Dublin, September 22nd–24th

Latest News

Registration Open for League Season 4

The League returns for its fourth season in September and we are now taking registration from new entrants. We have up to sixteen open slots, for players of all strengths, from dan to double-digit kyu. Complete the registration form We will assign you to the group that best…

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New Equipment in Stock

Getting this home from the post office by bike was no joke The wait is over! For many years it has been all but impossible to buy a Go set in Ireland above the level of plastic counters on a cardboard board. But we’ve just taken delivery of stock of two reasonably priced sets…

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Ireland v. Lyon

At 7.30pm on Thursday evening, Ireland will take on the French club, Lyon. Games will be played in the Ireland group on OGS — check the #events channel on Discord for the game links on the night. The pairings for the match (W v. B, Irish player…

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Ireland Guarantee PGETC Promotion

A nation rejoiced on Tuesday night as Ireland secured the requisite draw against Bulgaria to guarantee promotion to League B for the next season of the Pandanet Go European Team Championship. Captain Philippe Renaut was carried shoulder-high through the streets of Galway and awarded freedom of the city in an impromptu…

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April Rip-Off: Go, Panic, Victory

tournament participants playing Go

Top Left: Byoung-Ju Lee. Bottom Left: Joseph Learoyd. Centre Top: Tiberiu Gociu. Right: Matej Duricek A great day was had with fun and games aplenty. 16 players showed up to battle over the goban, from 20 Kyu to 3 Dan. It is great to see those who are new to the game show up…

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