After various informal Go groups met periodically from the 1970’s the TCD group & Collegians club amalgamated to form the IGA in 1989.
The IGA became affiliated to the International Go Federation (IGF) and the European Go Federation (EGF) and started running the Irish Open Go Championships from 1990. We reached the 14th running of this event in 2003.
Since 1990 we have sent a selected Irish player to the World Amateur Go Championship (WAGC) every year with increasing success.
We entertain foreign Go visitors & liase with the Japanese, Chinese & Korean Federations & Embassies to arrange for visiting professionals to teach Go in Ireland.
An ING Foundation grant will shortly allow us to start teaching Go in schools.
There are a number of clubs around the country, but the most active is the Dublin Collegians club. Regular meetings are held in the Pembroke Inn on Monday and Wednesday evenings.