Nepal Conference – Ireland 2021. Tackling Covid-19 in Nepal, on 16th May 2021 at 2pm.

There is presently a rise in Covid-19 cases in Nepal, 10th May 2021. This is sadly affecting the staff, patients and the rural communities we support at Lalgadh. The Nepal government has requested help from the International Community as the situation is causing a strain in Nepal’s health system.

he Nepal Ireland Society and Ireland-Nepal Chamber of Commerce are jointly organising ‘Nepal Conference – Ireland 2021’ on 16th May 2021, Sunday at 2 pm Ireland Time, in collaboration with the Embassy of Nepal, London.
Register for this event here
Nepal Conference – Ireland 2021. Tackling Covid-19 in Nepal



World Leprosy Day – Watch a new Nepali Film – Sunday 31st January 2021



World Leprosy Day will be marked on Sunday 31st January 2021.

NLT has a wonderful opportunity to host the showing of a new film called ‘I AM Belmaya’ made by award winning Nepali film maker Bel Maya Nepali, in partnership with UK film producer and director, Sue Carpenter. The film will be available to watch from 6pm on Sunday 31st January, until Monday 1st February 11pm  2021.  We felt this would be an appropriate way to mark World Leprosy Day for NLT in 2021.

This event is being hosted by our partners NLT UK at a cost of £10 via Eventbrite, email for booking details.



Nepal Leprosy Trust (NLT) Ireland seeks external consultant to            evaluate the Village Alive Project (VAP).  This is a three-year participatory community development project focused on five Dalit villages in south eastern Nepal. VAP is an outreach programme of NLT Nepal’s Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital and Services Centre and is part funded by Irish Aid.

Photo: R. Thomas. Oct 2019 ©NLT Ireland

The purpose of the end-line evaluation is to assess project performance in relation to activities, outputs, outcome and impact indicators. The evaluation will be conducted in July or early August 2021 and involves travel to eastern Nepal.

The expected output is an evaluation report with recommendations for future projects, to be submitted by September 2021. For further details, email Vera at Application closing date 1st March 2021.



Invitation to join us for

Nepal Ireland Day 27th September 2020

This year our cultural event is being held online. Please register in advance at for Zoom details.

Hosted by the Nepal Ireland Society
Time at 10.30 am on  Sunday27th September 2020 

All welcome to join us, we would be delighted to see you.


National Day of Nepal 2020 Invitation 

You are invited by His Excellency Ambassador of Nepal to Ireland and the UK,  Dr Durga Bahadur Subedi to join us in celebration of Nepal Day of Nepal.  The event is on Sunday September at 10.30am (Irish Time).

We wish to acknowledge and thank Deepesh Shakya of the Nepal Ireland Society for hosting this event and for his energy and commitment to inter-country relationship.

A Ireland-Nepal Chamber of Commerce has recently been established.

This year the event will be hosted online. Contact us for a link to join email:


Nepal Ireland Society 18th Anniversary Conference

The Nepal Ireland Society 18th Anniversary Conference will take place on Sunday 17th May 2020 at 11am. All are welcome to attend. This year due to COVID-19 restrictions the anniversary conference will take place via video. If you wish to attend send an email to Vera at: for the video access link.

Chief guest H.E. Dr. Durgar Bahadur Subedi, Nepal’s Ambassador to the UK and Ireland will deliver the key note address. Sincere thanks as always to Deepesh Man Shakya.

Irish President Michael D Higgins and the Nepal Ambassador to UK & Ireland, Dr Durga Bahadur Subedi. Celebrate Nepal Irish friendship, Hilton Dublin, August 2018. Photo credit: Alison Irwin.




World Leprosy Day 2020

We will be hosting an event to celebrate World Leprosy Day 2020.

Due to COVID_19 we have postponed our planned event until further notice. It was due to be held on 24th March 2020.

Spring event to celebrate World Leprosy Day 2020 postponed until further notice. Photo: Vera © NLT


Christmas Craft Fairs 2019

We have a busy season ahead selling beautiful felt crafts and batik cards that are made in Nepal. Please support the Nepalese artisans and cottage industries, who depend on this income for their livelihood.  Thank you as always for your wonderful support.

First sale: 27th November 2019. 5pm – 7pm, in TwoCooks Restaurant, Sallins, Co Kildare

Second sale: 28th November 2019. 4pm – 8pm. MakeIt Craft and Food Fair Aras Chill Dara, Naas, Co Kildare.

Third sale: Friday 13th December 2019  10.00am -3.30pm  in The Hub, Peamount Healthcare, Newcastle Co Dublin.


Save the date:

The forthcoming Nepal-Ireland Day is on Sunday 8th September 2019 in Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin. Time from 11am – 5pm.

This is a family day free of charge, a day of cultural events from both Nepalese and Irish artists.

Nepal-Ireland Day 2018 in Farmleigh. Image courtesy of Alison Irwin.


Craft Fair in the Hub, Peamount Hospital, Newcastle, Co Dublin. Come visit our stand if passing, lots of felt crafts and batik cards from our artisans in Kathmandu. See below for details.


A Touch of Providence. The story of Nepal Leprosy Trust

The beautiful story on the history of NLT from its early days to the present, told in our new publication  “A Touch of Providence”. You can get a glimpse Eileen Lodge’s remarkable story in this book. She is the founder and still lives in Kathmandu today.

A5-in size, the book has 160 pages and 130 pictures from different periods of NLT’s history and from different perspectives and voices. It will be especially interesting  to anyone who knows the work of NLT or who is interested in Nepal.

Email to secure your copy. Cost €10 + post and packaging.

A Touch of Providence, the story of Nepal Leprosy Trust



Dhumaura village people in south-eastern Nepal, January 2018
Dhumaura village people in south-eastern Nepal, January 2018. Photo: Vera © NLT Ireland

Hosted by Kate Harrison in support of Nepal Leprosy Trust Ireland

Venue:  Navan Road, Dublin 7

Time and date: 10am – 1pm on Friday 25th May 2018

The morning will include a presentation by Vera McEvoy,

 coordinator of Nepal Leprosy Trust (NLT) Ireland



Why I Went to Nepal

A presentation by Vera McEvoy, hosted by Sheelagh Gibson with Nepalese supper provided.

Venue: Straffan, Co Kildare

Time and date: 5pm – 7pm on Saturday 17th February 2018

Suggested donation payable on the night: €12 in support of Nepal Leprosy Trust Ireland

Contact Vera at for further information


Thank you for supporting our craft fairs throughout 2017 and for purchasing batik cards and felt products made as part of our income generating projects in Nepal. It is very much appreciated by ourselves and the craft makers that benefit.

Wishing your a very healthy 2018.


Last change to buy your smiling Santa’s in the Kildare area for Christmas 2017.

MAKE IT! Food and Gift Fair, tomorrow 7th December 2017 from  4 – 9.30pm in Áras Chill Dara building in Devoy Park, Naas, Co Kildare. Come say hello and see our wonderful crafts.

Gift Fair A3 Poster


We are attending our second Craft Fair is on in Glenroyal Hotel Craft Fair, Maynooth, Co Kildare this Sunday 3rd Dec 2017. Hope to send these to new homes…we have a baby one this year also, who was sleeping at time of photo shoot! Pop in and say hello to us if you are nearby.

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Felt crafts made in our workrooms in Kathmandu. Photo: Vera © NLT Ireland 2019


Winter Craft Fair at Florence & Millie Studio, Clane, Co Kildare on Sunday 5th November 2017, 12pm – 5pm.

Call into see us, Christmas felt crafts and batik cards for sale.


Nepal Ireland Family Day, Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin on 10th September 2017. Free cultural event for all the family.

NLT Craft for sale.
NLT Craft for sale. Photo: Vera © NLT Ireland

Come visit us at our craft table.


We support World Leprosy Day, 29th January 2017.

If you are interested in supporting our work by having a coffee morning or talk about leprosy do get in touch by email at:


Photo: E. Thomas © NLT Ireland


Christmas Charity Fair in Limerick, 6th December 2016

Fourth-year students from Limerick Institute of Technology – LIT raise funds for Nepal Leprosy Trust Ireland with Christmas Sale.


Craft Fair in Celbridge on Wednesday 23rd November. (email for venue details)

Christmas Craft Fair in Salesian College Celbridge on Sat and Sun 26th and 27th November 2016. Get some of these happy chaps before they are all sold out.


Conference to mark one year anniversary of Nepal Earthquake

To mark the first year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Nepal the Nepal Embassy London, the Nepal Ireland Society, ActionAid and Engineers Without Borders Ireland are hosting “Nepal Conference” on Saturday 30thApril 2016. The event will take place from 10am to 3pm in the Demonstration Theatre, Simon Perry Building, Trinity College Dublin.

Over 8,000 people were killed and more than 21,000 injured in the earthquake which hit on 25th April 2015.

The conference is open to the public and will be very useful for anyone interested in visiting Nepal after the earthquake, with information and advice provided on the day. There will be a focus on post-earthquake recovery projects, including project collaboration and peer networking. The aim of the conference is to create a platform for interaction, networking and information sharing for all International Non-Governmental Organisations and individuals based in Ireland who have been working in Nepal or have an interest in Nepal. More information contact


Join us at our Craft stall at the ACRE Christmas Fair, Celbridge on 28th and 29th November 2015. Map link below.

These happy felt Santa cones were made in our Kathmandu workshop just before the first earthquake.

They are looking forward to meeting you soon! You cant resist smiling back at them, do call in.

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Felt crafts made in Kathmandu . Photo: Vera © NLT

Find location for Craft Fair:


Vintage Afternoon Tea Party

Sunday 28th June at 2.30pm, in aid of our Earthquake Relief Fund.

Many thanks to each and every person who attended or supported our Vintage Afternoon Tea Party last Sunday 28th June 2015.
Your generosity is truly amazing, we raised €2,710.

This amount will provide 30 families (of 5 people) with the following earthquake relief supplies: tarpaulin, warm clothing, blankets, food and medicine for a month.  It is profit from the afternoon tea tickets, generous donations, craft sales and the raffle.

It very much exceeds our wildest expectations!

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Photos: Emily Thomas.


Art Exhibition in aid of Nepal Leprosy Trust’s Earthquake Fund closed 26th June 2015.

Borders lll: from Kathmandu to Kerry and Beyond.

Above images by, A. Foster, M. Gillard, K. Hendy, G. Leonard, P. Quinn, L. Watkins, and D. Walsh.
Above images by, A. Foster, M. Gillard, K. Hendy, G. Leonard, P. Quinn, L. Watkins, and D. Walsh.
Borders lll exhibition in the Laois Arthouse.
Borders lll exhibition in the Laois Arthouse.


Fun at Borders lll exhibition, Vera McEvoy and artist Stephanie Barcoe (r).
Fun at Borders lll exhibition, Vera McEvoy and artist Stephanie Barcoe (r).



Thank you to all who sponsored us in the  VHI Women’s Mini Marathon on 1st June 2015 in Dublin

We are raising funds to provide transport for patients to and from Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital. Public bus transport leaves patients on the main road just outside Bardibas village and the last part of the journey to the hospital is all uphill. We commenced this fund in early 2014.