Introduction

Python Ireland is the Irish organisation representing the various chapters of Python users across Ireland. We organise meet ups and events throughout Ireland for software developers, students, academics and anyone who wants to learn the language. One of our aims is to help grow and diversify the Python community in Ireland. We also develop and foster links with other Python based communities overseas.

Upcoming meetups

Python Ireland May meetup & EGM

When: Wednesday May 13 Time: 18:30 IST

Where: Bank of Ireland

96 people are attending. Click for more information and to RSVP

Python Ireland meetup

When: Wednesday June 10 Time: 18:30 IST

6 people are attending. Click for more information and to RSVP

Python Ireland meetup

When: Wednesday July 08 Time: 18:30 IST

3 people are attending. Click for more information and to RSVP

What is Python?

Python is an open source, object orientated language that has grown in popularity due to its readable nature, coupled with its powerful performance. The language sprung into life in the late 80s as the brain child of Guido Van Rossum. He is responsible for guiding the direction of Python and is affectionately referred to as BDFL within the Python community. The name Python was inspired from Monty Python and if you stick around long enough you will spot hidden references throughout the language.


The use of Python has grown hugely in the recent years. It is used in the production of many different types of applications. For a list of the typical uses of Python check out this page on python.org