The Société Française d'Études Irlandaises (The French Society for Irish Studies or SOFEIR) is a grouping of all researchers working in France on Irish literature and on questions concerning the human and social sciences in Ireland. The SOFEIR is a not for profit association (founded under the terms of the French 1901 not for profit legislation). The association aims to promote and deepen the understanding of all aspects of Irish culture, literature and society, both in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland, as well as within the communities of the Irish Diaspora.
To this end, the SOFEIR organises an annual conference in mid March and also works in close cooperation with EFACIS (European Federation of Association and Centers of Irish Studies) and IASIL (International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures).
Today there are more than 200 members of the SOFEIR. The SOFEIR's publications may be found within the pages of the Études Irlandaises journal.