Bridge Slack rooms to IRC channels
Latest commit 1c818d7 Feb 16, 2017 @aaronpk handle image uploads from Slack users
finds the public image URL to the image. and includes the image title and comment if present.

Slack IRC Gateway

You can use this project to bridge a Slack room with an existing IRC channel.

When Slack users type a message, this script will sign in to IRC for them, join the channel, and then relays their messages to IRC on behalf of them.


  • Choose a Slack channel and configure a "web hook" integration for it.
  • Set the URL of the web hook to the location of where you deployed this script. It should be something like
  • Get a token for your Slack account from and add it to the config file.
  • Set the hostname and channel for the IRC server you're connecting to in the config file.

Now run gateway.js which listens on the configured HTTP port and will start connecting to IRC on behalf of your Slack users!


Currently this only supports getting messages from Slack to an IRC channel. To get messages back from IRC to Slack, you need to run a separate bot that sends post requests to a Slack incoming web hook. Ideally that component should also be handled by this project.