irc @ irc (just like http) is as of 2021 dead as it possibly could be, but I plan to kill and resurrect's irc in the future via better and more interesting means. it is likely that irc will link up to another network in the future. if you still insist on connection:

clearnet (TLS):
tor: heligo5jddm6xbpa.onion/9997

server operators are nether (host/owner) and EFR