Next Event: 14 May. Austrian Wine Dinner (organized by the Austrian Trade Commission)
The winners of the 2015 Irish Austrian Society German Language Essay Competition were announced today at a prize winners ceremony hosted by the Austrian Ambassador Dr. Thomas Nader. In the presence of the winners together with their friends, family and teachers, the category winners and runners up were awarded their prizes.
The winners are, from left to right:
Maria Dunne. Mercy Secondary School, Galway. 2nd place Transition year. Teacher: Ruth Gilroy
Paul Crampton. Colaiste Phobal Ros Cre, Roscrea, Co Tipperary. 2nd place Seniors. Teacher: Eimear O'Meara
Oisin Thomas Morrin. St. Mary's Knockbeg College, Knockbeg, Co Carlow. 2nd place Juniors. Teacher: Louise Dillon-Reeves
Ailish Lalor. Loreto Secondary School, Kilkenny. Seniors. Winner of the Dr. Otto Glaser Trophy & 2 week scholarship to Salzburg. Teacher: Maria Murphy
Katherine Ahern. Presentation Secondary School, Tralee, Co Kerry. Transition year. Winner of the Dubsky Environment Trophy & 2 week scholarship to Salzburg. Teacher: Marion Cronin
Jessica Byrne. St. Leo's College, Carlow. Juniors. Winner of the St. Fergal Trophy. Teacher: Ann Tully
We congratulate all the winners and thank all participants, teachers and schools for their participation and support. We also thank our sponsors who's support enables us to send the winners on a 2 week scholarship to Salzburg.
Please click on the picture above for more photos from the ceremony event.
Last Sunday, Easter Sunday, we had our now annual easter egg hunt for all families and children. Like the previous year, we once again had fab weather for a day outdoors and really enjoyed a fun day, as did all the kids searching and collecting easter eggs and other treats. Click on the picture below for more photos from this event.
The 2015 essay competition is now closed for new entries as of 19 March. We wish to thank all participating schools, students and teachers for their work. The essays are currently being judged by university lecturers nominated by the Austrian Embassy. Winners will awarded their prizes at a ceremony hosted by the Austrian Ambassador, Dr. Thomas Nader, later in April. At that time, the names of the winners will also be announced here on austria.ie. Stay tuned...
The 2015 German language essay competition, organized by the Irish Austrian Society in collaboration with the Austrian Embassy in Dublin, is now well underway and remains open until 19 March. Details on the competition are available here.
I am delighted to announce that the winner of the transition year category will now also receive a scholarship for two weeks in Salzburg ! We hope this will be additional motivation for your students to participate.
On 25 February, the annual general meeting took place at St John's House in Dublin. Hon Secretary Peta Taffe read the minutes of the previous AGM from Feb 2014, which were adopted. Hon Treasurer Ulrike Schoeller presented the accounts and financial statement. President Guy then gave on overview of the past year and the events held. The current committee was re-elected with the following change: Ray LeGates has left the comittee and was replace by Reinhard Dutter. The comittee wish to express their sincere thanks to Ray for his efforts and contribution during his time as a member of the comittee.
Please find the latest and updated list of events planned for 2015 on our events page here.
The 18th essay competition is now open. All schools in Ireland are invited to participate in this annual competition. For details please read the competition information page. We wish all students and participants every success and good luck.
On 6 December, Saint Nikolaus came to visit us at the Irish Austrian Society. Many of our members together with their little ones came on the afternoon for some entertainment, singing, christmas cookies, a christmas story and meeting Saint Nikolaus. Niklaus seemed to be well informed about the children and gave each of them a little gift, seeing they had all been at their best. Visit the photo gallery for a few more pictures of this memorable afternoon.
The Royal St. George Yacht Club was once again the perfect venue to hold our annual Christmas Dinner, hosted for the first time by President Guy Johnston. Well over 70 members and guests enjoyed a wonderful evening and entertainment. Following a delicious dinner, the excitement started to rise in anticipation of expected raffle wins and peaked in an auction of the top prize, a 7 day stay in an apartment in Ehrwald, Tirol plus guided walking tours. This fantastic prize was sponsored by apartment S and Bergsport Total.
For more photos from this event, click the picture above.
The President of the Republic of Austria, Dr. Heinz Fischer, visited Dublin from 6 - 8 October, where he met with the Irish President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny and also attended a bilateral business forum with focus on Urban Technologies from Austria, organized by Wilhelm Nest, Head of ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Dublin, and his team.
Photos courtesy of Harald Pichler
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