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Inaugural address of our new President

posted Feb 24, 2021, 2:00 PM by Reinhard Schoeller   [ updated Feb 24, 2021, 2:00 PM ]


At the 2021 AGM, our new President Dr. Declan M. Downey gave his inaugural address, which you can read in the enclosed letter

AGM 2021

posted Feb 24, 2021, 1:41 PM by Reinhard Schoeller   [ updated Feb 24, 2021, 1:44 PM ]


On 23 February we had our Annual General Meeting. With 26 of our members attending online via zoom, we went through the usual agenda items. As previously announced at the 2020 AGM, President Guy Johnston handed over the baton to Dr. Declan M. Downey as the new President of the Irish Austrian Society. Guy Johnston gave his annual speech and review of his presidency, which you can read in the enclosed letter to membersVice President Ulrike Schoeller and incoming President Dr. Declan M. Downey both expressed their gratitude to Guy for his 7 years of service as President.


First Table quiz

posted Feb 24, 2021, 1:18 PM by Reinhard Schoeller   [ updated Feb 24, 2021, 1:19 PM ]


What is the longest river in Austria?
Which country has more Nobel prize winners? Austria or Ireland
How many titles exist in Austria?

If you know the answers to these questions, you would have done well at our first IAS table quiz, expertly prepared and organised by Reinhard Dutter, who also hosted the event online on 3 February. We had great fun on the evening and all look forward to matching our wits again on another instalment in the near future.

BTW: The winners of the table quiz where S&P, better known as Patricia and Stephen

European Strategists & Statesmen of Irish Origin from 1600-1900

posted Feb 24, 2021, 1:05 PM by Reinhard Schoeller   [ updated Feb 24, 2021, 1:06 PM ]



On 9 December, Dr. Declan M. Downey gave a lecture on the subject of European Strategists & Statesmen of Irish Origin from 1600-1900.

In this historical tour of Irish relations with Austria, Declan gave on overview of the migration of Irish people in Europe and Austria specifically, covering principle political figures in European history of Irish origin who made an impact in Europe. An opportunity for Ireland to rediscover and rethink it's connection with Europe after Britain exist of the EU.


A link to a video recording of the event is available on request to members of the Irish Austria Society.

2021 German Language Essay Competition is now open

posted Dec 7, 2020, 11:34 AM by Reinhard Schoeller



Dear Students, Teachers and Principals

It is our pleasure to announce that our 2021 German Language Essay competition is now open. We invite all German language students in Ireland and their teachers to enter and participate. Trophies and prizes are awaiting the winners in the four categories.


We thank you for your participation and wish you every success.

The foundation of the Irish Austrian Society

posted Nov 23, 2020, 12:11 PM by Admin austria.ie   [ updated Nov 23, 2020, 12:12 PM ]














60 years ago, in September 1960, the Irish Austrian Society was founded in Dublin. To commemorate this anniversary, our longest serving Member in the Society, former President Paul Dubsky, gave a talk about the history of the Society with the title "A Gathering of Austrians: the foundation of the Irish Austrian Society and its early years"

If you missed the event and want to watch the recording, please email office@austria.ie, who can provide you with a link to watch online.


Message to Austrian Ambassador Dr. Thomas Nader

posted Nov 3, 2020, 4:15 AM by Admin austria.ie   [ updated Nov 3, 2020, 4:16 AM ]


Message from the President of the Irish Austrian Society to Austrian Ambassador Dr. Thomas Nader.










Thomas

On behalf of the Irish Austrian Society, I would like to sympathise with the Austrian Nation and particularly the Families of all who were killed and injured by this reckless act in Vienna last night

There is no place for this in humanity.  

As Europeans we will work together to control this senseless inhuman behaviour.  May those who lost their lives be remembered well. They are in our thoughts

With deepest concern
Guy Johnston

President
Irish Austrian Society

Visiting Winners of 2020 German Language Essay Competition

posted Oct 30, 2020, 3:14 PM by Admin austria.ie   [ updated Oct 30, 2020, 3:15 PM ]

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Following the recent announcement of the Winners of the 2020 German Language Essay competition, the Austrian Ambassador Dr. Thomas Nader together with Irish Austrian Society Vice Present Ulrike Schoeller visited the winners at their schools to hand them their prize.

The Ambassador and our Vice President visted Colaiste Phobal Roscrea in Roscrea-Tipperary, St. Patrick’s College Cullies Co Cavan, Tullamore College Co Offaly and Loreto Secondary School Fermoy Co Cork.

At their schools, they met with the principal, teacher and students for a price giving ceremony. 

Alexa Odor, winner of the junior category, received the St. Fergal trophy. 
Callum Kelly, Winner of the transition year category, received the Paul Dubsky Environment trophy. 
Liadhan Murray, winner of the Senior category, received the Dr. Otto Glaser trophy. 
Callum and Liadhan both also received an Apple iPad with EarPods in lieu of the customary trip to Salzburg, which this year was not possible.
Ms Laura Brogan, German teacher at Loreto Secondary School Fermoy received the Catriona Dowling trophy.

The Irish Austrian Society and our sponors SONNENTOR and Duncan Grehan & Partners again thank all participants, teacher and winners for their contribution and participation.

Click on the above picture for full photo gallery.

Announcement: Winners of 2020 Essay Language Competition

posted Oct 2, 2020, 12:15 PM by Reinhard Schoeller   [ updated Oct 2, 2020, 12:17 PM ]

When this competition was announced in December last year, no one anticipated the disruption ahead of us all. Here we are now in October of the following and we are so happy to finally end the wait and announce the winners. First, let me thank all teachers and students for their  tremendous patience. And of course, for their participation in the 2020 German Language Essay Competition. We never head so many participants!

The winners and runners up of the 2020 German Language Essay Competition are:

Junior:

Alexa Odor

Samantha Kushan

Colaiste Phobal Roscrea. Co Tipperary

Colaiste Phobal Roscrea. Co Tipperary

Transition Year:

Callum Kelly

Conor Robinson

St. Patrick’s College, Cullies, Co Cavan

Sligo Gramma School, Co Sligo

Senior:

Liadhan Murray

Esther Cowan

Tullamore College, Co Offaly

Wilson’s Hospital School, Multyfarnham, Co Westmeath

The winner of the Catriona Dowling perpetual trophy 2020 for best Teacher in the competition is Ms Laura Brogan from Loreto Secondary School Fermoy.

Congratulations to all winners, teachers and participants. 

The Austrian Ambassador and the Vice President of the Irish Austrian Society will together present the prize and the trophy to the winners at the their respective schools.

I also like to thank our sponsor, SONNENTOR, for their generous support of the 2020 German Language Essay Competition. Each participating student will receive a selection of samples.

Wir hoffen, dass Sie auch nächstes Jahr wieder so zahlreich mit ihren Schülern teilnehmen und wünschen Ihnen dafür viel Erfolg.

Ulrike Schoeller
Vice President

AGM 2020

posted Oct 2, 2020, 12:01 PM by Reinhard Schoeller   [ updated Oct 2, 2020, 12:01 PM ]


On Monday 28 September we held our 2020 Annual General Meeting. In keeping with the Zeitgeist, this meeting was our first online AGM. We had 26 members attending via Zoom. 

The current comittee has been confirmed to stay on for the coming year, with two changes. Leaving the comittee is Lucy O'Kelly. Joining the comittee is Dr. Declan Downey. 

During his speech, President Guy Johnston reflected on the past membership year. He also welcomed back our new and former Patron, Ambassador Dr. Thomas Nader and his wife Ingrid. Guy also shared the plan for Declan to take over the role of President of the Irish Austrian Society in 2021. 

A statement of accounts was circulated to all members attending the AGM and was approved. Members not attending can still request a copy via email from office@austria.ie.


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