Next event: Sunday 10 August - Summer BBQ in Balbriggan (RSVP)
With the weather at it's very best, members of the Irish Austrian Society assembled at the Residence of the Austrian Ambassador, Dr. Thomas Nader and his wife Ingrid, who invited to the the annual Garden Party. It was great to see so many of you there, enjoying the company and having a great time in this magnificent garden. Click on the picture for more photos from the event.
On Sunday 8 June, our family event "Afternoon in the Phoenix Park" went ahead with a visit of the Phoenix Park visitor centre, which included two feature films on the history of the Park and Áras an Uachtaráin. This was followed by a tour of Ashtown Castle and an insight into it's history. Finally, we enjoyed coffe/cake and picnic on the grounds in wonderful weather. The afternoon was very much enjoyed by everyone on the day.
One hundred guests
gathered to hear two leading names from the Austrian world of wine
- Niki Moser and Willie Klinger - speak at a wine tasting dinner in
Cleaver East restaurant in the Clarence Hotel on Tuesday. They were
invited over by Wilhelm Nest of Advantage Austria.
of the most famous names in Austrian viticulture, Niki Moser, and
his daughter Kathi flew into Dublin this week to present their wines to
a group of 100 wine lovers. They were joined by the head of the
Austrian Wine Marketing Board, Willie Klinger. Over the course of the
evening the guests sampled 16 wines from boutique wine growers along
with a meal devised by Oliver Dunne. Read on....
Click on picture above for more photos from the event.
You have recently attended one of our convivial events and met interesting people. You have anjoyed a wonderful evening with like minded people. You have met with a host of Austrians and Friends at our monthly Stammtisch and had great fun. Now you know what the Society has to offer you want to become a member. See our Membership page for information on how to take the step and join us. Come on in...
The annual Maypole Party in Ballymoney took place on Saturday 17 May. The weather was excellent, food was fine and guests enjoyed a great day out. Thank you Karen and Paul for again hosting this now traditional event. Click on picture for more photos from the event.
At a reception in the residence of the Austria Ambassador, Dr. Thomas Nader, the winners of the 2014 essay competition were announced.
From left to right:
Katie Cullen, Presentation College Carlow. Winner of the St. Fergal Trophy
Cillian Crowe, CBS High School Clonmel. Winner of 2 weeks Salzburg Scholarship
Zoe Stedje, Laurel Hill Colaiste Limerick. Winner of 2 weeks Salzburg Scholarship
Amy Elizabeth McLaughlin, St. Patrick's Comprehensive School Shannon. Winner of 2 weeks Salzburg Scholarship
Paul Crampton, Colaiste Phobal Roscrea. Winner of the Dr. Otto Glaser Trophy
Lucinda-Jayne Hamilton, Presentation Secondary School Tralee. Winner of the Dubsky Environment Trophy
We congratulate the winners, their teachers and also like to thank all participating schools and students.
Easter ended late for our young members with the Easter Egg hunt, which took place Sunday 27 April on the grounds of St. Columba's College in Dublin. The weather was eggselent and the children enjoyed it very much. For a few photos from the day, click the picture above.
On March 6th, the former president of the Irish Austrian Society, Paul Dubsky, received the Decoration of Honour in Gold for services to the Republic of Austria. The decoration was presented to him by the Vice-Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Dr. Michael Spindelegger (left), together with His Excellency, Ambassador Dr. Thomas Nader (right). Congratulations Paul. For more pictures from the ceremony, click on picture.
The venue for the March Stammtisch was the Dublin Wine Rooms, where Wilhelm Nest of the Austrian Trade Commission invited to a Welcome Drink and Antipasti. There was a great buzz on the night with many of our regulars there plus a good few new faces. Among the guest of the evening were a number of delegates from OEVP, who attended the Elections Congress of the EPP in Dublin #EPPDublin this week.
Click on the picture for more pictures of the event.
On Tuesday 28 January 2014, we had our Annual General Meeting at St John's House in Dublin. As announced at the previous AGM in 2013, Paul Dubsky did not stand for re-election. As outgoing president, Paul proposed a new committee and Guy Johnston as the new President of the Irish Austrian Society. This proposal was accepted unanimously. Guy, in his acceptance speech as the new President, expressed his thanks and gratitude to Paul for his services to the Society and also outlined his vision for the Society.
Ulrike Schoeller, VicePresident; Paul Dubsky, outgoing President; Peta Taaffe, Hon.Secretary
AGM 2014 Guy Johnston, new President
Paul Dubsky, outgoing President Dr. Otto Glaser, former President