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2015 Events

posted Feb 22, 2015, 6:50 AM by Reinhard Schoeller

Please find the latest and updated list of events planned for 2015 on our events page here.

2015 German Language Essay Competition is now open

posted Jan 13, 2015, 1:35 PM by Reinhard Schoeller   [ updated Jan 13, 2015, 1:36 PM ]

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. 

St. Nikolaus visits Children

posted Dec 18, 2014, 12:22 PM by Admin   [ updated Dec 18, 2014, 12:23 PM ]

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.

Christmas Dinner 2014

posted Dec 5, 2014, 2:07 PM by Admin   [ updated Jan 14, 2015, 9:32 AM by Reinhard Schoeller ]

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.

Click for more photos from this event
For more photos from this event, click the picture above.


Austrian President Dr. Heinz Fischer visits Dublin

posted Oct 12, 2014, 7:50 AM by Reinhard Schoeller   [ updated Oct 15, 2014, 7:34 AM ]

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.

Photograph: Harald Pichler
Guy Johnston, President Irish Austrian Society greeting Dr. Heinz Fischer

Photograph: Harald Pichler
Dr. Heinz Fischer greeting Ulrike Schoeller, Vice President Irish Austrian Society

Photograph: Harald Pichler
President Dr. Heinz Fischer with a fellow Austrian in Dublin


Photos courtesy of Harald Pichler

Declan Downey talk on WW I

posted Oct 12, 2014, 7:18 AM by Reinhard Schoeller

On 2 October, Declan Downey, University Lecturer at University College Dublin, held a lecture for the Society on the subject of World War I and looked at some of it's facets, including Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie, the political and international context of the time and the various parties. As always, Declan very much understands to capture his audience with his knowledge and insight. We then had a good discussion afterwards with remarks, opinions and insights from other member of the Society. On behalf of it's members, the Committee wish to express their thanks to Declan for giving this talk. 

Annual BBQ

posted Sep 2, 2014, 6:28 AM by Reinhard Schoeller   [ updated Sep 2, 2014, 6:28 AM ]

This years annual Summer BBQ in Peta's home in Balbriggan was again well attended and took place mid August during great weather (apart from the odd shower). Many thanks Peta for offering your home to host this great event, which is truly appreciated by all member.


posted Jul 31, 2014, 12:56 PM by Reinhard Schoeller   [ updated Jul 31, 2014, 12:59 PM ]

The Society is reliant on external sponsorship in order to continue to run certain events, in particular our long standing essay competition scholarship, the cost of which is €6,000 per annum. Without external funding we will have to drop this wonderful initiative next year, which would be a shame.

The IAS has reviewed its future business model and how it can engage more with industry to foster its objectives and in particular to keep the essay competition scholarship going. In that regard we are seeking 10 sponsors:

5 Gold @ €1,000 per annum and
5 Silver @ €500 per annum

We would appreciate if sponsors could commit for five years.

Our commercial sponsors would have full membership of the Society and entitlement to attend and contribute to all functions throughout the year. Their sponsorship will be acknowledged at every event and in our social media outlets to the Irish Austrian community.

We would like to acknowledge the leadership of Aer Lingus who have sponsored the flight of one of the scholarship winners in 2014.

Kaiserwetter at this years Garden Party

posted Jun 13, 2014, 11:00 AM by Admin   [ updated Jun 13, 2014, 11:02 AM ]

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.

Afternoon in the Phoenix Park

posted Jun 13, 2014, 10:40 AM by Admin   [ updated Jun 13, 2014, 10:44 AM ]

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.

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