About IAS

The Society was set up to further develop the historic ties of friendship and understanding between the peoples of Ireland and Austria. These aims are achieved by a most extensive and varied cultural and social programme:

  • Convivial social gatherings, traditional Austrian evenings, Österreich Stammtisch, Heurigen Afternoons, Maibaum - Frühlingsfest, Summer BBQ and many more 
  • Lectures on cultural and historical subjects by distinguished Irish and Austrian musicians, historians, politicians and so forth
  • A major contribution to Ireland's education system by organising an annual German Language Essay Competition for school children with free travel and sojourn in well known Austrian schools for the winners. This programme is being extended to encompass the training of Irish German leanguage teachers
  • Assistance to special Austrian groups visiting Ireland on cultural programmes and vice versa
  • Assistance, where possible, to the Austrian Trade Office in Dublin and the Irish Trace Office in Vienna

The origins of the Society go back to the early nineteen fourties and since then the Society has made a considerable contribution to the social and cultural life of this country. It is also very pleased to be once more associated with the Austrian Government's assistance to the Glencree Centre for Reconciliation.



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