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Christmas Dinner postponed

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Dear Fellow Members of The Irish-Austrian Society, I hope this e-mail finds all of you and your loved ones keeping safe and well. As you are aware by now, there is an increasingly dangerous situation evolving around the Covid-19 infection rate here in Ireland, as well as in Austria and elsewhere. Both the Irish Government and NPHET are warning that a surge is imminent, and they are asking the public to limit socialising and to multiply their efforts in avoiding infection and possibilities for its spread. In response to this, some clubs and societies have already postponed planned events for the next five weeks, and more are following suit. A general mood of voluntary limitation on socialising is already gaining ground. Having considered the overall situation as it is currently evolving, and the advice of NPHET and the Government, as well as the concerns expressed to me by some of our members, I have consulted my fellow Committee members and the consensus is that we

25 Nov: 25th annual Schrödinger Lecture

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  Trinity College Dublin.  School of Physics 25th annual Schrödinger Lecture Schrödinger’s Mirror: “This fundamental question torments me more and more…” Thursday 25 November, 7:30pm Online @  https://www.tcd.ie/Physics/live/

Dublin Walk: Merrion Square to The Monto

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A sunny day out in Dublin - ideal for a stroll and discovering history. Our little group met at the Oscar Wilde Memorial Sculpture in Merrion Park. Here we started to hear about Oscar Wilde and his wife Constance Lloyd. From here we departed towards the Custom House building, then over to the area historically known as The Monto, which lies in the area between Foley Street, Buckingham Street Lower, Railway Street and James Joyce street. Our fabulous tour guide Geraldine Duignan, led and brought to live this walk with stories and insights on the places, people and characters of the time and their history. Thank you Ger. PS: To read up on the history of The Monto , head over to Wikipedia and discover some Dublin History. Pictures from the Walk

6 October: Winners of the 2021 German Language Essay Competition

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  It was with great pleasure, that once again we were able to gather for a winners ceremony at the Residence of the Austrian Ambassador Dr. Thomas Nader in Dublin on 6 and 8 October. With 400 participants, this competition has seen the highest level of participation so far. Over the two events, the winners of the 2021 German Language Essay Competition were announced: Juniors Winner: Micheál McKeown, CBS Highschool Clonmel Runner up: Sarah Sallai, St. Leo's College Carlow Runner up: Tara Ralph, Wilson's Hospital School Mullingar Transition Year Winner: Sophie Quinn, Mount Sackville Dublin 20 Runner up: Orianna Doyle, Loreto Clonmel Runner up: Sophia Lucey, Loreto Fermoy Seniors Winner: Adam Quinn, St. Vincent's Castleknock Runner up: Laoise Maloney, St. Finian's College Mullingar Runner up: Emma Galvin, Tullamore College The winner of the Catriona Dowling perpetual trophy 2021 for best Teacher in the competition is Ms Sinead Mullins from Loreto Secondary School Cl

5 September. Dublin Walk @ River Dodder

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This walk, guided by Rosemary & Gerhard Mayerhuber, too us from Avivia Stadium, Lansdowne Road towards Milltown, along the river Dodder which and stopping at the Dropping Well for a well-deserved coffee along the way.

History Lecture 3 June: Clementina Sobieskas Rescue from Innsbruck 1719

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By Martin van Meytens www.nationalgalleries.org Public Domain https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=562670   This lecture is the fourth in the series on Irish historical connections with Austria. This time given by Mr Richard Maher. The lecture looks at the life of Maria Clementina Sobieska, one of Europe's wealthiest heiresses, and her journey in 1719 from Poland to Austria and subsequent escape from Innsbruch to Italy, for her marriage to James Francis Edward Stuart. A video recording of this lecture is available on request.

30 May. Dublin Walk @ Phoenix Park

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On 30 May, we undertook a walk from Papal cross to Furry Glen along by the river Liffey, to the Memorial Gardens, remembering those who died in the 2 World Wars. Along the way are fallow deer, the Wellington Obelisk, the Phoenix Monument.