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Happy New Year

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“image: Freepik.com”. This cover has been designed using resources from Freepik.com The committee of the Irish Austrian Society wish all our members, families and friends a very happy new year and good health

2022 German Language Essay Competition is now open

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Dear Students, Teachers and Principals 25 years ago, Dr. Otto Glaser, the President of the Irish Austrian Society at the time, had the desire to support young Irish students learn the German language. Having been educated in Ireland himself as a child, he was looking for a way to give back and foster education of his native language. So he founded the German Language Essay competition, which has been running every year since.  In 2022 the Irish Austrian Society celebrate the competition's 25 year anniversary and we invite your school to again participate in this competition, which is now open. Please see links below for the invitation letter for students and teachers. Invitation Letter Students Invitation Letter Teachers Closing date for all entries: 16 March 2022 Please also allow us to take this opportunity to thank you and your participating teachers and students for supporting this competition over the years and we wish you every success for your entries. For any questions,

8 December: Kaffee und Kuchen

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  Dear Member,   We invite you to join us for Kaffee & Kuchen Viennese style, on Wednesday 8 December  4pm.   Please bring your favourite cup of coffee (or tea) and a piece of your favourite cake to our online zoom meeting for a typical Vienna Kaffeehaus Tratsch (chat).     Wednesday, 8 December, 4pm @ Cafe Zoom

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