2nd February 2019; Award ceremony of the Photo Competition „Impressions of Ireland“ on 2nd of February 2019
The event was a great success. The award celebration on occassion of the photocompetition „Impressions of Ireland“, held from the midth of october up to the end of november, under the patronage of Ashok Shridaran, Major Burgomaster of the city of Bonn, and also the subsequent presentation of the movie „The coasts of Ireland — The North“ filled the rows of chairs without any problem.
The award ceremony was celebrated by Angela Kennedy, Consul of the Embassy of Ireland, and Gabriele Klingmüller, Major of the city of Bonn. For more click here
A presentation of all send in photos you can find here.
From left to right: Gabriele Klingmüller, Gisbert Hemprich, Tanja Bierbaum, Ulrich Hoyer, Angela Kennedy
Below: President Peter Dietsch
Photo: Stefan Odenthal
17th March 2019; St. Patrick’s Day Feast 2019
In this year too, we have celebrated our traditional St. Patrick’s Day Feast in the rooms of the Oxford Club Bonn. And as always the atmosphere was relaxed and soaked with many fun and conversations. Not only members of the society were on site but guest, too. Some of these decided spontaneously to become members. The cake buffet has been plundered in an astonishing way.
Photo: Peter Dietsch
But the highlight of the feast was the musical performance of the „Reel Talents“, a folk band of pupils of the Ludwig-van-Beethoven-Musikschule Bonn under the direction of Sabrina Palm. What Sabrina Palm performed with her children, from 10 up to 16 years old, was impressive. The young ensemble brought songs and instrumentals to the auditory, not only from Ireland, but from Scotland, too. Sometimes cheerful, sometimes melancholic, the „Reel Talents“ made the auditory so much excited
Photo: Christoph Meurer
From left to right: Herbert Remmel, child from the Operation Shamrock; Reinhard Limbach, Mayor of the City of Bonn, Monica Brandis, Initiator of the exhibition Hans Werner Boden, child of the Operation Shamrock; Peter Dietsch, President DEIRGE Bonn; Elmar Conrads Hassel, DIJWV; Angela Kennedy, Consul of the Irish embassy
For more information about Operation Shamrock
from Monica Brandis: click here
from Ralf Sotschek: click here
Short video of the exhibition in Munich at 17.03.2017 from muenchen tv : click here
15th June 2019; The Ambassador’s Talk
The outgoing Irish ambassador, His Excellency Michael Collins
The outgoing Irish ambassador to Germany, His Excellency Michael Collins, says goodbye to the Deutsch-Irische Gesellschaft e.V. in Bonn, its members and friends. He will talk about his time as an Irish Ambassador to Germany fand comment on current political events, especially in Europe, (European elections,Brexit), and give the Irish perspective.
His interview with Generalanzeiger Bonn is only available at the german version.