Cead Mile Failte! Welcome!

The Deutsch-Irische Gesellschaft e.V. in Bonn is a society of people with the mutual goal

to promote contacts between Irish and German in a European context.

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To impart

the knowledge about

  • Irish culture
  • History and
  • Society

beyond the stereotype of folklore and pubculture and to give insights to current developments of the modern Ireland.

It is political neutral but not apolitical.

Our next event is on May 25th 2019

Seamus Heaney – Life and Work of the irish winner of the Noble-Prize in Literature

Prof Dr. Marion Gymnich is Professor for english literature and culture at the Institute for Anglistic-, Americanistic- and Celtic-Studies of the University of Bonn.

Seamus Heaney, who died in 2013, counts to the international most famous irish writes.

Location: Oxford Club, Adenauerallee 7, 53111 Bonn

Beginning: 06:00 p.m

Day of Europe 2019 Bonn, 4th of May 2019

On Saturday, 4th of May, the time had come.

This year we were present with an info desk, together with the student committee for Celtic Studies of the University of Bonn, who shared the place with us.🍀

We met many interested people, had phantastic speeches and could draw attention to many people on our society.  It was a really great day. Thanks to all, who made this day so good! 🍀🍀🍀

Photo: Tim Hundenborn

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

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

A presentation of all send in photos you can find here.

All together

From left to right: Gabriele Klingmüller, Gisbert Hemprich, Tanja Bierbaum, Ulrich Hoyer, Angela Kennedy

Below: President Peter Dietsch

Photo: Stefan Odenthal

Pre-information to the

Photoexhibition – The children of the „Operation Shamrock“

(with kind support by the Embassy of Ireland)

Opening of the exhibition: 12th of June 2019, 6:00 p.m

Duration of the exhibition: Wednesday, 12th of June 2019, 6:00 p.m. – Tuesday. 25th of June 2019, 3:00 p.m.

Location: Foyer of the Townhall of Bonn (beside the Information-desk)

For more information about Operation Shamrock: click here 

Short video of the exhibition in Munich at 17.03.2017 from muenchen tv : click here