Frankfurt Annual Golf Tournament

Frankfurt 2015 Annual IBN Golf Tournament and Beginners Course

Save the Date: Friday, 29th May 2015
Last day for registration: Wednesday, 20th May, 12:00

Lots of wonderful prizes, including accommodation & rounds of golf, murder mystery dinners, whiskey etc.


• Date: Friday, 29th May 2015
• Location: Golfpark Winnerod
• Directions: Off the A5 exit Reiskirchen, see


• First T-time 10:00 / Last T-time will depend on numbers
• Try to be early, you will have time to use the driving range and practice greens
• If you have a preference for t-times please let me know and we will try to accommodate you but again this will depend on the numbers
• Fees include Green Fees, Water & Snacks, Halfway House, Post Event Meal and to fund prizes not covered by the sponsors
• Entry Fee is €65 -> if you are a member of Golfpark Winnerod then the fee will be €35

There is still room for more participants so please encourage your friends to come along!

Information required from golfers, send asap to
• Mobile Number for each participant: So the club can text you your t-time
• Email address: I will have the majority of email addresses already but if you are booking for others please also give me their email address
• Handicap
• Home golf club

BEGINNERS (Provided there is interest):

• Course will start at 14:00 for 2 hours
• Try to arrive by 13:00 so that you can get a sandwich at the Halfway House
• The course will be given by the local professional
• Fees include Green Fees, Water & Snacks, Halfway House, & Post Event Meal
• Entry Fee is €45

There is still room for more participants so please encourage your friends to come along!

Information required from beginners, send asap to
• Mobile Number for each participant
• Email address


A big thank you to the sponsors who make this day possible:
Marina Travel specialists in travel to Ireland, Scotland & Wales, including golf trips
Greene Entertainment who offer a wide range of options for private & corporate entertainment
• Alan Copley – Finsbury Private Wealth Management for investment, savings and retirement planning
• Janosch Vena Steinkönig, German Brand Ambassador, Tullamore Dew – producer of some of Ireland’s most popular whiskeys

Anyone interested in sponsoring a prize please feel free to contact

PAYMENT for golfers required in advance, but for other arrangements please contact

Looking forward to meeting you all on the 29th May!

Mark Snell
Irish Business Network, Germany


Munich Networking Breakfast

Munich’s annual St Patrick’s day parade has become the largest and most successful in Europe. This year it was attended by over 20,000 spectators with speeches from Bavaria’s Minister President, the Mayor of Munich, Ireland’s Minister of State for Financial Services and Ireland’s Ambassador to Germany.

On a wonderful sunny spring day the crowd was treated to a spectacle of Irish music, dance and culture. IBN members were involved in many aspects from organising to participating in the parade. While this is mainly a celebration of Irish culture and heritage, it also offered an excellent opportunity for formal and informal discussions. Before the parade over 50 people from business, academia, journalism and politics met for a special IBN Networking Breakfast, organised by IBN Munich’s Ann Dempsey. They were joined by a group from Ernst & Young, who are in the process of selecting finalists for their Irish Entrepreneur of 2015.

In June the 24 leading candidate companies will be spending 4 days in Berlin and Munich as part of this process. The breakfast allowed the E&Y team easy access to several of IBN Munich’s leading members.

The IBN St. Patrick’s day breakfast is now becoming an established part of the weekend’s celebrations. We look forward already to next year’s event.


Join the IBN Marathon Team


Once again we are fast approaching the starting gun for the Düsseldorf Marathon. This year the IBN is working even more closely with Dublin City Council and a variety of Irish sport/running associations. The Dublin team won our perpetual trophy at the Dublin marathon last Autumn, so having tasted success, they are sending over hit squads of single runners and relay teams in an effort to make the trophies their own.

We are up to the challenge and will take them on kilometer for kilometer, be it full or relay distances. To this end we need to swell our ranks, so we appeal to the running diaspora throughout Germany. Sign up now as a full distance or relay runner to help us defend the Metro Marathon and keep the trophies here in Germany.

What you receive:

–        Reduced entrance fee
–        Full marathon runners €55
–        Relay runners €43 ( 4 per team )
–        Exclusive infrastructure tour in Düsseldorf
–        Pre marathon pasta party at Mc Loughlans Irish Pub Duesseldorf
–        Our very own IBN + next winner of our perpetual trophy
–        Meet our ambassador to Germany and the mayor of Düsseldorf
–        Post-marathon runners surprise package
–        Participation in our post-marathon meet and greet party with the very best of Irish food dance and drink

Our stand has continuously been judged the best on the day, so get your running shoes on, join the team and enjoy the day with family and friends!

Contact and register now:
Join the buzz and be a part of our winning team. You’re welcome to join our team even if you have already signed up directly with the marathon folks.

Fun sweat and tears Düsseldorf April 26th 2015!

Your IBN NRW team


Setanta Berlin Celebration

For those interested in getting out and enjoying some fresh air and good company, Setanta Berlin and Steglitzer TK Hockey E.V are organising the BERLIN-IRISH Day & Night Celebration on Saturday March 21st. The event, which will be attended by Irish Ambassador to Germany H.E. Michael Collins, will include hurling matches, workshops and BBQ from 14.00, and a ticketed evening event from 18:00 with Irish cuisine, dancers and musicians for the evening’s entertainment.

Starts: 14:00; Lessingstrasse 8, 12169 Berlin
More details:


Shebeen Flick Berlin 2015

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Shebeen Flick is back in Berlin with a star-studded programme of loved and unseen Irish films as part of the St. Patrick’s celebrations between 11th- 17th March in Kino Moviemento.

The screenings will showcase a selection of feature length films that have not yet been distributed in Germany alongside some favourite Irish classics. Some of the unseen films include the romantic comedy STANDBY starring Jessica Paré (Mad Men) and Irish shooting star Brian Gleeson (Snow White and the Huntsman); Niall Heery’s GOLD starring Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) and  PILGRIM HILL, the debut feature from Ireland’s raising star director Gerard Barrett. The programme also includes celebratory screenings of the 18th anniversary of the Irish cult I WENT DOWN and the 25th anniversary of the German release of Jim Sheridan’s  award-winning MY LEFT FOOT starring Daniel Day-Lewis. In addition to the screenings at Moviemento, an exclusive event with the silent film COME ON OVER will take place on Friday 13th March at the ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi. Previously screened in MoMA New York and Barbican London, COME ON OVER will be screened for the first time in Berlin with a live improvised score by pianist Gregor Graciano and piper Christian Tschirch.

Location: Kino Moviemento, Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin
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