Frankfurt Annual Golf Tournament

Frankfurt 2016 Annual IBN Golf Tournament and Beginners Course

Save the Date: Friday, 20th May 2016
Last day for registration: Thursday, 19th May, 18:00

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Lots of wonderful prizes, including accommodation & rounds of golf in Ireland,  Irish whiskey etc.


• Date: Friday, 20th May 2016
• 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

• Janosch Vena Steinkönig, German Brand Ambassador, Tullamore Dew – producer of some of Ireland’s most popular whiskeys
• Alan Copley – Finsbury Private Wealth Management for Investment, savings and retirement planing
Bord Bia – Irish Food Board

Tourism Ireland

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 20th May!

Mark Snell
Irish Business Network, Germany


Reminder – IBN Dusseldorf Marathon Teams running this Sunday!

Our marathon event in Dusseldorf takes place this Sunday (April 24th), so please come and support us!

We are fielding a great team of runners – both single full-distance and relay teams – to complete the course. The teams will be made up of local diaspora, our friends and a team flying in from Dublin.

Some folks are very competitive, but our aim is primarily to get together, run a bit and have a some craic. Once again, we will go the extra distance, to make it a memorable day for all. So bring your family and friends, and join us in giving all Dusseldorf runners a true Irish welcome!

As usual, there will be a post-marathon “meet & greet” party with delicious food, drink, and of course some live Irish dancing in McLaughlins Irish Pub, Dusseldorf Altstadt.

There will also be an opportunity for all those present to take part in a raffle for some fantastic prizes. The proceeds of the raffle are used to make this event possible.

And here is the schedule:

Saturday April 23rd
• 19:00  Pasta Party (runners only), McLaughlins Irish Pub, Kurze Str. 11, 40213 Düsseldorf-Altstadt
• 19:15   Distribute marathon numbers, etc.

Sunday April 24th
• 09:00  Marathon Runners Start (Kleverstr. / Victoriaplatz)
• 09:45 / 10.15  Relay Runners Start (Staffel)(Kleverstr. / Victoriaplatz)
• 13:00  IBN get-together opens at McLaughlins Irish Pub, Kurze Str. 11, 40213 Düsseldorf-Altstadt
• 14:45  Irish Dancing
• 15:00  Perpetual trophy presentation

Here is a link to the METRO Düsseldorf Marathon website for further details for runners:

Your IBN NRW committee –
Paul S. Cahill B.Sc. (President)
Stephen Hurley
Jayne Mulcahy-Roth
Alexandra Mulcahy-Schneider
Laura Schmitz-Byrne


And with a special thanks to:

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Dusseldorf: William T. Mulvany – Influential Irishman shapes Northrhine Westphalia. Commemorative Event, Friday 1st July 2016


  • William T. Mulvany influenced Northrhine Westphalia like no other Irishman, and his achievements include establishing the Dusseldorf Stock Exchange and designing the major canals in NRW. Mulvany was also instrumental in establishing the first industrial coal mining in the Ruhr valley.

Mulvany was born in 1806 in Dublin. Later, as an employee of the Board of Public Works, he worked to improve the infrastructure in Ireland, whilst also providing employment for the impoverished and starving population.

He left Ireland for Germany in 1855 and eventually settled in Dusseldorf. He died in 1885, yet he always stayed true to his Irish roots and incorporated an Irish aspect into all of his projects.

As part of Irelands centenary celebrations, the NRW chapter is organising a series of events on July 1st 2016 celebrating William T. Mulvanys influence and achievements in Germany.

We welcome all to join us celebrate William T. Mulvany.

Firstly, we are planning a guided tour of the Ruhr and Dusseldorf region to highlight Mulvanys contribution to local society including:

  • coal mines, canal system, housing
  • Dusseldorf Stock Exchange
  • E.ON headquarters where a bronze of Mulvany stands
  • Shipping Museum, Dusseldorf (incl. presentation)

Then in the early evening, we will be hosting a large formal reception with the Irish Ambassador, and ministerial presence from both Ireland and Germany.

Presentations highlighting Mulvanys achievements, and also a video art show with excerpts from a film shot in 1931 depicting Mulvany miners deployed in a successful rescue operation of trapped French miners are planned. 

The evening will be interspersed with live music and the unveiling / presentation of a Mulvany memorial.

More information and details to follow shortly.

For more information contact Paul Cahill: paul.cahill(at)irishbusinessnetwork(dot)de

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Frankfurt: A Talk on the 1916 Rising – was it a “Just War”? – Wednesday, 6th April, 19:30


The events of Easter 1916 are of seminal importance in Irish history. What began as a small uprising in the centre of Dublin on Easter Monday is celebrated as the event that gave rise to Irish independence.

The 1916 Rising remains controversial however. It is also credited as giving legitimacy to the actions of paramilitary organisations such as the Provisional IRA. Some – most notably former Taoiseach John Bruton – believe that Ireland could have achieved full independence using solely constitutional means, and that the Rising was unnecessary.

Join us to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising at our discussion event on Wednesday, 6th April.

In his talk, Mark Tottenham will examine the Rising from the perspective of “Just War” theory, and consider whether such an analysis is relevant to an insurrection such as the Easter Rising.

Date: Wednesday, 6th April 2016
Time: 19:30
Location: Urban Kitchen, Börsenstrasse 14, 60313 Frankfurt
Contact:  Angela on 0178 559 0980 (should anyone have difficulty finding the group)

Mark Tottenham is a barrister, and is the founding editor of the online legal research service Stare Decisis Hibernia. He is a graduate of history from Trinity College Dublin, and formerly worked as Research Director of Eneclann, an Irish historical and genealogical research service.

If you are interested in attending please email us at to register so that we have an idea of numbers.



Tutored Beer tasting with Rory Lawton – Apr 11, Berlin


The craft beer scene in Berlin has exploded in popularity in recent years and the Irish have been at the center of it.

The Irish Business Network is pleased to invite you to Salt ‘N Bone  for an evening of Beer Tasting with Rory Lawton, founder of Rory has been featured as a beer specialist on the BBC World Service, CBS News, China Central Television, The Economist, the Berliner Kurier.

With some collaboration from Irish brewer, Boyne Brewhouse and local Berlin brewer, Bier Fabrik, Rory will guide you through a tasting of eight different beer styles.

The event is kindly supported by Salt ‘N Bone and Badfish, two recent Irish additions to the the restaurant and craft beer scene in Prenzlauer Berg.

The tasting runs from 19:30-22:00 with a break in between where pies will be served from Matt Minch’s Hello Good Pie shop in Kreuzberg.

The ticket price of €15 covers the cost of beer and food provided on the night.

Only 30 tickets are being made available for this event and they are expected to sell out quickly! Buy them here.

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Beer Photo by pyzata.