NRW News: William T. Mulvany Commemorative Event July 1st 2016




Dear IBN Member. As part of Irelands centenary celebrations, the NRW chapter is organising a series of events on Friday, July 1st 2016 celebrating the Irishman, William T. Mulvany, his influence and achievements in Germany. 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. He built and ran mines around Herne called Hibernia, Shamrock and Erin. A bus tour will start in Düsseldorf and take in the important locations relating to the Mulvany legacy. The schedule is as follows (Mulvany Event Programme):
  • The meeting point is the Christ Church (Rotterdamer Str. 135, 40474 Düsseldorf) at 11:30, where Joyce Fuhrmann will tell us about the church and its Mulvany connection
  • The bus departure is 12.00 sharp, and we are delighted to have the Mulvany expert, Dr. Olaf Schmidt-Rutsch, LWL Industriemuseum join us and share his in-depth knowledge of the "Irish King of the Ruhr"
  • The bus will return to the Düsseldorf Altstadt (via Christ Church) around 17:30
  • evening reception to start 19:00 sharp in the Wirtschaftsclub (Blumenstr. 14, 40212 Düsseldorf)(doors open 18:30)
  • our guest of honour will be the Irish Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Michael Collins, and we hope to have a video address from the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
  • dress code for the evening event is strictly business attire
(NB: it is of course possible to skip the tour, and simply join us for the evening reception) Some last chance tickets are still available, register here: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/william-t-mulvany-commemorative-event-july-1st-2016-tickets-24790183105 We would appreciate your small contribution of €15 (€10 for those attending evening reception only) for this fantastic event. We look forward to seeing you on July 1st in Düsseldorf. And finally, we would like to draw your attention to two other events on Saturday, July 2nd in Düsseldorf:
  • annual conference of the German-Irish Lawyers & Business Association (GILBA). The theme of the conference is Data Protection, and there is also a guided tour of the State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia and a reception hosted by the President of the Parliament, Carina Gödecke, MdL and the Irish Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Michael Collins (see schedule & registration details: GILBA_Dusseldorf_2016)
  • annual Mulvany Cricket match between Christ Kirche and the BBCD (British Business Club) at 13:00 on the Engländerwiese, Nordpark Düsseldorf. The BBCD will be providing typically British cricket snacks.
  Best Regards IBN Düsseldorf Committee Paul S.Cahill B.Sc. Stephen Hurley Jayne Mulcahy – Roth Alexandra Mulcahy Laura Schmitz-Byrne
 

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