Annual Ball

IBN Annual Charity Ball 2016 – Berlin


  • Date: Saturday 12th November 2016
  • Time: Doors: 18:30 and welcome drink
  • Location: 3 Schwestern, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin. MapWebsite
  • Tickets: €100 including three-course meal and wine. Complete form below and send via email to reserve tickets. Please reserve early as spaces are limited.
For the first time, our premiere event for the local Irish community and friends, will take place in Berlin! We are pleased to announce the attendance of H.E. Ambassador of Ireland, Michael Collins. The event will take place at the "Das 3 Schwestern" restaurant, in a former 19th century Bethanien hospital, situated in a leafy park in the central, and hugely popular Berlin-Kreuzberg. In our centenary year, please join us for this fantastic event featuring a showcase of local Irish entertainment and superior Alpine cuisine. You can look forward to a black-tie evening with some special Berlin flair! We look forward to welcoming you, and a great evening together. More information below. Please use the booking form below for tickets. Screen Shot 2016-10-06 at 10.35.42   A4_FRONT_smallA4-BACK Approximate Timeline of evening:
18:30 Doors open with a welcome drink. Meet & greet with ambient music by an Irish soloist musician.
19:30 Dinner: 3 Course with carefully selected seasonal menu including wine. Vegetarian and vegan are catered for. – 20:45 IBN Ambassador’s award and address. – 21:30 Performance and music: featuring a showcase of local Irish talent in Berlin – 11:15 DJ until Late.

Annual Black Tie Irish Charity Ball 2015 – Munich

Date: Saturday 14th November 2015 Time: 19:00 - 03:00 Location: Echardinger Einkehr - Augustiner Bräu, Bad-Kreuther-Straße 8, 81671 München, Germany (map). Come along and be entertained by top class dancers, musicians and singers. Irish Folk, Modern Dance, ESME Big Band and DJ Margaux (resident in Bayerischer Hof). Our mouthwatering 3 course meal is prepared by Aleksander Stanovic, and includes Pumpkin soup, Irish Beef or Vegan and Warm apple Pie. Tickets cost €100 per person, including top food, water, beer and wine for the evening. Here's a little of what we can expect this year, from Ann and David Dempsey, speaking at the IBN Munich Ball in 2014.

Schedule: 19.00 Welcome drink around fires and fiddle 19.25 Marguerite Donlon, liquid velvet dance 22.30 – 24.00 ESME Big Band classics ranging from Count Basie to James Brown 24.00 – 24.15 Raffle for Finns fund for walking. Prizes kindly donated from the IBN community, including Bayern football tickets, Kaltenberg Ritter Festival, Müller 1 hour private fitness trainer and BMW museum tickets. 24.15 - 03.00 DJ Margaux Fitzgerald resident DJ in the Bayerischer Hof or Snug with complimentary Teeling Whiskey

Entertainment & sound is being provided free of charge by the artists and production team, with the aim of sharing Irish culture with friends of Ireland. The money raised in raffles over the past 3 years amounted to €1,100, €1,500 & €1,800 respectively, and was donated to two different local Munich children's charities: Die Elterninitiative für Krebskranke Kinder München eV. and Children for a better World. To purchase tickets please transfer €100 to the following bank account: IBAN:                  DE87700202700015102154 BIC:                     HYVEDEMMXXX Bank:                   HypoVereinsbank München Kontoinhaber:   Irish Business Network e.V. For further information or clarification please contact Ann Dempsey:

Archive of past events

Irish Annual Ball, Saturday 22nd November 2014

I am delighted to invite you to the Annual Irish Ball, hosted by the Irish Business Network (IBN). The ball will take place on 22nd November 2014 in Munich. Please join us in the beautiful Wirthaus an der Au, Lilienstr. 51, from 7pm when you can put a face to a name, meet new and interesting people, and catch up with fellow IBN members . Apart from a great dinner and music, members can look forward to our after dinner speaker Michael Collins, the Irish Ambassador to Germany, as well as Peter Casey, Entrepreneur and Dragons Den's mentor.  We would like to thank our generous sponsors: Green sponsors Gold sponsors The event is open to all members of the IBN, as well as all others with a strong personal or professional link to Ireland. Proceeds after costs will be donated to "Children for a better World". Please complete this short form to let us know of your interest to attend if you have not already contacted Ann Dempsey. I am looking forward to greeting you on the day. Kind regards, David Dempsey President Irish Business Network e.V.  

Irish Annual Ball, Saturday 16th November 2013

We are delighted to announce the date of the Irish Annual Ball, hosted by the the Irish Business Network (IBN)  in conjunction with German-Irish Lawyers and Business Association. Although we are at the peak of the German summer, plans are already underway for the hosting of this years event. Apart from a great dinner and music, members can look forward to our after dinner speaker Michael Collins, incoming Irish Ambassador to Germany. Last years event proved to be a resounding success, with IBN members from across Germany coming together to enjoy an evening of entertainment and networking. The IBN’s thriving community offers a unique opportunity to interact with professionals that represent most commercial sectors in Germany. With an ever more diverse membership we hope that this years event will prove to be just as successful as last years. • Date: Saturday 16th November 2013 • Time: 19:00 - 01:00 • Location: Münchner Künstlerhaus • Website: Further details will follow shortly. Please forward any enquiries to: Looking forward to seeing you then! IBN Germany

IBN Annural Dinner 2012

A message from IBN Munich President, Ann Dempsey:

"Thanks to all our members and friends of Ireland to joining and making this a good night. With huge thanks to Erich LeJeune, Ard-Chonsalacht Oinigh na hÉireann Munich/ Honorargeneralkonsulat von Irland for sponsoring entertainment for all guests for the evening. And to your generosity in the Tombola we raised €1500 which will be donated to Die Elterninitiative für Krebskranke Kinder München eV."

View a selection of pictures from the evening.