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Frankfurt – Annual Golf Tournament

The 6th annual IBN golf tournament and beginners’ course will take place Friday, 19th May, 2017.

Lots of wonderful prizes including accommodation and rounds of golf in Ireland and Spain, Irish Whiskey, Le Creuset pots, umbrellas etc.

Date: Friday, 19th May, 2017

Location: Golf Park Winnerod, Parkstrasse 22, 35447 Reiskirchen (near Giessen)

Last Date for registration: Wednesday, 17th May, 18:00

Information for Golfers

*   First t-time: 10:00 / Last t-time will depend on numbers.

*   Try to be early. Then you have time to use the driving range and practice greens

*   If you have a preference for t-times, please let me know and I will try to accommodate you but again this will depend on the numbers.

*   Entry fees cover Green Fees, Water & Snacks, Halfway House, Post Event BBQ and prizes not covered by the sponsors

*   Entry Fee is €65  (if you are a member of Golfpark Winnerod then the fee will be €35).

*   Please book early to avoid disappointment & feel free to encourage your friends or business partners to come along!

Required Information from Golfers

Please send as soon as possible:

*   Mobile Number for each participant -> So the club can text you, your t-time.

*   Email address -> I will have the majority of e-mail addresses already but if you are booking for others please also give me their e-mail address.

*   Handicap

*   Home golf club

Information for Beginners (provided there is enough interest)

Please send as soon as possible:

*   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.

*   Course will be given by the local professional.

*   Entry fee is €45.

*   Entry fees include Green Fees, Water & Snacks, Halfway House, Post Event BBQ

*   No previous golf experience required. Again encourage your friends to take part!

Required Information from Beginners

*   Mobile number for each participant

*   Email address -> I will have the majority of e-mail addresses already but if you are booking for others please also give me their e-mail address.

A Big Thank You to the Sponsors who make this Day possible

*   Sean Buckley of Marina Travel, specialists in travel to Ireland, Scotland & Wales, including golf trips:

*   Janosch Vena Steinkönig, the German Brand Ambassador for Tullamore Dew, producer of some of Ireland’s most popular whiskeys:

*   Alan Copley of Chase Buchanan Private Wealth Management, for investment, savings and retirement planning:

*   Kevin Keogh & Oliver Gerhardt of Dertour Golfclub e.V

*   Linnea Pettersson & Simon Büttner of Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board:

*   Denise Quinn  of Tourism Ireland

*  Clare O’Sullivan of Dauth Schneider’s in Frankfurt

If anyone would also like to sponsor a prize please feel free to contact me.


I would prefer if payment was made in advance. Please contact me for payment details at

However if you cannot pay until the day that is ok but please confirm this in the email you send me with your required information.

Looking forward to meeting you all on the 19th May!

Mark Snell

Irish Business Network, Germany


Artist Eve Parnell at Humboldt University Berlin

Eve Parnell Woman cutting bread H59 x W41 cms Pencil on Tissue paper Exhibited in Germany

Eve Parnell Study of Gabriele Fonseca portrait bust by Bernini Pencil on tissue paper 420 x 600mm_Lowres














Opening/Vernissage: 31 January 18:00 – 21:00
Dates: 31 January – 26 February 2017
Location: Lichthof, Humboldt Universität, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin
Opening times: Mo – Fri 9 -21 Uhr, Sa 9 – 17 Uhr

Fragility and Society at Humboldt University Berlin

The title of Eve Parnell’s exhibition ‘Vernehmt und lasst mich traum so wahrheit singen – Let me sing dreams as words of truth’ is taken from a poem written in 1923 by Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, one of the leading members of the 20 July 1944 assassination plot on Adolf Hitler. Interested in the Arts, von Stauffenberg’s upbringing imbued in him, from an early age, a sense of duty towards society as a whole. Irish artist Eve Parnell explores this sense of duty through the Artist lens; recognising the role of the Artist in society and how the ability to view the extraordinary in the ordinary can inspire responsible change.

Eve Parnell is a highly accomplished draughtswoman whose work features in the collections of: HRH The Prince of Wales; the Pontifical Council for Culture in the Vatican; and onboard a Maltese Armed Forces Ship currently on humanitarian duties in the Mediterranean. She has exhibited in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Finland and Italy. Working in the delicate and demanding medium of pencil on tissue paper, she draws from the North European tradition of realism rooted in Netherlandish art from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries. Her work requires the viewer to look closely and be challenged, by bringing together technical dexterity with the fragility of ethereal themes such as life and the environment.

Parnell studied painting at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, leading to a BA degree in Fine Art in 2002. Her work has been exhibited in unusual and exceptional spaces, such as the Parliamentary Buildings, Stormont, Belfast; Embassy of Ireland in Berlin, Germany; the National Maritime Museum, Turku, Finland; and The Pontifical Irish College, Rome, Italy. A special presentation of one of her drawings to HRH The Prince of Wales took place at Saint Patrick’s Church, Donegall Street, Belfast in May 2015.

The exhibition runs from 31 January until 26 February  2017, at Humboldt University, Berlin. The exhibition will be opened on 31st January at 18:00, by H.E. Ambassador of Ireland to Germany, Michael Collins.

Listen to Eve speak about her work on RTE 1 Arena with Seán Rocks


Irish opportunity in the food industry in Germany

timthumbFor anybody in the food industry – or who knows somebody in the food industry – one of the largest mushroom producers in the world, Monaghan Mushrooms, is looking for a general manager for their facility in Laichingen, near Ulm.
Please contact the consul for Stuttgart, Dr. Häfele, if you or somebody you know is interested.

More information is available on the company website.


IBN Annual Charity Ball, Saturday 12th November 2016 in Berlin


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.

  • 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.

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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.


IBN Oktoberfest Schottenhammel Sunday 25th September 11.00-16.00


Irish business Network does 2016 Oktoberfest in conjunction with American German business network

Join us to celebrate in the Schottenhammel Festhalle  on

Sunday 25th September

From 11.00 to 16.00

Price is 45 Euro’s which includes 2 Biers and half a chicken

This event has limited availability, please send an email to to reserve your places