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Ambasassador St Patrick’s breakfast

Ambassador Michael & Marie Collins welcome families and friends to the 2017 St Patricks breakfast

Join us at our third annual St Patricks breakfast for a relaxed and sociable morning with tasty food, coffee and refreshments served. € 15 pro Person plus drinks, Kids 7.50. Breakfast includes Weißwürste, Schinkenplatte,Käseplatte,Kräuterrührei,Speck,Obazda, Dazu Brot, Butter und Marmelade

Breakfast: Sunday 12th March 9.30am – 11.30am

The Osterwald garten is a lovely, old beergarden beside the English garten. It is managed by a Dublin man, John. This is a comfortable, quiet setting for a kick-off to the St Patricks Day and to get in touch with each other in real life.

St Patrick Wolfgang Schramm

The princess of the parade Anne Wencelides, Daughter of Rene Wencelides Kassenwart for Deutsch-Irischen Freundeskreis Bayern e. V or better known as the  DIF  who organises great Irish cultural relevant events.

The new grand Marshall – to be announced, hint The Old Irish

Stage moderator – John Patrick Dunne

Our sponsors from the parade like Guinness, Jameson, Kerrygold, Enterprise Ireland, Bord Failte

If you are joining, please drop me a line  ann.dempsey@hibernian.de, Facebook, or message on 0176 102 111 08

The event is organized jointly by IBN and the Munich Irish Network e.V for the Irish community and friends of Ireland.

 

German kids sent to Ireland WWII

Dr Kathleen Murphy, a well known pediatrician from Dublin, founded the ‚Save the German Children Society’ with a group of like minded people. Its purpose was to raise money and to find Irish families willing to give a temporary home to German children in order to bring them back to health. Many German children were severely traumatized and had lost one or both parents during the war. They were mal-nourished and sickly and their chances of surviving in a country lacking both food and fuel were slim. Many Irish families volunteered, but the Irish government and the Allies were skeptical at first. Compassion for Germany was not running high. Dr. Kathleen Murphy finally received permission from the British government and the Allied Control Council to begin her work.

The Irish Red Cross was responsible for co-ordinating the task which was dubbed ‚Operation Shamrock’. 462 German children from North Rhine West Phalia, the Bristish occupied zone, between ages 3 and 10 came to live with families throughout Ireland.

By 1949 most of the German children had been sent back to their families, but about ‚50 of the children from Operation Shamrock’ stayed in Ireland for good.

Journalist Monica Brandis interviewed 18 of the ‚Shamrock Children’ still alive. These are their stories.

On the 16th March at 19.00 there will be a conversation with Monica Brandis and a Shamrock child to launch the photo-exhibition. This event is sponsored by Dr. Susan Walsh of the Globe business college Munich

Register your place for the discussion here

If you cannot make the discussion, the Photo installation is open to the public by appointment with Kriztina Brandeanu edu.support@globe-college.com +49 8959990845

Video for those who cannot make it all but are interested https://vimeo.com/68386165

 

Colm Tóibín reading Nora Webster

Colm Tóibín is one of the most important Irish writers of our time. Colm Tóibín is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic and poet. Tóibín is currently Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University. He was hailed as a champion of minorities as he collected the 2011 Irish PEN Award. In 2011, he was named one of Britain’s Top 300 Intellectuals by The Observer. In 2015, he was awarded the Hawthornden Prize for Nora Webster.

This Friday he will launch his book, Nora Webster, in the Literature house Munich in the Saal, follow this link for tickets.

The setting is Enniscorthy, in Ireland, in the late 1960s, and Nora Webster’s husband, Maurice, has recently died. When the novel opens, Nora’s next-door neighbour stops her on her way inside the house, commiserating with her over all the well-wishers calling in. “You must be fed up of them,” he says. “Will they never stop coming?” Even as he commiserates, he is clearly part of the problem, waiting for the response she doesn’t want to supply, pressuring her to give away how she is feeling. “They mean well. People mean well,” Nora says.

Moderation: Julika Griem

Reading of the German text: Wiebke Puls

Event in English and German

Admission: € 10.- / 7.-

Tickets: http://www.literaturhaus-muenchen.de/veranstaltung/items/3410.html

 

IBN Oktoberfest Schottenhammel Sunday 25th September 11.00-16.00

schottenhammel

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 munichibn@gmail.com to reserve your places

 

1916 : Oxford Historian discusses an Irish rising that brought independence from Britain

Professor Roy Foster from Oxford is speaking on the Irish Exit from the British Empire, in particular the event of the Easter rising 1916. This is where the proclamation of independence declaring Ireland a republic was first read, significantly in the central post office in Dublin. It is told that Gandhi carried the Irish principles of independence around with him until his death which inspired him in fulfilling his mission in India.

 

The significance of this event is very relevant to our lives today.

 

Those interested in history, politics, humanitarian issues are welcome to take the chance to ask questions and get responses from Professor Roy Foster on how history is written and remembered.

 

Concept of Nation & EU

Brexit

Reunification in Germany

Equal rights

 

The venue is the Schlachthof on Zenettistrasse, this Friday evening, June 10th in the Schlachthof

 

Tickets are €25 and can be purchased on http://www.im-schlachthof.de/spielplan-details/items/.1999.html

 

We request your help to bring awareness to your connections, friends and interested network, community service, friends and family as having them attend would be enriching.

 

The initiator and organizer of the event is Cillian Ó Donnabháin, Examiner at the European Patent Office and we would be honored to have you join in the discussion. https://www.facebook.com/events/1693555690926891/.