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

 

Artist Eve Parnell at Humboldt University Berlin



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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.

 

Stuttgart Autumn Stammtisch



What better way to ramp up the anticipation than a trip to the pub on a Thursday evening.

And what better excuse for a trip to the pub on a Thursday evening than the IBN Stuttgart Autumn Stammtisch!
• Date: Thursday, October 20th, 2016
• Time: from 19:30
• Location: O’Reilly’s Irish Pub.

We have reserved tables tables in the window.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,

 

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



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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.