Greek Business & Arts Showcase II

 Greek Business & Arts Showcase II
Please Be Our Guest
Sunday 25th February
12.30 – 3.30pm
United Arts Club
3 Fitzwilliam St Upper, Dublin 2
The Hellenic Community of Ireland is growing. At our second Business & Arts Festival we will be showcasing the work of Greek people living and integrating in the Community. Many of those taking part are startup or early stage businesses. The event is FREE to attend and some products will be available to purchase.

Greek Party !

 

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 A small gathering for all the Greeks in Ireland and their friends. All are welcome. Join us for a few drinks and socializing. 

Where: Urban Brewing

When: 30/12/2017

Time: 10:00



2nd World Olympiad of Modern Greek Language

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Centre for the Greek Language organize the 2nd World Olympiad of Modern Greek Language under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. The event is sponsored by the “Charitable foundation of Ivan Savvidi”.

More information – Apply online – Information for the participants

** Participants will need to cover their travel expenses.

New deadline for applications: December 21st 2017.

 

Χριστούγεννα 2017 

Αγαπητοί συμπατριώτες και φίλοι, 

Σας καλούμε να συμμετάσχετε στη Χριστουγεννιάτικη γιορτή του Ελληνικού Σχολείου και να  τραγουδήσετε μαζί μας τα κάλαντα την Κυριακή 10/12 στις 14:30 στο Palatine room  του Εθνικού Μουσείου Collins Barracks, απέναντι από την Εκκλησία.

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Brendan Behan and Theodorakis “laughing boy”

Written in honour of Irish revolutionary hero
Michael Collins, Brendan Behan’s song The laughing boy’, or
‘To gelasto paidi’ in its Greek translation, has come to
stand for various Greek historical figures and events and is
one of the most recognised songs of the last
40 years in Greece

An Post, Ireland's postal service, launched a
 stamp commemorating the 50th anniversary of Behan's death
 on March 20 (Photo: An Post)

An Post, Ireland’s postal service, launched a
stamp commemorating the 50th anniversary

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Looking after third age in Ireland

Seniors Alert Scheme

This scheme, which has been advertised on the radio recently, is government-funded, and offers peace of mind to people aged over 65 who know that if they have a fall or need help with anything, assistance is just the press of a button away.

The purpose of the scheme is to enable older people to continue to live in their home with independence and confidence by providing them with a free personal monitored alarm. The alarm can be worn as a pendant or around the wrist like a watch. When pressed, it connects wirelessly to a base unit, usually attached to a phone. The base unit immediately sends a call to a 24 hour monitoring unit. 

The scheme is administered locally by community and voluntary groups from the local area. Further information is also available from Pobal athttps://www.pobal.ie/Beneficiaries/Seniors%20Alert%20Scheme/Pages/default.aspx

If you would like further information about this scheme, let us know, and we’ll pass on contact information.

News from “Medecins sans frontieres”

In 2016 alone, MSF carried out in Greece:
• 54,200 outpatient consultations
• 8,100 individual mental health consultations
• 650 group mental health sessions

I would invite you to look at page 44 of our activity report for the most up to date information on our work in Greece.
http://www.msf.org/sites/msf.org/files/msf_activity_report_2016_web.pdf

You can also find further information on our website here:
https://www.msf.ie/greece

Information about Credit card payments

Dear parents, members and friends of the Hellenic Community of Ireland,

We have the pleasure to inform you that registration for the Greek Language
( modern and ancient ) courses for children and adults can be made online at www.helleniccommunity.ie following the link :
https://hellenicschool.membersportal.co

The annual manual registration and membership can also be made following the equivalent link:
https://hellenic.membersportal.co

We hope that the online registration facility will simplify and improve the registration process. If you have any queries or require any further information, please contact the board or the school committee of the Hellenic Community at
board@hellenicommunity.ie or school@helleniccommunity.ie

Thank you

Schools to Remain Closed – Tuesday 17 October 2017

Schools to remain closed Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Following careful consideration by the National Emergency Coordination Group, the Department of Education and Skills, has decided that all schools will remain closed tomorrow.

This decision was primarily taken in the interests of child safety and on the basis of information available in what is a developing situation. While it is recognised that some schools may not be as badly impacted as others, the information available at this time indicates that over 350,000 businesses and homes are already without power, and severe winds continue to cause damage across the country as the storm progresses. Many regional and local roads are closed due to fallen trees.

It is also the case that school authorities will in very many cases not have had an opportunity to check their buildings and confirm they are safe, have power and water, and that routes to the school are safely open.

It is recognised that the decision to close schools will have a major impact on families and on the workforce. However, this decision has been taken in the interests of safety for children and to provide clarity for everyone concerned.