Registration for academic year 2017-18

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

It is our honour and pleasure to invite you this coming Saturday 2nd September to register yourself and/or your children for the new school year 2016/2017.

For the second year we are offering preparation classes for Ancient and Modern Greek for the Junior and Leaving Cert. The classes will be given by experienced and qualified teachers.

This Saturday is mainly for registration and for meeting and greeting each other. It is an other opportunity to meet and welcome our replacement teacher Ms Mariana Sylivrili who will deliver the classes from September till December inclusive. We would, though, like to mention that payment in full on the day of registration makes our lives much easier and facilitates the work of our Honorary Treasurer and our new auditor.
Ιn case there is great difficulty for a family to make a financial contribution for the Greek school, we encourage that family to bring the kids to school and talk to a member of the school committee regarding this. That is absolutely necessary for good book keeping.

Please find below the schedule for this coming Saturday (02/09/2016)
10-11am.: Junior and senior infant, first grade
11-12pm.: Last year’s first and second grade (Children of last year’s Saturday classes on 10.30-11.30am and 11.30-12.30pm
12-13pm.: Intermediate level (children of last year’s Saturday class on 12.30-14.00pm)
13-14pm.: Advanced levels (children of last year’s Saturday classes on 16.00-18.00 and 18.00-20.00)
14.00-14.30pm: Adult classes
14:30-15:00 Junior cert and Leaving Cert classes.

Finaly, we would like to take this opportunity to send our best wishes to Ms Myrto Tsaprazi.
Regards

On behalf of the board of the Hellenic Community of Ireland and the school committee

Stella Xenopoulou

Business and crafts networking event !


This is the first business and crafts networking event organized by the Hellenic Community of Ireland, for Greeks, their friends and all Philhellenes. To exhibit and promote our work, network, meet and showcase our presence in Ireland.

The event will take place on Sunday 11June 2017 from 13:30 to 16:30,Silk Road Cafe in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle and will be launched by
H.E. Ms Katia Georgiou, Ambassador of Greece to Ireland,
at 14:30.

The Moonlight Sonata by Yannis Ritsos, Trinity College – 25 March

A big “thank you” from the Hellenic Community of Ireland to the two exceptional actors
Marios Iordánou and Sophia Kazantzián, who made us all participants in “…the life and the fluttering of a moment…”
A big “thank you”, which indeed is not sufficient, for the honour they did to our small Community, by allowing us to be the point of departure for the dedicatory voyage to our great poet, Yannis Rítsos.
We were moved by their interpretation, they entered our hearts and minds, they enchanted the souls of our children…
Our warmest thanks to: the Embassy of Greece in Ireland;
Professor Dr. Christine Morris of the Department of Classics in Trinity College;
who was our host; to Marjorie Chambers, an alumna of TCD, who has translated Rítsos’s work, and to the students
Andrew Beazley, Paul Corcoran and Ellen Finn, who read the poem in English. And finally to all the tireless volunteers, who dedicated endless hours towards the success of the presentation, and of course to the wonderful members of the audience who filled the Long Room Hub to capacity.
Our thanks to you all.

The Moonlight Sonata by Yannis Ritsos


We have the honour to present in Dublin the world premiere of the Moonlight Sonata by Yannis Ritsos.
The two actors Sophia Kazantzian and Marios Iordanou are performing on
Saturday 25th March 2017 at 20:00 in the Long Room Hub of Trinity College Dublin.
The performance, which will be in Greek, will be preceded by the reading of the poem in English (translation by Marjorie Chambers) by students from Trinity College .
For tickets, please contact:

Michael Youlton,
email: myoulton@yahoo.com

Stella Xenopoulou,
email:president@helleniccommunity.ie
Prices: 10 euro for members of the Hellenic Community of Ireland and chlildren over 12
15 euro for non-members

Cutting of Vasilopita for 2017


Dear members and friends of the Hellenic Community of Ireland,

You are invited by the Hellenic Community of Ireland to the cutting of our Vasilopita, which will take place in the Silk Road Cafe of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle on 5th February 2017.

The event starts at 13:30. The Library is open on Sundays from 13:00 to 17:00, admission is free. This is a great opportunity to get to know the library, and especially it’s Greek treasures. These include the world’s oldest extensive manuscripts, on papyrus, of the Four Gospels, the Apocalypse, and the Letters of St Paul.

There is free and pay and display parking available in different streets around Dublin Castle, including Werburgh Street.

Happy new year

Christmas school celebration

Dear Parents and Friends,

We would like to invite you to the School Christmas celebration this Sunday 16/12, at 1.30 pm

The celebration will include songs and poems. At the end of the celebrations  ‘Santa ‘ will give to all the kids of the Greek community a small gift.

The cost is 2 euro per child.

Please let me know if your child will attend to avoid any dissapointment.

Comment about the president’s interview to Bloomberg

Το μήνυμα που λάβαμε  σχετικά με την συνέντευξη που έδωσε ο Πρόεδρος της Ελληνικής Κοινότητας στο Bloomberg για την οικονομική κρίση.

Παρακαλώ να διαβιβάσετε στο Αξιότιμο Πρόεδρο σας, Κύριο  Χατζή τις ευχαριστίες μας για την πολλή καλή συνέντευξή του στο Bloomberg. Μας έκανε εθνικά υπερήφανους.  Τι θα μπορούσαν άραγε χειρότερο να μας κάνουν οι ξένοι όταν μόνοι μας βγάζουμε τα μάτια μας??

Ανδρέας Γκοργκόλης
Γλυφάδα.