The Hellenic Community of Ireland live on Greek radio

The past president of the Hellenic Community of Ireland, Dr. Thomais Kakouli, live on ERA on 23rd of July 2009.

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School registration for new academic year

Dear parents and students of the Greek school in Dublin,

We would like to inform you that student registration for the Greek school will take place on Saturday 05.09.09 at the hall where classes take place between 10:00 – 14:00, as well as on Sunday 06.09.09 immediately after the Holy Liturgy.

On Saturday 12.09.09 we will have Holy water rites for the new academic year. The time for the Holy water rites will be arranged with the priest and will be announced later. Student registration can also be done on the day.

The registration forms can be found here.

On behalf of the Teacher and the School Committee,

Dr. Theodora Lola-Luz
Secretary, Hellenic Community of Ireland

Greek Dance Classes

Dear members and friends of the Hellenic Community,

We are delighted to announce that we would like to commence Greek Dancing classes to be held at the Greek School Hall on the first Monday of each month or twice a month depending on interest, with suggested times from 8.00pm to 9.30pm.

The cost of these classes will be 2 euro per session for members and 5 for non members.

We welcome any interested parties who would like to join us to send us a note confirming your availability to attend by the 20th of August 2009, to our teacher Mr Vaios Manolis (school@helleniccommunity.ie) or Ms Athena Kelly (athena@helleniccommunity.ie, 086 404 1857).

Everyone is welcome including beginners and those who would like to have fun even though they are experienced Greek dancers !

On behalf of the Βoard of Μanagement,

Theodora Lola-Luz
Secretary, Hellenic Community of Ireland

Welcome Note from Thomae Kakouli

On behalf of the Management Board (M.B.) I welcome you to the website of the Hellenic Community of Ireland.

The Hellenic Community of Ireland is Dublin based and was founded in 1964. It is the official instrument of the Greeks in Ireland and as such it is recognised by the Greek, Cypriot and Irish governments. Our Community is relatively small in comparison to the larger communities of the Greek Diaspora, but it is very active considering its size and its resources.

Hellenes, the world over, carry a piece of their homeland inside them. The Hellenic Community of Ireland, whose M.B. works on a voluntary basis, endeavours to welcome the Greeks in Ireland, and to unlock from inside each one of us that very special piece of our homeland. If you wish to know in detail the general and specific aims of the Hellenic Community of Ireland, please consult the Community’s Memorandum of Association.

Finally, we would like to thank you for visiting our website. We also thank you in advance for your comments, questions and suggestions and please be assured that we will pay them appropriate consideration. Please allow us to remind you that we work voluntarily for the Community and thus we would like to ask for your understanding in the event we delay to reply to you.

Have a great browsing!

Thomae Kakouli
President, Hellenic Community of Ireland

International economic crisis and developments in Greece-Invitation to an open discussion

Dear members and friends of the Hellenic Community

The HC Management Board invites you to an open discussion on the topic of “The international economic crisis and developments in Greece”. The discussion will take place in the Greek School on Sunday 6 September at 1p.m. after the Divine Liturgy. The event is organised due to the visit to Ireland, for an international conference, of two noticeable analysts from Greece: Mr George Karampelias, writer and editor and Prof. Panayotis Papakyriazis, economist, Professor Emeritus at the Economic University of Athens and Professor Emeritus at the California Polytechnic State University.
Mr Karampelias and Prof. Papakyriazis would be delighted to participate in the discussion and to meet the members of our community, and also the community members to meet them.

With warm regards,

On behalf of the Management Board

Dr. Thomais Kakouli
President, Hellenic Community of Ireland

Archbishop’s Gregorios visit

Dear members and friends of the Hellenic Community,

Please be advised that H.E. the Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain will visit Dublin this weekend. We do not know yet his precise schedule but we do know that he will be at the Holy Liturgy on Sunday 6th of September at 11 am. The Archbishop would like to meet his flock after the Holy Liturgy so we kindly ask the Greek Orthodox parishioners and compatriots to come to our church to meet him.

On behalf of the Management Board

Dr Thomais Kakouli
President, Hellenic Community of Ireland

End of school year celebration

Dear members,

We would like to inform you that on Saturday, 27th of June at 11am
there will be a celebration for the end of this academic year at the
Greek School room behind our church.

We would be delighted to see you all there.

On behalf of the teacher and the School committee,

Dr. Theodora Lola-Luz
Secretary, Hellenic Community of Ireland

Easter 2009 programme

Click here to download the programme of the Greek Orthodox Church for Easter 2009.

Greek music night

Dear members and friends of the Hellenic Community,

Thank you for honouring us with your presence and making our Dinner Dance a success last Saturday the 28th of March in the Radisson SAS in celebration of the Greek National Day of March 25th.

Our two guest musicians from Greece will be performing for an additional session on Monday 30th of March at 20:00 at the “Brokers” The Mercantile – O’Brien’s on Dame St (opposite Central Bank).

Directions can be found at:

http://www.dublinpubscene.com/thepubs/obriens.html

Ticket price: 20 euro
Student ticket: 10 euro
Free admission with the ticket from our last event at the Radisson SAS Hotel.

On behalf of the MB,

The Secretary,

Theodora Lola-Luz

Annual Dinner-Dance 2009

Dear members, compatriots and friends of the Hellenic community,

It is our honour to invite you to our annual dinner-dance which will take place on Saturday 28th March at 8pm at the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel (click here for map) on the occasion of the Greek National Day of 25th of March.

Join us for great Greek night full of fun and live music from Greece and for supporting our Community and School.

For tickets please contact:

Thomae Kakouli, president@helleniccommunity.ie, 0876225969
Michael Youlton, vice-president@helleniccommunity.ie
Stella Xenopoulou, treasurer@helleniccommunity.ie
Dimitris Kalamatianos, admin@helleniccommunity.ie
Nora Salveta, nora_cyp@yahoo.com

Ticket prices:

Members €55
Non-members €65
Children below 14 years free

We will keep you updated by email and on our website (www.helleniccommunity.ie).

On behalf of the Management Board

The President

Thomae Kakouli