Vasilopita and Hellenic Community AGM

Dear friends/members of the Hellenic Community of Ireland,

First and above all please accept our best and heartfelt wishes from all of us in the Hellenic Community Committee to all of you for a very happy and pleasant Christmas and New Year.

The present Committee having completed its two-year tenure, we are calling for an Annual General Meeting, combined with elections on Sunday January 25th 2009, 13.00 – 15.00 hours in our School Hall. The session will be divided into two: the present Committee will initially (13.00 – 14.15) present an activity and financial report, which would have been circulated beforehand, to be followed with a full and open discussion. Elections will then complete the session

We would like you all to circulate through myself any proposals you may have for the discussion as well as any nominations for the Committee by Sunday January 11th to give us ample time to circulate everything to the entire membership list.

Full and Associate members (paid up) of the Hellenic Community will take part in the AGM – however, the latter will have speaking but no voting rights. Existing members may renew their membership and pay the 2009 dues on the day at the door. However new friends who may wish to join and take part will have to let us know a week before so that we can prepare our lists.

Looking forward to a good and productive year

Best regards,

Michael Youlton (Vice-President)

PS: Following the liturgy at 12.30 we will have a small Vasilopita (St Basil’s pie) event for all in the School Hall

Christmas Liturgy

Dear friends and compatriots,

This is just to inform you that on Christmas Day, the Main Christmas Liturgy will take place (as usual) at 11am.

After the Liturgy you are all invited to sing the carols and taste honey and spice cookies and sugared almond cookies at the Hellenic Community hall.

Once again, please accept our best wishes for Christmas and New Year (Download e-card).


Stella Xenopoulou

Christmas School Celebration

Dear parents and friends of the Greek School in Dublin,

The teacher, the students and the School Committee invite you to the Christmas celebration that will take place on Saturday 13th of December 2008 at 11am, at the Greek School, at the room of the Greek Community behind our church.

The programme will include recitation of Christmas songs and plays, and of course presents from Santa Claus.

We would be delighted to see you all there, members or not of the Community, to celebrate together Christmas and for you to see first hand the very important work that is carried out by our new teacher Mr. Vaios Manolis.

We would kindly request that you email Ms Dora Lola -Luz ( by the 22nd of November, confirming whether you will be attending the celebration or not. In addition, please indicate the number,  age group and gender of children of your family that will be present at the celebration, so we can determine the number of presents that we need to buy, so that no child will be disappointed.

Thanking you in advance for your collaboration.

The teacher, students and school committee of the Greek School in Dublin

Archbishop Gregorios’ Visit

Dear Friends,

We would like to inform you that the Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain Gregorios, will visit the Greek Church and School in the next weekend. His time schedule is the following:

1. Saturday 22 November at 11.30am: Visit at the Greek School.
2. Saturday 22 November at 6pm: Vespers (Church of the Annunciation, 46 Arbour Hill, Dublin 7)

3. Sunday 23 November at 9.30am: One Holly Liturgy
4. Meeting with parishioners after the Holly Liturgy

We kindly ask the parents of the Greek School to take part in the meeting with the Archbishop on Saturday at 11.30am, as he particularly expressed his interest in meeting them.

Finally, we would like to ask all parishioner to be at the Church on Saturday at 6pm and on Sunday at 9.30am.

Michael Youlton
Vice-President, Hellenic Community of Ireland

Art Ireland 2008

Art Ireland ( is Ireland’s largest and best attended art fair. The ninth annual art fair will take place in the Main Hall RDS, Dublin from the 14th to the 16th November 2008.

This year nearly two hundred artists and galleries will take part in Art Ireland and among them Mary Papas (, a Greek artist.

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact us and we will email you an E-Invite for free admission.

Doxology for 28th of October

Dear members/friends of the Community,

The committee and the Greek Embassy would like to inform you that this Sunday 26th of October, a Doxology will take place at the Greek Orthodox Church, for the occasion of the National Day.  It will start straight after the conclusion of the weekly Holly Liturgy at around 12:00pm

We would also like to inform you that the new teacher will be present to meet parents and whoever else is willing το attend Greek lessons this year.

The secretary

Kostas Papalampros

Great Malev Sale

Dear Members of the Greek Community in Ireland,

Malév Hungarian Airlines has launched a massive seat sale across its network. From Dublin, the airline has great fares to Athens and Thessaloniki from just Eur39 return plus taxes approx Eur150 return inclusive of taxes, charges, 23kilos baggage allowance, meal and refreshments. The sale is valid for travel from 13th October 2008 until 28th March 2009 excluding Christmas and New Year enabling you to book ahead for the New Year.

Book now by calling 0818 55 55 77 or online

If booking online at choose the +3/-3 button if you’re flexible with dates so the system have help find the flights with availability at the sale fare level.

Thank you as always for your support.

Kind regards,

Ger Aherne-Kinane
Country Manager, Ireland

Annual Dinner-Dance 2008

Dear Friends,

With respect to the forthcoming national Hellenic anniversaries next month

  1. The celebration of independence of Cyprus – October 1st
  2. The celebration of heroic “NO” – October 28th

The Hellenic Community of Ireland invites you to its annual dinner dance taking place on Friday October 10th at 20:00 at Stillorgan Park Hotel. We will be glad to see you and your families and celebrate together as Greeks.

Tickets are now available and can be purchased:

  1. from any board member (contact details can be found here)
  2. at the Greek Orthodox Church (46 Arbour Hill, Dublin 7) this Sunday October 5th after the Holy Liturgy
  3. at the entrance of Stillorgan Park Hotel on Friday October 10th

Ticket prices:

Members €50
Students €40 (students and adolescents over 14yrs)
Non Members €60
Kids up to 14yrs old: FREE

Part of funding collected on that night will be disposed for the aid of the 2007 fire victims in Peloponnese. This charity event was decided for the following reasons:

  1. Front titles in media have faded away since the catastrophic fires last year but people in that area still need support
  2. It is the a perfect occasion to provide you with a detailed presentation in reference tothe aid, that you so generously offered one year ago (4th October 2007) during our previous event for the fire-stricken Greeks of Peloponnese.

For your information, please note the Hellenic Community of Ireland will not be organizing Christmas feast this year, but we are just about to finalize our ANNUAL DANCE for March 2009.

The President,

Dr. Thomae Kakouli

Winter Soccer Leagues LADIES-GUYS

As part of the “Hellenic Community of Ireland” updated social event scheme, we are putting a soccer team together and participate in 5side Leagues. This is applicable to both ladies and guys. It would be perfect to put 2 teams together if possible. If anyone of you is interested in participating please contact for further details.