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Sad News – Professor Frixos Joannides

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the peacefully passing of Professor Frixos Joannides on Saturday 25th May. at Belmont Nursing Home. Beloved husband of Peggy and much loved father of Michael, Markos and Kimon; sadly missed by his loving wife, sons, daughters-in-law Yvonne, Jen and Linda, grandchildren Emma, Ella, Luke, Jessica and Danny. We want to express our condolences to his family.

Frixos Joannides’ funeral will take place on Wednesday, May 29 2019, at 11:30 am in the RC Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour (Foxrcok Church), Stillorgan Road, Foxrock, D18, followed by burial at Shanganagh Cemetery, South Co.Dublin. 

The family of Frixos Joannides asks anyone who wants to donate to his memory, to make it to the Greek Orthodox Parish in the following account:
IBAN: IE53 AIBK 9311 5223 4597 97
BIC: AIBKIE2D
Account name: GREEK ORTHODOX PARISH

Book of condolences https://rip.ie/cb.php?dn=389119

Professor Frixos Joannidis originally from Cyprus, was one of the first Greeks to have settled on the island. In Ireland he worked as a professor of engineering at University College Dublin and took over duties as the Consul of Cyprus until the establishment of the Cypriot Embassy in Dublin. He had been one of the founders of Irish-Hellenic Society (1962) Hellenic Community οf Ireland (1964), Greek Orthodox Community (80s) and the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Dublin (1994). At the same time, he was the first Modern Greek language teacher to Greek children before the establishment of the Greek School of Ireland (2003).

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Greek lessons for families and adults

Dear friends and members of the Hellenic Community of Ireland,

We would like to inform you that as part of the school program we have successfully started  family classes aiming to support bilingual families. 

In addition, for the first time we are introducing adult classes during the summer period. The classes will be complimented with participation through Skype.

For more info school@helleniccommunity.ie

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Invitation: ‘Discovering the Secrets of Zula’s Hollow’

Dear members and friends of the Hellenic Community of Ireland
The Project committee of Kilwarlin Moravian Church’s ‘Finding Zula’s Hollow’ Project, have great pleasure in inviting you, your friends and the whole of the Hellenic Community of Ireland to a day of discovery. It will be held at Kilwarlin Moravian church just outside Hillsborough, Co. Down.
 
On Saturday 11th May 2019, from 12:45 – 3:30pm, we will be ‘Discovering the Secrets of Zula’s Hollow’.
 
The National Lottery Heritage fund, and Lisburn and Castlereagh City council have generously funded a one-year project to seek to uncover the secrets that have been hidden or obscured, some for nearly 180 years.
 
We are coming to the end of the initial searching; archaeologists, hydro geologists, historical researchers and willing volunteers have investigated high and low and we are ready for the conclusions.
 
Through pictures, videos, stories, questions and answers and an actual tour of the Historic Battlefield Garden, you will be treated to the story of Rev. Basil Patras Zula and the little bit of Greece that now inhabits Co. Down. Focusing us on the Battle of Thermopylae in 480BCE and what led a Greek Chieftain, fresh from escaping the siege of Missolonghi in the Ottoman wars to come to Kilwarlin Co. Down, revitalize a dying church and build a unique historic garden. A fascinating look at heritage and living history among us.
 
We will be starting with light lunch and refreshments. 

To book your place, RSVP to Peter Dornan (email: peter.dornan@ntlworld.com).

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Happy Easter

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Basil Zula and the Thermopylae Garden

Dear members and friends of the Hellenic Community of Ireland

Please find attached the article about Basil Zula by Dr. Jo Day. This is an extract of the book “The Lure of Greece” (Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies). Dr Jo Day is a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Greek Archaeology in UCD.

Basil Zula

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3rd Greek Business & Arts Festival

The Hellenic Community of Ireland (HCI) with the support of the CHQ and EPIC The Irish Immigration Museum, proudly presents the “3rd Greek Business and Arts Festival”.

The festival will take place in CHQ, Custom House Quay, Docklands, Dublin 1 on Sunday 24th February from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The Festival is a touch of Greece. On the day you will taste Greek products and meet with Greek and Cypriot entrepreneurs and artists from a wide spectrum:

  • Original Greek products (Olive Oil, Tachini, Kefir, Olives, Honey, cheese, ouzo)
  • Greek food and catering companies
  • Visual artists (painters, ceramists, photographers, miniature artists, iconographers)
  • Crafts (sawing, embroidery)
  • Writers and publishers
  • Health professionals
  • The Greek School in Ireland
  • Tattoo artists and stylists
  • Musicians and performing artists
  • Technology companies / professionals in Technology and computing
  • Tourism professionals
  • HCI Entrepreneurship
  • Irish Hellenic Society
  • International Byzantine Greek Summer School
  • Bolton Trust
  • Institute of Minority Entrepreneurship, DIT

3rd Greek Business and Arts Festival

The Hellenic Community of Ireland (HCI) is composed mainly of people with Greek and Cypriot origin, Irish-Greek families and families where both partners are Greek.

The Greek Business and Arts Festival is primarily an immersion process into Irish Society for all those people as well as an opportunity to learn how to do business in Ireland. Its purpose is to:

  • Network Greek and Cypriot artists residing in Ireland
  • Network businesses by Greeks and Cypriots residing in Ireland
  • Expose both categories to the public
  • Connect Greek and Irish Businesses from Greece, Cyprus and Ireland
  • Match the Irish Know-how to do business with the entrepreneurial gift of Greeks

HCI Entrepreneurship “Passport to business”

HCI is working with Bolton Trust and the Institute of Minority Entrepreneurship, DIT, to train as many Greek entrepreneurs as possible. We provide The Guinness Enterprise Center as the next step in order to nourish and support start ups.

HCI is also looking at the opportunities that the economy in Greece offers for entrepreneurs and how the Irish experience can be transferred. We work with different bodies to that effect including the Irish Embassy in Athens.

HCI would like to create a measurable social impact that can be scaled all over Ireland. We have local representatives/volunteers that provide practical help to other co patriots. HCI aspires to be the model for other communities.

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International Greek Language Day

Salutation of the Education Counselor in London for the 9th of February, International Greek Language Day

                                           The language is not only a means of communication.

                                                    It carries the psyche of our people, its history and all

                                                    its kindness.

                                                                                                                   Odysseas Elytis  

Dear parents, teachers and associates of the Greek Language Education in Great Britain and North Europe. Continue reading “International Greek Language Day”

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Πρόσκληση συμμετοχής Β & Α Festival 2019

Η Ελληνική Κοινότητα Ιρλανδίας οργανώνει το 3ο Business & Arts Festival (B&A Festival). Το φεστιβάλ θα πραγματοποιηθεί την τελευταία Κυριακή του Φλεβάρη, στις 24 του μηνός, σε κεντρικό σημείο στο Δουβλίνο με ελεύθερη είσοδο για το κοινό. Λεπτομέριες θα ανακοινωθούν προσεχώς.

Το Business & Arts Festival είναι μια έκθεση έργων τέχνης και προϊόντων-υπηρεσιών από Έλληνες και Κύπριους καλλιτέχνες και επιχειρηματίες που είτε ζουν, δημιουργούν και εργάζονται στην Ιρλανδία είτε επιθυμούν να δραστηριοποιηθούν στην Ιρλανδική αγορά. Επιπλέον η έκθεση συμβάλλει στη γνωριμία των μελών και φίλων της κοινότητας, στη δημιουργία δεσμών αλληλοϋποστήριξης και στην ένταξή τους στη Ιρλανδική κοινωνία.

Οι ενδιαφερόμενοι θα πρέπει να υποβάλλουν τη συμμετοχή τους όσο το δυνατόν συντομότερα, το αργότερο μέχρι την Παρασκευή 25 Ιανουαρίου 2019 στο email: info@helleniccommunity.ie

Η συμμετοχή των επιχειρηματιών και καλλιτεχνών που είναι εγγεγραμμένα μέλη της Ελληνικής Κοινότητας Ιρλανδίας είναι δωρεάν.

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Hellenic Community of Ireland activities

Happy 2019!

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