Celebration for the 25th March & 1st of April

Dear parents and friends of the Greek Community School in Dublin,

The Hellenic community, the teacher and the School Committee invite you to the National celebration of 25th of March(Greece) and the 1st of April (Cyprus) that will take place on Saturday 21st of March 2009 at 11 am, at the Greek School, at the function hall of the Greek Community behind our church.

The programme will include recitation of poems and songs, as well as coffee at the end of the celebration.

We would be delighted to see you all there, members or not of the Community, to celebrate together our National Holiday.

We would kindly request that the parents whose kids will be participating in the celebration with a poem to email Ms Dora Lola -Luz (theodora.lolaluz@gmail.com) or the teacher Mr Vaios Manolis (manolisvaios@gmail.com) by Saturday the 14th of March to notify us if for any reason they will be unable to attend the celebration. We ask this so that the teacher can plan the programme of the celebration.

In addition, the teacher kindly asks, if you have any national costumes that the kids wear them on the day, otherwise if they could wear a jeans trouser/ skirt (blue) and a white shirt/blouse.

Thanking you in advance for your collaboration.

On behalf of the management board, the teacher, and the school committee of the Greek School in Dublin

The Secretary,

Theodora Lola-Luz

Euro-Election 2009

Dear members and Friends,

Please find here a document from the Greek Embassy in Dublin, in relation to the opening of a ballet box for the Euroelection 2009. More information on what needs to be done, in the document attached. For more clarifications please get in touch with the Embassy in Dublin.

On behalf of the management board,

The Secretary,

Theodora Lola-Luz

Greeting from new MB

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

The General Assembly of the Hellenic Community (HC) gathered on Sunday 25 January 2009 at the Greek School where the election for the new Management Board (MB) took place. I would like to thank our members who honoured us with their presence and laid their trust on us by approving us for two more years of tenure. I feel very optimistic for my Presidency of the HC, and I believe that I also reflect the views of all the MB members, because we did achieve a great deal in our last tenure, but we also gained more experience in handling the issues of the HC. I feel particularly pleased due to the presence of four new colleagues in the MB with new energy and ideas, but also because I believe that it is good that as many of us as possible are involved in the management of our community. Only this way we can really make the community “ours”. We commit ourselves to serve as best as we are able to the interests of our Community in Ireland and of Hellenism in general.

On behalf of the MB

Warm regards

Dr. Thomais Kakouli
President, Hellenic Community of Ireland

Click here to download the minutes of the Bi-Annual General Meeting held on January 25th 2009.

Settling in Ireland

If you have recently moved to Ireland or you are thinking to relocate here in the near future, there are lots of things you need to know. The attached document contains some basic information about Social Insurance, Benefits, Schools, etc. Click here to download.

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Greek Coffee Room

Dear members/friends of the Hellenic community,

We would like to inform you that on Tuesday February 3rd at 5 pm in the room behind the church there will be a Greek Kafeneio/coffee in operation where we can meet for coffee and tavli.

The Board is trying to find a day that would suit most people. if you wish you could contact the  secretary of the community (secretary@helleniccommunity.ie) in order to help us decide what day suits the majority.

Hope to see you there.

On behalf of the Hellenic Community,

Theodora Lola-Luz

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 (theodora.lolaluz@gmail.com) 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 (www.artireland.ie) 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 (www.marypapas.com), 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.