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St Patrick’s Day Ball; 19th of March; 7.30 pm to Midnight. Tickets on sale now!
‘House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads, Old Town’
Due to increased number of ticket sales, the venue has changed.
Come enjoy a fabulous fanfare of Traditional Irish food & drinks, Irish céili Dancing,                                   ‘Craic agus ceol go loer!’

Music & song by renowned world famous; Irish Musician Néillidh Ó Maolagáin.                                         Along with his family, are 4th generation Pipe and Fiddle players.                                                             Welcome reception on arrival and complimentary drinks! All proceeds go to Charity in Estonia.
Tickets 65 Euro Per Person, 600 Euro for a Table of Ten!                                            

For tickets email: info@iebn.org

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‘So whether you’re Irish or whether you ain’t, raise a glass to our Patron Saint’

 


 

#TallinnCyberConf16

26th of January 2016; Tallinn, Estonia

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Tornimae Street 3 ▪ 10145 Tallinn ▪ Estonia

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All proceeds of this conference have gone to Charity.

‘Always leave a positive digital footprint!’ #tallinncybercrime16

Big thanks to Joseph Carson & team, Sponsors and over 70 delegates who attended the first ever IEBN Tallinn Cyber Conference, Swissotel 26th of Jan. By purchasing a ticket & sponsoring the event, each person contributed to a worthy Charity in Estonia. All IEBN volunteers gave their time and skills free of charge, which makes this event even more special. Everyone benefited from a great learning experience and a fantastic networking opportunity. IEBN Tallinn Cyber Conference received lots of media coverage too; see links below. Topics included ‘What is happening with “cyber” and how does it impact you?’ ‘Cyber security 360 – the human factor’. ‘Data privacy and social media – do they work together?’ For more information please email: info@iebn.org

Check out some of the media coverage of the event:

ETV: Terevisioon  Kanal2: Reporter  Ärileht  Novaator ERR  Õhtuleht

Irish Ambassador to Estonia; Mr. Frank Flood, Dr. Luca Zampaglione of eu-LISA, Joseph Carson of Wiretrap & Rachel Armstrong Chair of IEBN

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Thanks to one of the Sponsors – Sophos; Justinas Valentukevicius and team

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Cooperating partners and Sponsors

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25th of November 2015; Mr Mike Hogan; Director for Enterprise Ireland, (Baltic Region) presented at the quarterly IEBN Business Network meet.

Topics included a presentation of Irish/Estonian Trade, updates from Minister Sean Sherlock’s trade mission and friendship visit to Tallinn, June 2015. Good news stories including the significant increase in Jan-July Exports from Ireland to Estonia (+ 28%), recent developments in Industries such as Wood/Timber requirements & exports. Plus recent Irish Government Tenders. An informative evening was enjoyed by all, lots of networking, some success stories in the planning. Keep you posted!

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Rachel Armstrong, Chairperson IEBN at the Networking Event on November 25th

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Rachel Armstrong Chairperson IEBN, Lorraine Gavin Marketing, Communications & PR IEBN, Frank Flood Irish Ambassador to Estonia, Mike Hogan Enterprise Ireland and Leo O’Neill IEBN Board Member.

 

 

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IEBN would like to thank the Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs with Special Responsibility for ODA, Trade Promotion and North South co-operation; Mr. Seán Sherlock for the opening address at  the first Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to Estonia. Special thanks to Enterprise Ireland and the Embassy of Ireland for inviting the network to support and present to the large group of Estonian and Irish Delegates that attended.  Key note speakers including Toomas Türk of Technopol , Estonia and Andrew Tobin of T2.ie, Ireland. Following on from this, Minister Shelock received much press coverage; promoting strong business and cultural links between both countries.

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L-R: Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs with Special Responsibility for ODA, Trade Promotion and North South co-operation; Mr. Seán Sherlock; Rachel Armstrong Chairperson IEBN, Britta Tamverk Vice Chairperson IEBN, Irish Ambassador Frank Flood at the IEBN Baltic Market Study Workshop, Nordic Forum Hotel, Tallinn, Estonia.

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Interview with Mos Shelock in Estonian 11.06.15 (translation of interview)

 

Guest speaker Mr. Andrew Tobin T2.ie, who traveled as part of the 10 Irish company Baltic Study Tour said about his trip:

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“I’d like to thank everyone for their kind hospitality in Tallinn. The people were extremely friendly and the scenery around the old town & coast line amazing. From the second we arrived in Tallinn airport we felt at home. There is a distinct western flavour to Estonia, combined with the culture & historic feel to the old town, made it a very interesting and enjoyable short stay. I look forward to returning in the very near future for both business and pleasure”

‘Craic agus Ceol go léir’

The newly established Irish-Estonian Business Network was launched at the Inaugural St Patrick’s Day Ball in the Swissôtel, Tallinn, on Saturday 14th of March, 2015. At the Ball, 110 people enjoyed ‘Craic agus Ceol go léir’ meaning ‘Lots of music and fun’ in the Irish Language.

This fantastic night featured traditional Irish music, song and Irish Céilí dancing until late. Sponsored by a number of companies including Enterprise Ireland, Swissôtel, HML Project Management and supported by the Embassy of Ireland in Tallinn. The Ball included a welcome reception and a sumptuous 3-course traditional Irish meal. Two Irish wolfhounds, Ana and Art, from the Estonian Irish Wolfhound and Deerhound Club welcomed guests on their arrival.

Musical introduction was made by Áine and Muireann Ní Dhroighneáin (Sean Nós singers) and Emily Cullen (Irish Harp player) from Galway, Ireland, who traveled over especially for the St Patrick’s Day celebrations. And all Estonian Irish dance group ‘Solas’ performed a rendition of ‘River Dance’ and later lead the Irish Céilí dancing. Musical entertainment was provided by Jaak Johanson (guitar), Krista Joonas (flute) & Rainer Kährik (accordion).

The Ball was hosted not only to celebrate St Patrick’s Day but also to launch the Irish-Estonian Business Network (IEBN). 

For further information, please contact a member of the IEBN Board by e-mailing info@iebn.org

Note

Information on Solas, the Irish Dance group in Estonia, is available at https://solastallinn.wordpress.com/

Details on the The Estonian Irish Wolfhound and Deerhound Club NGO can be found on at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Estonian-Irish-Wolfhound-and-Deerhound-Club/112412858776708 

Very special thanks goes to Michael Walsh www.emajoedisain.ee who designed and created the IEBN logo.

Contact for St Patrick’s Day events and activities 2016 please mail info@iebn.org or go to www.embassyofireland.ee


 

Board and Members of IEBN, Vice Chair; Britta Tamverk; Irish Ambassador; Frank Flood; Dagny Aalde, Leo O’Neill; Board Member, Rachel Armstrong; Chair IEBN.

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Jaak Johanson entertaining the guests with ‘Traditional Irish Music’.

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Estonian Irish Dance Troupe ‘Solas’ meaning ‘Light’ leading the céili dancing.

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Estonian Irish Dance Troupe ‘Solas’ rendition of the world famous ‘Riverdance’. Riverdance is a theatrical show consisting mainly of traditional Irish music and dance.

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Kairi-ly Tammeoks and Trinn Tammert enjoying the ‘Welcome’ Reception.

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Press coverage featured in Postimees.

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Glamour at the ball!

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Padraic Doyle, Marian Vasirik, Piret and Joe Carson.

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Brandy and Billy ‘B.K.’ Fagan.

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Lorraine Smolarek & Art the Irish Wolf Hound enjoying the St Patrick’s Day Festivities.

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