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Whether you are considering Undergraduate or Postgraduate study in the Department, are a current student, a former student, or are just visiting, we hope these pages will be helpful and informative. The main headings for navigating the site are on the left-hand side.

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14 December 2011

Based on the submission of some of his poetry Professor Peter Arnds was selected from a large pool of applicants to spend two weeks in September 2012 as poet-in-residence in the Heinrich Böll Cottage in Dugort, Achill Island. The German Nobel Laureate lived here in the 1950s and many of his impressions of Ireland recorded in his 'Irish Diary' are based on his stay on Achill Island. The writer/artist in residence programme is funded and supported by the Mayo Co Council, the Arts Council of Ireland, and the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Germany. It is the purpose of this residency programme to give artists and writers a tranquil space in which their creativity can flourish and where they share their work with the local community by way of public readings and visits to schools and community organisations.

Irish Undergraduate Award 2011

Our graduate Laura Sinnott (TSM German & History) received an Irish Undergraduate Award (category: languages & linguistics) from the Irish President Mary McAleese this October. Congratulations, Laura!

Irish Idependent 16 June 2011: Irish Firms should take the plunge and begin exporting to Germany.

Despite the language barrier, there are many opportunities for expansion in Europe's largest consumer market. Read full article

From the press release of the German-Irish Chamber of Commerce Survey:

"Mr Lissek (Chief Executive of the German-Irish Chamber of Commerce) also said that it was a matter of concern that almost two thirds of those surveyed felt that not enough was being done to encourage the teaching of foreign languages in Irish schools. "Given the extent of trade between Ireland and Germany, we believe that it would be a good investment if more school children learned German and more schools offered German as a subject option."

Last updated 14 December 2011 Germanic Studies (Email).