German Traces in Ireland

The Cobh Heritage Centre, located next to the train station and the harbour. Photo (Detail): Courtesy of Cobh Heritage Centre

There are many places to be found in Ireland with connections to German people and stories; from Handel’s Messiah at Fishamble Street in Dublin to the children of Operation Shamrock in Co.Wicklow, from the Ballinderry Sword to Ardnacrusha’s hydroelectric power station. Artists, writers and historical figures such as Agnes Bernelle, Imogen Stuart, Heinrich Böll and Friedrich Engels also feature with details of their Irish-German links.

Project Management: Anne Klapperstück, Head of Library and Information Services
Project Coordination: Ben Adamson, Arts Manager 
Research and Texts: Fintan O’Toole and Ralf Sotscheck
Marketing: Anne Klapperstück
Technical Implementation and Website: Anne Klapperstück, Head of Library and Information Services
Translations: Rachel McNicholl und Manfred Weltecke
Academic Consultation: Dr Gisela Holfter, Centre for Irish-German Studies, University of Limerick
Centre for Irish-German Studies
(C) Centre for Irish-German Studies, University of Limerick


The project would not have been possible without the support of the following people: 
Luca Pes (Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung) 
René Böll (son of Heinrich Böll) and Samay Böll (Böll Fotoarchiv) 
Majella Hollywood (Chamber Choir of Ireland) 
Jack Walsh (Cobh Heritage Centre) 
Evonne Ferguson, Sam Wilcock (Contemporary Music Centre) 
Carmel Barker, Brendan Delany, Dermot Finnan (ESB) 
Derek Cullen, Mary King (Fáilte Ireland) 
Dr Ruth Fleischmann (daughter of Aloys Fleischmann) and Max Fleischmann 
Miriam Murphy , Sue Paterson (Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation) 
John Doherty (Harcourt Developments) 
David McVeigh (Harland & Wolff) 
Roland Paul, Barbara Schuttpelz (Institut für pfälzische Geschichte und Volkskunde) 
Simon Lincoln, Colum O'Riordan (Irish Architectural Archive) 
Manus McManus (Irish Film Archive) and Sunniva O'Flynn (Irish Film Archive) 
Jason Duffy (Irish Music Rights Organisation) 
Austin Bovenizer (Irish Palatines Association) 
Anette Kühnel (Kiepenheuer & Witsch) 
Johnny Burke (Langs Bar & Restaurant) 
Mark Leslie (son of Agnes Bernelle) 
Jason McElligott (Marsh's Library) 
Orla Banks, Valerie Meehan, Meg Roche, Dr Christiane Schönfeld (Mary Immaculate College) 
Clarise Snyder (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 
Siobhán Fitzpatrick, Dave McKeon, Dymphna Moore, Petra Schnabel (Royal Irish Academy) 
Finbarr Connolly (National Museum of Ireland) 
Michelle Ashmore (National Museums Northern Ireland) 
Emma Butterfield (National Portrait Gallery London) 
Dáithí De Mordha, Nicola Heeney, Gerry Smith (Office of Public Works) 
June Cusack (Our Lady's Choral Society) 
Cian O’Brien (Project Arts Centre) 
Gottfried Braasch (Rankemuseum Wiehe) and Dagmar Dittmer (Stadt Wiehe) 
Monica Schefold (daughter of John Hennig) 
Eileen Carolan, Brendan Clarke, Mary Murphy (St Kilian's Heritage Centre) 
Andrew Smith (St Patrick's Cathedral Dublin) 
Alexander Porzelt, Christiane Rauch (Stadt Würzburg) 
Jens Wehmann (Stiftung Händel Haus Halle) 
Alex McGreevy (Titanic Belfast)

Traces in Dublin

Traces along the Wild Atlantic Way

Traces in other regions