Events and Competitions

Activating pupils is one of the most important – and sometimes most difficult – challenges any teacher faces. The Goethe-Institut Irland has therefore put together a series of cultural events and competitions designed to help you motivate your pupils and to make learning German more fun.

Debating Competition @ Goethe-Institut Irland

The Irish team wins the debating competition in North West Europe

The Irish team from Coláiste Eoin and Íosagáin emerged victorious in the final of the debating competition between the partner schools in North West Europe on 2nd December in Hamburg.


Final Debating Competition © Aidan Oliver Photography

Final of the GDI German Debating Competition 2017/18

This year’s final took place on Thursday, the 10th May 2018, with the teams of Coláiste Ísogáin & Coláiste Eoin, Co. Dublin and St. Finian’s College Mullingar competing against each other.

The International German Language Olympics 2018 Goethe-Institut

The International German Language Olympics 2018

Language Competition for Transition Year Students!
For the third time Ireland will send two Transition Year pupils with an accompanying German Teacher (who will be chosen separately) to compete in the Internationale Deutscholympiade (IDO).