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 @ GI

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.


Debating Final Aidan Oliver Photography

GDI German Debating Competition 2017/18

In 2017/18, the German Debating Competition will take place for the 22nd time now and we would like to cordially invite all Irish Secondary Schools to participate in this competition. You can register until the 15th of September 2017.

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).