IX Festival of Ireland

IX Festival of Ireland dedicated to St.Patricks Day was at UNECON on Match 18.

This annual event is carried out with a support of Committee for Exetnal Relations of St. Petersburg, Embassy Of Ireland in Russia,  and Honorary Consul of Ireland in Saint-Petersburg. General organization is UNECON acting through Humanitarian Faculty, linguistics department.  Conference language – English.

Rector of Unecon Igor Maksimtsev and Ambassador of Ireland in Russia Adrian McDaid gave a welcome speech and Chairperson of Senate of Ireland (Irish: Cathaoirleach of Seanad Eireann) Denis O'donovan, the special guest of the event, greeted Unecon students as well. He also expressed gratitude towards University for maintainance and creation this sort of event.

In the Frameworks of the festival the following was in the program:

  • Master students presentation «Few facts about St.Patricks day: customs and traditions»
  • Completion between master students from 3 different majors of Humanitarian Faculty «International Relations», «European Regional studies», «Linguistics»..

First part of the competition required participants to create a video on the topic: «Ireland in Saint-Petersburg». Then followed all students favorite contest- the Limerik contest. Participants had to write their own limericks to perform with in front of jury. Final stage of the competition was a sketch contest on the base of fairytales: «Once upon a time lived a leprechaun…» Applicants had to twist Russian fairytales on Irish style. All in all the first place took the team from major «European Regional studies», second -«International Relations» and the third «Linguistics».

To underline the results of the festival Honorary Consul of Ireland in Saint-Petersburg Anatoliy Shashin awarded students.

University management and IX festival of Ireland Organizational Committee express their appreciation to all of the students which took part at the event and for their interest in Ireland and active participation.

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