Irish Palatines at Home (1999)
Weedend event attended by members from Ireland, USA, New Zealand, England. (full report in Journal no. 10)
Visitors from Bornheim (1996)
70 visitors from the town of Bornheim under the leadership of Burgermeister Dieter Horner visited Rathkeale and hosted a traditional Palatine dinner at the local community centre to which 70 local people were invited. The group had travelled by bus from their hometown bringing all food and wines for the occasion. (full report in Journal no. 7)
Palatines to Ireland (1995)
The 10 day event was attended by 45 members from around the world together with 45 people from the Palatinate. A banquet was hosted by Limerick County Council and a wine reception was hosted by the Mayor of Limerick, Alderman Jim Kemmy T.D. Participants also met the Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland Mr. Dick Spring T.D. (full report in Journal no. 6)
Return to the Ancestral Homeland (1994) -
Co-ordinated by Esther O'Connor, this once in a lifetime trip was made possible by Monika Lauer (Palatinate journalist), and her many friends and acquaintances who helped to make this event unique. The hectic 10 day programme would not have been possible without their full co-operation. Attractions included private castle banquets, town community events, sight seeing with the assistance of an Air Club as well as meeting the Palatinate Landrat (Governor) and other local dignitaries. (full report in Journal no. 5)
Back to the Heartland - an Irish Palatine Homecoming (1992)
This was a great gathering of the clans. Baker, Bovenizer, Fitzelle, Micks, Piper, Poff, Ruttle, Shier, Shouldice, Schumacher, Smeltzer, Sparling, Speiran, Switzer and Teskey were among the descendants from around the world.
From Germany, (led by the German Ambassador Dr. Martin Elsasser), were Dr. Rudiger Renzing (author of Pfalzer in Irland) and German nationals resident in Ireland as well as print, photographic and television journalists. (full report in Journal no. 3)
Foundation Stone Ceremony (1991)
Officiated by Rev. William Buchanan, President of the Methodist Church in Ireland. Also in attendance was His Excellency Dr. Martin Elsasser, German Ambassador to Ireland as well as IPA members and the local community.