PA Ireland Event – Aran 2020

On behalf of IPA Ireland:

Next year Galway City on the west coast of Ireland will be hosting the European Capital of Culture 2020. Throughout this Galway 2020 programme, the themes of language, landscape and migration come to life. Structured around the old Celtic calendar of Imbolc, Bealtaine, Lughnasa and Samhain, Galway 2020 begins in February and runs through until the end of January 2021.

For the past 5 years IPA Galway have built a fabulous IPA event called IPA Aran.  You can find a link below to the IPA Aran Facebook page and a YouTube link to a video showing this years IPA Aran Event.  Also attached in PDF is IPA Irelands most recent magazine – see page 6 onwards to read about this years IPA Aran. 

IPA Aran Facebook:

IPA Aran YouTube:

I am currently working closely with the Galway 2020 Capital of Culture committee to collaborate a major IPA event in Galway in conjunction with the Aran Event.  This will be happening in July 2020 and will involve 3 days on the Aran Islands and a number of other events in the amazing Galway city.  A full programme of IPA events will be published soon, but interested IPA members are asked to contact me so that I can keep them directly informed.

Please email MICHAEL WALSH at to register your interest.

See the attached link to the Galway 2020 programme of other events, which are happening during the year.  Of course our IPA region would be only too happy to meet with any members visiting Galway for these events.  IPA Ireland also has a fabulous IPA Accommodation right in the centre of Galway city.

Galway 2020 Programme:

Looking forward to meeting many IPA friends in my home city of Galway and hopefully joining me for IPA Aran where you will get an Irish Céad Míle Fáilte – which means one hundred thousand welcomes.

Servo per amikeco,

Michael Walsh

IPA Ireland

IPA Hosting Book – Version 11 (October 2019)

Dear All IPA Sections 

Please find attached Version 11 of the IPA Hosting Book. So too, find attached a Summary of the IPA House Portfolio highlighting the status of activities that were embarked upon over the term on the SCC which will be coming to an end at the IWC to be held in Croatia.

I do in this regard wish to express my sincere appreciation having been appointed to the Commission and assigned the Portfolio of IPA Houses. It has been a wonderful experience and which I will foster for years to come. 

There is sincere appreciation for the trust placed in me by the International President and the IEB. I do in this regard wish to specifically thank Gal Sharon, the International Vice President and SCC Chairperson for being given the opportunity to serve on the SCC. 

Over the past 4 years I have had just the best support from Gal, other SCC members and all Sections. Thankyou to all

I do also however wish to express a sincere word of appreciation to Elke and Kerry at the IAC. Their support, guidance and contributions have always been practical and professional. You are stars ladies.          

It has been a fantastic journey and I trust that the IEB, all Sections and members have benefited from the Hosting Book publications and Newsletter Articles. 

Official IPA Facilities

Section Belgium:

·         IPA Apartment Martin Beck: Just again to confirm that the Apartment is duly operational following renovations (Page 22)

·         Contact details of the National Guest House Coordinator, Joe Empsten and that of the Secretary General of the Section, André Nicolas has been amended (Page 7)

Section Finland: IPA House Ylläs

·         Amended the Booking and Contact information on Pages 9 and 27

Section Germany

·         Section Germany has a new IPA Facility available for IPA Members – IPA Apartment Bonn (Pages 10 and 32)

·         We wish to congratulate the Section with this initiative and trust that the Facility will be well supported by Members

Section Ireland

The Section’s Website and Booking information has been updated 

Other Accommodation

Section Isreal

•           3 x New Facilties are being made available to IPA Members (Pages 12, 93 and 94)

–             David Dead Sea Resort & Spa

–             Grand Beach Hotel

–             Grand  Court Hotel, Jerusalem

Section Spain (Page 124)

An IPA member of Section Netherlands has a Villa situated in the South of Spain that is available for IPA members as Other Accommodation under Section Spain

Section Poland (Page 108)

An IPA member of the Section has a Studio in the Village Cigacice close to Zielona Góra that is available for IPA members as Other Accommodation

IPA Greetings to all and thanking all for the most wonderful support

H (Vossie) Vos

SCC member

Portfolio of IPA Houses

IPA Houses website: