Representation in Ireland

Wednesday 9 May: Europe Day 2019


Robert Schuman
Robert Schuman

Europe Day is celebrated every year on 9 May. The date marks the anniversary of the historical 'Schuman declaration'. At a speech in Paris in 1950, Robert Schuman, the then French foreign minister, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe's nations unthinkable.

His vision was to create a European institution that would pool and manage coal and steel production. A treaty creating such a body was signed just under a year later. Schuman's proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union.

Information on events taking place around Ireland for Europe Day will be published on this page in due course.


Europe Day events around Ireland

Date Details Location
Thursday 9 May

The EU in My Region – A celebration of Europe Day in Waterford

Celebrate Europe Day 2019 at Central Library Lady Lane this Thursday 9th May at 11am with the Waterford Europe Direct Information Centre and the Southern Regional Assembly. The event will launch an exhibition on how EU membership benefits Waterford.

The Mayor of Waterford City & County Council Cllr. Declan Doocey will lead the celebration with special guest, the Cathaoirleach of the Southern Regional Assembly, Cllr. Jason Murphy, with music by the Bealtaine Choir and refreshments afterwards. 


Europe Direct Information Centre, Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford
Thursday 16 May
(6 pm)
Exhibition launch 'Connecting the Dots' -  a Small Town Big Ideas project.
Small Town Big Ideas is a Flagship strand of Galway2020, European Capital of Culture. This inter generational, intercultural project connects older people with children through the mediums of Art and Music. With themes of Language and Migration, participants explore the concept of using art, a visual language, to express the feeling of music. 'Immigration' music is explored and the vibrancy that immigrants bring to our community is expressed through art.
Europe Direct Information Centre
Ballinasloe Library