Evening events will start at 8 pm on the FOURTH WEDNESDAY of each month
and will be held in the

3 Upper FitzWilliam Street
Dublin 2.
(very near Baggot Street)

This venue is even more convenient than our previous one in Clyde Road. It is right beside Baggot Street, and a five-minute walk from Leeson Street or Mount Street, so it is well served by buses. Parking is abundant and free (after 7.00 p.m., which is ideal for our meetings at 8.00 p.m.).

The season starts off with an afternoon event:

Sunday 12th September

Our Annual Barbecue


Time 2.30pm.
Venue: 5 Claremount Road,Sandymount, Dublin 4 (beside Sandymount Green)

Norman & Anita O’Galligan have kindly permitted the use of their garden for this enjoyable event.
The society will provide charcoal and some cooking stoves, but additional barbeque cookers are welcome. Contact Hon. Secretary if you intend to bring a cooker.

Members are welcome to bring friends. Members will bring own food and drinks.

We will be inviting the Chinese Ambassador and his staff of the Embassy and some of the members of the Chinese Students and Scholars association, who are mostly post-graduate students, so this could again provide an enjoyable chance to meet some of our Chinese visitors.


Wednesday 22nd

UNESCO Heritage sites of China.

A talk and visual presentation by our Vice-President Norman O’Galligan


China has a rich heritage and the UNESCO list now has over 30 sites and more are being added each year. This illustrated talk will cover some of the sites with photos and videos with special concentration on the Ancient village of Lijiang and the Naxi culture of Yunnan Province and a recent visit to one of the newer site at the Ancient City of Pingyao in Shanxi Province. Pingyao is a walled city which had earth walls dating back to 700 BC.



Wednesday Sept 29th


with the Irish Chinese Information Centre,

at 63 FitzWilliam Square, Dublin 2,


The Chinese poet Zhang Ye is visiting Ireland at the end of September for the launch of a trilingual book of her poems
in the original Chinese,
in English translations by the poet Paddy Bushe,
and in Irish translations by the poet Gabriel Rosenstock.

At a joint meeting of the ICCS with the Irish Chinese Information Centre (the first of its kind), she will give a talk about
Poetry in China Today,
and Paddy Bushe will discuss his translation of her poems.

The meeting will be in the premises of the ICIC, at 63 FitzWilliam Square.



!! N.B.:  TUESDAY 26th

The Art Of Bonsai

A talk by Paul Homan


Bonsai is the cultivation of miniature trees, shrubs and vegetation, and has been popular in China for thousands of years, where it is a great outlet for artistic creativity. Paul Homan, a long-time enthusiast and grower of Bonsai, will talk on this fascinating subject, and share his experiences with us.


Wednesday 24th

Buddhism - an Irish Perspective

A talk by Anna Ryan


Anna's father became interested in Buddhism through his travels, and through meeting students from China, Burma and other far eastern countries. Since her early years, she has been fascinated by this wonderful train of spiritual thought. Tonight she will share her knowledge and insights with us.


Wednesday 15th

Chinese Quiz and Social


Our annual test of knowledge, on matters (mostly) Chinese.

This is a table team test and a great social and fun event, topped off with our traditional tea/coffee and mince pies.