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)

The United Arts Club 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 talks generally last about an hour and we allow time afterwards for questions and / or discussions.
The United Arts Club welcomes us to their facilities for a chat to round off the evening.


Sunday 7th, 2.30 pm

ICCS Barbecue


Annual Barbecue 2008

Centenary Methodist Church/ Wesley House, Leeson Park, Dublin 6.
(Dartmouth Rd. end, beside Christ Church)

Our Annual Barbecue will be held at this new venue. We should like to thank the authorities of the Methodist Centenary Church who have generously provided the facilities of Wesley House for us, at this very convenient location. There is shelter, some chairs, and we have permission to make tea or coffee on the premises.

The society will provide charcoal and some cooking stoves, but additional barbecue cookers are welcome, as are additional folding (camp) chairs or folding tables. Please contact Hon. Secretary (Nora McDowell, 4971505) if you intend to bring a cooker.

Members are welcome to bring friends. Members must bring their own food and drinks. We will be inviting the Chinese Ambassador and the staff of the Embassy and members of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, so this should again provide an enjoyable social occasion, relaxed and informal.


Wednesday 24th, 8.00 pm

"The Chinese in Ireland"

a talk by Ruadhan MacCormaic

Ruadhan MacCormaic of The Irish Times recently spoke on RTE radio (Thomas Davis Lecture) on the subject of the integration of Chinese and Irish in Ireland, and his talk will be related to this subject.


Wednesday 22nd and Saturday 25th.

The "October talk" is in fact a two-part event organised and presented by Yanyi Blake.

Part 1, Wednesday 22nd, 8.00 pm

"Shopping in a Chinese Supermarket"

a talk by Dr. Yanyi Blake

Yanyi, an ICCS Committee member, has addressed the Society several times over the years: remember "The Silk Road" and "Chinese Festivals". Born and brought up in Beijing, married in Ireland, Yanyi has worked and kept house in Ireland for some years and has experience in both cuisines.

Part 2, Saturday 25th, 11.30 am,
Asia Market, 18 Drury Street.

Part 2 will consist of a tour through the Asia Market,18 Drury Street, with Yanyi answering questions about Chinese food and cooking ingredients - not ignoring cooking implements. We will meet at 11.30 am and at 12.30 those who wish will walk over to a nearby Chinese Restaurant for a Dim Sum lunch, individuals paying separately.

Yanyi's two part contribution should be a real treat for all those who love to eat and cook in the Chinese way!


Wednesday 26th, 8.00 pm

"A Personal View of the Beijing Olympics"

a talk by Marie Elaine Grant .

Physiotherapist Marie Elaine Grant accompanied the Irish Team to Beijing and will give us an insight into sports care at Olympic level and her impressions of the Beijing experience.



Chinese Quiz and Social


Our annual test of knowledge, on matters (mostly) Chinese, devilishly devised and directed by David Judge! Start collecting information on China now and you might go home with a Prize!

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