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 13th, 2.30 pm

ICCS Barbecue


Annual Barbecue 2009

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

Our Annual Barbecue will be held at same venue as last year. 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 (Denis Mullen 086 8117258) 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.


There is a


in the Helix Theatre, DCU,
on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th September
at 8.00 pm.

For further details, click HERE.



Wednesday 23rd, 8.00 pm

"The Story of Silk in China."

Turquoise kimono back

a talk by Deborah Wilson

The earliest fragments of woven silk fabric date from Neolithic times, and alongside embroideries, developed in complexity through the Tang and Song dynasties. Weaving techniques from this time would not be replicated in Europe until 1728! Deborah will be giving an overview of the history of Silk from earliest to present times.


Wednesday 28th, 8.00 pm

"Augustine Henry: a Botanical Pioneer in China"

a talk by Dr. Matthew Jebb


Lilium Henryi

Dr. Augustine Henry was a customs official in China from 1881 to 1900, but is renowned for sending almost 160,000 plant specimens to Kew gardens.

In 2002, Dr. Jebbtravelled to Central China retracing areas visited by Dr. Henry, and as Keeper of The Herbarium at the National Botanic Gardens he has published many books and articles, including a paper on the Sacred and Medicinal Trees of China.


Wednesday 25th, 8.00 pm

"Demonstration of the practical uses of Chinese Medicine in Modern-day Ireland"


a talk by Dr Katherine Chan Mullen .

Katharine, former President, is well-known to the Society as a practitioner of both Western and Chinese medicine. To enlighten us on the benefits of the growing availability of Chinese medicines in Ireland, we will be treated to a fabulous evening by way of practical insights!


WEDNESDAY 9th, 8.00 pm

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.