Evening events will start at 8 pm on the FOURTH WEDNESDAY of each month
(But not December!),
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 4th, 2.30 pm

ICCS Barbecue


Annual Barbecue 2011

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 Centenary Methodist Church who have generously provided the facilities of Wesley House for us, at this very convenient location. There is shelter in case of rain, 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 28th, 8.00 pm

"School Exchange with No. 19 High School in Beijing"

a talk by Zoe Carroll


Zoe went on an exchange school trip to Beijing, staying in dormitory accommodation for a week. Learning new routines and approaches to school was an eye-opener she would like to share with us!


Wednesday 26th, 8.00 pm

"In the Footsteps of Augustine Henry; Chinese Plants in Ireland"

a talk by Seamus O’Brien

Seamus O’Brien is Head Gardener at Kilmacurragh, National Botanic Gardens. Following the publication of his new book "In the Footsteps of Augustine Henry", Seamus will include in his talk illustrious botanists who have followed Augustine Henry in the study of Chinese flora, and some of the Chinese plants that grow wild in Ireland.


Wednesday 23rd, 8.00 pm

"The Twinning of Dublin with Beijing"


a talk by Cathal Brugha .

On 2nd June this year, months of work culminated in the signing of the twinning agreement between Dublin and Beijing. Masterminded by Professor Brugha, we are privileged to hear how it was achieved!


WEDNESDAY 14th, 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.

And let us hope that the snow does not play spoil-quiz again this year!