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)

But please note that

December is different!

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 10th September, 2.30 pm

ICCS Barbecue


Annual Barbecue 2017

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 Denis Mullen at 0868117258 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 25th October, 8.00 pm

The Belt and Road Initiative

a talk by Paul Gillespie

          and Road

Paul Gillespie, former Foreign Policy Editor and regular columnist for the Irish Times. The Belt and Road Initiative is a colossal plan to open up land links between China and Europe through central and west Asia, Iran, Turkey, the Levant and the Balkans. Alongside that will be a maritime route through the South China Sea, the Indian Ocean, African ports, the Red Sea and the Mediterranean. In his talk Paul will explore concerns raised and also the potential for positive change which Xi Jingping’s New Silk Road initiative brings with it, as China seeks to become a middle-income power by 2021, the communist party’s 100th anniversary year, and by 2049 a wealthy one, 100 years on from the revolution that brought it to power.

Following Paul's talk I notice that the Belt and Road Initiative is gathering force in Ireland as Kazakhstan will be opening an embassy in Dublin in the New Year, with a view to expanding trade and attracting investment. A particular area of interest to them is that of the financial services sector as they hope to learn from the expertise in Dublin's IFSC in furthering their ambitions to make Astana a regional financial hub. All part of their avowed intention to join China's New Silk Road!


Wednesday 29th November, 8.00 pm

The Role of Drama in Early Childhood Education

a talk by Dr. Carmel O’Sullivan

Drama in Education

Dr Carmel O Sullivan, TCD School of Education Carmel is a former Head of the School of Education in Trinity College and an international educational consultant. She will discuss recent reform in Early Childhood Education and the role that a Drama in Education pedagogical approach can play in enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in early years classrooms.


Friday 10th November, 7.00 pm

A Painterly Return to my Hong Kong Childhood

          Painterly Return

a talk and slideshow by Veronica Heywood .

The intimate setting of the upstairs book room at Piggybank(Eduventure), National Museum of Childhood Fundraising,94 Lower George's St, Dún Laoghaire provides the venue for this very special evening of unique reminiscences.


Wednesday 6th December, 8.00 pm

Christmas Food Fest

by Yanyi Blake and Shu Rong

Our Christmas Party will be, like the last 3 years, a FoodFest – demonstrations and tasting of Chinese dishes prepared and cooked for us by Yanyi and Shu.

Christmas Food

Please note we will be inside downstairs in our regular Barbeque venue,

Centenary Methodist Church/Wesley House,
Leeson Park,
Dublin 6.