Our Programme is now on FOURTH WEDNESDAYS !!



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.).

Wednesday February 25th


Chinese Export Fans in the CBL

A talk by Clare Pollard

Dr Clare Pollard is Curator of the East Asian Collections at the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin; author of "'Master Potter of Meiji Japan' Mazuku Kozan (1842 - 1916) and his Workshop", and writer on ceramics. Tonight she will be talking to us about an important collection of 19th century Chinese fans acquired by the Library.

Wednesday March 24th

Article 8 of the Constitution makes the following affirmation:

1. The Irish language as the national language is the first official language.

Yu Ming is Ainm Dom

Film show, followed by a talk by the Director Daniel O’Hara and star Daniel Wu.

Meet with the director and the main star, after a showing of this short film, which has delighted audiences wherever it has been screened.

Yu Ming is a venturesome student in China, who decides to go to a foreign country, and to learn its language in preparation for the trip.
He picks on - Ireland, and so becomes fluent in - Irish, which, he reads, is the first official language. But when he arrives - the natives are puzzled:   is he talking Chinese?
Follow his adventures ..... in this award-winning film.

Wednesday April 28th


Views of China over 25 years.

A slide-show / talk by Denis Mullen, ICCS Treasurer.

Because his wife, former ICCS President Dr Katherine Chan Mullen, comes from China, Denis has travelled there far more often than most westerners. He has been to many different parts of that enormous country, and has brought his camera with him each time.

For tonight, he has put together a show spanning 25 years of these travels, which will take us on a personal visit to China. It will be fascinating to see his splendid slides of many different places: but it may be even more fascinating to see his slides of the same places over that 25-year period. Twenty five years is a long time in any country, but especialy in modern China!

Wednesday June 2nd


Annual General Meeting


The Annual General Meeting scheduled for May 26
th has unavoidably had to be put back by one week, and will now take place on
Wednesday June 2
nd at 8.00 pm in the United Arts Club.


This AGM, the 29th of the ICCS, gives the membership a say in the running of our society, and an opportunity to become involved in its committee through nomination and election. All members are urged to attend.

Wednesday 23rd June



Professor Jin Di will give a talk entitled

Through the Translator's Looking Glass

Wednesday 23rd June, 8.00 pm, UNITED ARTS CLUB

Professor Jin is an outstanding scholar, who has produced an acclaimed translation of Ulysses into Chinese. He will describe how he addressed the huge challenges of recreating Bloom's Dublin against a Chinese cultural background, and transmuting Joyce's English-based prose styles into a very foreign language.
(Professor Jin is visiting Dublin in connection with the Centenary Bloomsday Joyce Symposium. It is a unique opportunity for us to hear this renowned master of the theory and practice of literary translation. This will be an occasion which no member will wish to miss, embodying as it does all the elements of what the ICCS stands for. And yes, Professor Jin knows that we don't speak Chinese!)

Saturday 26 June


We have arranged an outing to Birr Castle Demesne, Birr, Co. Offaly on Saturday 26 June. As well as formal gardens, there are over 1000 species of trees and shrubs from all over the world, including a large Chinese collection. In addition we will see the famous and historic Great Telescope and the Museum of Science. We will start from the main entrance to the demesne at 2p.m. and the entrance charge will be €8.50 per adult, €6.50 per senior or student and €4.50 per child over 7. In addition if we have a conducted tour there will be a small extra charge. Children under 7 will be admitted free of charge. There is a café beside the entrance and, for those who may wish to overnight, members have recommended the Maltings Guesthouse overlooking the demesne. There are also two hotels in Birr: Dooley's in the Town Centre and the County on the Roscrea Road.