and will be held in the
(very near Baggot Street)
This venue is very convenient . 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.).
Chinese Banqueting Customs and Etiquette
A talk by Sharon Keilthy
January Wednesday 26th Chinese Banqueting Customs and Etiquette By Sharon Keilthy Sharon will introduce some of the most useful Chinese banqueting customs and etiquette. Celebrity Chinese Chef Yan Long will demonstrate the preparation of some delicious Chinese food. BYOC! (Bring Your Own Chopsticks!).
And talking of Chinese banquets -
Chinese New Year Dinner
13 Braemor Road,
Churchtown Dublin 14.
at 8.00 p.m.
To Suzhou with Needle & Thread
A talk by Deborah Wilson
In September 2004 Debbie, an accomplished needlewoman and Founding Chairman of Rathdown-DunLaoghaire Embroiderers Guild, escorted 14 guild members to Suzhou’s International Institute of Embroidery. Her talk tonight promises to bring us travellers tales with a difference - illustrated with Debbie’s excellent photography.
Chinese Tea History & Appreciation
A talk and demonstration by Summy Sing Wong.
Summy is an expert on Chinese Tea - in fact, a professional. She will give us a brief history of tea, and some of the popular folk stories about it. Then she will give a demonstration of how to make a perfect cup of tea. If time permits, we can then enjoy the tea just as in an old-style Chinese family, accompanied by traditional Chinese music.
"What's So Great About Confucius?"
A talk by Prof. Tao Kiang
May 3rd 2005 is the 30th anniversary of the founding of the ICCS. Tonight, the meeting closest to that date, Professor Tao Kiang, Founder Member and Past President, has agreed to mark the occasion with this special talk.
For the thirty years of the Society's existence, Tao Kiang has been the very embodiment of Chinese culture in Ireland, with his deep knowledge and love of art, literature and music, as well as science.
To hear his views on the enduring appeal and present relevance of Confucius's ideas promises to make this in every way a landmark occasion for the ICCS.
Note special time 7.30 pm
Annual General Meeting
This anniversary AGM, the 30th 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.
This year there is a
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