Our venue is now the UNITED ARTS CLUB


Our Programme is 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 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.).
Wednesday January 26th


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 -

Thursday 10th February


Chinese New Year Dinner

This year, the Year of the Rooster, the ICCS Dinner will be held in the

Golden Jade Chinese Restaurant
13 Braemor Road,
Churchtown Dublin 14.
at 8.00 p.m.

Members will receive details by post. Numbers are limited so early booking is advisable.

Wednesday February 23rd


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.

Wednesday March 23rd


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.

Wednesday April 27th

"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.

Wednesday May 26th

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
Special Event directly after the AGM (8.00 pm approx.)




Julie Flynn Coleman & Val Irwin Murphy will outline all their work carried out in Guangdong and Hunan working with three Orphanages in October ‘04.

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Julie with Little Monkey