Our venue is now the UNITED ARTS CLUB


Our Programme is (mostly!) on FOURTH WEDNESDAYS


Evening meetings will start at 8 pm on the FOURTH WEDNESDAY of each month,
except for FEBRUARY - THIRD Wednesday,
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 23rd  


Chinese Calligraphy

by  Ms Zhao LiHong

Zhao LiHong, a qualified accountant, has always been fascinated by the calligraphy of her native country. Come along to this talk and demonstration session and learn something of the history of this fascinating and beautiful script - and perhaps learn how to write your name.


Monday 11th


Year of the Rat stamps, Hong Kong

Chinese New Year Dinner

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

Wong's Restaurant,
7 Sandford Road,
Dublin 6
at 7.15 p.m.

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


Wednesday 20th (NB   THIRD Wednesday)


 World Heritage Sites in Sichuan

by Norman O’Galligan & John Ryan

Early in 2007 the ICCS received an invitation from “Youxie” (The Chinese People’s Association For Friendship with Foreign Countries). The Society gratefully accepted this invitation, and in September a party of six members flew out to Beijing. The visit was mainly centred on World Heritage Sites and Ancient Capitals in Sichuan and Henan provinces.

There is so much of interest to report from this trip that it was decided to spread the material over two evenings. Tonight’s talk is part 1 of the two, focussing on Sichuan. No Gigabyte has been spared in making it as fully illustrated as any member could wish.


Wednesday 26th


Our Chinese Gardaí

People of Chinese origin make up a sizeable percentage of the population of Ireland. It is very much to be welcomed that some of them are now serving in An Garda Síochána. We will be privileged tonight to hear about the experiences of these Gardaí, and their special deployments, from two of the people involved.

STOP PRESS! Of Great Interest to Members:

The Inaugural Chinese Language & Culture Contest

UCC Chinese Bridge

The Inaugural Chinese Language & Culture Contest – UCC Chinese Bridge - aims at promoting Chinese language and culture in Ireland. It is co-organized by UCC Confucius Institute and Irish Institute of Chinese Studies at UCC.

Fever with the Olympics, Fun with Chinese

Eligible Participants:
Non-Chinese native speaker in Ireland


Chinese language skills
General knowledge about China
Chinese culture skills (e.g. Chinese songs, dances, operas, musical instruments, calligraphy, painting, paper cutting, and martial arts, etc).

There will be one First-prize, two Second-prize, three Third-prize winners; and Individual Award winners.
All winners will be granted commemorative certificates.
Special Prize:
The winners will be selected to participate in the World Chinese Bridge Contest in June 2008 in China. The travel expenses will be covered by Chinese government.

Schedule :

Deadline of Registration: Monday, 21st April 2008
Contest Day: Saturday, 26th April 2008
Venue: UCC

For information see    Chinese Language and Culture Contest

Wednesday 23rd


Kaifeng Fireman

The ICCS Visit to China, Part 2: Henan

by David Judge and Sam Tsang

Henan, south of the Yellow River, is where China started. The ICCS group visited three ancient capitals - Kaifeng, Luoyang, and the daddy of them all, Anyang - as well as staying in the modern Provincial capital and transport hub, Zhengzhou. Tonight we will hear about all this (and the crunchy fried scorpions) in another, yes, lavishly illustrated talk.

Dublin City Chinese New Year Festivities, 1 -11 February 2008

For information see

Chinese New Year 2008 Celebration Charity Gala Evening

Venue: RDS Ballsbridge Serpentine Hall Dublin 4

Date: 5th Feb 2008 (Tuesday) Time: 6:45pm

Tickets: €20, €15

Booking: or contact 0879602090
Or directly from
Mandarin House Chinese Restaurant
179 Parnell St. Dublin 1.

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