Our venue is the UNITED ARTS CLUB


Our Programme is on FOURTH WEDNESDAYS


Evening meetings 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 28th  

Conservation of a Chinese Dragon Robe

by  Dr. Karen Horton

Karen, an expert conservator, has worked extensively on ancient Chinese textiles over many years, and with the National Museum of Ireland, the Heritage Council and the Chester Beatty Library. Based in Glasgow, last Summer she spent some time going round the deserts of North-West China as part of her work there! Her schedule is such that we are blessed she has been able to find time to talk about her involvement in conserving this one of the 7 Dragon Robes in the collection, which is currently on display in the Chester Beatty Library.


Monday 23rd

Chinese New Year Dinner

This year, the Year of the Sheep, our Chinese New Year Celebrations will, as last year, be held in

the Zen restaurant,
89 Rathmines Rd Upper,
Dublin 6
Members will receive details and booking forms by post.
Numbers are limited so early booking is advisable.
To book tickets please contact Nora McDowell on 01 4971505.
Cheques to Irish-Chinese Cultural Society, c/o 67 Cowper Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6.


Wednesday 25th

Special Tao Kiang Memorial Event

A Singer’s Odyssey – From Ireland to China

a Lecture-Recital by Prof. Dr. Aylish Kerrigan, Mezzo Soprano and Dearbhla Collins, Piano

This lecture-recital will explore the experiences of Irish-American Mezzo Soprano, Dr Aylish Kerrigan, establishing a career in contemporary Irish music and German Lieder in China over the past 21 years.

The huge social and economic changes in China will be addressed in view of education at the Conservatory in Wuhan, China.

Musical examples will be performed live together with one of Ireland's most famous accompanists, Dearbhla Collins.

Tickets (€10) for non-members of ICCS from Nora McDowell, 01 4971505, OR Jenny Slevin-Williams, email, 01 2848412, OR at the door.


Wednesday 25th

China’s Future Paths

by Ken Duggan

Ken’s talk will be a very philosophical overview of China as a result of 10 years’ experience over his 40 visits to 15 cities within China. Basing his discussion on Education, Travel and Culture, Business and Finance, China's Geo-Political Strategies, Internal Politics, the Environment and Value Structures, he will reflect on China’s Future Paths. In an open conversation-style format to encourage audience participation, Ken will be looking at how these areas have changed (or not at all!) and what future challenges may need to be addressed.

Wednesday 22nd

ICCS Miscellany to mark our 40th Anniversary

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the ICCS, President Denis Mullen invites long-standing members and Past-Presidents to contribute anecdotes and reminiscences of their involvement in this Society. Please let Denis know if you would like to participate, so we can help you present any documents & photographs! Tel: 086 8117258, or email