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 2nd June

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting scheduled for May 26th 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.