Our venue is now the UNITED ARTS CLUB


Our Programme is on FOURTH WEDNESDAYS


Evening events normally start at 8 pm on the FOURTH WEDNESDAY of each month,
and are held in the

3 Upper FitzWilliam Street
Dublin 2.
(very near Baggot Street)

Wednesday May 28th



This AGM, the 33rd 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 should have received full details by post, and are urged to attend.

This year again there is a
Special Event directly after the AGM:

A Chinese Film Show

This is a showing of some interesting DVDs about China and its culture - followed by tea and buns!

Saturday June 14th



Thanks to the kind agreement of the Missionary Society of St Columban, on Saturday 14th.June there will be an ICCS visit to Dalgan Park, former headquarters of the Society. Set in 500 acres of parkland and woods, the fine building now houses the Irish Missionary Union Institute.

The Society takes its name from St Columban, Ireland's missionary to Europe in the 6th century. Initially known as the Maynooth Mission to China, it was launched in 1918 , and the first Columbans went to China in 1920. At first involved only with China, later spreading further afield, the Society has in Dalgan much interesting material relating to their missionary activities in China. We will hear about their work there, and see this material, during our visit.

If you would like to come on this outing, and we hope you will, please inform the Hon. Sec.

Nora McDowell, 67 Cowper Road, Dublin,
phone 01 4971505,

at least a week in advance. There are three reasons for this. First, we promised to give the Columbans an estimate of numbers in advance. Second, we hope to meet and have a snack lunch nearby before the visit; those who contact Nora will be informed of the arrangements when they are finalised. And third, if you would like a lift to Dalgan Park, this could be arranged.

We will assemble for the visit at 2.50pm outside the main building in Dalgan Park.

Dalgan Park is on the N3, about 4 miles on the Dublin side of Navan.

A map can be found at


It is hoped to hold our Annual Barbecue in September - details in our Autumn Bulletin.

Of Great Interest to Members:

Thomas Davis Lecture Series:

China and the Irish: Different Stories, Similar Dreams

This year's Thomas Davis Lecture Series is about China and its relationship with Ireland.

The Consulting Editor is Professor Jerusha McCormack (who gave such an outstanding talk to the ICCS last April).

Lectures will be broadcast each Monday at 10 pm on RTE Radio 1, for nine weeks starting on Monday, 9th June.
Thereafter the talks will be available as a podcast from the RTE website, should you miss one or wish to hear one again.

For a list with synopses of the nine talks, click HERE.