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 27th  



Chinese Chippendale Chair

The Influence of the Orient in Ireland in the 18th Century

by  Patricia Rafter

Patricia is renowned for architectural restoration and conservation of period properties, particularly where Oriental Features are concerned! She won the prestigious Rachel McRory Memorial Award in 2008.

We are very sorry to learn that Patricia Rafter has been injured in a traffic accident and is unable to give the above talk, to which we had been looking forward greatly.

Instead, we will bring along

a selection of DVDs related to China

and those present will choose democratically which ones they would like to see. While this cannot make up for Patricia's talk, we hope that it will nevertheless provide an enjoyable evening.

(Patricia is agreeable to rescheduling her talk to next season, so that is something to look forward to. Meantime, we wish her a speedy and complete recovery.)

Wednesday May 25th



This AGM, the 36th 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 DimSum and Chinese Tea Reception.


This DimSum reception following the meeting is, we believe, a first for the Society, and we hope that it will prove popular.

June Saturday 18th




Following the inspirational talk by Laura Muldowney, we’ve decided to visit the Chester Beatty Library for a Private Tour to view Chinese woodblock prints and items in storage. We have provisionally booked to meet at 10.50 in the Entrance for the tour (charge €3) at 11.00a.m., which will be followed by lunch at the Silk Road Café at 12.30 for those who wish.

The number of places on a tour is limited. If you would like to come on this outing, and we hope you will, please inform the Honorary Secretary (Nora McDowell, 67 Cowper Rd. Rathmines, Dublin 6, 4971505) or any Committee member, or Email .

(Updates, if any, to these arrangements will be notified by email, in our Programme page , and by phone to those who have said they would like to come.)

Remember: Saturday 18th June, in the Entrance of the Chester Beatty Library at 10.50 am.

ANNUAL BARBECUE - Sunday 4th September


Thanks to the authorities of the Methodist Centenary Church, our Annual Barbecue will be held at same very successful venue as last year, Centenary Methodist Church/ Wesley House, Leeson Park, Dublin 6, on Sunday 5th September at 2.30pm - details in our Autumn Bulletin.