Our venue is 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 28th


This AGM, the 39th 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.


China meets Ireland

Traditional and new music from China and Ireland

Location: St Patrick’s Cathedral

China Meets Ireland is an inter-cultural programme presenting two aspects of Chinese and Irish music featuring traditional Chinese music from a thousand year tradition and new music from China written in the past 10 years. Ireland’s rich heritage of traditional music is presented with airs and dance tunes for fiddle and flute, Irish Harp and Guitar. New Irish music is represented with the iconic work by John Buckley, ‘I Am Wind On Sea’ for solo voice and a selection from A GIRL by Seoirse Bodley with poetry by Brendan Kennelly. A new work by the renowned Chinese composer Zhao Xi using similar ancient Chinese and old Irish poetry, voice, piano and Gu Zheng will be premiered.

Two special concerts will take place:

Thu, 29 May, 1.15pm Small lunch time concert, St. Ann´s Church, Dawson Street.
Sat, 31 May, 7.00pm Main concert, St. Patrick´s Cathedral, St Patrick's Close, Dublin 8.
Click here
for more information and booking.


Saturday 14th



The Annual Summer Outing will be to the

Chester Beatty Library

to see the Chinese Collection, particularly the Dragon Robe, which has recently gone on display with its conservation only completed in late 2013.
Meet at 11.30 for coffee, tour at noon.

This will be followed by a special Chinese-menu Dim Sum Lunch at the

Good World Restaurant

in George’s Street. Numbers will have to be limited, so please book your place with a deposit of €15 per person for the lunch.
Cheques to Irish Chinese Cultural Society, c/o 9 Spencer Villas, Glenageary, Co.Dublin.
Enquiries via email to

ANNUAL BARBECUE - Sunday 7th 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.
(Dartmouth Rd. end, beside Christ Church)

on Sunday 7th September at 2.30pm.
We would like to thank the authorities of the Centenary Methodist Church who have generously provided the facilities of Wesley House for us, at this very convenient location.


There is shelter in case of rain, some chairs, and we have permission to make tea or coffee on the premises.
The society will provide charcoal and some cooking stoves, but additional barbecue cookers are welcome, as are additional folding (camp) chairs or folding tables. Please contact Nora McDowell at 4971505 if you intend to bring a cooker.

Members are welcome to bring friends. Members must bring their own food and drinks. We will be inviting the Chinese Ambassador and the staff of the Embassy and members of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, so this should again provide an enjoyable social occasion, relaxed and informal.