Upcoming events

Please find below details of forthcoming lectures and events.  The lectures will be held as usual in the United Arts Club, 3 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2 at 7.30pm.  Parking in the area is free after 7.00pm.

AUTUMN OUTING: Kildrought House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Date: Saturday 2nd September 2017

Time: 11.00 sharp.

Cost: €10pp

For our first meeting of Autumn we have arranged a guided tour of Kildrought House, Celbridge. Kildrought House was the village school in the 18thc. and attended by Charles Napier (cousin of Lord Edward Fitzgerald), who became Governor of Kefalonia in 1822.

The visit includes a guided tour of the house and gardens. Tea/coffee/cake will be served before the tour.

Cost €10 p.p. payable on the day. As numbers are limited to 25, early booking is advisable.

Please contact Margaret Barry, Committee member, at 01 2841786 or 087 4197780.

LECTURE: John Shaw Smith: an Irish pioneer of photography in the Mediterranean

Date: Wednesday, 11th October.

Time: 7.30pm

Paddy Sammon, member, will give an illustrated talk on John Shaw Smith: an Irish pioneer of photography in the Mediterranean

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Where: University College Dublin

Date: Friday 20th October

Time: 7.00 pm

The Inaugural Meeting will be held in UCD this year. Dr. Niki Stavrou will give an illustrated talk on the life of writer and philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis. 2017 has been declared the ‘Year of Kazantzakis’ by the Greek Ministry of Culture. Invitations to the meeting and reception will be sent out as usual to all paid-up members.

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Wednesday 22nd November – at 7.30pm

Rev. Canon Patrick Comerford will give a talk entitled ‘Sir Edward Law (1846 -1908): the Irish Philhellene who rescued the Greek economy in the 1890s’


Sunday 3rd December at 1.00pm Christmas Lunch at the RSGYC

Our Christmas lunch will be held again in the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. We hope you will join us again. Booking forms will be sent out in early October.


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