Irish–Hellenic Society

Irish–Hellenic Society

Upcoming events

Spring programme 2022:

** Dear Members,  

The following event, which is entitled  “The Hellenic Byzantine Roots of the Russian Icon”,  will  take place online this coming Wednesday, February 16th,  at 7.30 pm (Irish)/9.30 pm (Greek)/2.30 pm (EST)  and  we invite you to register, as below, in order to receive your Zoom link to attend.  

This wonderfully  illustrated  live talk from the US, by Kent dur Russell, who studied in Dublin (with Derek Bridges, who suggested the speaker) and knows Ireland well, may be accessed as below: 

Kent dur Russell, Executive Director of the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Massachusetts, presents an illustrated talk on how the culture of venerating icons came to Russia from places such as Constantinople, Thessaloniki and Mount Athos.

Kent very much welcomes questions at the end of his talk. Please click on your CHAT button and type in your questions, and I’ll pose them to him. 


Egg Tempera on wood

38” X 26”

Underpainting 14th century, overpainted 18th century

Museum of Russian Icons, Massachusetts USA

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All our previous Zoom events are available on the IHS YouTube channel. Just search for the words Irish, Hellenic and Society on YouTube and they will all come up.
The link for last month’s event on “Mikis Theodorakis: the Irish connection” is: 
Yours sincerely,
Paddy Sammon

With best wishes to you all for our 60th anniversary year,

Yours sincerely,
Paddy Sammon

We wish everyone a safe and healthy  New Year.  

For the time being, our activities will continue online, in order to minimise risks associated with the pandemic.  As it is extremely difficult under these circumstances  to plan too far ahead, please check back here regularly, as we will post information. on forthcoming events when it becomes available.  Please see below for guidance on registering and we hope you enjoy the offerings.

Please note, that you must register for all online events, run by the Irish Hellenic Society, in accordance with directions below: 

After we receive your registration, we will send you a link with log-in instructions for the meeting. The link is personal to you, as a member, and not for sharing.  For a better experience, we suggest that you have downloaded the Zoom app (application) onto your device.  For computers with Windows, or Mac OS, it is available via the website, for Android devices from the Google Play Store, and for iOS devices from the Apple Store.

You  will be able to see and hear the Chair and the speaker’s presentation.  If you wish to ask the speaker a question, you should do so only by either typing it using the Chat button on the Zoom screen, or by raising your hand and waiting for your microphone to be unmuted remotely. 

For these webinars, a simplified version of the event will be broadcast simultaneously on our new  YouTube channel: search for the words “Irish Hellenic Society”.  To view the YouTube stream, you don’t need to register or to install any software, but audience participation is very limited. 

We’ll all be learning as we go along.  It will help if we all give the new technology the benefit of the doubt from the outset.  Our meetings will not of course be the same as in the past, but they will be perfectly safe from infection by Covid, and will also offer great new possibilities: we can all attend them from anywhere, not just at one venue in Dublin, and inclement weather is not a deterrent to attending.  If we all try to get on board and contribute to the success of the new technology for our meetings, we will gradually learn about its benefits for our new world.

Please check this page on the Website on a regular basis for updates.

We look forward to working with you as we all adapt to our new world.

For queries, please email:

 Irish-Hellenic Society