Calendar

Aisling Events for 2018

Other Events for 2018

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Monthly Meeting

6pm at the Consulate-General of Ireland, Level 26, 1 Market Street, Sydney

Guest Speaker: Kathleen Gilbert will give a talk entitled ‘An Irish-Australian Catholic Country Childhood’ in which she will describe growing up in the fifties and sixties on a sheep and wheat farm on the Murray River.

Wednesday 27 June 2018

Monthly Meeting

6pm at the Consulate-General of Ireland, Level 26, 1 Market Street, Sydney

Guest Speaker: Dr Jeff Kildea, Adjunct Professor in Irish Studies at UNSW, will give a talk entitled ‘What price loyalty?: Australian Catholics in the First World War’. During the First World War the issue of loyalty posed a significant challenge to the Catholic Church in Australia as it attempted to reconcile three sometimes competing loyalties: loyalty to the universal church, loyalty to the nation (a concept then ambiguous and in flux), and loyalty to Ireland. This talk will be shortened version of the 2018 Knox Lecture which he delivered in Melbourne on 16 May.

Saturday 21 July 2018

Mid-Year Lunch

12.00 noon in the Grand Dining Room International College of Management, Manly (formerly St Patrick’s Seminary)

Guest Speaker: Susan Ryan AO, the Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner and a former federal Minister for Education, will speak about the massive cultural changes in education, schools especially, that we have seen over this generation, particularly the changes following the disappearance of the Irish teaching orders.

Wednesday 22 August 2018

Monthly Meeting

6pm at the Consulate-General of Ireland, Level 26, 1 Market Street, Sydney

Guest Speaker: Paul Lynch MP, member for Liverpool in the NSW parliament. Topic to be advised.

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Monthly Meeting

6pm at the Consulate-General of Ireland, Level 26, 1 Market Street, Sydney

Guest Speaker: John Gooley, barrister, author and lecturer, with an interest in Anglo-Irish relations will give a talk on Winston Churchill and Ireland.

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Monthly Meeting

6pm at the Consulate-General of Ireland, Level 26, 1 Market Street, Sydney

Guest Speaker: Professor Jonathan Wooding will give a talk entitled ‘On the trail of early Irish monks in Iceland: a report on recent fieldwork’ in which he will discuss his research of an Irish monastic settlement c. 800 AD, which is partly the background to the story of St Brendan.

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Christmas Party

6.30pm at Sancta Sophia College, Missenden Road, Camperdown

Guest Speaker: To be advised.

 

Friday 8 to Monday 11 June 2018

Scoil Gheimridh

Irish Language Winter School at Chevalier Resource Centre, 1 Roma Avenue, Kensington, Sydney. For details click here.

 

27 to 30 November 2018

23rd Australasian Irish Studies Conference

The conference of the Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand will be held at the University of Sydney’s historic Camperdown (Main) Campus, a short distance from the city centre. For details click here.