Calendar

Aisling Events for 2018

Other Events for 2018

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Annual General Meeting

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

Guest Speaker: Ciara Smart will talk to us about Irish-Aboriginal relations in colonial Australia in a talk entitled ‘Excused only through the Exigencies of Narrative’.

Friday 23 March 2018

St Patrick’s Day dinner

Strangers’ Dining Room, State Parliament, Macquarie Street, Sydney

Guest Speaker: Acclaimed Irish novelist and short-story writer Evelyn Conlon.

Wednesday 18 April 2018 [NB date change to 3rd Wednesday]

Monthly Meeting

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

Guest Speaker: Rod Smith will speak about his book Guinness Down Under, which tells the story of how the grandsons of Arthur Guinness, the famous brewer of Dublin, took the family business to Australia and New Zealand.

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 ‘A 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: To be advised

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: 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.

 

Wednesday 7 March 2018

A dinner will be held at Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney at 6pm to raise funds for a movie The Triumph of Failure about the Castle Hill Rebellion of 1804, also known as Australia’s Battle of Vinegar Hill. For tickets go to Eventbrite.

Saturday 17 March 2018

St Patrick’s Day mass to be held at St Mary’s Cathedral at 10am