Canberra Events

Sunday 11 August 2019
Holy Islands: Eileach and Skellig study day
Canberra

Eileach an Naoimh, in the Garvellachs off the west coast of Scotland is traditionally associated with Brendan the navigator. It contains relics of the early medieval period in the form off a bee-hive hut and cross-marked stone, together with later monastic remains. Skellig Michael, off the west coast of Ireland is a World Heritage site containing bee-hive huts and cross-marked stones, now famous as a Star Wars location.
These seminars will explore the material remains and history of the two islands. Register for one or both of the seminars.
Schedule
11.30am-1.00pm – Eileach an Naoimh and the Garvellachs
2.00pm-3.30pm – Brendan the Navigator and the monastery on Eileach an Naoimh
3.45pm-6.00pm – Skellig Michael
Venue
Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson Street Weston
Cost
$95 ($65 student/unwaged) – please register in advance
Booklet, lunch and afternoon tea included
To register please complete the form below or click here
Holy Islands registration form

Sunday 8 September 2019
Early Medieval Celtic Saints
Canberra

The Early Medieval period is famous for the saints of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany. In this study day we will look at some of the most interesting of them; their places, lives, legends and artefacts. The national saints such as Patrick, David and Piran, together with other famous saints like Columba and some lesser known saints.
Schedule
11.30am-1.00pm – saints Patrick and Bridget
2.00pm-3.30pm – saints Ninian and Columba
3.45pm-6.00pm – saints of Wales, Cornwall and Brttany
Venue
Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson Street Weston
Cost
$95 ($65 student/unwaged) – please register in advance
Booklet, lunch and afternoon tea included
To register please complete the form below or click here
Early Medieval Celtic Saints registration form

Sunday 13 October 2019
Lord of the Rings study day
Canberra

In this study day, we will investigate the traces of historical Celtic, Norse and Anglo-Saxon language and literature in The Lord of the Rings.  We begin with Tolkien’s academic work, his literary output, and the many letters he wrote. We will consider the distinct cultures of the Celts, Vikings and Anglo-Saxons, and how they are reflected in the different races in the novels and in Peter Jackson’s movie series.
Schedule
11.30am-1.00pm – Tolkien; scholar and author
2.00pm-3.30pm – Anglo Saxons, Celts and Vikings
3.45pm-6.00pm – Hobbits, Elves and Dwarves
Venue
Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson Street Weston
Cost
$95 ($65 student/unwaged) – please register in advance
Booklet, lunch and afternoon tea included
To register please complete the form below or click here
Lord of the Rings registration form

 

 

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