Events

Imbolc Term 2019

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Wednesday 6, 13, 20 March 2019
Scottish Gaelic Conversation evenings
Sydney

Learners, practice your Gaelic in a friendly environment with gentle guidance.  Our learners’ group provides a welcoming and supportive atmosphere to make use of your Gaelic, whether you have just a few words or are an advanced learner.  Absolute beginners are also welcome to come and listen to the sound of this beautifuls language, and give it a try if you like.
Schedule
6.30pm-8.30pm – weekly
Venue
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street Sydney
Cost
$95 ($65 student/unwaged) for three evenings – please register in advance
Booklet and snacks included
To register please complete the form below or click here
Scottish Gaelic Conversation registration form

Saturday 30 March 2019
Celtic High Crosses study day
Revesby

Celtic Christians from the seventh to the tenth centuries erected magnificent carved stone crosses commonly known as high crosses. The crosses are embellished with scenes from the bible and possibly other sources, together with abstract Celtic art. Join us for a virtual tour of Celtic High Crosses from Ireland and Scotland. We will explore the meaning of the scenes and symbols carved on the crosses and the historical background to their creation.
Schedule
10.00am-11.15am – the cross in Celtic art
11.30am-1.00pm – Irish high crosses
2.00pm-3.15pm – Pictish cross slabs
3.30pm-5.00pm – other Celtic crosses
Venue
Revesby Workers Club, 2B Brett Street, Revesby
Cost
$95 ($65 student/unwaged) – please register in advance
Booklet, morning and afternoon teas included
To register please complete the form below or click here
Celtic High Crosses registration form

Sunday 31 March 2019
Celtic Art workshop
Canberra

A lavishly illustrated exploration of Celtic art motifs and techniques through the ages, exploring the best and quirkiest of Celtic manuscripts, sculpture and metalwork. Learn the basic design techniques of Celtic knotwork, as seen in manuscripts such as the Book of Kells.  Take home your own piece of original Celtic artwork.
Schedule
11.30am-1.00pm – spirals, knots, keypattern and interlace
2.00pm-3.30pm – depictions of animals and people
4.00pm-6.00pm – drawing your own knots
Venue
Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson Street Weston
Cost
$95 ($65 student/unwaged) – please register in advance
Booklet, materials, lunch and afternoon tea included
To register please complete the form below or click here
Celtic Art registration form

Bealtaine Term 2019

Sunday 14 July – Saturday 27 July 2019
Early Medieval Ireland study tour
Sunday 28 July – Saturday 10 August 2019
Early Medieval Scotland study tour

Join Dr Pamela O’Neill on a tour of early medieval sites, museum and library collections interspersed with informative talks.  Join the whole tour, or choose either Scotland or Ireland.
Cost
$4 200  each – please register in advance
$8 000  combined (make your own travel arrangements between Dublin and Glasgow)
Includes: all accommodation, transport, meals, admission to sites, expert guide and mini-lectures
You will be responsible for:  flights, travel insurance, extra snacks, drinks, souvenirs and other incidentals
Payment plan available
February   $500
March        $500
April          $500
May            $500
June           $1 000
July            $1 200
other plans available – contact us
Early Medieval Scotland and Ireland registration form

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On very rare occasions, we may have to cancel an event due to circumstances beyond our control.  On such occasions, we will notify all registered participants and arrange a full refund.  If you are unable to attend an event for which you have registered, we will arrange a full refund if you cancel with at least 48 hours’ notice.  If you cancel with less than 48 hours’ notice, we will endeavour to arrange a reduced registration fee for a substitute event.

Really want to come but can’t afford it?
Contact us about payment plans or scholarships.