Events

Online Classes 2020

All times listed are Sydney time – please adjust as necessary for your timezone

Sunday 31 May 2020
Ruthwell Cross webinar
Online

The Ruthwell Cross is near the village of Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire, in south-west Scotland, inside the Ruthwell parish church. It is a sculptured stone monument in the shape of a freestanding cross about 5.3m tall, with a tall tapering rectanguloid shaft, approximately 0.7m wide at the base. The north and south has pictures surrounded by Latin inscriptions, while the east and west pictures are surrounded by Old English runes. The monument was first made in the early medieval period and was considerably damaged in the Reformation. Several broken pieces survived which were collected and combined by the minister in the early nineteenth century. In this illustrated webinar, we will explore the Cross and its context.
Schedule
2:00pm – 4:00pm (with a five-minute pause in the middle for stretching or making tea!)
Venue
Zoom online meeting – contact us by email to be sent the link
Cost
$30 ($20 student/unwaged) – please register in advance
Ruthwell Cross registration form
Optional Background Reading

Mondays 2020
Scottish Gaelic Conversation classes
Online

Small, informal conversation classes that meet online every Monday via Zoom. Suitable for absolute beginners to advanced beginners.
Schedule
6:00pm – 6:40pm weekly
Venue
Zoom online meeting – contact us by email to be sent the link
Cost
$10 per class
Pay in advance or on the day by bank transfer

Thursdays 2020
Scottish Gaelic classes
Online

Small, informal classes that meet online every Thursday via Zoom.  We read a pre-circulated text and practise conversation.  Suitable for advanced beginners to intermediate learners.
Schedule
4:00pm – 5:30pm weekly
Venue
Zoom online meeting – contact us by email to be sent the link
Cost
$10 per class
Pay in advance or on the day by bank transfer

Thursdays 2020
Beginners’ Irish Language classes
Online

Small, informal conversation classes that meet online every Thursday via Zoom. Suitable for absolute beginners or those with just a few words.
Schedule
5:45pm – 6:25pm weekly
Venue
Zoom online meeting – contact us by email to be sent the link
Cost
$10 per class
Pay in advance or on the day by bank transfer

Thursdays 2020
Irish Language classes
Online

Small, informal conversation classes that meet online every Thursday via Zoom. Suitable for advanced beginners to intermediate learners.
Schedule
6:30pm – 7:10pm weekly
Venue
Zoom online meeting – contact us by email to be sent the link
Cost
$10 per class
Pay in advance or on the day by bank transfer

Bealtaine Term 2020

The release of the Bealtaine Term Calendar has been put on hold due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
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Lughnasadh Term 2020

Saturday 22 August 2020
Brehon Law study day
Melbourne

Brehon law is the popular name for the legal system in use throughout Ireland and most of Scotland for at least a millennium before it was finally stamped out by the English in the seventeenth century. In this study day we will look in depth at how the system worked, examining some of its more interesting features, considering its nature as a restorative justice system, and looking at some of its more quirky aspects.
Schedule
10.00am – 4.00pm
Venue
Kildara Centre, 39 Stanhope St, Malvern
Cost
$40 ($65 weekend package) – payment upon arrival
Registration and Payment are through the Kildara Centre
email Catriona kildara@netspace.net.au

Sunday 23 August 2020
Celtic High Crosses study day
Melbourne

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 – 4.00pm
Venue
Kildara Centre, 39 Stanhope St, Malvern
Cost
$40 ($65 weekend package) – payment upon arrival
Registration and Payment are through the Kildara Centre
email Catriona kildara@netspace.net.au

Bealtaine Term 2022

Sunday 17 – Saturday 30 July 2022
Early Medieval Scotland study tour

Join a small group of fellow enthusiasts for a guided tour of early medieval artefacts and archaeological sites in Scotland, led by an expert in the field.
Cost
$4 800 – please register in advance
Includes: all accommodation, transport, meals, admission to sites, expert guide and mini lectures
You will be responsible for: flights into Glasgow and out of Edinburgh, travel insurance, extra snacks, drinks, souvenirs and other incidentals
Accommodation will involve some sharing of rooms: if you would like a guaranteed single room, please contact us for details of a surcharge
To register please complete the form below
Program & Registration

 

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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.

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