Events

Bealtaine Term 2022  

Bealtaine Term Calendar

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

Sunday 12 June 2022
the Convention of Druim Cett webinar
Online

The Convention of Druim Cett was held in 575, apparently to settle the political relationship between the Dí Riata, a people located in north-eastern Ireland and western Scotland, and the Uí Neill of Northern Ireland. The convention, held at a location we believe to be in County Derry, was attended by the kings of both parties, and Saint Columba. In this webinar, we will look at the cast of characters, what might have taken place there, and what happened immediately afterward. Schedule
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue
Zoom online meeting – link to be sent within the 24h before event start
Cost
$30 ($20 – student/unwaged) – please register in advance

Sunday 26 June 2022
Celtic Languages in the Modern World webinar
Online

The modern Celtic languages are Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Breton, and the revived languages Manx and Cornish. In this webinar, we will explore their status in the modern world, where and by whom they are spoken, and their situation under law and policy. We will also consider popular culture approaches to and depictions of Celtic languages, ancient and modern.
Schedule
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue
Zoom online meeting – link to be sent within the 24h before event start
Cost
$30 ($20 – student/unwaged) – please register in advance

Sunday 10 July 2022
Negligence in Early Ireland webinar
Online

The early Irish legal system dealt in a very sophisticated way with offenses arising from negligent or inadvertent actions or omissions. In this webinar, we will look at the allocation of responsibility and liability for accidents. We will explore ideas such as socially useful activity, responsibility for the actions of persons of reduced mental capacity and the detailed formulae for calculating shares of liability.
Schedule
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue
Zoom online meeting – link to be sent within the 24h before event start
Cost
$30 ($20 – student/unwaged) – please register in advance

Sunday 24 July 2022
the Secret of Kells webinar
Online

‘The Secret of Kells’ is a 2009 Irish animated, Academy Award nominated movie based on the creation of the famous Book of Kells. In this webinar, we will study the movie by looking at the actions of the characters and comparing them to what is believed to have actually happened.
Schedule
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue
Zoom online meeting – link to be sent within the 24h before event start
Cost
$30 ($20 – student/unwaged) – please register in advance

Online Language Classes 2022

Mondays 2022
Beginners’ Irish Language classes
Online

Small, informal conversation and grammar classes that meet online every Monday via Zoom.  Suitable for beginners and those with just a few words.  New starters are always welcome.
Schedule
5:00pm – 5:45pm weekly
Venue
Zoom online meeting – contact us by email to be sent the link
Cost
$15 ($10 concession) per class
Pay in advance or on the day by bank transfer

Tuesdays 2021
Scottish Gaelic Conversation classes
Online

Small, informal conversation classes that meet online every Tuesday via Zoom.  Suitable for absolute beginners to advanced beginners.  New starters are always welcome.
Schedule
7:00pm – 7:45pm weekly
Venue
Zoom online meeting – contact us by email to be sent the link
Cost
$15 ($10 concession) per class
Pay in advance or on the day by bank transfer

Wednesdays 2022
Scottish Gaelic Reading classes
Online

Small, informal reading and conversation classes that meet online every Wednesday evening via Zoom.  We read a pre-circulated text and practise conversation.  Suitable for advanced beginners to intermediate learners.  New starters are always welcome.
Schedule
7:30pm – 9:00pm weekly
Venue
Zoom online meeting – contact us by email to be sent the link
Cost
$15 ($10 concession) per class
Pay in advance or on the day by bank transfer

Thursdays 2021
Old Irish Language classes
Online

Small, informal reading and grammar classes that meet online every Thursday via Zoom.  Suitable for advanced beginners.  Please contact us if you are interested in joining these classes.
(Note:  Old Irish is the ancestor language of Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Manx, which was spoken and written in the early medieval period.)
Schedule
6:00pm – 7:00pm weekly
Venue
Zoom online meeting – contact us by email to be sent the link
Cost
$15 per class
Pay in advance or on the day by bank transfer

 

Study Tour – postponed

Sunday 17 – Saturday 30 July 2022 – postponed
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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