Deep Irish History, Culture and Language in New South Wales

Three Irish History and Language events happening in the Sydney area

Saturday 24 August 2019

Who were the Celts? study day
Penrith

A day-long introduction to the culture of the Celts, focussing on bronze-age, iron-age and early medieval language, art and archaeology.  We explore questions of identity, location and time period.  We investigate archaeological sites for what they can tell us about Celtic culture.  By looking at artefacts we identify the distinctive art styles associated with the Celts.
Schedule
10.00-11.30 – chronology, geography and definitions
11.45-1.00 – lifestyle and language
2.00-3.15 – archaeological sites
3.30-5.00 – art and artefacts
Venue
Penrith Gaels Cultural & Sporting Association, 75 Richmond Road corner Glebe Place, Kingswood
Cost
$95 ($65 student/unwaged) – please register in advance
Booklet, lunch, morning and afternoon tea included
To register please complete the form below or click here
Who were the Celts registration form

Wednesday 4, 11 and 18 September 2019
Irish Language Conversation evenings
Sydney

Learners, practice your Irish in a friendly environment with gentle guidance.  Our learners’ group provides a welcoming and supportive atmosphere to make use of your Irish, 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 beautiful language.
Schedule
6:30 – 8:30 weekly
Venue
Gaelic Cultural Centre, 1/64 Devonshire St, Surry Hills, Sydney
Cost
$95 ($65 student/unwaged) – please register in advance
Booklet and snacks included
To register please complete the form below or click here
Irish Conversation registration form

Saturday 19 October 2019
History of the Celts in 20 Objects study day
Glenbrook

The Celts are defined linguistically, and yet we are able to associate a vast collection of objects, decorative and utilitarian, with Celtic culture over more than two millennia.  An attempt to define the history of the Celts through such a small sample as twenty objects is doomed to failure.  Rather, this study day seeks to touch on some of the more intriguing aspects of Celtic culture though the objects that are associated with it.
In examining our twenty objects, we will also glance quickly at some additional objects that did not make the cut.  We will talk about what makes an object Celtic, what is special about each object, and how it represents a particular aspect of Celtic culture.  Each object will be illustrated with a range of photographs.
Schedule
10.00-11.30 – metalwork
11.45-1.00 – stone sculpture
2.00-3.15 – manuscripts
3.30-5.00 – other objects
Venue
Blue Mountains Creative Arts Centre, Corner Hare &, Moore St, Glenbrook NSW
Cost
$95 ($65 student/unwaged) – please register in advance
Booklet, morning and afternoon tea included
To register please complete the form below or click here
History of the Celts in 20 Objects registration form

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