What’s On

Eireborne Dancing Australian Tour


Sydney born world champion Irish dancer Liam Costello is on an Australian tour with the company Eireborne. See the links below for background story and tour dates.



Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar Series Semester 2, 2022 Program

Tuesday 23rd August, 6.30pm VIA ZOOM ONLY
Dr Matthew Grubits, Charles Sturt University, “The Crisis of Captain Moonlite: Andrew George Scott in Australia”

Tuesday 13th September, 6.30 pm VIA ZOOM ONLY
Dr Damian Gleeson, 2022 Australian Religious History Fellow, SLNSW , “Irish convicts and penal Catholicism: New evidence from the Therry Collection”

Tuesday 11th October, 4.30pm Jabiru Room Newman College, and streamed via Zoom. 
Rhys Ryan, 2022 Russell Beedles Performing Arts Fellow SLV. “Na Trí Céilithe: Revisiting the dances of Melbourne’s Gaelic concerts in the early twentieth century”

December TBC. Dr Síobhra Atkin, Queen’s University, Belfast. 2022 O’Donnell Fellow.

Full abstracts and further details of each seminar, including zoom links,  will be circulated closer to the time. We look forward to you joining us, either in person or on zoom. 

MISS co-convenors: Philip Bull (La Trobe University)
Frances Devlin-Glass (Deakin University)
Dianne Hall (Victoria University) 
Ronan McDonald, (University of Melbourne)Elizabeth Malcolm (University of Melbourne)
MISS website is 

8th Irish Film Festival

5 Australian capital cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Canberra as well as Online.


Nature of the Event: The Irish Film Festival Australia has been sharing the culture, traditions, history and character of Ireland and the Irish people with Australians since 2015. 

Following a national festival touring in Palace cinemas in 5 cities each weekend from late August through September, the IFF is proud to present a different and expanded selection of films streaming online in October 2022.

The Festival is a not-for-profit cultural event supported by the Irish Embassy in Canberra, the Irish Consulate in Sydney, and the NSW Government through Screen NSW. 

About the Festival Director Dr Enda Murray BSc MA DCA
Enda Murray is an award-winning filmmaker and educator with 30 years’ experience in the industry having worked in Ireland, USA, England and Australia. Enda Murray’s work has featured in numerous international film festivals and on BBC, RTE, ITV, ABC, NITV, Maori TV and SBS.

When:            In cinemas August 25 – September 25

                        Online  September 30 – October 16

Where:           Irish Film Festival Cinema Tour Dates

25-28 August – Sydney – The Chauvel Cinema

1-4 September – Melbourne – Kino Cinema

8-11 September – Brisbane – Palace Barracks 

15-18 September – Perth – Palace Raine Square 

22-25 September – Canberra – The Palace Electric Cinema

Tickets:          Cinema tickets go on sale Friday 5 August. 

                        Single ticket: $23

Concession ticket $19

10 x  e-Ticket $139 for Palace Movie Club members (free sign up) 

Opening Night only (Steps of Freedom) Thurs night in each city*

Single ticket: $39 (includes complimentary drinks and live music)

Concession ticket $35

Palace Movie Club: $35

*Not available as part of e-Ticket x 10 pack

Ticket sales: www.irishfilmfestival.com.au

Online tickets on sale September 9th.

Media Enquiries

For further information, imagery, screeners or to discuss interview opportunities contact: Donna Campbell 

E: donna.cambo@icloud.com  M: 0406 401 032  W: www.irishfilmfestival.com.au

Love’s Old Sweet Songs – a Joycean Variety Concert

Nature of Event:

Join us for a light-hearted evening of comedy and song as we present James Joyce’s most beloved and entertaining songs in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his famously musical novel, Ulysses. This is Bloomsday’s final celebration of 100 years of Ulysses. It features the Tatty Tenors of Queensland, and a number of fine soloists.

You don’t need to know anything about James Joyce to enjoy this hilarious and highly entertaining evening!

When: Saturday 8 Oct. 2022 at 5pm

Where: Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, Vic. 3122

Cost: $33/25 conc.

Bookings: https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/loves-old-sweet-songs-irish-variety-concert-music-james-joyce-songbook