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Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar Series

Nature of Event: Come and join us for a great seminar on this coming Tuesday, 18 September.  Dr Craig D’Alton will be talking on the topic:  ‘The D’Altons of Dublin: An Irish Regency Romance’ Catherine and John D’Alton were an Irish Catholic gentry couple, based in Dublin. John held a small estate in Westmeath, but worked as … Continue reading

Celtic Club’s 131st Anniversary Dinner 2018

Celtic Club’s 131st Anniversary Dinner 2018

    Nature of Event:  An opportunity to kick back with like-minded Irish and Irish-identified folk for an evening of good food, music and craic. The Pikemen will perform cover songs from Christy Moore, The Dubliners, Makem & Clancy, Eric Bogle and more. Canapes on arrival and two courses. Wine expert Jenny Polack has chosen the … Continue reading

Anders Ahlqvist imithe ar Shlí na Firinne

Anders Ahlqvist imithe ar Shlí na Firinne

Professor Ahlqvist had a distinguished career in Celtic Studies, following a PhD at Edinburgh with a spell at Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, and many years at NUI Galway.  He took up the post of inaugural Sir Warwick Fairfax Professor of Celtic Studies at the University of Sydney on 1 July 2008.  Continue reading

Visiting Seamus Heaney Country

Visiting Seamus Heaney Country

A Poetry Scholar’s Tribute, and an Alert, by Chris Watson On a recent visit to Ireland, coming through County Derry, I visited Home Place, which is described as ‘a major new arts and literary centre in Bellaghy, dedicated to the legacy of Seamus Heaney’.  Heaney’s poetry is often built on memories of childhood family and … Continue reading

Magdalen Restorative Justice Ex-Gratia Scheme

Magdalen Restorative Justice Ex-Gratia Scheme In 2013 the Government established an ex-gratia redress scheme for the benefit of women who were admitted to and worked in one of 12 ‘Magdalen’ institutions.  The Government has now decided to apply the scheme to women who worked in the laundries in those 12 institutions but who were resident … Continue reading