Aug
18
to Oct 8

The Harp in the South - Sydney Theatre Company

Sydney Theatre Company presents
THE HARP IN THE SOUTH
PART ONE AND PART TWO
By Ruth Park
An adaptation for the stage by Kate Mulvany

This major new work is one of the most ambitious productions STC has ever created. Celebrated playwright Kate Mulvany has adapted novelist Ruth Park’s revered Australian trilogy – Missus, The Harp in the South and Poor Man’s Orange – and spread these beloved stories across two equally ambitious plays.

The two parts stand alone, but together they offer over five hours of monumental, exuberant theatre. It’s a moving family saga and a celebration of Sydney in all its funny, gritty glory.

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Sep
27
7:15 AM07:15

Lansdowne Club "Pat Chats" - Sydney

Teresa Keating has been at the beginning of many, and involved in all things Irish since she arrived in the Land of Aus more than 35 years ago. She knows almost everyone and even more people know her, but most of all Teresa is a doer.

She has represented the Irish Government on trade, as the Manager of Corás Trachtála in all its incarnations (today Enterprise Ireland), and investments, as Manager of IDA Ireland and also Executive Director of the Ireland Funds, since 1991. From 2000 based in the Irish Consulate, Teresa devoted her time between the IDA Ireland and the Ireland Funds.

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Sep
28
to Oct 1

22nd Boorowa Irish Woolfest 2018

Everyone’s heard of the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona but much closer to home, in Boorowa, New South Wales you can enjoy the spectacle of the “Running of the Sheep”. Beautiful woolly Merino sheep are shepherded down the road by Farmer Ashley on his four wheel motorbike and his trusty Kelpies who leap on and off the motorbikes and on and off the sheep’s back.

A magical free country festival with a myriad of activities including wool and Irish, children’s fun, and a fine Boutique Market displaying food, wine and quality crafts.

The Running of the Sheep starts at 12noon on Sunday.

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Sep
29
6:30 PM18:30

Trivia, Music Comedy Fundraiser, Penrith Gaels

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A documentary fundraising event for: The Australian Battle of Vinegar Hill

Please join us for a fun Irish themed evening of trivia, music, silent auctions and comedy, raising funds for the continued development of the Australian Battle of Vinegar Hill documentary.

Entertainment will be provided by Irish comedian Martin Henchion and vocal ensemble sensation Eklektia. You will also will also have the opportunity to view special preview interview footage with Australian novelist, Thomas Keneally AO, and Hills District Historian, Pam Wilson, which will be presented by the award-winning producer/director Sandra Pires.

Light refreshments will be provided, with food and drinks available for purchase from the venue.

Tables are tables of 8.

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Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

IACC "SA Chapter" Launch, Adelaide

After getting underway with their first event in February this year, our SA Chapter is having their Official Launch event.

This is an opportunity for members and prospective members to meet the local team, some of our national representatives and the great SA businesses who are among the leading contenders for this year's Irish Australian Business Awards.

Irish and Irish Australian professionals and business people are welcome to come along and hear about the benefits of being part of the IACC community in SA at this relaxed networking event. Members with available networking passes can receive free entry, so contact us via the links below to get your complimentary pass.

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Oct
5
to Oct 7

65th Tesselaar Tulip Festival - Irish Weekend, Melbourne

Enjoy an adventure in a wonderland of spring flowers at the 2018 Tesselaar Tulip Festival held in Melbourne’s magical Dandenong Ranges from September 15 – October 14, 2018. Visitors will be grinning like Cheshire cats whilst they wander through the brilliant display of five acres of tulips. There is fun for all ages, including live entertainment, children’s activities, delicious local and international food and market stalls daily, all set to the stunning backdrop of a rainbow of 900,000 tulips in flower.

Come for the craic and enjoy all day entertainment during Irish weekend (5 – 7 October). There will be Irish pipers and dancers, Celtic arts, Irish coffee and beers and a few loveable Leprechauns!

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Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

2018 Irish Australian Business Awards - Sydney

2018 IRISH AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS AWARDS NATIONAL FINAL

Join us to celebrate the best and brightest in Irish Australian Business in 2018 at the 4th Annual Irish Australian Business Awards Gala in the prestigious surrounds of Sofitel Sydney.

  • Recognise Irish Australian business achievement
  • Network with the best and brightest in our business community
  • Celebrate with the National Finalists and Winners
  • Find out what it takes to make it onto the honour roll next year!

Don’t miss out on this exclusive networking opportunity to rub shoulders with leading lights in the Irish Australian business community in Australia.

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Oct
28
2:30 PM14:30

International Commemoration of the Great Irish Famine, Melbourne

The International Commemoration of the Great Irish Famine will take place at 2.30pm at the Williamstown Famine Rock, Burgoyne Reserve, The Strand, on Sunday, October 28. Everyone is welcome.

Minister of State and Limerick TD Patrick O’Donovan will represent the Irish Government at the event and will be the guest speaker.

At 5pm that day there will be a roundtable discussion at Williamstown Town Hall on the ‘Famine and Irish Australia’.

A panel of academics - Professor Elizabeth Malcolm, Associate Professor Dianne Hall, Dr Fidelma Breen and Dr Val Noone - will discuss questions such as what impact did the Famine have on Irish Australia.

Tea and coffee from 4.30pm.

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Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

Damian Dempsey, Melbourne

With special guests Paddy McHugh & Ryan Mc Mullan

After multiple sell out shows across Australia in recent years, Damien Dempsey returns with his full band in November to play Sydney Irish Festival as well as some headline shows.
Dempsey’s voice is all Dublin, yet wholly distinctive.  It’s almost clichéd to say it, but he is part of a rich bloodline of Irish singers from Luke Kelly to Ronnie Drew, Christy Moore to Andy Irvine.  To describe Damien Dempsey’s music to someone who hasn’t yet been exposed to it would be to take some reggae, fuse it with traditional Irish music, add in rock and folk and put it all through a grounded working class worldly aware yet caring consciousness, and you’re some bit of the way there.

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Nov
10
to Nov 11

Magners Sydney Irish Festival

The Sydney Irish Festival kicks off on Saturday 10 November with family friendly entertainment throughout the day including traditional Irish dance performances, hurling clinics, amusement rides, player autograph sessions, market stalls, activities for kids of all ages and a Guinness Book of Records attempt to make the world’s biggest Irish stew. Enjoy comedy and live music throughout the day culminating in a major concert commencing at sunset with Damien Dempsey, Mary Black, Lunasa and Saint Sister. 

Day two on Sunday 11 November will commence with the Big Irish Brunch, more family friendly activities and live music in the build up to the pre-game welcome parade of the teams into the stadium, before Galway and Kilkenny battle it out. Keep updated via the website.

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Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Hermitage Green Live - Perth WA

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The Limerick band has seen massive success over the past year, including the release of their new EP Gold & Rust featuring the lead, chart topping single Lions Share. This acoustic folk rock band has successfully built a dedicated legion of fans across the globe thanks to their captivating and unforgettable live sets. Playing gigs in South Africa, Australia, United States, Canada, Dubai, France, London and of course Ireland, they have had the opportunities to play on stage with the likes of Gavin James, Josh Ritter, Walking On Cars, The Pogues and The Trews.

Their unique arrangement of instruments includes the bodhrán, djembe, rhythmic guitar and banjo sets them apart as a truly original offering of Irish music.

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Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Damian Dempsey, Perth

With special guests Paddy McHugh & Ryan Mc Mullan

After multiple sell out shows across Australia in recent years, Damien Dempsey returns with his full band in November to play Sydney Irish Festival as well as some headline shows.
Dempsey’s voice is all Dublin, yet wholly distinctive.  It’s almost clichéd to say it, but he is part of a rich bloodline of Irish singers from Luke Kelly to Ronnie Drew, Christy Moore to Andy Irvine.  To describe Damien Dempsey’s music to someone who hasn’t yet been exposed to it would be to take some reggae, fuse it with traditional Irish music, add in rock and folk and put it all through a grounded working class worldly aware yet caring consciousness, and you’re some bit of the way there.

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Nov
14
8:00 PM20:00

Hermitage Green Live - Brisbane QLD

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The Limerick band has seen massive success over the past year, including the release of their new EP Gold & Rust featuring the lead, chart topping single Lions Share. This acoustic folk rock band has successfully built a dedicated legion of fans across the globe thanks to their captivating and unforgettable live sets. Playing gigs in South Africa, Australia, United States, Canada, Dubai, France, London and of course Ireland, they have had the opportunities to play on stage with the likes of Gavin James, Josh Ritter, Walking On Cars, The Pogues and The Trews.

Their unique arrangement of instruments includes the bodhrán, djembe, rhythmic guitar and banjo sets them apart as a truly original offering of Irish music.

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Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Hermitage Green Live - St Kilda VIC

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The Limerick band has seen massive success over the past year, including the release of their new EP Gold & Rust featuring the lead, chart topping single Lions Share. This acoustic folk rock band has successfully built a dedicated legion of fans across the globe thanks to their captivating and unforgettable live sets. Playing gigs in South Africa, Australia, United States, Canada, Dubai, France, London and of course Ireland, they have had the opportunities to play on stage with the likes of Gavin James, Josh Ritter, Walking On Cars, The Pogues and The Trews.

Their unique arrangement of instruments includes the bodhrán, djembe, rhythmic guitar and banjo sets them apart as a truly original offering of Irish music.

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Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Hermitage Green Live - Newcastle NSW

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The Limerick band has seen massive success over the past year, including the release of their new EP Gold & Rust featuring the lead, chart topping single Lions Share. This acoustic folk rock band has successfully built a dedicated legion of fans across the globe thanks to their captivating and unforgettable live sets. Playing gigs in South Africa, Australia, United States, Canada, Dubai, France, London and of course Ireland, they have had the opportunities to play on stage with the likes of Gavin James, Josh Ritter, Walking On Cars, The Pogues and The Trews.

Their unique arrangement of instruments includes the bodhrán, djembe, rhythmic guitar and banjo sets them apart as a truly original offering of Irish music.

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Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Coronas, Melbourne

After selling out their Sydney St Patricks Day pop up show in under 48 hours, and performing sold out shows across the country in 2017, one of Ireland’s biggest bands today return to Australia in November. The Coronas are currently reaching new heights across the world performing huge stadium shows in their native Ireland, supporting one of Norway’s hottest acts Dagny on her Norwegian tour, playing some of the biggest festivals on the planet, and having four double platinum albums and numerous top 10 singles under their belt.

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Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

The Coronas, Sydney

Playing at the Metro

After selling out their Sydney St Patricks Day pop up show in under 48 hours, and performing sold out shows across the country in 2017, one of Ireland’s biggest bands today return to Australia in November. The Coronas are currently reaching new heights across the world performing huge stadium shows in their native Ireland, supporting one of Norway’s hottest acts Dagny on her Norwegian tour, playing some of the biggest festivals on the planet, and having four double platinum albums and numerous top 10 singles under their belt.

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Nov
24
7:30 PM19:30

The Coronas, Perth

After selling out their Sydney St Patricks Day pop up show in under 48 hours, and performing sold out shows across the country in 2017, one of Ireland’s biggest bands today return to Australia in November. The Coronas are currently reaching new heights across the world performing huge stadium shows in their native Ireland, supporting one of Norway’s hottest acts Dagny on her Norwegian tour, playing some of the biggest festivals on the planet, and having four double platinum albums and numerous top 10 singles under their belt.

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Dec
1
6:30 PM18:30

The Christmas Ball, Sydney

Sydney St Patrick’s Day

Fundraising Event

The 2018 Christmas Ball will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel in The Rocks. Ticket price $185 per person includes 3 course meal and 5 hour drinks package.

Entertainment - Strawberries and Cabbage

Dress Code - Formal

Huge raffle prize - Flights for 2 to Australia +$500 spending money. For bookings contact: secretary@sydneystpatricksday.com.au

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Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

Damien Leith, Adelaide

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ELVIS- THE GOSPEL COLLECTION. After his hugely successful, one night only, sold out show at Melbourne’s Arts Centre, acclaimed singer- songwriter and 2006 Australian Idol winner Damien Leith will revisit the Gospel collection of Elvis Presley in 2018. A great admirer of the King of rock’n’roll, Damien’s, the show – Elvis: The Gospel Collection – will feature an all-star line up of musicians and singers, from an electrifying rhythm section to powerful brass to angelic gospel harmonies.
 

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Sep
22
8:00 AM08:00

The Irish Run the World - Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne

The Irish Run the World Global 5K Fun Run is a series of charity fun runs in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, and is part of a global event which takes place on the same day in 17 cities around the world.

Starting in Brisbane, Australia, the Young Leaders will run a 5k in their respective cities before passing the "virtual baton" off to the next city. The Global 5K will conclude when the last Young Leader crosses the finish line in San Francisco!

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Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Damien Leith, Tanunda

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ELVIS- THE GOSPEL COLLECTION. After his hugely successful, one night only, sold out show at Melbourne’s Arts Centre, acclaimed singer- songwriter and 2006 Australian Idol winner Damien Leith will revisit the Gospel collection of Elvis Presley in 2018. A great admirer of the King of rock’n’roll, Damien’s, the show – Elvis: The Gospel Collection – will feature an all-star line up of musicians and singers, from an electrifying rhythm section to powerful brass to angelic gospel harmonies.
 

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Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Ireland Rocks - Newcastle

Performed by Ciaran Gribbin Ireland Rocks is an innovative show highlighting the legendary songs from some of Ireland’s best-known artists. Presenting an all-star band, fronted by former INXS singer and Grammy nominated songwriter, Ciaran Gribbin, the show is a guaranteed great night out! Ireland Rocks set list includes a broad selection of classic Irish songs from every era of Irelands rich music history. You’ll enjoy a musical journey from the haunting songs and traditional melodies of old Ireland through to the modern pop and rock era of today. Ireland Rocks is a spectacular high energy show with unique song arrangements achieved by blending traditional Irish instruments such as the Bohdran, Accordion and Fiddle with loud rock Guitars, Bass and Drums. 

Cost: $35.00

 

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Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

IACC Infrastructure and Corporate Lunch, Melbourne

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Our annual Infrastructure Lunch is a must for anyone involved in infrastructure, major projects and urban development. There's something for everyone involved at all stages of the process from funding and advisory to project management and delivery and subsequent operations.
 

This year we welcome guest speaker the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development .

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Sep
8
8:00 PM20:00

Damien Leith, Regal Theatre Subiaco

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ELVIS- THE GOSPEL COLLECTION. After his hugely successful, one night only, sold out show at Melbourne’s Arts Centre, acclaimed singer- songwriter and 2006 Australian Idol winner Damien Leith will revisit the Gospel collection of Elvis Presley in 2018. A great admirer of the King of rock’n’roll, Damien’s, the show – Elvis: The Gospel Collection – will feature an all-star line up of musicians and singers, from an electrifying rhythm section to powerful brass to angelic gospel harmonies.
 

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Sep
1
12:00 PM12:00

Lansdowne Club Race Day - Randwick

LANSDOWNE CLUB RACE DAY LUNCH
$175 p/person (+booking fee)
Your Race Day Experience includes
General Admission and Members’ Reserve Access at Royal Randwick
Venue the Oaks Lawn Marquee
Three Course Lunch
5 1/2 Hour ATC beverage package
Race Book per guest
Complimentary infield parking via High Street.
Interviews with leading trainers including Bjorn Baker

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Aug
26
12:00 PM12:00

Irish Famine Memorial, Annual Gathering Sydney

The 19th Annual Commemoration Gathering at the Irish Famine Monument, Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney. Guest speaker is Paul Lynch, NSW Legislative Assemble, Member for Liverpool and Shadow Attorney General. Paul has been a great supporter of the GIFCC over the years.

Masters of Ceremonies is the delightful Gerry Faulkner, music and the traditional Irish hospitality are also part of the occasion.

All welcome!

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Aug
23
7:15 AM07:15

IACC Sydney Networking Breakfast

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 Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce. This edition will feature John Carleton, who heads up Linesight in A/NZ. Linesight took out the Established Business category in last year's Irish Australian Business Awards. Hear directly from John, the inside story on how they successfully started and grew the Australasian arm of this internationally-minded Irish construction business.

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Aug
12
9:00 AM09:00

Green Movement@City2Surf - Sydney

Irish Support Agency

After a successful launch last year, we are delighted to be back once again to complete City2Surf Irish Style!

This initiative aims to support health and well-being among Irish people living in Sydney. Please join us, if you’re planning on taking part in City2Surf as a runner, walker, or mammy with a buggy!

We, The Green Movement would love you to join us. 

We want City2Surf to be awash with a sea of green.

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Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

IACC Connections at "Bucks", Melbourne

"In Conversation with Prof. Ronan McDonald". Do business and stimulate your Celtic soul at this edition of our “Connections” series, returning by popular demand to Buck Mulligan’s in Northcote – An Irish Whiskey Bar by night and Irish Specialty Bookshop and Cafe by day.

Newly-appointed Gerry Higgins Chair in Irish Studies at The University of Melbourne, Professor Ronan McDonald, will be in conversation with Chamber President, Fergal Coleman exploring the Irish Australian identity.   

There will be a drink on arrival and some Irish Australian finger food, courtesy of Eamonn and his team at Buck's.
 

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Aug
7
to Aug 12

Irish Celtic - Sydney

Featuring the finest performers from the top Irish dance companies, Irish Celtic showcases thrilling and spectacular high energy dance routines with explosive rhythms and nail-biting precision.  

With their spectacular choreography and passionate music, including romantic theme tunes from Braveheart and Last of the Mohicans, they recreate scenes from throughout Celtic history.  

It’s an unforgettable night of music, storytelling and dance

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Aug
2
5:30 PM17:30

Lansdowne Meetup and Drinks – Handpicked Wines, Sydney

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The Lansdowne monthly meetup in August will take place at Sydney’s Urban Cellar Door.

Our resident sommelier will guide you through our selection of wines for a fun and informative night. Start with a ½ glass of prosecco on arrival, then taste your way through 6 of our wines from different regions. Learn the story behind each wine, including where they’re from, their style, tasting notes.

Your ticket is $40 and includes 6 glasses of wine (50ml each), and will be served with a platter of cheese & Charcuterie.

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Jul
31
to Aug 5

Irish Celtic - Melbourne

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Featuring the finest performers from the top Irish dance companies, Irish Celtic showcases thrilling and spectacular high energy dance routines with explosive rhythms and nail-biting precision.  

With their spectacular choreography and passionate music, including romantic theme tunes from Braveheart and Last of the Mohicans, they recreate scenes from throughout Celtic history.  

It’s an unforgettable night of music, storytelling and dance

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Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Legend of Luke Kelly, Perth

Celebrating the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend.

To commemorate and celebrate the memory of this Irish music legend Chris Kavanagh will perform The Legend of Luke Kelly this July.

With a remarkable resemblance to Luke Kelly and an immense singing talent that captures the depth and passion of the great man, Chris Kavanagh brings this striking show to Australia.
 

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Jul
22
1:00 PM13:00

The Ireland Funds, Melbourne Young Leaders

Escape with cold Melbourne winter weather and warm up with the Young Leaders for some carvery & craic!

The Ireland Funds Australia would love you to join our Young Leaders for an afternoon at Ludlow Bar & Dining on Southbank for a Sunday Roast, a beverage, interesting Christmas fashion and great conversation.

Tickets are $45 per person

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Jul
21
8:00 PM20:00

The Legend of Luke Kelly, Albany

Celebrating the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend.

To commemorate and celebrate the memory of this Irish music legend Chris Kavanagh will perform The Legend of Luke Kelly this July.

With a remarkable resemblance to Luke Kelly and an immense singing talent that captures the depth and passion of the great man, Chris Kavanagh brings this striking show to Australia.
 

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Jul
21
12:00 PM12:00

The Aisling Society - Mid Year Lunch

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Guest Speaker: Susan Ryan AO, the Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner and a former federal Minister for Education, will speak about the massive cultural changes in education, schools especially, that we have seen over this generation, particularly the changes following the disappearance of the Irish teaching orders.

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Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

The Legend of Luke Kelly, Melbourne

Celebrating the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend.

To commemorate and celebrate the memory of this Irish music legend Chris Kavanagh will perform The Legend of Luke Kelly this July.

With a remarkable resemblance to Luke Kelly and an immense singing talent that captures the depth and passion of the great man, Chris Kavanagh brings this striking show to Australia.
 

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Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

Legend of Luke Kelly, Adelaide

Celebrating the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend.

To commemorate and celebrate the memory of this Irish music legend Chris Kavanagh will perform The Legend of Luke Kelly this July.

With a remarkable resemblance to Luke Kelly and an immense singing talent that captures the depth and passion of the great man, Chris Kavanagh brings this striking show to Australia.
 

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Jul
17
6:03 PM18:03

EGM- Sydney St Patrick's Day Organisation

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Can you get involved with the organisation of the 2019 Sydney St Patrick’s Day Event?? If you think you could be of assistance to the Committee we invite you to the EGM at The Gaelic Club.  The Committee would particularly welcome those who have skills in  •    Book-keeping •    Events Management •    Fundraising •    Marketing •    Logistics

Your help is vital to the continued success of the St Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Sydney!   

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Jul
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Legend of Luke Kelly, Rooty Hill

Celebrating the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend.

To commemorate and celebrate the memory of this Irish music legend Chris Kavanagh will perform The Legend of Luke Kelly this July.

With a remarkable resemblance to Luke Kelly and an immense singing talent that captures the depth and passion of the great man, Chris Kavanagh brings this striking show to Australia.
 

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Jul
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Legend of Luke Kelly, Brisbane

Celebrating the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend.

To commemorate and celebrate the memory of this Irish music legend Chris Kavanagh will perform The Legend of Luke Kelly this July.

With a remarkable resemblance to Luke Kelly and an immense singing talent that captures the depth and passion of the great man, Chris Kavanagh brings this striking show to Australia.
 

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Jul
13
8:45 PM20:45

The Legend of Luke Kelly, Enmore

Celebrating the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend.

To commemorate and celebrate the memory of this Irish music legend Chris Kavanagh will perform The Legend of Luke Kelly this July.

With a remarkable resemblance to Luke Kelly and an immense singing talent that captures the depth and passion of the great man, Chris Kavanagh brings this striking show to Australia.
 

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