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Barry versus Kelly - Melbourne
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

Barry versus Kelly - Melbourne

The legend of outlaw Ned Kelly is inescapable. This musical drama Barry versus Kelly sheds new light on the tale, foregrounding the plight of Kelly and of Sir Redmond Barry, the judge who hanged him. Suffering delusions, Barry grapples with his conscience as he sentences a fellow Irish Australian to death, and wrestles with the haunting consequences long after.

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Dylan Moran - Melbourne
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Dylan Moran - Melbourne

Dylan Moran and his show Dr Cosmos will captivate audiences for three nights at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall. With his eccentric lyricism, Moran is not to be missed. He has been called one of the finest comedians of his generation.

Melbourne dates:

Saturday 2 November

Sunday 3 November

Monday 4 November

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Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce Melbourne Connections
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce Melbourne Connections

Melbourne Connections offers a networking opportunity at Northcote’s Buck Mulligan’s - an Irish bookshop by day and lively whiskey bar by night. The Irish Chamber of Commerce’s social events are always a hit, allowing kindred community members to refresh their contacts list.

For bookings contact admin@irishchamber.com.au.

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Bloomsday - Melbourne
Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Bloomsday - Melbourne

In Melbourne, Bloomsday will be celebrated with a seminar and lunch at the Swiss Club in Flinders Lane.

The seminar will be chaired by Australian polymath, writer, teacher, lawyer, social activist, quiz champion and former politician Barry Jones and feature eminent speakers Dr Ronán McDonald, Gerry Higgins Chair of Irish Studies at the University of Melbourne, and Dr Steve Carey.

Dr McDonald, a Dubliner, will present a paper entitled The Consecration of Ulysses: National or Universal? in which he will examine how Joyce’s groundbreaking novel gained its status as one of the great works of the 20th century. Dr Carey will speak about Joyce’s time in Zurich in 1917 during the First World War when he was writing Ulysses.

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2019 Ireland Funds Dinner,  Melbourne
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

2019 Ireland Funds Dinner, Melbourne

Chairman Yvonne Le Bas, the Board of the Ireland Funds Australia and the Young Leader Committee are delighted to invite you to attend.

The Dinner will provide an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the achievements of the Fund and our vision for the future.

Bookings Contact:

Jennifer Najdek - Email/ Phone 02 9357 2350


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The Celtic Tenors - Melbourne
May
25
7:30 PM19:30

The Celtic Tenors - Melbourne

THE IRISH SONGBOOK - NATIONAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2019

When you put together three brilliant Tenor voices with natural Irish charm, singing spine-tingling Classical, Folk, Irish, Gaelic and Pop favourites in stacked three-part harmonies, then mix them up with quick witted banter, you have the CELTIC TENORS.

It’s all about the music, the harmonies and the fun. Three unique solo voices, but when called upon – one tenor sound! The Celtic Tenors will perform The Irish Songbook on their Australian tour with such classics as Finnegan’s Wake, In The Gloaming, Song For Ireland, Danny Boy, The Dutchman, Caledonia, you Raise Me Up and many more favourites.

With a polished international reputation and just over a million album sales world-wide, the Celtic Tenors offer something truly unique. The skill, range and ability of world-class tenors combined with the personality and fun of genuine Irish performers.

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CHIFF , Melbourne & Sydney
May
24
to Jun 10

CHIFF , Melbourne & Sydney

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Children’s International Film Festival

Tickets are now on sale for the Children’s International Film Festival (CHIFF), a film festival that celebrates extraordinary children’s cinema from around the globe. Screening 24 May – 10 June in Melbourne and Sydney, CHIFF presents a unique program of Australian Premiere feature and short films, as well as workshops and special events, especially curated for our youngest film-lovers.

In particular, we have a wonderful Irish animation Captain Morten and the Spider Queen that could be of interest to your community. Note that reduced price tickets are available for groups of 10+.

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Darkness into Light, Melbourne
May
11
5:30 AM05:30

Darkness into Light, Melbourne

In 2009, in the Phoenix Park in Dublin, 400 people set-off on the inaugural Darkness into Light 5km walk to raise funds for Pieta House. From small beginnings, the movement has grown year on year and in 2018 over 200,000 people took part in 150 locations, in 16 countries across 5 continents.

Each year the walk provides an opportunity for people to connect with their local community and to show their support for those who have been bereaved by suicide. Our team of volunteers, in Ireland and overseas, return year on year to help make the experience a rewarding one and to help us all continue to raise awareness in the global fight against suicide and self-harm.

Walk with us, talk with us, so that together we can create a world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance.

Please join us on Saturday 11th May this year!

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A Taste of Ireland, Melbourne
May
3
7:30 PM19:30

A Taste of Ireland, Melbourne

Told through Irish music and dance, A TASTE OF IRELAND explores magical tales spanning generations of Irish storytelling and culture. This world class show features World, All Ireland & National Champion Irish dancers, and musicians from around the globe performing unique music and dance that reflects the story that is Ireland.

Melodic Celtic flute is complemented by raw and rhythmic guitar to create the heart felt sounds of Ireland. The show features a dynamic musical duo and impressive dancing rarely seen outside of the World Championship stage. "A Taste of Ireland" was composed and choreographed in Dublin and is quickly on its way to becoming the new frontier in Irish entertainment.

Created and produced by Pace Entertainment Group, the show will transport the audience to a time and place where tunes, taps and tradition showcase the very essence of celebrating the Irish Spirit.

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Hozier - Melbourne
Apr
25
to Apr 26

Hozier - Melbourne

The Grammy-nominated artist returns to Australia more than three years on from sold-out performances in Perth and across the East Coast of Australia that left audiences yearning for more. With a transformative live show, monstrous vocals and swelling harmonies, Hozier is a performer of the highest calibre, revered the world over.

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Mar
30
8:40 PM20:40

Luka Bloom, The Refuge Tour - Melbourne

Much loved Irish troubadour Luka Bloom is a master of the concert stage.

His incredibly gifted electro-acoustic guitar playing guarantees an impassioned live performance of his original, poetic and melodic songs.

Luka’s concert arsenal includes both tender and dynamic original material and a surprisingly eclectic selection of other people’s work.

Over the years Bloom has brought his inspiring lyrics and sumptuous melodies to clubs, theatres, festivals, bars and arenas all over the world, but he has a special place in his heart for Australian audiences and has earned a devoted following in this country.

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Mar
28
to Mar 29

Luka Bloom, The Refuge Tour - Melbourne

Much loved Irish troubadour Luka Bloom is a master of the concert stage.

His incredibly gifted electro-acoustic guitar playing guarantees an impassioned live performance of his original, poetic and melodic songs.

Luka’s concert arsenal includes both tender and dynamic original material and a surprisingly eclectic selection of other people’s work.

Over the years Bloom has brought his inspiring lyrics and sumptuous melodies to clubs, theatres, festivals, bars and arenas all over the world, but he has a special place in his heart for Australian audiences and has earned a devoted following in this country.

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Mar
27
8:30 PM20:30

Luka Bloom, The Refuge Tour - Melbourne

Much loved Irish troubadour Luka Bloom is a master of the concert stage.

His incredibly gifted electro-acoustic guitar playing guarantees an impassioned live performance of his original, poetic and melodic songs.

Luka’s concert arsenal includes both tender and dynamic original material and a surprisingly eclectic selection of other people’s work.

Over the years Bloom has brought his inspiring lyrics and sumptuous melodies to clubs, theatres, festivals, bars and arenas all over the world, but he has a special place in his heart for Australian audiences and has earned a devoted following in this country.

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Mar
17
12:00 PM12:00

Melbourne Irish Festival

The Melbourne Irish Festival is an annual family fun day open to all, celebrating Irish culture and heritage. This year it is held on Sunday 17th of March, St Patrick's Day! We want to create the opportunity to come together as a community, to celebrate Irish culture, to reflect the true nature of a diverse and modern Irish community and its contribution to the fabric of Australian Society today.

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Feb
24
to Feb 25

Daniel O'Donnell - Melbourne

With Special Guest: Mary Duff

Ireland's most popular "easy listening" entertainer returns to Australia in 2019.

Daniel has enjoyed tour and chart success in Australia and New Zealand for many years and earned himself a loyal following that stretches across both countries.

A native of Kincasslagh, Co. Donegal, Daniel's concert appearances have taken him from London's Royal Albert Hall and Dublin's Point Depot to New York's Carnegie Hall and Sydney's Opera House, but he still continues to set himself fresh ambitions and new worlds to conquer.

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Jan
23
7:30 PM19:30

Comhaltas Melbourne - Australian Theme Night

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Comhaltas Melbourne are into its 49th year since the Branch was first founded in 1970 We return Wednesday January 23rd to A New Year of music sessions / classes, set dancing & sing song nights plus our regular events through the year & performing at festivals. Our set dance weekend this year in May All sharing our Irish Culture.

First night back '' An Australian Theme Night '' BBQ BYO drinks, Instruments dancing shoes & voice ready.

Everyone welcome $6 adults children free.

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Nov
29
5:30 PM17:30

IACC Melbourne Christmas Connections

An informal end of year networking opportunity with fellow members and friends. Bring your business cards and a smile! Bring yourself (and a colleague), a positive outlook and your business cards. There will be a drink on arrival for guests, some finger food and lots of opportunity!

If you're a full member of the Chamber and still have free passes as part of your membership renewal that you'd like to use for this event, please just email Lisa to reserve places for you (and your guests too if you've got passes available).

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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
21
7:30 PM19:30

Mick Flannery Northcote Social Club, VIC

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Mick Flannery is widely regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters to come out of Ireland in recent years. An award winning- double platinum selling artist, Mick has released five albums to date –including two number ones and received widespread airplay. His critically acclaimed live performances have seen him sell out shows in Ireland’s Olympia Theatre and Cork Opera House.

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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
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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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. MC - Prof Ronan McDonald.

Tea and coffee from 4.30pm.

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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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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
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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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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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
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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Jun
13
to Jun 17

Holy Cow! A Celebration of Joyce - Melbourne

 Holy Cow! James Joyce Slaughters the Sacred Cows of English Literature

Event Times: 7.30 Wed - Friday; 4pm and 8pm Saturday (Bloomsday); 3pm and 6pm Sunday

An adaptation for theatre of James Joyce's Oxen of the Sun which parodies the entire English Literary Tradition. The play also riffs on childbirth and fertility. It’s as far from political correctness as one can get, and sassier than what you’d hear just about anywhere else in the Classics!

 

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