Culture and Heritage

The Celtic Club is Temporarily Closed.

[THE CLUB'S 320 QUEEN ST SOCIAL VENUE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. PLEASE CALL THE CLUB'S ADMIN OFFICE ON (03) 8535 4500 DURING BUSINESS HOURS FOR ANY INQUIRIES]

 

The Annual Australian Irish Cultural Dinner

A celebratory Function

About the evening

Brian Shanahan, President of the Celtic Club and Phillip Moore Chairman of the Cultural Heritage Committee are delighted once again to invite members of all our Cultural Groups and Reciprocal Clubs across Victoria to our Special Annual Dinner which recognizes and celebrates the great contribution made by each group to our culture, heritage and history. 

The event also creates the opportunity for each group to share and discuss with others their various activities of the year.

This annual Dinner is normally at the end of the year however as we will be soon be leaving the Club for temporary accommodation, this celebratory Dinner is being brought forward and at the same time will also be a farewell to our building of 58 years which contains memories of our life and events within.

 

The event will be further enriched by our guest speaker; the Irish Ambassador HE -  Breandan O’Caoilai, who will speak to us of our Irish culture and his experience and insights of our Australian Irish culture, gathered as he has travelled on his many visits to our people and places across Australia. 

 

When: Sat 5th August - 7pm

Where: Brian Boru Function Room (Level 1)

Price: $60 includes 3-Course Meal

Bookings:Contact Club on (03) 96706472 or by postal to 320 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000

Full payment by 2nd August

 

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The Cultural Heritage Committee (CHC) pursues these aims by presenting programs, events, activities and services that enrich our appreciation of our Australian Irish and Celtic culture and which develop community involvement and wider public interest.

 

THE  CULTURAL HERITAGE COMMITTEE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR:

CULTURAL RESOURCE CENTRE

The CHC manages and services the Cultural Resource Centre which comprises the Library, Sound and Film Centre and Senior's Computer Learning Centre.

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AUSTRALIAN REPUBLIC PROCLAMATION COMPETITION (Closing date Australia Day 2016)

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ASSISTING VICTORIAN IRISH CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS EG:  IN BALLARAT, BENDIGO, GEELONG, VIC-SOUTH WEST, SUNRAYSIA & IN MELBOURNE

The Cultural Heritage Committee are continually supporting, meeting with and co-ordinating the networking of these Clubs; promoting and assisting with their programs and events  and encouraging their use of web sites, radio stations, newsletters, etc.

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CULTURAL EVENTS

Events include: music, theatre, book launches, readings, festivals, films, lectures, conferences and cultural tours. Some events are joint programs with related Irish groups across Victoria as well as with such notable organizations as: Immigration Museum, State Library, Federation Square, Universities etc.

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Calendar of Events - April 2017

Calendar of Irish Festivals across Victoria

 

ETHNIC RADIO PROGRAM - 3ZZZ  - 92.3FM

Irish Radio Program Time: Every Sat. 10-11am & Sun 6-7pm.

The CHC conduct a regular radio program broadcasting forthcoming cultural events and interviewing special guests. CHC dates: Sun 6-7pm – 15th March, 17th May, 26th July, 13th Sept. 8th Nov. Click for List of interviews - Note: CD recordings of program on file in Celtic Club Library

 

READING CIRCLE AND FILM CLUB

Every 2-3 months we conduct U3A (University of the 3rd Age) style sessions that include presentations, films and discussion on various themes, characters and places that are part of and contribute to our Australian Irish heritage, history and culture. This program encourages and creates the opportunity for members and friends to form book clubs and to utilize our library for research. 

Next Session - Date to be announced. Refer to Cultural Events Calendar for detail

 

ARTEFACTS AND PAINTINGS

The CHC is responsible for the custody and display of historical items, artefacts and paintings held by the Celtic Club. Cultural tours of the Club are presented from time to time including during Senior’s Week in October.

 

STUDENT IRISH HISTORY AWARD

Starting in 2004, the CHC instigated and presents the University Undergraduate Irish History Award of $200 to the winning students from Latrobe, Melbourne and Victoria Universities.

List of winners

 
OTHER AWARDS
 
Jageurs Literay Award:
 
Australian Irish Racing Award:
 
 
 

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