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Greetings to all our members and visitors! Welcome to our website.

These are extraordinary times, hoping that you and your loved ones are safe and well. Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, our annual CAI Summer School 2021 had to be cancelled.
Please watch this space for updates on the latest news regarding planned future events.

Notice of Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Association will take place online, in conjunction with the
second Planning Day, on Saturday September 4 th, 2021 at 11.30 a.m. Documentation for
both events, together with the access codes, will issue nearer to that date.
The Secretary notifies members that nominations and motions will be received under the
following provisions of the Association’s Rules.
Article 12 – Nominations for CAI Council
The officers and four ordinary members of the Council are elected at the Annual General
Meeting. The Council has made nominations under this Article as follows:
Chair: Helen McVeigh
Vice-Chair: Joan Wright
Secretary: Patrick J. Ryan
Treasurer: Alexander Thein
Members by Election:
1. Cosetta Cadau
2. Adam Conry
3. Bridget Martin
4. Amber Taylor
Further nominations may be made by any Branch and should be sent to me, by post
or e-mail, by Saturday August 21st. Every such nomination shall state the names of
the persons nominated, and shall be signed by their proposers and seconders and
certified by the Branch Chairperson or Acting Chairperson.
Virtual signatures will be accepted in the current circumstances.

Article 14 – Special Motions
Any member wishing to propose a Motion (including a proposal for amendment of the
Constitution) at the Annual General Meeting should send a signed copy to me by
Saturday August 21 st . Please note that Motions may be submitted by individual
members, rather than by Branches. Virtual signatures will be accepted in the current

Patrick J. Ryan, Secretary.
Contacts: Post: The Orchard Yard, Newport, Co. Tipperary.

Greek Reading Course-Professor Andrew Smith
The Classical Association of Ireland (Dublin Branch) is arranging a short intensive on-line course (5 sessions of 90 minutes), reading the opening fourteen pages of Plato's Protagoras (310a8-320c1). The introductory pages of this Platonic dialogue contain a dramatic and lively description of Socrates' encounter with one of the most famous sophists of his time. The course will be conducted by Andrew Smith (Professor Emeritus UCD). Further details may be accessed here

IIHSA Online Lecture by Dr. Alan Peatfield on Thursday 29th April at 5pm (Irish time)/ 7pm (Greek time)

Codes for the Zoom Session may be registered for free on the Everybrite ticketing facility here
Lecture details may be found here

Lectures continue on Zoom.

Dublin Branch.
Codes for the Zoom Sessions may be obtained by emailing Prof. Andrew Smith  (
The Schedule may be found here.

Limerick Branch.
Codes for the Zoom Sessions may be obtained by emailing Mr Patrick J Ryan  (
The Schedule may be found here.

The Latin and Ancient Greek Reading Groups continue on Zoom.
Codes for the Zoom Sessions may be obtained by emailing  Mr Liam Bairead  (
The Schedule may be found here.

The Classical Association of Ireland Latin Summer School 2021 provides an exciting opportunity to learn Latin through a two-week immersion

The Latin Summer School is designed for secondary school students between the ages of 15 and 18. If you are not studying Latin or Classics, but you are interested in ancient languages, this is the place for you! Whether you are studying Classical Studies or the new Junior Certificate Classics or not, the Summer School offers an exciting opportunity to explore the culture of the Romans through their language. Perhaps you want to improve your language learning skills or understanding, communicating and writing in English? Or you are exploring your academic future? If you are you thinking about studying Classical Civilisation, Archaeology, Classical Languages, Ancient or Medieval History, Philosophy, Religion, History of Art, Romance languages in college, the CAI Summer school is a great place to start! Further details may be found here.

The continuation of the
UCD Classical Museum Seminar Series has been announce, further details may be accessed here.

The latest volume of our journal Classics Ireland is now available, further details may be found on here.

All the latest news from the IIHSA in Athens, including information about the online conference which will take place at the end of September, is available here.

The CAI Summer School took place in Sligo from 16th-18th August 2019, hosted by our Sligo Branch; further details can be found on the event page here.

The CAI Tour of Cyprus took place from 3rd -13th May, 2019. The tour was based in two centres, 5 nights in Paphos and 5 nights in Limassol.  In antiquity Cyprus consisted of numerous independent kingdoms, centred in cities which were successively adapted to Phoenician, Greek and eventually Roman systems of governance and architectural influence. The same cultural mix continued well into the medieval and later periods.

The Classical Association in Northern Ireland website may be accessed at this link. Please visit their website for interesting news and updates on all things classical in Northern Ireland.

Many thanks to Dr. Selga Medenieks for the Newsletter; Dr. Shane Wallace for the Classical Association Facebook Page; Shane
and Dr. Eoghan Moloney for the Classics Events-in-Ireland Calendar.

Your continued support of the Association is valued and appreciated. As always, we invite your feedback and suggestions.  

Isabella Bolger


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This calendar is the work of Dr. Eoghan Moloney NUIM and Dr. Shane Wallace TCD.

They have worked together to create a new resource for all interested in Classics in Ireland and this can be found at (click the banner above). It provides the community with a live list of events hosted by the all University depts., societies, and associations each semester. Please support and visit their website.
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