Monthly Meetings

Below is a list of the gatherings currently planned at a national level by the HAI Events Team.

Dates, venues and times are subject to change, and details of each gathering will be finalised as the dates approach, as well as being advertised on Facebook and on the slider of the homepage of this website.

Non-members are always welcome at our events!

More events will be added throughout the year, so please check back here on a regular basis!

Note that many of these details are provisional.

Make sure to confirm date, time and venue closer to the time, or keep an eye on the Facebook page!

 

July: Sunday 7th

Summer BBQ
Where: The Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire
When: Sunday July 7th from 14.30
AS THIS EVENT IS SUBSIDISED BY THE HAI, IT IS SOLELY FOR MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS.

Advanced booking is necessary here

Price:
€15 for members
€20 for non-members (must be accompanied a member). Max one guest per member.
Concessions for children and vegetarians: €8

 

August: There will be no nationally organised events in August, though many local groups do operate throughout the month.

 

September: Saturday & Sunday, 7th & 8th

All-Ireland Humanist Summer School in at the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

This is a two-day theme-based event with guest speakers, discussions and plenty of socialising and entertainment. It’s great fun, as well as being educational!

This year’s theme is HUMANISM AND THE NEW IRELAND.

Speakers include Eamon Ryan TD (Green Party), Martina Fitzgerald (author of Madam Politician) and Patsy McGarry (Irish Times Religious Affairs Correspondent)

View a full programme here and book tickets here.

 

October: Sunday 6th 

Travelling Sunday Meeting in Waterford city – Further details to follow

 

November: Sunday 3rd

Sunday Seminar in Dublin – Speaker will be Jonathan Lanman of Queens University, Belfast.
Further details about the time and venue will follow.

 

December: Sunday 8th

The traditional Christmas social gathering – Further details to follow

 

January 2020: Sunday 5th

Annual Remembrance Sunday Ceremony at Buswells Hotel, Dublin, 16.00
An uplifting and life-affirming opportunity to remember, in a humanist manner, those we have loved but who are no longer with us.

 

February 2020: Wednesday 12th

Annual Darwin Day Lecture at the Robert Emmet Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin, 19.30-21.00
Speaker is Kevin Mitchell.

March 2020: Sunday 1st

Travelling Sunday Meeting in Sligo town – Further details to follow

 

April 2020: Date TBC

Humanist Association of Ireland AGM –

 

The HAI hosts regular open meetings for humanists, atheists, agnostics and freethinkers.
Whereas previously these meetings would take place on the afternoon of the first Sunday of the month in Dublin, this (as you can see above) is all changing!
In 2018 the HAI celebrated our 25th birthday, and as part of the celebrations, we took some of these meetings out of Dublin for the first time, holding gatherings in towns and cities around the country. This has proven very popular with our members, with these travelling meetings attracting the largest crowds of the year! We will continue these in 2019.
Attendances at different types of events, and feedback from our members, tells us that more social engagements are needed instead of seminars in hotel rooms on sunny Sunday afternoons! Well, we’ve been listening, and a provisional list of events to the end of 2019 is listed above!

 

The upshot of this changed format is that people wishing to attend HAI events need to check the homepage of this website (details of events will be in the slider) or the HAI’s Facebook page to ascertain the date, venue and time of the next gathering meeting.

Please also note that that the Ashling Hotel is no longer the default venue for Dublin meetings.

 

Non-members are always welcome at all our events