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Celebrating Our Irish Beginnings

Our End of Year Gathering will celebrate a significant aspect of Yass Valley history with a luncheon in Lovat Chapel, 105 Meehan Street, Yass on Wednesday 6 December at 12.30pm.

Representing present day Ireland will be our special guests Minister Sean Fleming TD, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs responsible for International Development and Diaspora and the Irish Ambassador to Australia His Excellency Tim Mawe.

Minister Sean Fleming TD
His Excellency Tim Mawe

There is no more Irish associated place in Yass than Lovat Chapel largely built by Irish parishioners—emancipated convicts, publicans, doctors, solicitors, teachers, businessmen, settlers and their families. It is not only a fitting venue but one with a great atmosphere and an appropriate place to display items of Irish interest from our collection.

A two-course luncheon and refreshments will be served with helpings of music, poetry from Yass’ own renowned poet Fr Patrick Hartigan—John O’Brien of Around the Boree Log fame and several presentations providing historical context. Minister Fleming and Ambassador Mawe will also address the members and guests.

Cost for Members is $35.00 and Guests $40.00 per person.

To make a reservation please complete the form below and ensure you include dietary requirements on the booking form. Make your payment directly to our account Westpac, Yass BSB 032-771 Account No 12 0621 quoting you name on the deposit. Bookings will be confirmed by email after payment is received.

We expect this to be a popular event and suggest that you book as soon as possible. Closing date for bookings is 30 November.

If you have queries about the event phone 0413 312 081

Booking Form

Please credit the appropriate payment to YDHS bank account at Westpac Yass BSB 032 771 Account 12 0621 ensuring your name is recorded on the deposit.

Note places will not be reserved until payment has been received and the booking confirmed by our email. For further information phone enquiries 0413 312 081 or email

Key Information


247A Comur Street (two doors from the Yass Visitor's Centre)

Opening times

Closed during winter

Closing Times

Closed during winter - June long weekend till October long weekend.


Groups and other times by arrangement - please contact Yass Visitor's Centre 02 6226 - 2557


Enquiries for school and group visits to the museum should be directed to

Admission fees

Adults $5.00. Childern free.