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Office-bearers 2019 28 Eglinton Street, Irvine, KA12 8AS
Opening hours: Apr-Sept: Wed, Fri, Sat: 2.00-5.00
(Oct-Mar: Sat only)
Admission free (if locked, ring the bell)

Parking: off East Rd (behind SNP office, with alley to Eglinton St.),
or just at start of Quarry Road, turn right (next to bowling green).
Buses through Irvine stop at 'Wellwood' (ask for 'Eglinton St.').

Email: honsecy@irvineburnsclub.org or leave voicemail on 01294 274511

Pictured above are Past President Annie Small, 2019-20 President Archie Chalmers and Vice-President David Burns.

« Watched over by the Bard - President Archie Chalmers hosting Dr Joseph J Morrow, Lord Lyon King of Arms, and Bill Nolan, President of the Robert Burns World Federation, at 'Wellwood' in March.

Music @ Wellwood - the 2019-20 season
We invite all interested, whether first-timers, or regulars, to enjoy concerts.

Programme will be announced in September
the final evening of 2018/19 was a superb performance by Aimee Taylor, flautist, and harpist Lucy Nolan
7.30 pm - tickets £10 - pay at the door - all welcome



In Irvine, Capt. Richard Brown encouraged Robert Burns to publish his work, and bookseller William Templeton welcomed him in his shop, and, in this chair, in the back shop. Burns, while working at flax dressing, found Irvine a 'wonderfully educative place' (Carswell)
For a preview, check out the Virtual visit

Website pages include:
Newest honorary members,
The Masterclasses page with experts on Burns' music, song, verse and language,
'Burns and Irvine' by Rev Henry Ranken,
William Templeton's bookshop and chair
extra information on our 1834 & 1846 President Capt Charles Gray,
and a support page offering postcards, subscriptions and Annual Celebration tickets.

Irvine Burns Club was described as "The A-list Burns Club" in the 'Scottish Daily Mail' on Nov. 24th, 2009.

We are delighted that Past President Bill Nolan is 2018-19 President of the Robert Burns World Federation and that Immediate Past President Annie Small is 2018-20 President of the Ayrshire Association of Burns Clubs.

This website has now been running for 20 years (launched Jan. 1999)!

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to come:

The 2003 Annual Celebration as seen through the eyes of Chinese Channel Europe, who came north to film our event, and Ian Duncan, butcher, as a result of our presence on the web.

. . and, in development, a page on Wellwood and the Paterson family ...