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Founded in 1891, the Cork Historical & Archaeological Society is one of the oldest local interest societies in Ireland.

CHAS has published a CHAS journal every year since its foundation as well as a full index of the journal. The society also runs a series of events including winter lectures and summer outings. In this way, the study and record of history and archaeology of Cork is fully served by the voluntary efforts of CHAS members.


Subscribe and come along to our lectures, outings, Christmas lunch and receive a copy of our prestigious journal. Give a membership subscription as a gift: application, complete it and return to the Hon. Treasurer (information on the form).

2019 Application for Membership form

Subscriptions for 2019 are now due:
Individual €35
Student €25
Family €45 (journal will be sent to first named person at same address as the other family members)

The latest Journal 2018 (Volume 123) is now available.

The table of contents for the issues from 2009 onwards and latest issue can be browsed.

Become a member to receive the Journal – download a subscription form to join.

Search the JCHAS Index (1892-2005) and read articles at Digital JCHAS #digitalJCHAS


As the Digital JCHAS project proceeds it has been found that the Society’s set of Journals is not complete. So that the Society will have a full historic set of back issues, the following volumes are sought for donation:
1898 – Vol. 4, No. 38, April-June
1905 – Vol. 11, No. 66, April-June
1905 – Vol. 11, No. 67, July–September
1913 – Vol. 19, No. 97, January-March
1921 – Vol. 27, Nos 125-126, Jan-Jun and Jul-Dec (whole year) – this has been kindly donated by one of our members!
1932 – Vol. 37, No. 146, Jul-Dec
1936 – Vol. 41, No. 153, Jul-Dec

If anyone wishes to donate volumes, please use the contact form to make arrangements. All donations to the Society will be acknowledged.

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