Events

The Society holds lectures, during the Winter, and outings, during the Summer months. There are also once-off events such as conferences, the Annual Weekend away and the Christmas Lunch.

Upcoming events are shown on the sidebar; this page shows the events archive.

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Feb
10
Wed
2016
Lecture: Dr Maeve O’Riordan, Dept of History, NUI Maynooth ‘Women of the County Cork gentry and aristocracy, 1860-1914: peripheral witnesses or powerful actors?’ @ Crawford Art Gallery
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm

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Mar
9
Wed
2016
Lecture: Eamonn Cotter ‘The archaeology of the Knights Hospitaller in Ireland’ @ Crawford Art Gallery
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm

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Mar
23
Wed
2016
Members Only: Annual General Meeting @ Room 1.56, O'Rahilly Building, UCC
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm

Accompanied by pictures of the year’s events

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Apr
6
Wed
2016
County Lecture: Dr David Heffernan ‘Securing Boyle’s Town: the outbreak and course of the rising in Bandon and Carbery, 1641-1642′ @ Library, Bandon Shopping Centre, South Main Street
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm

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May
8
Sun
2016
East Ferry/ Aghada/ Roches Point @ Day Outing
May 8 @ 11:30 am

Sites include Holy Trinity Church, East Ferry (Joan Rockley); Corkbeg graveyard; and the short-lived US Naval Air Station at Aghada; and Roches Point. Bring picnic lunch.

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May
25
Wed
2016
Shandon Street area @ Evening Outing
May 25 @ 7:00 pm

A tour of the Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne (Margaret Lantry), the Butter Exchange area (Peter Foynes), and a walk around the Cattle Market area (Joanne Twomey).

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Jun
10
Fri
2016
Annual weekend outing: Kilkenny city and county @ Kilkenny
Jun 10 – Jun 12 all-day

ANNUAL SUMMER OUTING 10-12 JUNE 2016 – Kilkenny
All members should travel by coach from Cork on Friday 10th June, returning Sunday evening, 12th June. A number of sites will be visited on way to Kilkenny. Lunch at Dovehill Design Centre. Sites will include Ahenny high crosses, Castlecomer mining museum, Dunmore cave, Castle Durrow House, Ballymoon Castle, Kilkenny city including the castle and cathedral, Jerpoint Abbey and others.

Headquarters: Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow

  • Book directly with hotel. Telephone (059) 9131308 mentioning CHAS
  • Email info@sevenoakshotel.com; website www.sevenoakshotel.com
  • A number of rooms in the hotel are being kept for the Society until 31 May at the following rates: 2 B&B + 1 dinner (Saturday): €139 per person sharing; €177 single room (incl. €19 single supplement per night).
  • Dinner only: €27.50 for non-residents

Travel: All should travel on the coach leaving Patrick’s Quay, Cork at 10.30am sharp on 10 June. Everyone must travel on organised coach tours on Saturday and Sunday.
Booking form (posted out to members) and cheque must reach Hon. Treasurer, Ms. C. P. McCarthy by 1 June 2016
Cost of coach plus badge fee: €70

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Jul
2
Sat
2016
Cork in 1916: a revolutionary society? @ One Day Conference
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

CHAS 2016 Conference, Saturday 2 July 2016

This one-day conference will include speakers Dr John Borgonovo (UCC), Dr Ian d’Alton, Dr Patrick Maume, Dr Sandra McEvoy (UCC), Alan McCarthy and Dr Traolach Ó Riordáin (U Montana).
Venue: St Peter’s (former Vision Centre), North Main Street, Cork.

PROGRAMME

10.00 Registration (€10)
10.30 John Borgonovo: ‘Cork City, Politics, Society, and Culture before the Rising’
11.10 Alan McCarthy: ‘The Middlemen: the Popular Press in Cork before and after the 1916 Rising’
11.50 Sandra McAvoy: ‘Women, Poor Law and Politics in Cork’
12.30-14.00 Lunch break
14.00 Traolach Ó Riordáin: ‘Cork’s Lee Branch: Cradle of the Gaelic League’
14.40 Patrick Maume: ‘Converging Nationalist Countercultures: Terence MacSwiney and Daniel Corkery’
15.20 Ian d’Alton: ‘A Year at War: Cork Protestants in 1916’
16.00 Conference Close

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Jul
24
Sun
2016
Pilgrim sites of Cork city @ St Finbarre's Cathedral
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

A walking tour of sites of religious significance on the south side of the city (Flor Hurley and Margaret Lantry). Assemble in front of St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral. Walk to include around St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, St Finbarr’s (South Chapel) and the sites of various, now disappeared, religious foundations in this old area of the city.

 

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Aug
24
Wed
2016
Revolutionary Cork @ Evening Outing
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for a walking tour, led by Dr John Borgonovo, of sites associated with the struggle for independence. Assemble at Main Gate, UCC (Western Road).

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Sep
11
Sun
2016
Castlelyons, Fermoy and Glanworth @ Day Outing
Sep 11 @ 11:30 am

Sites include Thomas Kent grave, Carrigabrick viaduct, Labbacallee wedge tomb and Glanworth Castle. Bring picnic lunch.
Assemble at Cork side of Rathcormac village on old Dublin road (R639) by signpost for Glenville.

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Oct
12
Wed
2016
Lecture: Prof. Tom Dunne ‘Daniel Maclise ‘’Cockneyfied Corkonian’’ and Shaper of English Identity’ @ Crawford Art Gallery
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm

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Nov
9
Wed
2016
Lecture: Jim Herlihy ‘The Royal Irish Constabulary: a history and genealogical guide’ @ Crawford Art Gallery
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm

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Dec
4
Sun
2016
Lecture: Shane Lehane ‘Lighting up the Dark: An Evocation of Irish Christmas Custom’ @ Maryborough House Hotel
Dec 4 @ 12:45 pm

CHAS Christmas Lunch

Celebrating 125 years.

Book for your places for lunch (€40 per person) with the Hon. Treasurer, using booking form sent to members.

Bookings must arrive not later than 25 November 2016. Refunds may be possible in the event of cancellation, but only if notification of cancellation is received by 30 November.

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Jan
11
Wed
2017
Lecture: Dr Nora White ‘The story of ogham in Cork’ @ Crawford Art Gallery
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm

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Feb
1
Wed
2017
Lecture: Damian Shiels and Paul O’Keeffe ‘Uncovering the archaeology of the Siege of Kinsale, 1601’ @ Crawford Art Gallery
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm

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Mar
1
Wed
2017
Lecture: Mark Davies ‘”King of all Balloons”: the first manned ascent from Cork in 1816 and other early Irish aerial adventures’ @ Crawford Art Gallery
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm

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Mar
22
Wed
2017
Annual General Meeting @ Crawford Art Gallery
Mar 22 @ 8:00 pm

Candidates for election to the Council or any office shall be nominated in writing by two members or by Council Resolution. Nominations shall be made and sent to the Hon. Secretary not later than 27 January 2017.

Special Resolutions must be sent to the Hon. Secretary not later than 27 February 2017.

The annual accounts will be available at the AGM.

The AGM will be followed by photos of the year’s events.

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Apr
19
Wed
2017
County lecture: Br. Colmán Ó Clabaigh OSB ‘Religion and society in medieval Youghal’ @ The Mall Arts Centre
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm

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May
17
Wed
2017
Evening outing: Monumental Cork
May 17 @ 7:00 pm

Assemble at the National Monument, Grand Parade, Cork city, for a look at the history, symbolism and craftsmanship of the monuments here: including the National Monument, War Memorials and statue of King George II (Dr John Borgonovo, Gerry White and Christian Helling).

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