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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Dec
13
Sun
2015
Annual Christmas Lunch, with lecture: Joe Creedon ‘An Inchigeela Christmas’
Dec 13 @ 12:45 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
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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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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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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Jun
9
Fri
2017
Weekend outing: The South Midlands
Jun 9 – Jun 11 all-day

All members should travel by coach from Cork (leaving 10am, Friday, June 9th, returning Sunday evening, June 11th). A number of sites will be visited on way to Birr, with lunch in Roscrea. Sites will include St Cronan’s church and Roscrea Castle, Loughmoe Castle, Birr Castle and telescope, Birr town, Clonmacnoise monastic site, Clonfert cathedral, Aughrim battlefield, Shannon Harbour and others (Dr Clare O’Halloran, Caimin O’Brien, Flor Hurley and other speakers).

Members should book using form posted out; return this to the Hon. Treasurer by June 2nd, 2017.

Entry charges may apply for certain sites. Members are responsible for booking own accommodation.

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Jul
16
Sun
2017
Day outing: Drimoleague @ All Saints Church
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am

Sites to include Drimoleague church, Kilnaruane pillar stone, Abbey graveyard, Bantry town and Reenadisert fortified house (Dr Paul MacCotter, Rev. Liam Crowley PP, and others).

Members should bring picnic lunch or patronise local facilities.

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Jul
30
Sun
2017
Day outing: Fenian Rising 150th Anniversary, East Cork
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm

Assemble at Killeagh graveyard, Cork side of village. Sites will include Killeagh, Ballymacoda and Ladysbridge (Griffith Murray, Aidan Harte and Martin Millerick).

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Aug
23
Wed
2017
Evening outing: Cork city, brewing capital @ Outside former Beamish & Crawford Brewery
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm

Assemble outside former Beamish & Crawford brewery by South Gate Bridge for a walking tour looking at the history of some of the former breweries of the city and their public houses.

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Sep
10
Sun
2017
Day outing: Kilmallock
Sep 10 @ 11:30 am

Assemble at New Road, Kilmallock (around corner from Gortboy Service Station on the Charleville side of town). A walking tour of the medieval town looking at the walls, the Collegiate Church, the Dominican Priory, Kings Castle, Blossom Gate and other aspects of the town’s history and archaeology (Sarah McCutcheon and other speakers).

Members should bring a picnic lunch or use local facilities.

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Dec
10
Sun
2017
Christmas Event: Dr Pat Wallace ‘Personal memories of Irish archaeology over 45 years in the National Museum of Ireland’
Dec 10 all-day

Members’ event. Speaker: Dr Pat Wallace, former director of the National Museum of Ireland, will talk about his personal memories of Irish archaeology over 45 years in the National Museum of Ireland.

Cost €32, including glass of wine or soft drink. Places are limited and cheque / money order for tickets must reach the
Hon. Treasurer by 4 December, accompanied by completed form posted to members.

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