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.

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Feb
17
Wed
2021
‘The ‘Tara’ brooch: the making of a medieval masterpiece’ @ Zoom Lecture
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
‘The ‘Tara’ brooch: the making of a medieval masterpiece’
By Dr Niamh Whitfield FSA
Wednesday 17 February @ 7.30pm
 
This lecture will be delivered by Zoom.
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__F3RjrctRfuycHz2NO9kDw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Mar
24
Wed
2021
‘The Book of Lismore: a book of miracles and wonders from Co. Cork’ @ Zoom Lecture
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
‘The Book of Lismore: a book of miracles and wonders from Co. Cork’
By Prof Pádraig Ó Macháin, School of Irish Learning, University College Cork.
Wednesday 24 March @ 7.30pm
 
This lecture will be delivered by Zoom.
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_57GtWA6YShasFD4-99ogJQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Mar
31
Wed
2021
‘CHAS Annual General Meeting’ @ Zoom Meeting
Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
‘CHAS Annual General Meeting’
 
Wednesday 31 March @ 8.00pm
The AGM will be conducted by Zoom.
Details on how to register for the AGM will be available closer to the date of the event.
Note: Only members of the society are entitled to attend the AGM.

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Apr
14
Wed
2021
‘Between Glandore and New York: Judge Daniel Colahan and the Irish Revolution 1912-1922’ @ Zoom Lecture
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
‘Between Glandore and New York: Judge Daniel Colahan and the Irish Revolution 1912-1922’
By Dr Michael Doorley, Open University of Ireland
Wednesday 14 April @ 7.30pm
 
County Lecture in association with Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage
This lecture will be delivered by Zoom.
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Jun
19
Sat
2021
Conference 2021 @ Zoom Webinar
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:15 pm

Cork Historical and Archaeological Society
Conference 2021

The Vikings and Cork:
raiding, trading, and the development of the town

 

Saturday 19 June 2021, online via Zoom webinar
Booking is now open for this webinar at:

Programme 

10am: Conference Opens and Welcome 

Morning Session: Chair – Ciara Brett, Cork City Archaeologist 

10:05, Clare Downham (University of Liverpool) – Viking raiding and early settlement in the Cork region 

10:40, David Griffiths (Oxford University) – The Vikings, Towns and the Irish Sea

11:15, Discussion

11:25, Break

11:40, Howard Clarke (University College Dublin) – Viking Cork: a new cartographical perspective

12:15, Rebecca Boyd (University College Cork) – Living in a Viking House – what it was like to live in Cork in the 11th century

12:50, Discussion

1:00, Lunch break

Afternoon Session: Chair – Maeve Sikora, National Museum of Ireland 

2:00, John Sheehan (University College Cork) – Viking Cork: a silver lining?

2:35, Griffin Murray (University College Cork) – Late Viking Art in Co. Cork: the evidence from church metalwork

3:10, Tom Birkett (University College Cork) – From Pillagers to Pin-ups: Perspectives on the Vikings in the 21st Century

3:45, Discussion

4:00, Closing Remarks Dr John Herbert (President CHAS)

4:10, Conference Close

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Aug
14
Sat
2021
Heritage Week 2021
Aug 14 @ 12:00 am – Aug 22 @ 11:45 pm
As part of Heritage Week 2021, the CHAS is delighted to make the following videos available:
    The Vikings and Cork  – a large section of our recent conference.
    To view this video click here.
      Short overview of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society.
      To view this video click here.
        We hope you enjoy these videos

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        Sep
        15
        Wed
        2021
        Lecture: Cork Encastellated: the first two centuries of castle-building in south Munster @ Zoom Lecture
        Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

        ‘Cork Encastellated: the first two centuries of castle-building in south Munster’

         

        By Prof. Tadhg O’ Keeffe, Professor of Archaeology, UCD

        This lecture will be delivered via Zoom.
        The link to register for this lecture is:

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        Oct
        6
        Wed
        2021
        Lecture: Song writing in early 19th century Cork @ Zoom Lecture
        Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

        ‘Song writing in early 19th century Cork’

        by Dr Susan O’ Regan of the Cork School of Music

        This lecture will be delivered via Zoom.
        The link to register for this lecture is:
        After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the lecture.

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        Nov
        17
        Wed
        2021
        Lecture: Spike Island Convict Depot 1847-1883 @ Zoom Lecture
        Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

        ‘Spike Island Convict Depot 1847-1883’

        A Zoom Lecture by Dr Barra Ó Donnabháin

        In this talk, Dr Barra Ó Donnabháin explores the nature of the mid-19thcentury convict depot in Cork harbour through the stories of five men and boys who experienced life in the prison.
        Dr Ó Donnabháin directed archaeological excavations at Spike Island from 2013-2018 and is currently a lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at University College Cork. He is co-author with Cal McCarthy of ‘Too Beautiful for Thieves and Pickpockets: a history of the Victorian Convict Prison on Spike Island (2016).

        This lecture will be delivered by Zoom.
        Register in advance for this webinar:
        https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fxbbxi4RRKebO767N3ZQEA
        After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.
        This lecture is run through Zoom.us, for information on how to use Zoom see https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206175806-Frequently-asked-questions

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        Dec
        15
        Wed
        2021
        Christmas Lecture @ Nano Nagle Place
        Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

        The CHAS Christmas lecture will take place at 7:30pm Wednesday,15th December 2021

        The lecture is: ‘A Christmas Day’s Dinner for the Poor’: Insights into Christmas in Nano Nagle’s Cork … a behind the scenes 18th-century convent tour with a Christmas theme’ hosted by Dr Danielle O’Donovan, Programme Manager, Nano Nagle Place

        This will be a Zoom Lecture
        You can register for this event at:

        https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sPIsgkifR8OYS6s25fuo8A

        Please note this lecture is for CHAS members only.

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        Jan
        26
        Wed
        2022
        The buildings of Georgian Cork 1714-1830 – city and county
        Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

        A Zoom Lecture on ‘The buildings of Georgian Cork 1714-1830 – city and county’ by Frank Keohane.

        A native of Cork City, Frank Keohane is a Chartered Building Surveyor with an independent practice specialising in the repair and refurbishment of historic buildings. Previously a conservation advisor with Dublin Civic Trust, he completed a Masters in Urban and Building Conservation in UCD in 2002 before working for ten years with Paul Arnold Architects.
        He is the author of  Irish Period Houses: A Conservation Guidance Manual published by Dublin Civic trust in 2016 and The Buildings of Ireland: Cork City and County published by Yale University Press in 2020.

        You must register to attend this event. The registration link is:
        https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EwZ65Su6RkupCF9BTP97kg

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        Feb
        9
        Wed
        2022
        To Hell and Back: Ghosts and Perceptions of the Afterlife from Medieval Cork
        Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

        A CHAS Zoom Lecture: ‘To Hell and Back: Ghosts and Perceptions of the Afterlife from Medieval Cork’ by Br. Colmán Ó Clabaigh O.S.B.

        Br Colmán Ó Clabaigh O.S.B is a Benedictine monk of Glenstal Abbey, and a specialist in the history of monasticism and religion in Late Medieval Ireland. His doctoral research was published as The Franciscans in Ireland, 1400–1534: from Reform to Reformation (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2002). His monograph The Friars in Ireland, 1224-1500 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2012) was awarded the 2013 National University of Ireland Prize for Irish Historical Research.
        He has lectured and taught courses for institutions and organizations in Ireland, Great Britain, Italy and Nigeria and the US. He has been Visiting Professor at the School of Theology, St. John’s University, Minnesota, and also a Burns Visiting Scholar in Boston College.

        To Register in advance for this lecture visit:
        https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__4qN4IkLRNWp9Y0IctcYyQ

        After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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        Mar
        9
        Wed
        2022
        What’s in a name? Irish ‘outrages’ and their multiple meanings: cases from County Cork 1835-1845
        Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

        A CHAS Zoom Lecture: ‘What’s in a name? Irish ‘outrages’ and their multiple meanings: cases from County Cork 1835-1845’ by Dr. Jay Roszman
        Agrarian violence was a feature in many parts of rural Ireland in the 18th and 19th centuries. By taking the law into their own hands, those involved put themselves in conflict with the authorities legally, politically and socially and the instances of such ‘outrages’ and how they were perceived and responded to is the topic of the lecture.
        Dr. Jay Roszman is a native of Shelburne, Vermont, USA. He has contributed several articles to journals and his monograph ‘Outrage in the Age of Reform: Irish Agrarian Violence, Imperial Insecurity, and British Governing Policy 1830-1845’ is being published by Cambridge University Press in September 2022. He and his family moved to Cork in 2018 where he lectures in the School of History, UCC.

        To Register in advance for this lecture visit:
        https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vdzNvlo3S9qGjAAY8GbW1A

        After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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        Apr
        27
        Wed
        2022
        Where Cork leads, Ireland follows: the formative years of the Irish agricultural advisory service and County Cork, 1900-1932
        Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

        A CHAS Zoom Lecture: ‘Where Cork leads, Ireland follows: the formative years of the Irish agricultural advisory service and County Cork, 1900-1932’ by Dr. Mícheál Ó Fathartaigh

        Register in advance for this webinar:
        After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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        May
        18
        Wed
        2022
        ‘Uncovering the social and economic role of uplands in south-west Ireland, c. 1450-1850’
        May 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

        A CHAS Zoom Lecture: ‘Uncovering the social and economic role of uplands in south-west Ireland, c. 1450-1850’ by Dr Eugene Costello

        Dr Eugene Costello is a historian and archaeologist whose main interest is in the landscapes and social practices of rural communities. He studied in UCC and the University of Sheffield, before he undertook a PHd in NUI Galway in 2016. He has taught in Galway, Cork and Stockholm where he is currently based. He has published widely. His book Transhumance and the Making of Ireland’s Uplands, 1550-1900 (Boydell Press, 2020) has been described as the first major interdisciplinary approach to the diversity and decline of the practice of moving cattle to upland areas in summer.

        Register in advance for this webinar at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cMlNJ29_SH-37ydDDvajbA
        After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

        The CHAS lecture series is sponsored by the Cork City Council, Heritage and Biodiversity Plan.

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        Jun
        15
        Wed
        2022
        Evening Outing – Civil War Cork @ City Library
        Jun 15 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm

        ‘Civil War Cork’: City Centre Walking Tour, with Dr John Borgonovo and Gerry White. Irish Civil War National Conference, as part of the Irish government’s Decade of Centenaries Programme, and the Cork Archaeological & Historical Society.

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        Jun
        26
        Sun
        2022
        Day Outing – Millstreet @ O'Keeffe's Supervalu
        Jun 26 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm

        Day outing to Millstreet and its area. Speakers: Flor Hurley and others. Sites include Confederate solder’s grave, Millstreet; Drishane moated site; Kilcorney graveyard; Knocknakilla stone circle, stone row and radial cairn; Glantane East stone row and radial cairn, Drishane tower house.
        Assemble O’Keeffe’s Supervalu car park, near The Square, 11.30 am.
        Picnic lunch/own arrangements

        Please note that this event is open to CHAS members only and there will be a €5 badge fee, payable on the day.

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        Jul
        10
        Sun
        2022
        Day Outing – Youghal @ Dolphin Square Car Park
        Jul 10 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm

        Day outing to Youghal. Sites include St Mary’s Collegiate Church and a selection of sites around the town. Speaker: Kieran Groeger.
        Assemble at Dolphin Square car park, 11.30.
        Picnic lunch/own arrangements

        Please note that this event is open to CHAS members only and there will be a €5 badge fee, payable on the day.

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        Aug
        17
        Wed
        2022
        Evening Outing – Heritage Week Event @ Monarch Glen
        Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

        Evening outing to Monard Glen, near Blarney, to visit Monard and Coolowen Ironworks, which were in operation from the 1730s to the 1960s. This event will link with the Skills and Traditions of the Past and the Water Heritage themes of National Heritage Week 2022. Speaker: Dr Colin Rynne.
        Meet at 7pm at entrance to Monard Glen. Monard Glen is reached by going on the slip road after the sign for Killeens/Limerick over the N20, turning left at the Sunset Ridge Hotel and then straight on for approximately one kilometre. There is a Science Direct sign pointing to Monard Glen at the entrance.

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        Sep
        4
        Sun
        2022
        Day Outing – Ballydehob @ Ballydehob Playground Car Park
        Sep 4 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm

        Day outing to the Ballydehob area, west Cork. Speakers: Finola Finley and Robert Harris. Sites include Derreenaclogh rock art, Ballydehob railway and quay, Altar wedge tomb, Altar church (Rev Fisher and James Murphy), Dunmanus Castle, Ballydehob Arts Museum (with Brian Lalor).
        Assemble at Ballydehob Playground car park, 11.30 am. The playground is located at the left hand side, before you enter the village, opposite the turn off to Bantry.
        Picnic lunch/own arrangements.

        Please note that for this event there will be a €5 badge fee, payable on the day.

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