All lectures and all events offered by the Society are free to members
Lectures are accompanied by the offer of a complementary glass of wine, or cup of coffee/tea, with a biscuit, before each lecture as an opportunity to mingle with old and new friends, and to meet the Speaker
The Annual Subscription runs from September and admits the member to all the activities of the Society, including all seven lectures. It is due in September but may also be paid at the first lecture. Payment by installments is also permitted upon application to the Membership Secretary. The final installment must be paid not later than the third lecture in December.
The Autumn Subscription runs from September and admits the member to all the activities of the Society that take place during the first part of the season, including three lectures. It is due before or at the first event of the season.
The Spring Subscription runs from January and admits the member to all the activities of the Society that take place during the second part of the season, including four lectures. It is due before or at the first event of the remainder of the season.
Student and Visitors
Visitors and Students may currently attend only the lectures upon payment of the Visitor Fee or Student Pay-As-You-Go Fee (see below).
Visitors are restricted to a maximum of two lectures of the seven per annual season. Should a visitor elect to become a member any visitor fees paid are credited against the membership fee for that year.
Students are not restricted on the number of lectures attended. Should a student elect to become a member any student fees paid are credited against the membership fee for that year.
Irish Decorative & Fine Arts Society (IDFAS)
Membership of CorkDFAS also confers membership of the Irish Decorative & Fine Arts Society (IDFAS), located in Dublin. IDFAS is an umbrella organisation for decorative and fine arts societies throughout Ireland. Members of other decorative and fine arts societies, including IDFAS, are welcome to attend a maximum each year of two lectures as affiliated guests of CorkDFAS upon presentation of their society membership card. Affiliated guests are expected to give reasonable notice.
Corporate Rate for Society Members at the Metrople Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork City Centre
The Metrople Hotel now offers an attractive corporate rate to CorkDFAS members until further notice.
This rate is available to all CorkDFAS members and their guests on lecture nights. Members may be requested to show their membership card at check-in. Booking by phone is advised until this deal is available on-line.
Subscriptions and Fees
Should a member join during the season the subscription fee will be reduced in line with the number of lectures missed
Annual Subscription for all lectures and events
€80 standard subscription per member
€75 concession subscription per member †
Autumn Subscription for all Autumn lectures and events
€40 standard subscription per member
€35 concession subscription per member †
Spring Subscription for all Spring lectures and events
€50 standard subscription per member
€45 concession subscription per member †
† senior citizens, unwaged persons, members living at the same address
Student Pay-As-You-Go Fee
€5 per lecture
€15 per visitor per lecture with a maximum of two lectures per season
Institutional or corporate membership is also available upon application to the Committee (see Menu, Contact Us)
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