Talks for 2023-24

Cork DFAS 10th Anniversary Year

Season 10 programme:

All lectures apart from our Free Public Lecture at Cork Central Library, will take place in the Conference Room at Nano Nagle Place at 11:30am on the second Saturday of each month.

Coming up:

14 October 2023

Robert O’Byrne (aka ‘The Irish Aesthete’): ‘The Irish Country House today’

            Summergrove, Co Laois and Gloster, Co Offaly, photos Robert O’Byrne

11 November 2023

Dr Sighle Bhreathnach-Lynch, former Curator of the National Gallery: ‘Mia Cranwill (1880-1972): Craftswoman of Distinction’

Mia Cranwill: Senate Casket (1924), Royal Irish Academy

9 December 2023

Dr Eimear O’Connor, Consultant and Curator: ‘AE (George William Russell) the Artist – a Myriad-Minded Man’

‘Boglands’ by AE (George W Russell), Ireland, undated, oil on canvas Chazen Museum of Art

10 February 2024

Sian McInerney, Collections Project Manager, Hunt Museum: ‘Delving into the life and career of Sybil Connolly through the Sybil Connolly Collection at the Hunt Museum’

  Sybil Connolly: Sketch, BlackbirdSybil Connolly: Lavender evening gown, detail

9 March 2024

Dr Kristina Decker: ‘Mary Delany: A Creative Life in Eighteenth-century Ireland’

Mary Delany, Rose, collage

13 April 2024

CMK 30/07/2021
Artist,Shane O’Driscoll pictured in his Studio, Cork City Centre.
Picture: Clare Keogh


Shane O’Driscoll, visual artist and designer: ‘A journey in colour and shapes’

Print Installation, Trinity School of Business, Dublin (photo Myles Shelley)

11 May 2024

Ms Patricia O’Reilly, writer of biographical historical fiction: ‘William Orpen at War’

William Orpen: The Thinker on Butte de Warlencourt


Previous talks:

13 September 2023 at 7pm:

Free Public Lecture

Mr Bill Power, author and Mitchelstown Historian:

‘Doomed Inheritance; Two weeks of destruction in North Cork, August 1922’

Mr Bill Power