Events 23-24

Cork DFAS 10th Anniversary Year

25 May: Visit to Kilshannig House

We are delighted that Hugo Merry, the owner of the magnificent Kilshannig House, offered the members of CorkDFAS a guided tour of his beautiful home, one of Ireland’s finest Palladian houses.

20 April:

CorkDFAS Double Event: Ceramic Cronies & Golden Age Tronies


 Picking up the Pieces, National Museum, Collins Barracks, Dublin. Guide: Dr Siobhán Doyle

Turning Heads: Rubens, Rembrandt and Vermeer, National Gallery Dublin. Guided Private Tour

24 February 2024 Guided Private Tours of Sybil Connolly Collection and the Hunt Museum Permanent Collection 

Haute Couture, High Art and Ancient Artifacts

From Jackie Kennedy’s official 1970 White House Portrait through to Gillian Anderson in her vintage gown at the 2012 BAFTA’sSybil Connolly’s designs have been lauded as iconic Haute Couture.

This first event of the Cork DFAS 2024 Spring/Summer Season followed on Sian McInerney’s talk on February 10th Delving into the life and career of Sybil Connolly’. Sian guided us through the iconic Sybil Connolly Collection at The Hunt Museum, Limerick. 









We  then had a private tour of the Hunt Museum whose Art and Antiquities span from Neolithi& Bronze Ages to the twenty first century.

9 December 2023: DFAS Christmas party and 10th anniversary celebration.



18 November 2023: Double Event, On Tour – Hanging Out with Warhol & Lavery

Guided private tours of two major exhibitions  

Lavery On Location

National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square, Dublin 


Andy Warhol Three Times Out

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square, Dublin

19 October 2023: Double Bill Guided Tours Event, Crawford Gallery & The Sculpture Factory

Innovation and Creativity Through the Looking Glass of Time: Past, Present & Future  

Through the artworks exhibited in “Site of Change: Evolution of a Building” Dr Tom Spalding guided us through its varying incarnations: from Cork Customs House (built 1724) to present day Crawford Gallery; via Royal Cork Institution, Cork School of Design and Crawford School of Art.

Guided by Elma O’Donovan, a tour of an oft overlooked jewel in Cork’s crown, The National Sculpture Factory followed. A hub of creativity, it facilitates innovation and strives to empower artists within its 16 studio spaces. 

30 September 2023: Combined event at the Glucksman and UCC

Aideen Barry Monocopsis Drawings 2020

Guided tour of selected UCC artworks located in the O’Rahilly Building, the Stone Corridor and the new Student Hub building, led by Senior Glucksman Curator Tadhg Crowley.

Creative workshop,  Discover the Art of Collage and Décollage, under the guidance of artist Aoife O’Connell in the Works studio in the basement of the Glucksman Gallery.

John Halpin  Joanna  2018 

Joy Gerrard  Protest against Brexit in London  2018 


13 September – Free Public Lecture

Doomed Inheritance; Two weeks of destruction in North Cork, August 1922, by Mr Bill Power, local Mitchelstown historian

7pm in Cork Central Library in Grand Parade.

28 July 2023  – special visit to Áras an Uachtaráin

We were delighted to commence the celebrations of our 10th  Anniversary with a special visit to Áras an Uachtaráin on Friday 28th of July, including a guided tour of the formal rooms.

We presented a gift of committee member Ann Wilson’s book The Picture Postcard: a new window into Edwardian Ireland (pub. Peter Lang).