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Founded in 1891, the Cork Historical & Archaeological Society is one of the oldest local interest societies in Ireland.

CHAS has published a journal every year (except 1923) since its foundation as well as a full index of the journal. The society also runs a series of events including winter lectures and summer outings. In this way, the study and record of history and archaeology of Cork is fully served by the voluntary efforts of CHAS members.

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Robert Day: Cork's Premier Antiquarian Collector

Robert Day conferenceTo mark the centenary of the death of Robert Day (1836-1914), the Society hosted a one-day conference on Saturday, July 5 2014. Day was a prominent businessman and antiquarian in his time and had a very large collection of antiquities. He was also President of the Society from 1894 until his death. This year's Journal and the conference papers will highlight various aspects of his life and times with speakers from a wide range of fields. The conference will be followed by the launch of the Journal and a reception.

This special issue of the Journal (vol. 119) was launched by member John R. Bowen. On the day paid-up members will have an opportunity to collect their Journal, which will also be sale. Remember subscriptions include a copy of the Journal!

‘Ireland's ancient treasure and the man who found it’ in Cork News, June 27 2014
‘100 years after his death, collector Robert Day is celebrated’ by Anne Lucey, in Irish Examiner, July 3 2014.




» Work is proceeding on digitising JCHAS.

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» Robert Day: Cork's Premier Antiquarian Collector, Conference 2014, was successfully held on Saturday, July 5 2014 at the Crawford Art Gallery.

» The index to JCHAS covering 1892-2005 is now available to search.