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The Cork Literary and Scientific Society was founded in 1820 and is one of the oldest such societies in Ireland.  Members still meet regurlarly in Cork to hear a series of lectures held during the winter months.

There is a wide range of lectures offered by the Society, including world-wide subjects, local topics, stories of exploration and many, many more... 

If you would like to join, just come along to the Metropole Hotel on Thursday evenings and enquire at the desk at the entrance to the lecture room. Lectures start at 8.00pm. Alternatively, you can contact the secretary by email.


would you like to join

The membership fee, allowing attendance at all lectures for the season, is €50.  Non-members can attend an individual lecture for €8 per lecture.

Contact the secretary by email for details.






upcoming lectures

Our series of lectures for the 2022-2023 season has now ended.

Please check back later in the year for details of our new season commencing in October 2023.