Cork Literary & Scientific

Founded in 1820

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The 204th season of lectures is now finished, a new season of lectures will commence in October 2024. Details of lectures infor the new season will be posted in September 2024.

About Us

The Cork Literary and Scientific Society was founded in 1820 and is one of the oldest such societies in Ireland.  Members still meet regularly 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… 

Would you like to join?

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.

Membership Fee - €50

The membership fee, allowing attendance at all lectures for the season is €50.

Non-members - €8 per lecture

Non-members can attend an individual lecture for €8 per lecture.

Metropole Hotel


The Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork. T23 EEC3

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