Cork Area Meetings

Since its inception in 1947, the Cork, or ‘Munster’ Area branch as it is sometimes known, of the IRRS has held many outings and meetings, both local and country-wide. Meetings of presentations, slideshows and films are held on Mondays in Bru Columbanus Rooms, Cardinal Way, Wilton, Cork (opposite Cork University Hospital), unless otherwise stated. Cork Area programme for 2018/19 can be downloaded here.

Cork Area – 2018 / 2019 programme

8 October 2018
  • “G.M. in the U.S.A.” by Brian Soloman

Presentation by photographer and enthusiast Brian Solomon (Preceded by the Munster Area AGM at 7:30pm)

12 November 2018
  • “Great Western London to Cork” by Finbarr O’Neill

Presentation by photographer and enthusiast Finbarr O’ Neill

10 December 2018
  • Social Night Out 

Venue: Wilton Pub & Restaurant, Wilton, Cork.

4 February 2019
  • Annual Dinner (Metropole Hotel, Cork)

Guest speaker: Former Ianrod Eireann CEO Dick Fearn – further details to follow.

11 March 2019
  • Film Show: Branch line scenes from Youghal and Loughrea, plus ‘gems’ on the North Kerry and Ballinacourty lines

A tribute to the films recorded by Joe St Leger during the 1960s & 70s, presented by IRRS Hon. Photographic Archivist, Ciaran Cooney

23 April 2019


  • “Irish Railways” – a slideshow by Ken Fox. 

Presentation by IRRS Cork based member Ken Fox

Meetings begin at 8:00pm and members and guests are welcome.

Cork meetings are held in Bru Columbanus Rooms, Cardinal Way, Wilton, Cork, unless otherwise stated. Bus route no. 208 available from the City Centre.

The IRRS also has regional meetings for its branches in Dublin and London.