Welcome to ARIS
Association for Retired Insurance Staff

Our mission is to provide a structured forum where former insurance colleagues and their spouses can meet up and keep in contact.


Aris Cork - Margaret Griffin - Chairperson

I'm delighted to have the opportunity to serve as chairperson of ARIS for 2018 and look forward to an enjoyable and eventful year.

Margaret Griffin

Aris was founded by Ray Fitzgerald and other former colleagues on 'the Mall' following a well attended meeting at The Imperial Hotel on 2nd October 1981. Ray, a member and lifelong supporter of The Insurance Institute of Cork, wanted to ensure that old contacts and friendships were not lost.

We are an autonomous organisation within the Insurance Institute movement and operate under the auspices of The Insurance Institute of Cork. 

Contact is key. 

Enquire about membership and meet our committee

Meet our sponsors

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Aris Times

Aris Times is our annual magazine which chronicles the events of the year gone by. Download your copy below and get to know us a little better.


Aris Times Magazine 2017


We always welcome new members and would love to hear from all former insurance colleagues – Life, General, Brokers and Loss Adjusters – and their spouses. Joining is easy and the forms are simple.


Standard: €25
Rural (outside County Cork): €10
Spouses of deceased members: €0

If you'd like to join us, you can:

  • call to one of our meetings at Douglas Golf Club OR
  • contact any member of our Membership Committee



Along with The Insurance Institute of Cork, we have deposited material archived in the Cork City and County Archives in Blackpool, Cork.

To access this material

You can make an appointment with the CCC archives by calling 021 4505 886 quoting references 2015/036 and U722.

Do you have something to archive?

We'd love to hear from you. If you have old material, documents, items or photos to archive, please email Maurice Griffin at info@ariscork.ie

Aris meetings and activities

We meet at 11am on the first Thursday of every month at Douglas Golf Club (unless otherwise specified below). See our events calendar below for more. 



01 February

Camino de Santiago: Michael Grainger

01 March

Music Morning; Billa O'Connell

05 April

'The way we were': Alice Taylor

03 May

Defending Cork 1500 – 1945: Flor Hurley, Archaeologist

17 May

Golf Outing: Water Rock

07 June

Aris Summer Lunch: Monkstown Golf Club

05 July

Visit to Nano Nagle Heritage Centre


Summer break

06 September

Visit to Skibbereen Heritage Centre

13 September

Golf Outing: Douglas Golf Club.

Launch of the Ray Fitzgerald Cup

04 October

Lunch and Short Play in the CAT Club

26 October

The Insurance Institute of Cork Charities Jazz Lunch

01 November

'The South Mall through the Centuries': Alan Egan

06 December

Christmas Lunch

ARIS supports and is involved in charitable events with The Insurance Institute of Cork. 

We also acknowledge and appreciate the ongoing financial and technical support provided by The Insurance Institute, in addition to the sponsorship we receive from local Insurers, Brokers, Loss Adjusters and Assessors. 

Get in touch

We always love to hear from our members and welcome suggestions for talks and our programme for the year, and of course new ideas.