Annual Membership for the Foxrock Local History Club 2021/22  (See the Annual Membership page for the details on how to pay) 

Our next public talks are via ZOOM on Tuesday 9th November & Tuesday November 16th,@ 20:00 p.m.

 November 9th The Annual General Meeting of the History Club (on ZOOM)

The Committee of the Foxrock Local History Club have pleasure in inviting the paid up members to the history club’s AGM which this year will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 9 November at 8.00pm.  This is an opportunity for members to update themselves on what the history club achieved during the 2020-21 season, so do please make every effort to attend. 

If you have a query for the AGM or an issue you would like to raise at the meeting, please email it to the info@foxrocklocalhistory.ie by Monday 2 November so that the relevant person can address your issue. A member can of course still raise an issue or ask a question at the meeting if you prefer.

If you want to join our committee, or nominate someone for the committee, please also let us know so we can add them to committee nominations list.

November 16th Dublin’s Housing Crisis in Revolutionary Times, 1915-1923.

Speaker Cathy Scuffil

Cathy Scuffil, Dublin City’s Historian in Residence, will host a Talk about Dublin Housing Crisis in Revolutionary Times 1915-1923. One hundred years ago, led by Alderman Tom Kelly Chairman of the Housing Committee, Dublin Corporation set out to address the city’s reputation of having the worst housing in the British Isles. This talk looks at four estates built on Dublin’s south side against a backdrop of unrest, war and revolution and how the Corporation overcame difficulties of the times to provide modern, sanitary housing for citizens.

mEMbers will receive an e-mail with the invite password.         

Non-Members please send an email to: info@foxrocklocalhistory.ie for a password to this meeting.



(Assumption – Parish Hall will not be fully available for large groups and Zoom being used in conjunction with the hall – Check back to see if changes occur with dates etc.)





  2nd TUESDAY 


DEC 14th or 21st


XMAS Event

Jan 11th 2022

The history of Christ Church lands in and around Deansgrange.

Speaker – Martin McCarthy

Jan 18th Beyond 2022 – The National Archives 

SpeakerCiaran Wallace

Feb 8th

Irish Teachers in Africa – a personal experience.

Speaker – Joe Glynn

Feb 15th Bill Stapleton and the Irish Recording Company  

Speaker – Harry Bradshaw

Mar 8th

George McElroy: Irelands Forgotten First World War Fighter Ace.  

 Speaker -Philip Lecane  

Mar 15th Digging up the Raj in Deansgrange Cemetery

Speaker -Shabnam Vasisht

Apr 12th

Dun Laoghaire Street Names  

Speaker – Michael O’Flaherty

Feb 15th Liam Devlin: Tough Times, Toffee and Textiles

Speaker – John Healy

May 10th

Dublin Airport

SpeakerTony Keane

May 17th  Ireland and the EU: Past Present and Uncertain future.

Speaker – Catherine Day (Former EU Head of Civil Service)


All our meetings are held in the Foxrock Pastoral Centre, which is at the junction of the N11 and Kill Lane. We meet on the third Tuesday of every month between September and May. The meetings start at 20:00 and firstly is a short talk of 20 to 25 mins. this is then followed by the main talk. After the talks there is an opportunity for questions and answers. Then after the vote of thanks, tea and biscuits are served and you can get a chance to meet the speakers and ask questions you may have.

Admission for members is Free.

Admission for Non- Members is EUR 5.00