Our next planned public meeting will be via ZOOM on Tuesday 13th OCTOBER 2020 @ 20:00 p.m.


By Carmel Uí Cheallaigh

 Kevin Barry was the first and youngest person hanged during the Irish War of Independence on November 1st 1920, 100 years ago. The fourth of seven children, his family was split between Dublin and Carlow after the early death of his father. He loved Gaelic football, hurling and rugby. A brilliant student, he won a scholarship to study medicine. 

Kevin also had another life, as a soldier in the Irish Volunteers with the sole purpose of obtaining a free independent Ireland. Then his two worlds collided and his part in the Monk’s Bakery Ambush sealed his fate. He was captured and executed on the gallows.  Carmel has written a very readable book giving an account of his life, this book will be used in the schools, but for adults this book gives a clear and concise account of Kevin Barry that is very readable.  The photo shows Carmel’s book at the Kevin Barry window in UCD which has recently being encased and backlit for ease of viewing.



Also in October another public meeting will be held via ZOOM on Tuesday 20th OCTOBER 2020 @ 20:00 p.m.

AN ODYSSEY OF ODDTIES AROUND DUBLIN BAY. (Things of maritime interest and historical events around Dublin Bay)

By Cormac Lowth

Cormac has explored Dublin Bay both on the water and under the water for many years now. He has a very large collection of artefacts, pictures, stories as well as the history of the various structures that over the years have created the Bay as we know it today. This Zoom presentation will give a wider audience a chance to see Dublin Bay in a new light and without venturing out from your home, you will enjoy a virtual sailing trip of Dublin Bay.  This talk will give people a better understanding of  how well Dublin Bay is used both commercially and leisurely by the people of Ireland. From the early settlers to the now busy port, Dublin Bay has played an important part in life on the island of Ireland.

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.


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


MEMBERSHIP – Our Annual Membership is EUR 25.00 and this covers free admission to our eight meetings in the year ( Admission is EUR 5.00  for non-members per meeting). Members also get first choice on our annual outing.  Membership  year is from January to December