Welcome to the Foxrock Local History Club

To contact the Foxrock Local History Club our e-mail address is:-  info@foxrocklocalhistory.ie

Although there appears to be no prospect of physical meetings for the foreseeable future, we intend to bring you a full series of web lectures over the Winter via the ZOOM platform.

For this, and for other reasons, we continue to have expenses.

  • Might we ask you, please, to consider for viewing the online talks a voluntary contribution of €10 per year if you are not a current paid-up member of the club (See our Programme of Events page for the schedule of upcoming talks for 2021 and/or events or outings)
  • You can pay by sending a cheque to: The Honorary Treasurer, 93 Mount Anville Wood, Dublin 14. D14W2W2.
    Please include your name, address and email address
  • or by lodging the money directly into our account:
    Bank address: – AIB, Cornelscourt
  • IBAN: IE02 AIBK 9333 9204 1961 74

and if you do this, please send an email with your name and address to

You will be sent details on how to access our ZOOM talks as they occur.


Our next planned public meetings are on ZOOM on Tuesday 9th and Tuesday 16th FEBRUARY 2021 @ 20:00 p.m.   

(on Tuesday the 9th of February

Lennox Robinson, Ireland’s ‘Man of the Theatre’ and Foxrock ResidentBy Declan Ryan 

Lennox Robinson was one of the most prolific Irish playwrights in the 20th Century, He was also a Theatre Producer, Author, Lecturer, Columnist and Broadcaster. He played a significant role in the development of Libraries in Ireland. He lived through turbulent times in Foxrock.

In this talk Declan will cover his life and career, with its highlights and travails outlined.

(on Tuesday the 16th of February)

Ballycorus Lead Mines.  By Rob Goodbody  

The lead mines chimney at Ballycorus is a well-known landmark on the top of a hill between Shankill, Carrickmines and Kilternan. It is also the site of extensive remains of lead mining and lead smelting from the nineteenth century.

The lead mines at Ballycorus were never successful and the principal activity on the hillside and the adjacent valley was the processing of lead ore from elsewhere to make lead products for roofing, paints, shotgun pellets and water pipes. Through most of its history the lead works at Ballycorus smelted lead brought from the Glendalough area, while also bringing lead from Donegal, Wexford and the Isle of Man. 

Rob Goodbody is a building historian and building conservation consultant. For more than thirty years he has been researching numerous aspects of the history of the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown area and he has published many works on these topics and on other research subjects. His research on the Ballycorus lead works has taken place over a long period and is shortly to result in the publication of a book on the topic.

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