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 meeting is on ZOOM on Tuesday 9th AND Tuesday 16th March 2021 @ 20:00 p.m.   

(1) Walled Gardens in our area in the past.

By Myles Reid (on Tuesday the 9th March)

There once was a lot of walled gardens in the Foxrock area, mostly attached to the big houses that were plentiful in this part of Dublin. A few have survived, but many now have housing built in these areas. From researching old maps and the records of the large houses in the area Myles has built up a record of where these were, who the owners of these houses were and what has become of these once fine country houses and gardens. Hear how these gardens were once the food source for the big house as well as supplying fresh flowers to the house. See your local area in a new light and maybe be encouraged to make your garden more productive.

(2) Eoin Ó’Duffy

By Maurice Manning (on Tuesday the 16th March)

Eoin Ó’Duffy was an Irish nationalist, a military leader and popular conservative head of Fine Gael (“Irish Race”), who played a significant role in the development of the Irish armed forces and police.  His support of fascism during the 1930s, however, cost him much of his popular support. O’Duffy joined the Irish rebels against England in 1917. He became commander of the Irish army (1924–25) after the formation of the Irish Free State (1921) and served as chief commissioner of the Civic Guard (police) from 1922 to 1933. After his removal in 1933 he joined the opposition to Eamon de Valera’s Fianna Fáil government and helped found the Fine Gael party, serving as its president from 1933 until his forced resignation the next year.

Maurice Manning will give a very insightful view of Eoin Ó’Duffy. Maurice was a member of the Oireachtas for 21 years, serving in both the Dáil and the Seanad. He is President of the Irish Human Rights Commission as well as Chancellor of the National University 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