OUR NEXT PUBLIC MEETING

SEE “OUR OUTINGS” PAGE FOR THE HISTORY CLUB’S  TRIP TO PORTUMA WORKHOUSE, CASTLE & GARDENS ON THURSDAY 13th  JUNE 2019

SHORT OUTINGS:-

1) On Saturday Morning 25th May a guided tour of Richmond Barracks, Inchicore. Meet at Foxrock Church Car-Park at 10.00 am. (Guided tour cost EUR 3.00)

2) Also our evening outing on Tuesday 28 May at 19.30 – Dalkey Village Tour. Meet at Dalkey Village in the Church Car Park there.

Our next public meeting in the parish hall is  on TUESDAY 21st May 2019 @ 20:00

MAIN TALK – Queen Victoria – her life and her Irish visits

By Frank Woods

 

Victoria in her robes of State.

Its 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria on 24th May 1819. Her long reign of 63 years and 7 months as Queen of Great Britain and Ireland is still felt in the monuments, road names, and even architectural style of houses that have Victoria’s name attached to them. The first Postage Stamps ( Penny Blacks), Christmas Cards, Christmas trees etc, were introduced during her reign. Victoria saw the industrialization of England and the expansion of the British Empire in her time.  She fell in love with Ireland and visited us four times during her sixty-three years as Queen. Frank has collected many background stories and items of local connections to Victoria. This will be a full night of stories of her life and tales of her influence in Ireland.

 

SHORT TALK – No short talk

 

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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

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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