NEXT PUBLIC MEETING OF THE FOXROCK LOCAL HISTORY CLUB
This will be held in the Foxrock Parish Pastoral Centre
@ 20:00 on Tuesday 17 April 2018
LONG TALK -The Complete Guide to the Statues & Sculptures of Dublin.
Uncover the stories behind the statues and sculptures of Dublin City. Hear the stories behind these, their subjects, their sculptors and their symbolism. These works of art tell the story of Dublin, from the arrival of the Vikings, the oppression of the Penal Laws, the rich Georgian era, the horrors of the Famine to the fight for Irish freedom and onto the modernity of the twenty-first century. With each work the artist tells a story that can be read, understood and appreciated, capturing not just the leaders, but the myths, the writers, the thinkers, the scientists and the dreamers who have shaped Dublin and Ireland over the centuries. Neal has been introducing tourists to the history and culture of Dublin for many years as a Fáilte Ireland qualified tourist guide.
Speaker: Neal Doherty
SHORT TALK – Newtownpark House
Hear the story of this 18th century house and its residents from it’s construction in the 1770’s for the Surveyor-General of Ordnance, Ralph Ward, right through to its present use as a nursing home. The house and grounds have had some interesting uses over the years.
Speaker: Michael O’Flaherty
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