To contact the Foxrock Local History Club our e-mail address is:-
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 EUR5.00
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18th 2018
SHORT TALK – Murder incident in Deansgrange during the Civil War.
Stories of the Civil War are now being told and James has researched many of the incidents around our area. Hear the background and events leading up to this murder incident in Deansgrange
*** Based on some last minute information received the talk is now called ‘ Two August 1922 Civil War Murders in Dean’s Grange & Foxrock’ and will deal with two murders, one a member of the C.I.D. and the other a civil servant, and as well as giving a picture of law and order in the south Dublin area at that time.
SPEAKER – James Scannell
LONG TALK – Pearl and Alfonso – a Foxrock and Spanish connection in the 1920’s and 30’s
Pearl Smiddy was the daughter of Ireland’s first ever diplomatic representative in the United States. Alfonso de los Reyes was a military attaché at the Spanish Embassy in Washington. They were married in the “tin church” at Foxrock, in January 1928. Their stories take place against a turbulent political background – of Irish independence and then the events leading up to the Spanish Civil War.
SPEAKER – John Porter
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). Also on our short outings members are free (Cost of EUR 5.00 for non-members per outing). Members also get first choice on our annual outing.
Membership renewal will start in September for 2019 if you wish to get in before the rush.