Our next planned public meeting  is on ZOOM on  Tuesday May 18th 2021 @ 20:00 p.m.

 THE BURNING OF THE CUSTOMS HOUSE – By Liz Gillis (on the 20th MAY)

On May 25, 1921 the IRA launched one of its largest and most audacious operations when it attacked Dublin’s Custom House, the heart of the British administration in Ireland. Many still view this as a military failure that destroyed the IRA’s Second Battalion in Dublin. But, over the last number of years, historian Liz Gillis based on her extensive research, challenged this view, arguing that the operation was, in fact, a success which possibly helped bring about a truce and the subsequent Treaty negotiations.  Liz Gillis, historian and author of six previous books on Ireland’s early 20th century revolutionary period, will tell us this story in detail, including the planning and consequences, using much information that is new, as well as the recollections of those who were there.

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.



(Assumption – Parish Hall will not be fully available for large groups and Zoom being used in conjunction with the hall – Check back if changes occur with dates etc)





  2nd TUESDAY 


Sept 14th   2021

80th Anniversary of the North Strand Bombing.

Speaker – Padraig Laffan

Sept 21st National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire 

Speaker – Donal O’Sullivan 

Oct 12th  

George IV 

Speaker – Frank Woods

Oct 19th UCD and the Development of Belfield.

Speaker – Finola O’Kane

Nov 9th    


Nov 16th Dublin’s Housing Crisis in Revolutionary Times, 1915-1923. 

Speaker – Cathy Scuffil

DEC 14th or 21st


XMAS Event


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

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