FOXROCK LOCAL HISTORY CLUB MEETINGS 2017-2018
All Welcome Admission: € 5.00 Members free
If you have not already done so, you may decide to become a member. You may do so at this meeting €25 for the season.
As you will see the cost per meeting is €5 and we have eight meeting in the year, so annual membership is a really great bargain. Join tonight and avail of free entry.
All our publications are available at our meetings.
(Full list here on web. See All our Publications page )
21 Nov Main Talk Reeling in the Years with the history club: forty years of peeling back our hidden heritage of history.
By Liam Clare
21 Nov No Short Talk OUR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
12 Dec SOME CHRISTMAS THEMED HISTORY AND RELATED ITEMS EVENT
16 Jan Main Talk From 2RN to RTE Radio By Harry Bradshaw
16 Jan Short Talk The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 By Pádraig Laffan
20 Feb 2018 Main Talk Torpedoed! The sinking of the RMS Leinster
By Philip Lecane
20 Feb 2018 Short Talk A Civil War night of bombs and bullets in Shankill – August 1922
By Jim Scannell
20 March Main Talk Leopardstown Park Hospital 1917-2017
By Eoin Kinsella
20 March Short Talk THE REMAINING, THE LOST AND THE FORGOTTEN GATE LODGES IN OUR AREA
by Myles Reid
Take a trip around our locality and see what is left of the gate lodges to the bigger houses that once were part of the local landscape. Many gate lodges are gone, some have been restored and modernised, and some are in a ruinous state. These gate lodges tell stories of the evolution of many of our housing estates that were built on the grounds of the bigger houses.
Our meetings commences at 20:00, starting with the short talk for 20 to 30 mins max. This is then followed by the long talk. A questions and answers follow the talks. Then a vote of thanks. After, join in for a cup of tea and chat. If you were shy to ask questions you can talk to the speakers at this informal chat.
17 April Main Talk The Complete Guide to the Statues & Sculptures of Dublin
By Neal Doherty
17 April Short Talk Newtownpark House
By Michael O’Flaherty
15 May Main Talk Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration
By Neal Webb
15 May Short Talk Our Townlands
By Padraig Laffan