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FOXROCK LOCAL HISTORY CLUB MEETINGS 2017

All Welcome      Admission: € 5.00        Members free

If you have not already done so, it is now time to pay your membership fee or 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)

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21 March       Main Talk            Grand Revival – Royal Canal Restored 

                     By John McKeon

Grand Revival – Royal Restored

John Mc Keown, Regional Manager, Waterways Ireland

The talk will trace the history of the Grand and Royal Canals from 1756 to present day, the construction issues encountered, the decline, the revival, the restoration and regeneration of these ‘channels for prosperity’ for the benefit of existing and future generations. These navigations form part of our national heritage both historical (as engineering and architectural remains of an early industrial age) and natural because of the wide range of semi – natural habitats to be found along them. The challenge for the future is to develop the leisure and recreational function of the waterways while still maintaining their heritage value as this forms a large part of what appeals to the users.

21 March       Short Talk             Newtown Fife and Drum Band In the                                                                                                                 Great War                                                                    By Conor Dodds

18 April         Main Talk             Stone Bridges of County Dublin 

                            By Rob Goodbody

18 April         Short Talk      William Sealy Gosset of Hollyville Park

                                                                                Statistician and Brewer

       By Liam Doyle

16 May          Main Talk         Georgian Dublin –  The Forces that Shaped the City

By Diarmuid Ó’Gráda

16 May       Short Talk           The 14th Century Account Roll of

                                                    The Priory of The Holy Trinity at Deansgrange

By Pádraig Laffan

We also plan to have two short outings (Field trips) and one all day coach tour in May 2017

Details soon.

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