Foxrock Local History Next Event

Foxrock Local History Club

                The Next Public Event of                      Foxrock Local History Club

Is on Tuesday  16 MAY 2017     (As usual the 3rd Tuesday of the month.)

THE MAIN TALK

GEORGIAN DUBLIN – THE FORCES THAT SHAPED THE CITY

It is the Georgian heritage that most strongly defines Ireland’s capital city. However, Diarmuid Ó Gráda now shows us a Dublin quite unlike that depicted in the conventional histories of grand red-brick squares and elegant drawing rooms. Phenomenal population growth was forced on a place where local government, the workshops and the streets themselves had changed little since medieval times. In the course of the century the number of Dubliners trebled and the city was quite unprepared for the urgent challenge of feeding and housing so many people. In addition, Dublin’s role as the bastion of an English colony was transformed into that of the Irish capital.

 By  Diarmuid O’Gara

 

THE SHORT TALK

THE 14TH CENTURY ACCOUNT ROLL OF THE PRIORY OF THE HOLY TRINTY AT DEANSGRANGE

Hear an account of how the Grange for the Dean of the Kill of the Grange at Clonkeen was recorded in the 14th century. The managing of the crops, settling local disputes, trading goods and animals etc., All the daily tasks carried out in the area that covers from present day Foxrock to Monkstown which was under the charge of the Priory of the Holy Trinity.

By Padraig Laffam

Our Venue is as usual

Foxrock Pastoral Centre    –    Beside Foxrock Church  –      (at Jct. Kill Lane and N11 Bray Rd.) Free parking available.
Bus stops at Foxrock Church   46A and 145.
Meeting Starts at 8.00 p.m.

DATES FOR YOUR DAIRIES

  • SATURDAY MAY 13th – SHORT OUTING TO ST. ENDA’S, PEARSE MUSEUM, RATHFARNHAM AT 11.00 a.m. MEET IN THE MAIN CAR PARK.

  • SATURDAY MAY 20th – SHORT OUTING TO DEANSGRANGE CEMETERY BY MICHAEL O’FLAHERTY – MEET AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE AT 11.00 a.m.

  • SUNDAY JUNE 18th – ALL DAY OUTING TO KILKENNY CITY – Visiting:- 1. Kilkenny Castle, 2.The new Medieval Mile Museum, 3. Rothe House and 3. St. Canice’s Cathedral.

Depart at 9.00 sharp from the church car park. Coffee and lunch will be provided in Kilkenny. 

Cost EUR 55.00. Cheques payable to: The Foxrock Local History Club,

Sent to: Martin McCarthy, Foxrock Local History Club, 26 Foxrock Avenue, Dublin 18