Our next planned public meeting will be via ZOOM on Tuesday 17th NOVEMBER 2020 @ 20:00 p.m.

Arctic exploration and search for Franklin’s lost expedition  

By Kevin Cronin

Kevin is a member of our local history club. He was involved as a support crew on the Camino voyage where a naomhóg was rowed from Ireland to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, this was made into a film. This as well as sailing a Galway Hooker to New York in 1986. He also was on the yacht that circumnavigated the Arctic Circle, which also appeared as a documentary on RTÉ television. Kevin’s talk is on one of the greatest mysteries in the history of exploration: the story of John Franklin, the explorer who sailed into the Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage and never came back. A team of scientists and explorers set out to solve the mystery.  

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.


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