OUR PUBLIC MEETINGS (Meetings always the 3rd Tuesdays of the month)

  THE NEXT HISTORY CLUB MEETING IS ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 17th 2024 – in the Foxrock Pastoral Parish Centre  at 20:00

TOPIC:-  Rabbit Holes–Local 1916 Stories and the Foxrock Connection with the Property Losses Committee

SPEAKER – Cathy Scuffil

The events of the 1916 rising had impacts not only in the city centre but for people living and working in the suburbs. Cathy has traced the claims made by residents in Foxrock to the Property Losses Committee for loss of businesses in the city and other property lost such as jewellery left in for repair etc., 

Cathy has spoken to our club in the past on aspects of Dublin history and always bring new insights into local history from her researches in the archives that slowly are being made available. This talk is guaranteed to highlight interesting stories about people who lived in this area in this 1916 period.  

Admission for members is Free. 

Admission for Non- Members is EUR 5.00

Annual Membership Fee

The annual membership covers from September 2024 to July 2025 and is €20. This entitles you to 8 talks, free to our two short summer outings and preference for places on our full day summer outings.  Please renew this as soon as possible to help us manage the club’s running expenses.

See the “Annual Membership Subscription” page for details on how to pay.


 Our email is: info@foxrocklocalhistory.ie  



( The talks are on the third Tuesdays of the month in the Foxrock Parish Pastoral Centre Hall  )

2024-2025 Season




Sept 17th


Rabbit Holes–Local 1916 Stories and the Foxrock Connection with the Property Losses Committee

SPEAKER: Cathy Scuffil

Oct 15th

Memories of Lehaunstown Races

SPEAKER: Liam Clare 

Tales from a Wicklow Tea Room 1898-1960 

SPEAKER: Michael Fewer

  Nov 19th

A.G.M followed by :- 

Rathdown Poor Law Union SPEAKER: Chris Lennon

  Dec 10th

 Christmas Event

Prepared by Padraig Laffan & Co. 

  Jan 21st 2025

Death of a Servant – The Blackrock Tragedy.

SPEAKER: Peadar McGing

Prisoner 1082: Escape from Crumlin Road, Europe’s Alcatraz

SPEAKER: Donal Donnelly

  Feb 18th 

The Lindsay family and their connection with Deansgrange                  SPEAKER: Martin McCarthy 

Herbert Simms – An Architect for the People

SPEAKER: Lindie Naughton

  Mar 18th


New Thoughts on St. Kevin and Glendalough

SPEAKER: Christiaan Corlett

  Apr 15th


A Forgotten Irish Author: Cornelius Ryan, ‘The longest Day’ and ‘A Bridge Too Far’  SPEAKER: Philip Lecane

  May 20th

Dublin Baths & Bathhouses SPEAKER: Padraig Laffan

To be announced


 Short Outing

To be announced


 Short Outing

To be announced


 All Day Outing

To be announced




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 with an introduction, this is then followed by the main talk. After the talk 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.