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 SECOND TUESDAY OF JANUARY (January 10th 2023 @ 20:00)

ZOOM TALK The McCombie Family of Monkstown

SPEAKER Cormac Lowth 



THIRD TUESDAY OF JANUARY (January 17th 2023 – in the Parish Hall only at 20:00)

 The History of Weather Reporting    

SPEAKER: Dr. Evelyn Cusack

Since the dawn of history humans have been intrigued by the weather. However, while it has the potential to sustain or destroy life, our ability to accurately forecast it is very recent. Join meteorologist Evelyn Cusack from Met Eireann to explain the fascinating history of weather forecasting. Our desire to predict the weather is a story driven by war, natural disasters, human ingenuity and super computers. Evelyn Cusack is Head of Forecasting at Met Éireann, having worked there since 1981 and also served as a well-known RTÉ weather presenter since 1988. She is former Secretary of the Irish Meteorological Society. Evelyn received the inaugural UCD Alumni award in science in 2014. 

SECOND TUESDAY OF FEBRUARY  (February 14th 2023 @ 20:00)  

ZOOM TALK on Fell Down, Slipped in, Knocked Down.

SPEAKER: James Scannell 

James Scannell will recall three accidents that made the press in Dalkey in the late 19th and early 20th century. Many slips and falls bought claims against various councils, businesses etc., Some of these became local celebrity court cases which drew a great readership for the local press. James will highlight the more famous cases.

THIRD TUESDAY OF FEBRUARY (February 21st 2023 – in the Parish Hall only at 20:00)

Eileen Gray (1878-1976) Irish designer and architect   

SPEAKER: Patricia O’Reilly

Eileen Gray was one of the leading members of the modern design movement. Renowned in France during the early decades of the 20th Century as a designer in lacquer furniture and interiors, she then began to experiment with architectural forms in the late 1920s. Being an avant garde artist she constantly reacted to new art movements and her individuality and ideas developed in Paris against its vibrant and artistic backdrop. In the world of design hers was a new approach to shape, line, the use of colour, materials and textures; yet the human sensibility of her work continues to inspire designers today. In her lacquer work and carpets, she took traditional crafts and combined them in a radical manner with the principles of Fauvism, Cubism and De Stijl. Her attention focused on their tactile, kinaesthetic and sensual properties, and this expanded into the realm of her modern furniture.  In her interior design Gray divorced herself from the furnishing principles of the past. She unified her modern furniture with dramatic, minimalist interiors through the use of novel concepts of colours, textures and materials. Patricia has studied the works of Eileen Grey and will give us a great insight of her works.

MEMBERS WILL BE SENT AN EMAIl with the ZOOM invite password.         

Non-Members please send an email to: info@foxrocklocalhistory.ie for a password to this meeting.



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




Feb 14th  

   ZOOM talk –Fell Down, Slipped in, Knocked Down

 James Scannell

Feb 21st  

Eileen Gray (1878-1976) Irish designer and architect

Patricia O’Reilly 

Mar 14th    

   ZOOM talk –Weaving in the Liberties

Cathy Scuffl

Mar 21st

Researching Dún Laoghaire harbour – some recollections and personal observations.

 Donal O’Sullivan: 

Apr 11th   

   ZOOM talk – On the boxer Dan Donnelly – full title to be supplied

Larry Breen

Apr 18th

Knocksinna Foxrock – The Houses and the People


Vincent Delany 

May 9th   

   ZOOM talk – Topic to be announced


May 16th

Treaty Debates in the Dáil and Westminster  

Speaker – Gabriel Doherty 

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.

Admission for members is Free.

Admission for Non- Members is EUR 5.00