OUR PUBLIC MEETINGS AND OUTINGS FOR 2024 (Meetings always the 3rd Tuesdays of the month)

 ANNUAL OUTINGS 2024 –DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES (See the OUTINGS PAGE for details and booking a place.)

SHORT OUTINGS – 1) Wednesday April 24th at 19:00 in the evening – tour of the old Dun Laoghaire Court House, meet at the DLRCOCO County Hall at 18:50.

2) Saturday May 11th 2024 – Tour of Grangegorman. Meet at 11 am at the East Quad Building close to the Broadstone Luas Station.

FULL DAY OUTINGS Thursday June 13th by 10:15 am train to Waterford and after lunch in the Granville Hotel a tour of the Museum Quarter. Back on the 18:25 train to Dublin. €55.00 per head.

 

THE MAY HISTORY CLUB MEETING IS ON TUESDAY MAY 21st 2024 – (in the Foxrock Pastoral Parish Centre only) at 20:00

TOPIC:-  A NIGHT OF ARTIFACTS

Bring along some item that may be hidden in the attic or be of historic interest to the club and give a brief 5-10 minutes description and use of the artifact.

Admission for members is Free. 

Admission for Non- Members is EUR 5.00

Annual Membership Fee

The annual membership covers from September 2023 to July 2024 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  

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TALKS – OUTINGS PLANNED FROM MARCH – MAY 2024

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

 DATES  

TOPIC

SPEAKER

April 24th  

  Short Outing 1

Tour of the old Dun Laoghaire Court House.

May  11th

 Short Outing 2

Tour of Grangegorman

June 13th

 All Day Outing

A tour of the Museum Quarter Waterford

2024-2025 Season

SHORT TALKS

FULL TALKS 

Sept 17th

 To be announced

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

To be announced

  Mar 18th

To be announced

To be announced

  Apr 15th

To be announced

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

  May 20th

To be announced

To be announced

   May

 Short Outing

To be announced

   May

 Short Outing

To be announced

   June

 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.

 

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