OUR PUBLIC MEETINGS FOR 2024 (Always the 3rd Tuesdays of the month)

NEW RELEASE – VIDEO TOUR OF BLACKROCK BY MICHAEL O’FLAHERTY (c) David Owen  See this and our other  VIDEOS OF LOCAL INTEREST section for tours around Deansgrange Cemetery -Killiney & Dalkey – Carriglea Industrial School

OUR NEXT HISTORY CLUB MEETING IS ON TUESDAY MARCH 19th 2024 – (in the Foxrock Pastoral Parish Centre only) at 20:00

TOPIC:- A Forgotten Irish Author: Cornelius Ryan, The longest Day’ and ‘A Bridge Too Far’.

SPEAKER: Philip Lecane

Cornelius Ryan was born in Dublin in 1920. Educated at Synge Street School, he became a reporter in England. Attached to the American Army during the Second World War, his experiences led him to write The Longest Day, the best selling account of the D-Day invasion. He had further success with The Final Battle and A Bridge Too Far. The Longest Day and A Bridge Too Far were turned into blockbuster films with all-star casts. Ryan died in 1974, at the height of his success. He was 54.  Once world-famous, he is now virtually forgotten. This talk will be given fifty years after Ryan’s death.

 

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

Apr 16th

New research notes on the building of Dun Laoghaire Harbour

 Speaker – Donal O’Sullivan

May 21st

A Night of Artifacts 

 All Members to give a short synopsis of an artifact of interest they have.

May  

  Short Outing 1

  TBA

May  

 Short Outing 2

 TBA

June

 All Day Outing

  TBA

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

 To be announced

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

To be announced

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

SPEAKER: Donal Donnelly

  Feb 18th 

To be announced

To be announced

  Mar 18th

To be announced

To be announced

  Apr 15th

To be announced

To be announced

  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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