In March 1978 the first committee meeting of the history club was held to try and promote an interest in the Local History of the area. By January 1981 there was enough information collected to start a programme of talks and outings as well as hold exhibitions. Forty-four years later the club is still going from strength to strength.

Date Short talk Speaker Main Lecture Speaker
20-Jan-81 Two short talks – Arson at Kilteragh Liam Clare A Short History of Foxrock Ken Gregory
20-Jan-81 History of St. Brigid’s School Ethna McGowan
17-Feb-81 Gleanings form Old Directories Roisin Healy South County Dublin in Pre-history Betty O’Brien
24-Mar-81 Notes on Cabinteely House Peig O’Sullivan The Harcourt Street Railway Line Kevin Murray
26-Apr-81 Kill-of-the-Grange Pottery and Brickworks Tom Powell A look at Dublin City and its Southern Suburbs a hundred 100 years ago George Morrison
26-May-81 Seminar – Explore South County Dublin this Summer with Colm O’Connor, Donal O Siochain, Aidan McGowan, Geoff Cotter, Bill Caulfield, Tom Powell, Peig O’Sullivan, Noelle Ryan, M.C. was Ethna McGowan
22-Sep-81 Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines – at Leopardstown Liam Clare From Fishing Pier to Ferryport Donal O’Sullivan
28-Oct-81 Ghost story based on “A Warning at Boley” by John J Dunne – given by:- Rita Ryan Early Christian Churches of South County Dublin Betty O’Brien
18-Nov-81 Crime at Carrickmines; Trial by Court Marshall, 1798 Tom Powell Historic Dublin through the eyes of Malton Frank Murphy.
20-Jan-82 A.G.M. Around the Two-rock Mountain Paddy Healy
24-Feb-82 A memoir of Stillorgan Golf links Neill Smith Glimpses of South County Dublin History form the records of the Public Records Office Aideen Ireland
24-Mar-82 Folklore of Foxrock Ethna Mc Gowan Watersources of South County Dublin Michael McGovern
21-Apr-82 Samuel Beckett’s early days in Foxrock Noelle Ryan Ballycorus Lead Works William Dick
19-May-82 Outing – Stillorgan Reservoir, St. Brigid’s Church Stillorgan
16-Jun-82 Outing – Brennanstown Portal Tomb, Tully Church
8-Sep-82 The Down Survey Map of Dean’s Grange/Foxrock area – what boundaries are still identifiable Liam Clare William Orpen Viola Barrow
13-Oct-82 Kerrymount House and some digressions Vicky Cremin Some Antiquities of Dun Laoghaire and South County Dublin Paddy Healy
10-Nov-82 A.G.M. The Dublin Trams Frank Murphy.
8-Dec-82 Informal Meeting
12-Jan-83 Boss Croker of New York and Glencairn Paddy Cronin Loughlinstown House Rita Ryan
9-Feb-83 Kilruddery Hunt – intro by Tim Ryan, sung by Proinnsias Hogan Sir Horace Plunkett Trevor West
16-Mar-83 Find of Bronze-age Cist at Cabinteely Kathleen Delap Leopardstown Park Adele Lydon
13-Apr-83 Beatrice Elvery – Lady Glenavy Noelle Ryan The Manor of Clonkeen Tom Powell
11-May-83 Unionist/Nationalist Election Campaigns in South County Dublin 1883-1923 Liam Clare Display – Postcards Michael McGovern
8-Jun-83 Outing – St Fintan’s Church Betty O’Brien
8-Jun-83 Outing – Dean’s Grange Cemetery Geoff Johnson
22-Jun-83 Outing – Rathmichael Church, Puck’s Castle, Hill and Ring Forts, Stone Cross at Rathmichael, Shankill Church. Joan Delany
1-Sep-83 Exhibition – Old maps, Kilteragh, Dean’s Grange Cemetery, What it said in the Papers, Manor of Clonkeen, Kill-of-the-Grange Pottery, Harcourt Street Railway Line, Pre-historic Sites of South County Dublin, South County Dublin Election – 1885.
14-Sep-83 Kingstown Lifeboat Tragedy – 1895 Donal O’Sullivan The Parish of Tullow George Otto Simms
12-Oct-83 Mary Mercer Vicky Cremin Safari at Leopardstown – a Trek through local Place Names Aodh O Canann
9-Nov-83 A.G.M. John Field Terry De Valera
11-Jan-84 Burton Hall Rita Ryan Architecture of Dun Laoghaire Area Peter Pearson
7-Feb-84 Galloping Green Noelle Ryan The Parish of Foxrock Paddy Cronin
14-Mar-84 Find of a Bronze-age cist at Beech Park Grove Peig O’Sullivan Looking through Old Photographs Edward Chandler
18-Apr-84 Parnell at Dean’s Grange Liam Clare Granite – Our Bread and Butter Nicholas Ryan
9-Jun-84 Outing – Kilruddery Estate Bray
12-Sep-84 Gleanings from Old Directories Peig O’Sullivan The story of Foxrock Geraldines G.F.C. Austin Hynes
16-Sep-84 Outing – Dun Laoghaire Harbour John De Courcy Ireland
16-Sep-84 Exhibition – Down and Civil Survey, Development of Foxrock from Maps, Porter’s Directory, Cists at Cabinteely and Beech Park Grove, Old photographs of Bray Hunt, Cabinteely Library, What it said in the papers, Illustrations on our Posters, Who was Who in
1-Oct-84 Community Radio – Manor of Clonkeen (Donal O’ Sullivan), Samuel Beckett (Noelle Ryan), Arson at Kilteragh (Patricia Hession), Burton Hall (Rita Ryan), History of St. Brigid’s School (Ethna McGowan), Dean’s Grange Cemetery (Vicky Cremin), the Briton’s Well
9-Oct-84 Relics of old Foxrock and Carrickmines Dermot Kennedy South County Dublin in the papers of the State Paper Office Anne Neary
14-Nov-84 Diaries of G.F. Collins, Cornelscourt (1864-1904) Ted Farrell Banshee Patricia Lysaght
9-Jan-85 House Names of the Foxrock Area Sean Murphy Village in the City – Problems and Prospects Patrick Shaffrey
13-Feb-85 The Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire Michael McGovern Foxrock during the War of Independence Tom Powell
11-Mar-85 Augustine Henry Rita Ryan Dalkey Harry Latham
3-Apr-85 Seán Ë Riada Sheila Keane The Story of Cornelscourt Ted Farrell
7-May-85 The Prison Hulk in Dun Laoghaire Harbour Donal O’Sullivan Finds from South County Dublin in the National Museum Raghnall O Floinn
22-May-85 Outing – Leopardstown Park, Stillorgan Grotto, Obelisk
5-Jun-85 Outing – Carrickbrennan, Monkstown.
23-Jun-85 Outing – Roscrea.
18-Sep-85 Furniture of Cabinteely House Maisie O’Brien Seminar – Foxrock in the Forties V. Rev Fr. Griffith, Reggie Farrell, Kathleen Delap, John (?) Ryan.  M.C. was Ted Farrell
1-Oct-85 Exhibition – Furniture of Cabinteely House, Place names, Administration of County Dublin, St. Fintan’s Church, Bray and South County Dublin Herald, Village of Cornelscourt, Folklore Project, 1935, A Walk through Carrickmines, Foxrock Local History Club –
13-Oct-85 Outing – Walk through Cornelscourt Ted Farrell
16-Oct-85 Obelisk, Stillorgan Tom Powell Loughlinstown Army Camp – 1795-1801 Vicky Cremin
13-Nov-85 Grange House Moira Laffan The Shipwrecks of the East Coast John De Courcy Ireland
4-Dec-85 100 Years of Sound Seán Logue
8-Jan-86 Our Water Supply Enda Conway Blackrock Liam Mac Coil
12-Feb-86 Battle of Dean’s Grange – 1641 Dermot Kennedy St. Brigid – a Saint with a South County Dublin Connection Francis John Byrne
12-Mar-86 History from your Title Deeds John Jones Loughlinstown Workhouse in the 1840s Liam Clare
9-Apr-86 (Double Bill) All that Fall – Beckett’s Foxrock Play Tom Powell History of Sailing in Dublin Bay Donal O’Sullivan
21-May-86 Outing – A Stroll through Dun Laoghaire Dermot Dwyer
4-Jun-86 Outing – Bray and Heritage Centre Liam Clare
15-Jun-86 Outing – Kilkenny
10-Sep-86 Stones can Talk – Stone Artifacts in South County Dublin Dermot Kennedy Ancient Roads and Tracks of South County Dublin Richard Pilkington
8-Oct-86 Lennox Robinson lived here Vicky Cremin Foxrock and the Region during the 1914/18 War Paddy Cronin
11-Nov-86 Donnybrook Fair Liam Clare Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the Leinster Landscape Dathi Ó Hogáin
15-Nov-86 Exhibition – Parishes of South County Dublin, Obelisk at Stillorgan, Battle of Dean’s Grange (1642), St. John of God’s, The Grange, The Celtic Oratory, Loughlinstown Workhouse, Air Shows  at Leopardstown, History from your Title Deeds, The Changing Lands
14-Jan-87 Meeting cancelled – snow
11-Feb-87 Carriglea Park – Country Demesne to Art College Moira Laffan The Harcourt Street Railway Line Fergus Mulligan
11-Mar-87 Charles Halliday Donal O Sullivan South County Dublin and the Independent Ireland Brian Kennedy
8-Apr-87 Some More House Names Sean Murphy Church Art – Ancient and Modern – in South County Dublin Fergus O Farrell
13-May-87 Parnell Family Connections with South County Dublin Peig O’Sullivan Castles of Ireland David Newman Johnson
23-May-87 Joint Outing of Foxrock, Dun Laoghaire and Bray – to Dalkey Harry Latham
3-Jun-87 Outing – St. Helen’s Booterstown Anne Brady
14-Jun-87 Outing – Fethard Co.Tipperary (Folk Farm and Transport Museum) and Cashel (visit to the Rock led by Fergus O’Farrell).
16-Sep-87 Gate Lodges of the Area Pádraig Laffan Kill of the Grange Pottery Tom Powell
18-Oct-87 Exhibition – Stone Artifacts of the Area, Ancient Roads and Tracks, Lennox Robinson lived here, Foxrock and area in the !914-`18 War, Carriglea Park, Church Art of South County Dublin, Parnell Connections with the Area, Castles of the Area, South County
21-Oct-87 Zone of Stones – The Beckett Country Eoin O’ Brien
18-Nov-87 Translations of Place Names Peig O’ Sullivan Holiday in Ireland 1862 – photographs George Morrison
20-Jan-88 St. Helen’s Booterstown Moira Laffan South County Dublin in the later Middle Ages Jim Byrne
17-Feb-88 Francis Elrington Ball Vicky Cremin Tracing your Family Tree Liam Clare
16-Mar-88 Lecky John Jones Dun Laoghaire 1900 – 1920 – Winds of Change Robbie Brennan
20-Apr-88 Dublin M.P.s – !800-1873 Paddy Cronin Public Utilities in South County Dublin Dermot Kennedy
11-May-88 Early Irish Settlers in Australia R Reece
18-May-88 Outing – A stroll through the Liberties Tony Behan
8-Jun-88 Outing – Kiltiernan Area Dermot Kennedy
19-Jun-88 Outing – Boyne Valley, Battle of the Boyne, Cooley Peninsula
14-Sep-88 Dean’s Grange Townland – a Miscellany Liam Clare Leopardstown Races – The Early Days Fergus Darcy
24-Sep-88 Archaeology Day – display in Super-Value shop window
9-Oct-88 Exhibition – “Here’s to their Memory” – Deans Grange Cemetery, Small Cemeteries, Ancient Monuments, Plaques and Stone Artifacts, Centenaries and Anniversaries, Road Names, Places and objects named in memory of people
12-Oct-88 The Sinking of the Leinster John  Jones Dublin’s Water Supply – Ancient and Modern Kevin O’Donnell
23-Oct-88 Millennium Local History Exhibition.
9-Nov-88 Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade and the Belfast Blitz – 1941 Roland Tormey A Stroll around Shankill and Bray 1837 Rob Goodbody
11-Jan-89 Pirates of the Muglins Pádraig Laffan Dean’s Grange Cemetery Vicky Cremin
8-Feb-89 A history of the Administration of County Dublin Liam Clare Life in Merrion Square Donal O’Sullivan
8-Mar-89 Siege of Carrickmines Dermot Kennedy Development of Foxrock – a Planner’s View Enda Conway
12-Apr-89 Clonkeen House Moira Laffan Augustinian Friars and South County Dublin F.X. Martin
10-May-89 Herman Goertz Brian Kennedy Aerial Photographs and the sites of South County Dublin Leo Swan
20-May-89 Outing – Chapel Rotunda Hospital, & Casino at Marino Vicky Cremin & Geoff Johnson
20-May-89 Display – Super Valu window – Archaeology
31-May-89 Outing – Barrington’s Cemetery, Barrington’s Tower, and Brennanstown Dolmen Dermot Kennedy
7-Jun-89 Outing – with Dun Laoghaire Boro Historical Society – to Glencree
18-Jun-89 Outing – Barrow Valley, Borris House, St Mullin’s, Graiguenamanagh, and Moone.
13-Sep-89 Duke of Wellington’s walk – Cornelscourt to City John Jones A Geographer looks at Dublin Landscapes Willie Nolan
7-Oct-89 Exhibition – St Brigid’s School, Milestones, Clonkeen House, What ancient churches looked like, Our Publications, Cabinteely House, Maps of the Area, Down and Civil Survey, Foxrock Local History Club
11-Oct-89 (Double feature) Dun Emor Guild and the Cuala Press Vicky Cremin Burning of their Books, Kingstown Dermot Dwyer
8-Nov-89 The Meath Industrial School, Carysfort Avenue Leán Ní Cuillenáin Some aspects of the Natural History of Foxrock Charles Meredith
10-Jan-90 A tribute to Samuel Beckett Tom Powell From Puck’s Castle to Martello Towers – Thoughts on the Military History of South County Dublin K Ferguson
14-Feb-90 Rathmichael Hill Fort Joan Delany Excavations at Dundrum Castle Betty O’Brien
14-Mar-90 Kilbogget House, Cabinteely and its Residents Maureen Daly Early Metropolitan Policing in South County Dublin Sgt. John Duffy
11-Apr-90 The Barrington Family of Glendruid Moira Laffan The Road to Enniskerry Paddy Healy
9-May-90 Watermills of County Dublin John Bailey An illustrated talk on Stillorgan Anne Brady
16-May-90 Outing – Killiney and Ballybrack
30-May-90 Outing – Heronford Springfield farm and Tully Church
10-Jun-90 Outing to Locke’s Distillery Kilbeggan, Clonmacnoise and Athlone Town
12-Sep-90 Riot at Cabinteely – 1834 John Jones History on your Doorstop Dermot Kennedy
6-Oct-90 Exhibition – Military Archaeology, Transport, Vernacular Architecture, Kill-of-the-Grange Pottery, Old Local Advertisements, Hospitals and Institutions, Watermills, Foxrock Local History Club.
10-Oct-90 St. Anne’s Clontarf Vicky Cremin Malton’s Prints Charles Aliaga Kelly
14-Nov-90 Silver Park Tom Powell McIlwaine, the Foxrock Painter Terry De Valera
9-Jan-91 Daniel O’Connell’s meeting at Glencullen – 1823 Tom Doyle History of Telephone/Telegraph communications with reference to South County Dublin Brendan Reynolds
13-Feb-91 Forges Pádraig Laffan Settlement Patterns in County Dublin Geraldine Stout
13-Mar-91 Kill Abbey Maureen Daly History of Bray James Scannell
10-Apr-91 Holy Wells Dermot Kennedy Emergency 1939 – 1945 Col E.D.Doyle
5-May-91 Outing – St. Enda’s Rathfarnham & St. Columba’s College
8-May-91 Carnegie of the Libraries Patrick Cronin Topographical Development of Medieval Dublin Howard Clarke
22-May-91 Outing – Glencullen Dermot Kennedy
16-Jun-91 Outing – Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra, Co. Down
11-Sep-91 Shoot-out at Westminster Road James Scannell Foxrock Village Brendan Reynolds
5-Oct-91 Exhibition – “Parallels” – Local History and the Greater World (what happened in the outside world and locally at the same time) – Prehistory, Early Christian Period, Norman times, Reformation & Commonwealth, Age of Revolution, 19th Century Politics, Vic
9-Oct-91 Glebe House and the Crock of Gold Vicky Cremin Parnell and Avondale Máire Tobin
13-Nov-91 James Joyce and his family in County Dublin Peig O’Sullivan Building Dun Laoghaire Harbour Donal O’ Sullivan
8-Jan-92 Carrickbrennan Cemetery Joe English Gun-running at Kilcoole James Scannell
12-Feb-92 A View of Irish Stained Glass Mary Brennan Holahan South County Dublin in Maps Paul Ferguson
11-Mar-92 The Bolivar – shipwreck on the Kish Bank – 1847 Liam Clare The Lawrence Photographic Project Pádraig Laffan
8-Apr-92 Shanganagh Castle Rob Goodbody Dress in Ireland Mairéad Dunleavy
13-May-92 Michael Davitt and South County Dublin Michael McGinley Lesser Graveyards of South County Dublin John Jones
9-Sep-92 Flann O’Brien Peig O’Sullivan Discovering the Dodder Christopher Moriarty
14-Oct-92 Postage Stamps with South County Dublin connections Liam Clare Count Plunkett and Family Moira Laffan
11-Nov-92 Trinity Graduates and South County Dublin Vicky Cremin By-passing History (Shankill By-pass) Rob Goodbody
13-Jan-93 Pigeon House Hotel Donal O’Sullivan Céide Fields and Mayo 5000 Seamus Caulfield
10-Feb-93 St Columcille’s Hospital James Scannell What’s in a placename? Brendan Scully
10-Mar-93 Watson’s Nurseries Thomas Ruddock By Derelict Railway to Submarine Forest – exploring the coast from Killiney to Bray Liam Clare
14-Apr-93 Foxrock Lodge (Loreto Convent) Maureen Daly Military Road Pádraig Laffan
12-May-93 Ancient Copy – a local newspaper miscellany John Jones Busses of South County Dublin Michael Corcoran
8-Sep-93 Last Train from Harcourt Street James Scannell Pre-historic Sites of South County Dublin Leo Swan
8-Oct-93 The Celtic Oratory, Dun Laoghaire Pádraig Laffan The Ancient Kingdom of Cuala Francis Byrne
10-Nov-93 Fire Marks Dominick Dowling Enterprise Culture in Medieval Clonkeen Tom Powell
12-Jan-94 Bridges on the Liffey Brendan Reynolds Ancient Rathdown and St. Crispin’s Cell Emer Singleton
9-Feb-94 Murder at Stepaside John Jones On the Borders of the Pale Rob Goodbody
9-Mar-94 Cabinteely House Peig O’Sullivan Charles Dickens’ Dublin Jim Cooke
13-Apr-94 Bray and Enniskerry Railway Liam Clare The Hinterland of Tallaght Willie Nolan
1-May-94 Outing – St. Fintan’s Church and Dean’s Grange Cemetery
1-May-94 Outing – Belcamp College
11-May-94 James Malton – too good to be true Edward McParland
1-Jun-94 Outing – Lough Key, Clonallis House and Roscommon Town
16-Sep-94 Loughlinstown Army Camp Vicky Cremin Dundrum and its past John Lennon
12-Oct-94 Lifeboat Tragedy 1875 James Scannell Our Weather Denis Fitzgerald
9-Nov-94 Rockfield House (Cluain Mhuire) John Jones Passage tombs and passage tomb builders in the Boyne Valley – 3,000 B.C. Prof. George Eogan
11-Jan-95 Escape of Red Hugh O’Donnell from Dublin Castle Pádraig Laffan History from Postcards Tony Behan
8-Feb-95 Memories of Foxrock Golf Club Brendan Reynolds The Mills of Milltown Rob Goodbody
8-Mar-95 Motor Registration Plates used in County Dublin Paddy Cronin Belfield – the history of the making of a Campus Dr. Donal McCarthy
12-Apr-95 William Saurin of Carysfort House Tom Powell The great exhibition of 1865 – and the building of the National Concert Hall Neilli O’Cleirigh
1-May-95 Outing – Stillorgan Reservoir and St. Brigid’s Church Stillorgan
1-May-95 Outing – Donnybrook Village Danny Parkinson
10-May-95 Memories of Lehaunstown Races Liam Clare Vernacular thatched houses Michael Higginbotham
1-Jun-95 Outing – Ulster-American Folk Park
13-Sep-95 Art into History – a visual history of the Irish State – 1922 – 1949 Dr. Brian Kennedy
11-Oct-95 Double Bill – Kathleen Turner – a Local Historian Joan Delaney Double Bill – A Fenian success  – 1867 in Stepaside and Glencullen John Jones
8-Nov-95 Dublin Road Names Peig O’Sullivan
10-Jan-96 Trees Pádraig Laffan The Orange Order – 1795-1995 Dr. William Smyth
14-Feb-96 Rosmeen Gardens incident James Scannell Kingstown Lifeboat Disaster – Christmas Eve1895 Seamus O’Connor
13-Mar-96 The Overend family of Dundrum Moira Laffan Bronze age landscapes from the air Tom Condit
10-Apr-96 John O’Donovan and the Ordnance Survey Vicky Cremin On the trail of the Wingfields Brian White
8-May-96 The Story of Cabinteely House Peig O’Sullivan, John Jones, Liam Clare
22-May-96 Outing – Maritime Museum Dun longhaired
16-Jun-96 Outing – Ormond Castle, Carrick-on-Suir, Jerpoint Abbey, Waterford
17-Jun-96 Outing – Áras an Uachtaráin
7-Sep-96 Exhibition – Snapshots from the past – and present
11-Sep-96 Irish Folklore Commission Dermot Kennedy The Diaries of Elizabeth Smith Séamus Ó Maitiú
9-Oct-96 The burning of the R.I.C. stations Eddie Mulkeen The four roads to Dublin Deirdre Kelly
13-Nov-96 The tragic demise of Thomas Bewley James Scannell Our Own Place Pádraig Laffan
8-Jan-97 The history of Letter Boxes Brendan Reynolds Early Christian Stones of Rathdown Peig O’Sullivan
12-Feb-97 The Boland Family – bakers, sportsmen and writers John Jones Saving the harvest 1946: the Harsh Winter 1946/47 Pádraig Laffan
12-Mar-97 The Dean’s Grange Stream Paddy Hayden Money Religion and Love – a history of the LaTouche Family Michael McGinley
9-Apr-97 Johnstown House Francis Sheridan Dublin and the Irish Sea area 1014 – 1169 Dr. Sean Duffy
14-May-97 Dean’s Grange from a 150-year-old map Liam Clare Old Coach Roads, 1745 – 1821 Colin Scudds
21-May-97 Outing – Blackrock
3-Jun-97 Outing – British Ambassador’s residence – Glencairn
22-Jun-97 Emo Court, Portarlington and Charleville Castle Tullamore
10-Sep-97 Aircrash on Djouce Mountain – 1946 Pádraig Laffan The Parish of St. Mary’s – a history of Ringsend, Irishtown and Sandymount Brian Siggins
20-Sep-97 Exhibition – The art of Local History – It’s all around you.
8-Oct-97 Last tram to Dalkey James Scannell Bog bodies of Ireland Dr. Raghnall O’Floinn
12-Nov-97 Wisdom on stone in South County Dublin Dermot Kennedy. The Irish International Exhibition – 1907 Moira Laffan
14-Jan-98 Nationalist meeting at Kill-o-the-Grange (1883) Vicky Cremin Why Wexford 1798? Tom Powell
11-Feb-98 John Francis Fitzgerald John Jones Victorian Bray Liam Clare
11-Mar-98 Rochestown House Francis Sheridan Historic Blackrock Gardens of the 18th Century John Ducie
8-Apr-98 What it said in the papers – 1950 Ann Scott Victorian Buildings of South County Dublin Jeremy Williams
13-May-98 The Elsnor Sisters Dorothy Donnelly Charles Pratt, Antiquarian Artist of Rochestown Avenue Rob. Goodbody
20-May-98 Outing – American Ambassador’s Residence.
3-Jun-98 Outing – Cabinteely House
13-Jun-98 Outing – Altamount, Myshall and Dunleckney Manor
9-Sep-98 Bridges of the Area Seoirse MacCraith Dublin in 1798 Tommy Graham
14-Oct-98 It said in the papers 1939 Ann Scott Yesterday – Mount Merrion Gerard O’Kelly
11-Nov-98 Brennanstown house  (Last meeting in school – move to Foxrock Community Centre) Francis Sheridan Local Heroes of the 1914/18 War Dermot Kennedy
12-Jan-99 Dorothy Kaye – Artist of Foxrock and South Africa Dorothy Donnelly The recent archaeological excavations at Cabinteely Malachy Conway
9-Feb-99 Old times in the barony – Foxrock 85 years ago Peig O’Sullivan Medieval Dalkey Charles Smith
9-Mar-99 The Irish Tricolour Vicky Cremin 19th and 20th century gardens of Blackrock John Ducie
13-Apr-99 Frascati and the Lord Edward Fitzgerald connection Moira Laffan Ice Houses of South County Dublin Mairead Johnston
11-May-99 Miscellany (a)  plate  from Tayleur; (b) Newspaper cutting; (c)  a postcard; (d) a pine cone from the submerged forest. (John Jones cancelled – ill) (a) Moira Laffan, (b) Peig O’Sullivan; (c) Dermot Kennedy; (d) Liam Clare Irish High Crosses Seamus Ware
14-Sep-99 George Darley of Kilternan (1795 – 1846), Poet, Mathematician and Dramatist Vicky Cremin Peter Pearson.
12-Oct-99 Fire at St. John of God’s Dermot Kennedy Prints and Pictures of South County Dublin Pádraig Laffan
9-Nov-99 Royal visits to Dublin Moira Laffan Dean’s Grange – Ancient and Modern Liam Clare
11-Jan-00 Fairholme – an old house at Kill-of-the-Grange Peig O’Sullivan Living in a stone age world – early settlement in South County Dublin Gabriel Cooney.
8-Feb-00 Maurice Howell – a fourteenth century landowner Francis Sheridan Life in South County Dublin in the early Christian period Dr.Elizabeth O’Brien.
14-Mar-00 Sir Michael and Lady Beatrice O’Loughlan of Alton Grange John Jones Going to the shops – the local retail trade in times gone by Dermot Kennedy
11-Apr-00 The year 1932 from old newspapers Ann Scott The building of a Mansion – Old Conna Hill Rob. Goodbody
9-May-00 Dundrum Foxrock and Kingstown Junction Railway Liam Clare Upstairs/downstairs in Foxrock – 100 years ago Dorothy Donnelly
/5/00 Outing to Smithfield and Chief O’Neill’s
/5/00 Outing to Kilmashogue and Whitechurch
18-Jun-00 Outing to Wicklow and New Ross
12-Sep-00 Introduction to Exhibition Pádraig Laffan Dublin 1000 years ago John Bradley
30-Sep-00 Exhibition “South County Dublin’s Christian Past” – Early Christian Churches, Early Christian Field Monuments, Early Grave Yards, St Brigid and St Fintan, Church Lands of South County Dublin, The Reformation in the South County Dublin Area, Post Reformation
10-Oct-00 Local Postcards Dermot Kennedy Antiquities of Old Rathdown Christiaan Corlett.
14-Nov-00 Petty Crime a century ago Frank Mc Goldrick From Belle Vue to Powerscourt – a history of some Wicklow Gardens K.M. Davies
12-Jan-01 A South County Dublin Victoria Cross winner from the Indian Mutiny James Scannell Bye Bye Century Tony Behan
13-Feb-01 Mining in Wicklow Moira Laffan Life in Dublin around 1500 A.D. Colm Lennon
13-Mar-01 Sea Baths of South County Dublin Seán Quinn Enclosing the Commons – with a focus on Sugar Loaf, Dalkey and Bray Liam Clare
10-Apr-01 The finding of the Great Deer remains at Ballybetagh Bog Pádraig Laffan The Reformation at Christchurch Raymond Gillespie
8-May-01 An illustrated map of Co. Wicklow – 1861 Mary Davies local farming and a study of some local farms Peig O’Sullivan
26-May-01 Visit to Christ Church with Raymond Gillespie
17-Jun-01 Outing to Limerick
27-Jun-01 Outing to Farmleigh
11-Sep-01 A centenary to celebrate – Andrew Carnegies benevolence Seán Quinn Shipwrecks of Dublin Bay Cormac Lowth
9-Oct-01 Sculptures of South County Dublin Seoirse MacCraith The Putland family of Dublin and Bray Liam Clare
10-Nov-01 Foxrock House Edel Kennedy German World War II espionage in County Dublin James Scannell
8-Jan-02 Early studies of the geology of the Deans Grange area Pádraig Laffan Archaeological excavation at Cherrywood John O’Neill
29-Jan-02 Saint Brigid – the Saint who emerged from the Celtic Mists Liam Clare
12-Feb-02 Street Furniture Dermot Kennedy Dublin suburban townships – an illustrated history Séamus Ó Maitiú
12-Mar-02 The year 1917 from newspapers Frank Mc Goldrick The Heart of Dublin Peter Pearson
9-Apr-02 The North Strand bombing Colin Scudds Archaeological Excavations at Carrickmines Castle Mark Clinton
14-May-02 The building of Foxrock Church Ann Scott Dun/Laoghaire/Rathdown – the Built Heritage Majella Walsh
25-May-02 Outing to Airfield, Dundrum
8-Jun-02 Visit to Chester Beatty Library
16-Jun-02 Outing to Ballyfin House, Abbeyleix, Haywood Gardens, Dunmore Caves
10-Sep-02 Hidden Foxrock Seoirse MacCraith Jacobs’ the Biscuit Makers – an illustrated history Séamus Ó Maitú
8-Oct-02 Mrs Edmundson of Westminster Road Vicky Cremin The Battle of Rathmines – 1649 Col. Donal O Carroll
12-Nov-02 We used it then – but now it’s history Pádraig Laffan (presenter)
14-Jan-03 Cornelscourt Hill Peig O’Sullivan The Drumm Battery Train James Scannell
13-Feb-03 Sir John Gilbert – Historian, Archivist and Book Collector Moira Laffan Archaeological Excavations at Temple Bar Lindzi Simpson
8-Apr-03 Kill of the Grange Pottery and Brickworks Liam Clare Shankill evictions in the 1860s Rob Goodbody
13-May-03 A walk in our area (Dean’s Grange and Brighton-Kerrymount) Pádraig Laffan Fifty years of Foxrock Dorothy Donnelly
10-May-03 Visit to Dublinia
27-May-03 Visit to Ballycorus Rob Goodbody
22-Jun-03 Visit to John F. Kennedy Arboretum, Dunbrody, The Hook lighthouse, Co Wexford.
9-Sep-03 Bog butter Liam Downey Foxrock 1919 – 1940 David Ferguson
13-Oct-03 Early Dublin Drainage Pádraig Laffan Emmet’s epitaph: his speech from the dock Kevin Whelan
11-Nov-03 Foxrock Lodge Dermot Kennedy The tribes of early Leinster Daithi Ó hÓgáin
13-Jan-04 Re-Joyce: a portrait of the artist’s happiest days in South Dublin Seán Quinn Horace Plunkett: Ireland in the new century, 1904-2004 Trevor West
10-Feb-04 An illustrated stroll around Foxrock and Leopardstown Dorothy Donnelly Imagining history, the novelist and local history Aodh Ó Canainn
9-Mar-04 The Kingstown – Dalkey Atmospheric Railway James Scannell Some milestones in the history of early Tallaght Seán Bagnall
13-Apr-04 Countess Markievicz and South Dublin Moira Laffan Anglo-Norman settlement in East Wicklow and South County Dublin Lindzi Simpson
11-May-04 Loughlinstown Commons – and the affair of the washerwomen’s hut Liam Clare Timekeeping in the early historic period in Ireland Patricia Ryan
22-May-04 Kilruddery
29-May-04 Rathfarnham Castle
13-Jun-04 Skerries, Ardgillen, Tara, Kilmessan
21-Sep-04 Bray’s night of terror James Scannell The Harcourt Street Railway Line Brian MacAonghusa
19-Oct-04 A year from Newspapers (1937) Frank Mc Goldrick The sinking of the Leinster Philip Lecane
16-Nov-04 Some bronze age finds in South County Dublin Peig O’Sullivan Beneath the Blessington Lakes, (the flooding of the Poulaphuca area) Christiaan Corlett
18-Jan-05 Seán Ó Ríada Seoirse MacCraith Unearthing our hidden heritage; an update on the archaeology of South County Dublin Geraldine Stout
15-Feb-05 Some writers and where they lived in Dublin Moira Laffan The history of Monkstown Parish Etain Murphy
15-Mar-05 History form old postcards Dermot Kennedy Dublin’s great extortion scandal Liam Clare
19-Apr-05 We live here’ – some southside suburbs Sean Quinn The M.V. Kerlogue David Sheehy
17-May-05 Bronze age copper mining in Ireland Liam Downey Dublin in the days of horses and forges Pádraig Laffan
28-May-05 Outing – Dalkey castle
31-May-05 Outing to Carrickbrennan cemetery and Monkstown parish church – Etain Murphy
19-Jun-05 All-day outing to King House Boyle and Arigna Mines
20-Sep-05 Dublin City – changed in our lifetime Liam Clare Dr Paul Singer of Shanahan’s stamps and Cairn Hill, Foxrock Austin Stewart
18-Oct-05 A grand Olympic pig hunt – ‘Lá breá pleasúra’, Blackrock, 1789 Seán Quinn Aspects of the emergency years 1939/1945 James Scannell
15-Nov-05 History from newspapers Frank McGoldrick The origins of Tara – clues from the excavations of the Mound of Hostages Muiris O’Sullivan
17-Jan-06 More on the dating of bog butter Liam Downey Loughlinstown House Rob Goodbody
21-Feb-06 More writers and where they lived in Dublin Moira Laffan Wigs and guns Tony Quinn
21-Mar-06 Samuel Beckett in Foxrock Dorothy Donnelly Samuel Beckett at trinity College, Dublin Jane Maxwell
18-Apr-06 Old photographs of Foxrock and Cabinteely Pádraig Laffan Streams and settlement patterns in South County Dublin Brian MacAongusa
15-May-06 “We used it then – but now its in a Museum”
24-May-06 Visit to Killegar John Callan
27-May-06 Visit to Beckett Exhibition, Trinity College
18-Jun-06 All-day outing to Tullynally Castle
19-Sep-06 History from old newspapers Frank McGoldrick Images of Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown Pat Walsh
17-Oct-06 Memories of Loreto Convent Foxrock in the 1940s Stephanie Batt Ballycorus Lead Mines and Works Rob Goodbody
20-Nov-06 Monuments in protective custody Peig O’Sullivan From horse-drawn trams to LUAS James Scannell
16-Jan-07 Quaker graveyards in SCD Moira Laffan Memories of Foxrock – 1940 – 1960 Geoff Lovegrove
20-Feb-07 Holy wells Liam Downey Lambay – an Island story Gabriel Cooney
20-Mar-07 Homes fit for heroes Seán Quinn Historic graves in Deans Grange Cemetery Ray Bateson
17-Apr-07 The search for Deans Grange castle Liam Clare Royal Society of Antiquities glass photo collection Chris Corlett
21-May-07 Foxrock today Seoirse MacCraith Hill-top monuments of Wicklow and Dublin Pádraig Laffan
Visit to Iveagh House
5-Jun-07 Visit to Deepwell, Blackrock
10-Jun-07 Day visit to Athlone and Shannonbridge
18-Sep-07 History from Newspapers Frank McGoldrick We are not the Celts Barry Raftery
16-Oct-07 A local sketch book Tony Suttle The Curragh – an introduction to the natural and cultural heritage of Ireland’s most important grasslands John Feehan
20-Nov-07 A power of good – Leopardstown Park house Seán Quinn Pre-Norman churches in South County Dublin Betty O’Brien
15-Jan-08 Attacks on Foxrock railway station, during the Civil War James Scannell Glendalough and its churches Con Manning
19-Feb-08 St Patrick’s Church, Monkstown Peig O”Sullivan Memories of Cornelscourt in the 1950s – a resident remembers Ted Farrell
18-Mar-08 A microcosm of the rural economy in the early 1900s – from a merchant’s ledger Liam Downey The Bray and Enniskerry Railway Liam Clare
15-Apr-08 The 1918 ‘flu epidemic Pádraig Laffan Dundrum before the shopping centre John Lennon
20-May-08 Foxrock and its architecture Jacqui Donnelly Cosslett Quin, local writer and Gaelic scholar Aodh Ó Canainn
21-May-08 Visit to St Nathi’s, Dundrum
7-Jun-08 Visit to Marsh’s library
15-Jun-08 Visit to Leap Castle and Roscrea area
8-Sep-08 Welcome and historical introduction to Kill o’ the Grange parish Revd Ferran Glenfield Monkstown castle and the castles of Rathdown. Christiaan Corlett
13-Oct-08 Farming in Ireland before the famine Liam Downey Thirteen hundred years of History at Kilmacurragh House and gardens Séamus O’Brien
10-Nov-08 A soldier’s experiences of the first world war Frank McGoldrick Bray – That favourite resort Mary Davies
12-Jan-09 The establishment of Deans Grange cemetery Liam Clare A day in the life of a medieval town John Bradley
9-Feb-09 Nicholas Donnelly, churchman and historian Peig O’Sullivan Placenames of South County Dublin Donal Mac Giolla Easpaig
9-Mar-09 The good that we do lives after us Seán  Quinn The Eucharistic Congress of 1932 Rory O’Dwyer
20-Apr-09 Rabies in South County Dublin Ted Farrell Céide fields and Dún Bhriste today Séamus Caulfield
11-May-09 Edward Chambré Hardman of Foxrock, early photographer Pádraig Laffan The story of Old Dun Laoghaire from slides Séamus O’Connor
15-Jun-09 Foxrock Folk Club Jeremy Kearney and Una Balfe
15-Sep-09 More of my father’s sketchbook Tony Suttle Robert L Chapman’s Ireland: Photographs from the Chapman-Livingston Collection 1907-1957 Chris Corlett
20-Oct-09 The Reverend Maxwell Henry Close Myles Reid Men and women farming in Ireland before the Famine Liam Downey
17-Nov-09 The 1890 Carrickmines Bank railway collision James Scannell Roadside milestones Rob Goodbody
15-Dec-09 Christmas long ago Seminar: P  Laffan, Peig O’Sullivan, L Clare, J Scannell, M Laffan.
19-Jan-10 The Proby Family Frank McGoldrick Communications from Morse to twitter Pádraig Laffan
16-Feb-10 Penal crosses Peig O’Sullivan If trees could talk’ – a history of forestry in County Wicklow Michael Carey
16-Mar-10 Daniel O’Connell and some South Dublin and Wicklow Connections Moira Laffan The wrecking of the Rochdale and the Prince of Wales Edward Bourke
20-Apr-10 St. Columba’s College Maureen Daly William Dargan Brian MacAonghusa




Outing to Cahir Castle and Fethard

Seventy-fifth Anniversary of Foxrock Church Liam Clare


21-Sep-10 Leopardstown Agriculture College and the origins of the Racecourse Liam Downey Robert Halpin of Tinakilly House Jim Rees
19-Oct-10 Arthur Warren Darley – A surprising member of the Co. Dublin Family Peig O’Sullivan Ardmore Studios – fifty years of filming Kevin Moriarty
16-Dec-10 Patrick S. Dineen Lexicographer Seoirse MacCraith Lost Houses of Wicklow and South Dublin Peter Pearson
18-Jan-11 Ancient Rock Art Padraig Laffan The Vartry Water System Ron Cox
15-Feb-11 Cearbhaill O Dálaigh Moira Laffan Archaeological Finds in the Wicklow area Chris Corlett
15-Mar-11 Local World War one heroes James Kennedy The Natural History Museum Nigel Monaghan
19-Apr-11 A letter from the Boer war to Foxrock Ted Farrell Walking the Extended Luas Green line Myles Reid
17-May-11 Death came unheralded – Caravaggio, Easter 1916 and the death of Percival Lea Wilson David Neary From Red Cow Lane to Bull Alley Street (Dublin Street and Place names) Liam Clare
28-May-11 Outing to House Henrietta Street
31-May-11 Outing: a trip on the LUAS green line extension Myles Reid
18-Jun-11 Outing: Historic Wicklow, Glencree, Avondale and tour.
20-Sep-11 Brian, Flann and Myles – at 100 Peig O’Sullivan Presentation based on Millennium Exhibition of 2000 – substituted at short notice for advertised lecture. Padraig Laffan
18-Oct-11 Census of 1911 in Foxrock Dorothy Donnelly Colm O Lochlann J O’Loughlin Kennedy
15-Nov-11 Public Sculpture on O’Connell Street Tony Suttle Half a century at the stone – 1950-2000 (stone-working in South County Dublin). Nicholas Ryan and Philip O’Neill
17-Jan-12 Voting irregularities at Coldblow Lane Donnybrook and the Enniskerry and Kilmacanogue connections Gregory Peppard The coming of the railways Brian MacAongusa
21-Feb-12 Stained Glass- its creation and restoration, (with local references) Muriel Ryan Behind the wheel – motoring in the early twentieth century James Scannell
21-Mar-12 Iseult Gonne, daughter of Maud Gonne Moira Laffan Dublin Bay and the Kish Light Pádraig Laffan
17-Apr-12 Water pumps and other street furniture Maureen Daly Townlands Willie Nolan
15-May-12 Megalithic solar alignments Liam Downey The rise and demise of the Dublin Cattle Market, once ‘the biggest and best in Europe’ Liam Clare
22-May-12 Outing: Martello Tower No 7, Killiney
29-May-12 Outing: Maritime Museum Dun Laoghaire
24-Jun-12 Outing: Kilmallock
18-Sep-12 Dublin a hundred years ago James Scannell From seed shops to garden centres: a history of the nursery trade in our locality Myles Reid
16-Oct-12 The Shamrock Fund’s links with Leopardstown and Bray hospitals (1919) Brian White Three Hundred years of Mount Merrion Gerard O’Kelly
20-Nov-12 James Byrne, Labour activist of Dun Laoghaire Peig O’Sullivan The prison hulk in Dun Laoghaire Donal O’Suilleabháin
15-Jan-13 Deciphering Assyrian Cuneiform – the life and works of Revd Edward Hincks Neil Flanagan Maps of South County Dublin Arnold Horner
19-Feb-13 Michael Mallin Úna Ó Callanáín From Cromwell to Cholera – Charles Halliday’s pamphlet collection Sophie Evans
19-Mar-13 Dr Kathleen Lynn, medical doctor and revolutionary Moira Laffan Virtual History Niall Ó hÓisín
16-Apr-13 The history of butter in Ireland Liam Downey Billy Pitt had them made’ – The Martello Towers of Dublin Rob Goodbody
21-May-13 General Valency Pádraig Laffan The castles of South County Dublin Tadhg O’Keeffe
18-May-13 Outing to Tibraddan House
8-Jun-13 Visit to Enniskerry Brian White
16-Jun-13 Day visit to Waterford
17-Sep-13 The Kilruddery Hunt Pádraig Laffan Tourists’ tales from Old Rathdown; How visitors viewed us in pre-Famine times Liam Clare
15-Oct-13 Royal Irish Constabulary memories – the forgotten Irish Myles Reid Holy Wells of County Dublin Gary Branigan
19-Nov-13 Ogham Niall Flanagan Lockout 1913: anomaly or turning point Pádraig Yeates
10-Dec-13 Christmas presentation Pádraig Laffan
21-Jan-14 Planned assassination attempt on Michael Collins in Stillorgan in 1922 James Scannell In honour and memory’ – monuments in South County Dublin Tim Carey
18-Feb-14 W.B. Yeates, Social or Political? Maureen Daly Unearthing the archaeology of Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown Christiaan Corlett.
18-Mar-14 The Search for Ireland’s Disappeared (work of Independent commission for the location of victims’ remains) Frank Murray Megalithic Art and Rock Art – how real is the difference? And does it matter? Prof Muiris O’ Sullivan
15-Apr-14 William H Lecky the historian, Moira Laffan The Battle of Clontarf:  –    fact and fiction Prof. Seán Duffy
20-May-14 Lord Anglesea’s scandal Pádraig Laffan Sandyford windmill and other inventions of Frank Aiken Rob Goodbody
22-May-14 Outing to Killegar John Callan
31-May-14 Visit to Joyce Tower, Sandycove
15-Jun-14 Bus tour to Carlow area: Huntington Castle, Ducketts Grove and much more.
26-Aug-14 Introductory talk to the history of Deans Grange Liam Clare
26-Aug-14 Introductory talk to the history of Cornelscourt Ted Farrell
26-Aug-14 Introductory talk to the history of Cabinteely Peig O’Sullivan
26-Aug-14 Introductory talk to the history of Foxrock Myles Reid
9-Sep-14 Fairholme – an old house at Kill-of-the-Grange Peig O’Sullivan [Part of the Kill of the Grange parish 150th Anniversary Celebrations.]
10-Sep-14 Historical walk around Deans Grange and Kill Abbey Padraig Laffan [Part of the Kill of the Grange parish 150th Anniversary Celebrations.]
11-Sep-14 Introductory talk to the history of Deans Grange Liam Clare [Part of the Kill of the Grange parish 150th Anniversary Celebrations.]
12-Sep-14  ‘Cabbage plots, Nurseries and Garden Centres.’ History and Horticulture in our area. Myles Reid [Part of the Kill of the Grange parish 150th Anniversary Celebrations.]
16-Sep-14 William Wellington Bentley, the builder of Foxrock Myles Reid From Foxrock to Blackrock seventy-five years ago Brian MacAongusa
21-Oct-14 Significant Women in South County Dublin in 1914-18  War Michael O’Flaherty First World War and its Local Impact Ken Kinsella
18-Nov-14 150 Years of Kill-o-the Grange Parish Mary Williams
150 Years of Tullow Parish Padraig Laffan
16-Dec-15 Light Touch’ History and Entertainment Padraig Laffan
20-Jan-15 Fairholme Peig O’Sullivan Census 1911 Catherine Crowe
17-Feb-15 Remembering Jammets Maureen Daly From Puck’s Castle to the Martello Towers: Fortifications in South County Dublin Ken Ferguson
10-Mar-15 30 Pictures and Comments – Quiz All
21-Apr-15 Atlas of South County Dublin Martin McCarthy Loughlinstown Workhouse Liam Clare
19-May-15 Kadar Asmal Eibhlin Ni Oisin Gallopi – 100 years ago Tony Roe
27-May-15 Outing to Carrickbrennan Cemetery & Monkstown Castle Michael O’Flaherty
5-Jun-15 Outing to Kilgobbin Church and Castle
21-Jun-15 Full Day outing to Belvedere House and St Mel’s Cathedral, Longford
15-Sep-15 George Victor Du Noyer – Artist, Geologist and Antiquarian Myles Reid Mapping Dublin’s Growth 1749-1847 Rob Goodbody
20-Oct-15 Winifred Letts Bairbre O’Hogan From Poolbeg to Arklow Brian White
17-Nov-15 Houses of Blackrock Frank Woods Dublin Soldiers and the Great War Pádraig Yeates
15-Dec-15 Christmas Themed Night Padraig Laffan & Friends Christmas Themed Night
19-Jan-16 The Diet of ordinary Irish People in Ancient Times’ Prof. Liam Downey Irish Victorian Mountaineers’ Declan O’Keefe
16-Feb-16 Walter Osborne Úna O Callanáin St. Enda’s, Rathfarnham and  1916 Éanna De Búrca
15-Mar-16 Local Government – Roads and Dispensaries Martin McCarthy Lighthouses of the Irish Coast Brian Maguire
19-Apr-16 James Mullett (Invincible) 1854 – 1915 Brian MacAongusa Victorian Bray Liam Clare
17-May-16 75th Anniversary of the North Strand Bombing Pádraig Laffan Mills on the Dodder Dan McEntee
28-May-16 Deansgrange Cemetery  1916 graves walking tour Michael O’Flaherty
1-Jun-16 Blackrock Village walking tour Frank Woods
19-Jun-16 All day outing, Mellifont, Carlingford and The Táin area
20-Sep-16 George Petrie – Artist, Antiquary Myles Reid The picture postcard legacy of John Hinde Jim Scannell
18-Oct-16 Frongoch Éanna de Búrca  100 years of division in Kingstown 1816-1916 Tom Conlon
15-Nov-16 A.G.M. The Reverend Thomas Goff (1772-1844) of Carriglea. David Doyle
13-Dec-16 No Short talk needed Christmas theme
17-Jan-17 Music night – no short talk needed History of the development of Traditional Irish music and song Siobhan Mí Chonoráin
21-Feb-17 Nelson Family of Kells, UK and Argentina Michael Richardson Manning Robertson and the 1936 Dun Laoghaire Survey and Plan Michael Cregan
21-Mar-17 Newtown Fife and Drum Band Conor Dodds Grand Canal Revival – Royal Canal Restored John McKeown
18-Apr-17 William Sealy Gosset of Hollyville Park – Statistician and Brewer Liam Doyle Stone Bridges of Dublin Rob Goodbody
16-May-17 The 14th century Account Roll of the Priory of the Holy Trinity at Deansgrange Padraig Laffan Georgian Dublin – The forces that shaped the city Diarmuid O’Grada
13-May-17 St. Enda’s Rathfarnham – Pearse Museum Éanna de Búrca
20-May-17 Deansgrange Cemetery  walking tour Michael O’Flaherty
18-Jun-17 All day outing, Kilkenny Castle, Museum, Rothe House & St. Canice Cathedral
19-Sep-17 Newgrange – recent research. Éanna de Búrca Ancient Roman influences in our area Michael O’Flaherty
17-Oct-17 Viking influence around us. Brian MacAongusa Irish Boundary  Commission of 1925 Declan Ryan
21-Nov-17 A.G.M. REELING IN THE YEARS WITH THE HISTORY CLUB – Forty years of peeling back our hidden heritage of history Liam Clare
12-Dec-17 Christmas Themed Night Padraig Laffan & Friends Christmas Themed Night
16-Jan-18 The great Flu Pandemic of 1918 Padraig Laffan From 2RN to RTE Radio Harry Bradshaw
20-Feb-18 A Civil War night of bombs and bullets in Shankill – August 1922 Jim Scannell Torpedoed! The sinking of the RMS Leinster Philip Lecane
20-Mar-18 The remaining, the lost and the forgotten gate lodges in our area Myles Reid Leopardstown Park  Hospital, 1917 – 2017 Dr Eoin Kinsella
17-Apr-18 Newtownpark House Michael O’Flaherty The complete guide to the statues & sculptures of Dublin Neal Doherty
15-May-18 Our Townlands Padraig Laffan Sir Ernest Shackleton and the heroic age of Antarctic exploration Neal Webb
5-May-18 Local History Clubs Day in the Lexicon TALK GIVEN The 14th century Account Roll of the Priory of the Holy Trinity at Deansgrange Padraig Laffan
23-May-18 Dun Laoghaire Walking Tour Michael O’Flaherty
26-May-18 Tully Church Development Padraig Laffan
17-Jun-18 All Day tour Birr Castle gardens and Science museum & Roscrea Damer House, Castle & High Cross
18-Sep-18 Murder incident in Deansgrange during the Civil War Jim Scannell Pearl and Alfonso – a Foxrock and Spanish connection in the 1920’s and 30’s John Porter
7-Oct-18 Local History Clubs Archive Collections dlr Lexicon Chaired by Padraig Laffan Finding a Home for your Collection Liam Clare
16-Oct-18 The Anglo Normans and their influences in our area Brian MacAongusa Irish Women’s  Involvement in Politics, Nationalism, Revolution and Suffrage in 1918 Liz Gillis
20-Nov-18 A.G.M.  The Armistice of Nov 1918 Ronan McGreevy
Dec 11  2018 Padraig Laffan & Friends Christmas Themed Night
15-Jan-19 Full Talk for the evening – no short talk needed  John Feeney – Forgotten Irish Tenor from Mayo Harry Bradshaw
19-Feb-19 Horace Plunkett – his life and work and his Foxrock connection Declan Ryan Richard Bridges Beechey – Naval Officer and Marine Artist Cormac Lowth




 The murder of the McMahon brothers in 1922


6 Day trip to Rome & Naples

Norah Glynn



Michael O’Flaherty

The Life and Times of Alfie Byrne Trevor White
16-Apr-19 Rocks, Digs and Boulders in the Foxrock Area Padraig Laffan Cherrywood – Past, Present and Future Myles Reid
21-May-19 Full Talk for the evening – no short talk needed Queen Victoria – Her life and her Irish visits Frank Woods
25 May-19 Guided tour of Richmond Barracks, Inchicore   Guide Staff
28 -May -19 Walking tour of Dalkey Village an environs. Michael O’Flaherty
13-Jun-19 Full day outing to Portumna Workhouse and Castle
17-Sep-19 The Shooting of the Murray Brothers at Stillorgan, 1922   James Scannell  The story of Chief O’Neill & the saving of Irish Music Harry Bradshaw
15-Oct-19  Windsor House Monkstown Philip Lecane Lord Anglesea’s Wall Padraig Laffan
19-Nov-19 AGM – NO SHORT TALK A new perspective on James Malton’s picturesque and descriptive views of the City of Dublin Dr Conor Lucey
  10-Dec-2019 DECEMBER XMAS EVENT Padraig Laffan and committee help.
21-Jan-20 Early Society in South County Dublin Brian MacAongusa A History of Dublin Port Cormac Lowth
18-Feb-20 Great Gatherings and Notable Visitors Padraig Laffan Women in the Irish Revolution Sinead McCoole
10 Mar-2020 NO SHORT TALK Family memories of the 1914-1924 period -as recorded by members of the history club
(WWI, 1916, War of Independence, Civil War, The Constitution etc)
20 Aug-20   Heritage Week ZOOM TALK The Burning of St. Michael’s Church Dun Laoghaire Frank Woods
15 -Sept- 20 ZOOM TALK The Birth of the Border Cormac Moore
13 -Oct -20 ZOOM TALK Kevin Barry Carmel Kelly
20 -Oct -20 ZOOM TALK An Odyssey of Oddities around Dublin Bay Cormac Lowth
17-Nov-20 ZOOM TALK Arctic exploration and search for Franklin’s lost expedition   Kevin Cronin
24-Nov-20 VIA ZOOM A.G.M.
12 -Jan -2021 ZOOM TALK The Lost Story behind the ‘Harry Clarke’ Stained Glass Window Panel in Foxrock Church Liam Clare
19-Jan-21 ZOOM TALK Willaim Orpen   Dominic Lee
9-Feb-21 ZOOM TALK Lennox Robinson – Ireland’s ‘Man of the Theatre’ and Foxrock Resident. Declan Ryan
16 -Feb -21 ZOOM TALK Ballycorus Lead Mines Rob Goodbody
09 -Mar-21 ZOOM TALK Walled Gardens in our area in the past Myles Reid
16-Mar-21 ZOOM TALK Eoin O’Duffy Maurice Manning
13-Apr-21 ZOOM TALK  Power to the People- from Ardnacrusha to Deansgrange. Michael Hughes
20 -Apr -21 ZOOM TALK Mutinies in the early 20th Century Éanna De Búrca
11-May-21 ZOOM TALK  The Vartry to Stillorgan Water Works . Tony Keane
18 -May -21 ZOOM TALK The burning of the Customs House Liz Gillis
12-June-21 Short Outing  Killiney Hill . Michael O’Flaherty
19 -June -21 Short Outing Dun Laoghaire Harbour Michael O’Flaherty
17 – Aug-21 ZOOM TALK FOR HERITAGE WEEK The Killruddery Hunt Padraig Laffan
14-Sept-21 ZOOM TALK 80th Anniversary of The North Strand bombing Padraig Laffan
21-Sept-21 ZOOM TALK National Yacht Club Dún Laoghaire Donal O’Sullivan
12-Oct-21 ZOOM TALK George IV – his 1821 visit to Ireland Frank Woods
19 -Oct-21 ZOOM TALK UCD and the development of Belfield Finola O’Kane
9-Nov-21 VIA ZOOM A.G.M.
16-Nov-21 ZOOM TALK Dublin Housing Crisis in Revolutionary Times 1915-1923 Cathy Scuffil
11-Jan-22 ZOOM TALK The history of Christ Church lands in and around Deansgrange. Martin McCarthy
18-Jan-22 ZOOM TALK Records, ruins and reconstruction: the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland Dr. Ciaran Wallace
8-Feb-22 ZOOM TALK Irish Teachers in Africa – a personal experience Joe Glynn
15-Feb-22 ZOOM TALK Bill Stapleton and the Irish Recording Company Harry Bradshaw
8-Mar-22 ZOOM TALK SS Isolda: Censorship, Secrecy and Grief in Emergency Ireland Elleesa Rushby
15-Mar-22 HALL AND ZOOM Digging up the Raj in Deansgrange Cemetery Shabnam Vasisht
12-Apr-22 ZOOM TALK Dun Laoghaire Street Names    Michael O’Flaherty
19-Apr-22 HALL AND ZOOM Liam Devlin: Tough Times, Toffee and Textiles John Healy
10-May-22 ZOOM TALK The Very Early Days of Dublin Airport    Tony Keane
17-May-22 HALL AND ZOOM The Rebel’s Wife-Matilda Worthington Tone Larry Breen