Foxrock Local History Club

Foxrock, situated between the sea at Dún Laoghaire and the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, is a leafy suburb approximately 12 km from Dublin city. The area has a rich history ranging from Neolithic Dolmens, ancient churches, castles, crosses, Rathdown Slabs and modern buildings of historical interest.

Foxrock Local History Club, active for more than thirty years, has more than 70 publications including pamphlets and books covering a wide range of local history topics.

We hold public meetings from September to May giving a short presentation usually 20 to 30 minutes and a longer presentation of approximately an hour. We try to have plenty of visual material in our presentations. We finish our meetings with a cup of tea and biscuits and an opportunity for informal discussion.

Our public meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in Foxrock Pastoral Centre.  The meeting starts at 8 p.m. with a format generally as follows:

8.00 p.m. to 8.05 p.m.  Housekeeping and Introduction
8.05 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.  The short talk.
8.35 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.  (approx.)  The main talk.

The meetings close with a formal vote of thanks to and a little socialising before we must leave the premises by 10.30 p.m.

For public transport details or directions visit the About Us or Contact Us pages.

Admission is €5. Members free - annual membership fee €25.00.  Pay at the door and you are considered a member for the night.

Our full range of publications are available at our meetings.  Stay for tea and a biscuit and a little socialising and perhaps meet our speakers – all included in your admission charge.

Next Meeting - 19 Sept
Main Talk - Roman Influences in Our Area By Michael O’Flaherty
Short Talk - Newgrange – Recent Research By Éanna de Búrca

Contact Michael O'Flaherty on 087-908 1855 for more information.



List of upcoming talks:






LONG TALK- Roman influences in our area

Michael O’Flaherty

SEPTEMBER 19th 2017

SHORT TALK-   Newgrange – Additional Information

 Éanna de Búrca 

SEPTEMBER 19th 2017





Leopardstown Park  Hospital, 1917 - 2017


Dr Eoin Kinsella


OCTOBER 17th 2017

SHORT TALK - Viking influence around us.


Brian MacAongusa


OCTOBER 17th 2017




LONG TALK - Irish Boundary  Commission of 1925

Declan Ryan

NOVEMBER 21st 2017


20:00 - 20:30 

NOVEMBER 21st 2017 




Date to be confirmed




LONG TALK  From 2RN to RTE radio.

Harry Bradshaw

JANUARY 16th 2018

SHORT TALK- The remaining, the lost and the forgotten Gate Lodges in our area.

Myles Reid

JANUARY 16th 2018




LONG TALK Torpedoed! The sinking of the RMS Leinster

Philip Lecane

FEBRUARY 20th 2018

SHORT TALK    A Civil War night of bombs and bullets in Shankill – August 1922

James Scannell

FEBRUARY 20th 2018



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