FOXROCK LOCAL HISTORY Club
Our next October public meetings are via ZOOM on
TUESDAY 12TH (1) AND TUESDAY 19TH (2) OCTOBER 2021
AT 8.00 P.M. SHARP
MAIN TALKS (1) George IV – his 1821 visit to Ireland BY FRANK
WOODS (ON THE 12TH)
The first English king to visit Ireland without an accompanying army was George IV who arrived two hundred years ago. George IV was the first king to visit Ireland since the Act of Union in 1801. The King arrived in Howth on August 12th 1821, his 59th birthday, with a belly full of goose pie and Irish whiskey (picture) An imprint of the spot where he first stumbled upon shore with his ‘sacred feet’ was later cut out by a stonemason and can be viewed to this day. His departure from Dun Laoghaire was a cause to rename the town as Kingstown, Frank Woods has studied King George’s life and times and has uncovered some interesting facts about this visit. This will be
an entertaining night of royal tales.
(2) UCD and the Development of Belfield. By Fiona O’Kane (ON THE 19th)
This talk by Fiona on Belfield will examine the unique architecture of
Ireland’s largest university. Fiona will have some rare and unseen
illustrations and photographs of the university’s development. This talk
will challenge the often-limited conception of University College in
Dublin’s architectural landscape. It will be an exploration and
celebration of the misunderstood and lesser-known gems across campus and with the 50° anniversary of the UCD Belfield campus in 2020 the talk is timely to the city’s history.
INVITE FOR THESE ZOOM MEETING: Members will receive an e-mail with the invite password.
Membership is €15 for the year (Aug-July) and entitles members to 16 lectures and two outings
Non Members, please send an email to: email@example.com for a password to this meeting