Foxrock History Club Upcoming Meetings

FOXROCK LOCAL HISTORY CLUB Our next March public meetings are via ZOOM on TUESDAY 9TH (1) AND TUESDAY 16TH (2) MARCH 2021 AT 8.00 P.M. SHARP MAIN TALKS (1) WALLED GARDENS IN OUR AREA IN THE PAST. BY MYLES REID (on the 9th There once was a lot of walled gardens in the Foxrock are…

Cabinteely History – Cabinteely Parish

Cabinteely was a place name which first came into use in the second half of the seventeenth century and which probably evolved from the name of a popular tavern or pub which was known as Caban tSile or Sheila’s Cabin. On the 10th October 1836, Archbishop Murray opened the present church in Cabinteely Village. This…

Cabinteely History – John Hinde Postcards

John Hinde postcards were produced in Cabinteely, the factory was opposite the library, now the Bank of Ireland operations centre. In 1966 they produced 32 million colour postcards. Who Was John Hinde? Born in Somerset, England in 1916, Hinde’s career in photography began during the Second World War when he worked as a civil defense…

Cabinteely History 1911 – 1922

Cabinteely 1911 census: The census lists nineteen houses for Cabinteely village, nine of which are listed as uninhabited. Ninety-two people are listed as living in the village (forty-four males and forty-eight females), all except one being Roman Catholic. One house is listed as Grocery and Spirit shop, Farrells. Another Farrell is listed as a butcher….

Cabinteely Library – A Brief History

Cabinteely Library is a single storey carnegie library designed in 1912 by Rudolph Maximilian Butler who also designed Glencullen, Dundrum and Shankill libraries, in what is now Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. It was built with the help of the Carnegie Trust. In 1928 it had 206 registered borrowers and 350 books in stock! The…

Tully Church & The OPW

We have just received this message from Jennifer Carroll MacNeill TD regarding Tully Church. “Hi, just a quick note in relation to an Irish Times article posted on August 3rd re. responsibility for Tully Church. I discussed this with my colleague Councillor Jim Gildea about this and wrote to Minister O’Donovan to find out more….