(c) 2016 Mount Merrion Historical Society
8.00pm, Thursday 3rd November, 2022
Mount Merrion Community Centre
Illustrated talk by June Bow & Karen Poff
Who were the People in your Neighbourhood?
Big Houses and Occupants in South Dublin
The speakers have an interest in researching/recording and preserving history at a local level. They have been recording the 'Grand Houses’ of the area, both those that have been demolished and those that are still extant, including but not complete: Mount Anville, Knockrabo, Kilmacud House, Woodview in UCD, Mount Merrion House (Stillorgan Park Hotel), Glenvar and Thornhill.
It is their hope, with the interaction of the audience, to find out more about these great houses and families - if they were gentry, merchants, gardeners or servants. Their research currently covers over 200 houses in Blackrock, Stillorgan, Kilmacud, Drummartin, Dundrum and Roebuck area and lists nearly a thousand families with a short family tree on each. They have also gathered some information on the 200 or so families that lived in Stillorgan Village in 1901 and 1911.
June Bow and Karen Poff live locally and met at a genealogy night class in New Park some years ago. They both attended a genealogy course in UCD going on to complete the Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Local History Studies. They’ve undertaken various projects including transcribing the parish registers and headstones at St Brigid’s Church, Stillorgan.