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Killiney History | September 22, 2021

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Places of Interest

Killiney Obelisk video by 5K Histories

17 August 2021 |

View the excellent and very entertaining video on the history of Killiney Obelisk by 5K Histories hereRead More

Between the Mountains and the Sea by Peter Pearson

31 July 2021 |

We reproduce below an extract from the Killiney chapter of Peter Pearson’s book of 1998 (revised 2007) which provides an excellent overview of the history and a detailed description of the natural and built physical fabric of the district. In … Read More

Torching of Ballybrack RIC Barracks May 1920

27 April 2021 |

The destruction of the Ballybrack Barrack was carried out in a cool and daring manner. Over a year ago the police were withdrawn from the barrack and transferred to Cabinteely but Mrs Hurst, the wife of Sergeant Hurst, and four of her family resided in the house.Read More

Opening Vico Road

2 April 2021 |

Public access to Killiney Hill Park and the Vico Road which we now take for granted is only a relatively recent development. The troubled history of the various attempts of Dalkey Town Commissioners and others to have the route opened … Read More

Druid’s Chair

31 December 2020 |

We reproduce below Peter Pearson’s description of the Druid’s Chair from his book ‘Between the Mountains and the Sea’ 1998 p.56

Location of Druid’s Chair from 1888 Ordnance Survey map. Note the names of adjoining houses.

The Druid’s Chair, which, … Read More

Eagle Rock

31 December 2020 |

He says that the “Eagle ” was fashioned out of a piece of granite by two brothers, Joe and Tom Cooper, stonemasons, who lived in a lodge at the back of “St. Germains,”Read More

Obelisk

30 December 2020 |

And who is there that has visited Killiney, and ascended its summit, that has not felt gratified and pleased at being allowed to rest his wearied limbs, after toiling up the hill, in the little reception room in the obelisk,Read More

Duke of Dorset Monument

29 December 2020 |

A more fitting tribute might have been to have quoted from the hundred and twelve line poem which Byron wrote to the Duke when he was the poet’s fag at Harrow.Read More

Queenstown

28 December 2020 |

‘South View of Queenstown from Killiney Bay proposed to be built on the Obelisk Hill of Killiney near Kingstown in the County Dublin’ by Joseph Patrick Haverty 1840 Article from The Irish Penny Journal 5th June 1841

Our metropolitan readers, … Read More