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Killiney History | January 18, 2022

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The Houses

Clonard

24 December 2021 |

This large Victorian house which was built on a substantial site off Killiney Avenue falls largely within the description of a particular style of house being erected in Killiney in the mid to late nineteenth century. Read More

The Whins

20 December 2021 |

This house, now called The Rocks, at the end of Glenalua Road has gone through many name changes. When first built in 1912 for J.M. Mitchell, it’s architect owner, it was appropriately named The Whins given its siting on a … Read More

Gone but not forgotten (Part 1)

29 October 2021 |

This is the first of a number of articles which we plan to publish over the next few months recording the houses and other buildings which are no longer with us but which formed part of the vanishing fabric of Killiney. Read More

Glenalua Terrace

9 October 2021 |

The set-piece design of the terrace is symmetrical in layout with the central single storey houses book-ended by the two storey gables of houses 1 and 6. The design is unusual in that access is provided via a raised pedestrian walkway which was determined by the sloping nature of the site and the underlying rock upon which it is built. Read More

Merton Lodge (now Ballycarbery)

3 August 2021 |

Earliest map 1837 Fair Plan of 1837 showing Killiney Lodge (Merton Lodge) Published map of 1843 showing Killiney Lodge (Merton Lodge). Glenfield was later demolished to make way for The Grove which was built c. 1852 Description from ‘Illustrated Irish … Read More

The Grove

3 August 2021 |

The house and offices on this holding are in good repair, and command an extensive view of Dublin Bay, and are admirably adapted as a summer residence, and produce, when let furnished, the yearly rent of £150. There is a constant supply of fresh water on the premises.Read More

Buona Vista & Bella Vista

28 July 2021 |

This semi-detached pair of Victorian houses no longer exist although the site is well known to locals who have had to endure the sight of the partially constructed modern house which has being lying derelict for over a decade.

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Padua (previously Desmond)

20 July 2021 |

As one of the earliest recorded houses in Killiney from available mapping we have been able to trace the development of Desmond over the years. The first map showing the house is dated 1837 and shows a simple rectangular shaped dwelling with a projecting central bay to the rear of the main house facing the stable yard.Read More

Undercliff

20 July 2021 |

The most successful architecturally is Francis Robinson’s Undercliffe, undoubtedly Woodward’s work and the apparent prototype from which the others were derived. The lease of Undercliffe was the first to be registered, on 13 February 1861, and it seems likely that it was also the first house to be started.Read More