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Killiney History | June 15, 2024

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Edmund Dwyer Gray and the Blue Vein rescue in Killiney Bay, 1868.

31 May 2024 |

There were many individual acts of heroism that went away beyond the call of duty owed to others and one such deed was carried out on September 25th 1868 on Killiney Strand near Dublin by a man who would eventually become the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Edmund Dwyer Gray, 1845-1888.Read More

Louie Bennett memorial unveiling at Killiney Beach

1 May 2024 |

On Saturday 27th April 2024 An Cathaoirleach Denis O’Callaghan unveiled a memorial bench at Killiney Beach in honour of Killiney resident Louie Bennett (1870-1956). Labour Councillor, campaigner for equality, workers rights and peace and co-founder of the Irish Women’s Suffrage Federation.Read More

‘Wining, Dining and Dancing in Killiney and Dalkey through the ages’ a talk by Eileen O’Duffy

3 April 2024 |

If you missed Eileen O’Duffy’s talk which took place on 2nd April 2024 you can watch the video here.Read More

Robert Warren and Queenstown by John Martin

8 February 2024 |

Killiney Historical Society is delighted to present this video recording of the first lecture of 2024 which was delivered by local historian John Martin on 6th February in Killiney. John’s talk concentrates on the highly ambitious plans to develop a ‘new town’ of over 180 dwellings on Killiney Hill in 1840. John has unearthed new insights into this fascinating topic and this is a very interesting and informative talk.Read More

Killiney Hill Park

1 February 2024 |

The recent opening of the upgraded entrance to Killiney Hill Park prompted us to delve into the history of the park and to record here the other milestones which form the early history of the hill and surrounding district, in particular the official opening of Victoria Park (as it was then known) in 1887. Read More

Appeal for Information

10 January 2024 |

Killiney Historical Society (KHS) will be hosting ‘Killiney on the Move’, a summer historical event to be held in the Village over the weekend of 25th-26th May 2024 on the theme of transport in Killiney over the last 200 years.Read More