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Killiney History | January 30, 2023

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Rochestown House

29 January 2023 |

Rochestown House, had it survived, would almost certainly have had the distinction of being the oldest house in Killiney. It stood almost exactly on the path of Avondale Road, not far from the present Killiney shopping centre,Read More

Saintbury

10 January 2023 |

‘I loved the house the first day I saw it and felt the house loved me. It was a beautiful old house built in 1898, long and sprawling, turreted at either end, nearly 400 feet above Killiney Bay and with a view over the Vale of Shangannagh and the north Wicklow hills.’Read More

Kilmarnock House

9 January 2023 |

Kilmarnock, on Military Road, belonged to the Talbot Crosby family of Ardfert Abbey, County Kerry, until the 1940s. More recently it was known as the Cenacle Retreat House, during which period a large residential block was built to the rear.Read More

Killiney Ancient Church – Cill Iníon Léinín

1 January 2023 |

It seems appropriate that any account of Killiney should begin with a description of the venerable building from which it derives its name and identity.Read More

Killiney Ancient Church – Gravestone Inscriptions

31 December 2022 |

In this sequester’d spot to rest,
Is my last wish-my last request,
Till the last call surprise.Read More

Tragic plane crash in Killiney Bay on 15th July 1955

12 December 2022 |

While hundreds of people on the beach at Killiney, Co. Dublin, watched a low-flying plane, it crashed into the sea 200 yards from the shore, killing one man and injuring another.Read More