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Wining, dining and dancing in Killiney and Dalkey through the ages. Killiney Historical Society is delighted to announce our second lecture of 2024 which will be delivered by local author and historian Eileen O’Duffy. The talk will take place in the upstairs lounge of the Druid’s Chair pub at 8.00pm on 2nd April.
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.
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.