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Killiney History | November 30, 2023

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Notice of upcoming Killiney Historical Society talk on Tuesday 5th December

26 November 2023 |

‘The French are on the Sea’. Local history expert Pól Ó Duibhir will discuss the Martello Tower defensive emplacements on Killiney Bay which were built in 1804 to thwart the Napoleonic invasion of Ireland which never materialised.Read More

Killiney Historical Society

4 November 2023 |

Killiney Historical Society (KHS) was established on 3rd October 2023 under the auspices of the Killiney Village Residents Association (KVRA). Following on from the success of the historical weekend held in the village earlier this year it was felt that … Read More

Abbey Lea (Marino) and it’s Harry Clarke connections

31 October 2023 |

Killiney featured as part of this year’s Dublin Festival of History. You can watch a video recording of Pippa McIntosh’s talk on the history of Abbey Lea (Marino) and it’s Harry Clarke connections here.Read More

The Killiney Castle Estate of Robert Warren 1834-1869

1 October 2023 |

This video presentation is based on a talk delivered by Michael McShane to the Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society in The Royal Marine Hotel on 20th September 2023. The presentation focuses on the Killiney estate of Robert WarrenRead More

The Martello Towers of Killiney Bay

1 September 2023 |

The towers were conceived as an interdependent network and the loss of one affects the whole network. Sadly, many of the emplacements, between towers and batteries, in Killiney Bay are no longer with us. But there is enough there to recreate the network in our minds with a bit of imagination.Read More

Killiney & Ballybrack houses in 1837

5 August 2023 |

This article explores the earliest houses of Killiney and Ballybrack as existing in 1837. This snapshot in time records the status of development prior to the coming of the railway which changed sleepy old Killiney forever.Read More