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Killiney History | July 16, 2024

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Summer of Heritage Walks – Killiney

3 July 2024 |

3 free guided walks will take place on Fridays 5th July, 26th July and 23rd August. Local historian Alice Cullen will conduct a series of historical walks in the Killiney area as part of the DLR Summer of Heritage programme of events.Read More

Refurbishment works at Killiney Ancient Church – Cill Iníon Léinín

2 July 2024 |

The ornate gothic arch and a section of the boundary wall was dismantled stone by stone, after each stone was carefully numbered by the skilled stonemasons. A trench was excavated to sink a concrete foundation for the repaired wall, and the wall was re-assembled stone by stone.Read More

Killiney History Book Launches at the Dalkey Book Festival 2024

27 June 2024 |

A history book about Killiney and the surrounding areas of Dalkey, Shankill and Ballybrack recently launched at the Dalkey Book Festival, in June 2024. The book is called Abbey Lea, A Killiney HistoryRead More

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