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Monthly Archives: December 2020

Druid’s Chair

31 December 2020 |

Introduction

We are fortunate to have been given a copy of an unpublished history of Killiney called “Killiney Surroundings”. This work consists of a collection of essays and notes compiled … Read More

Eagle Rock

31 December 2020 |

He says that the “Eagle ” was fashioned out of a piece of granite by two brothers, Joe and Tom Cooper, stonemasons, who lived in a lodge at the back of “St. Germains,”Read More

Obelisk

30 December 2020 |

And who is there that has visited Killiney, and ascended its summit, that has not felt gratified and pleased at being allowed to rest his wearied limbs, after toiling up the hill, in the little reception room in the obelisk,Read More

Duke of Dorset Monument

29 December 2020 |

A more fitting tribute might have been to have quoted from the hundred and twelve line poem which Byron wrote to the Duke when he was the poet’s fag at Harrow.Read More

Saint George’s

29 December 2020 |

St. George’s was designed and built by George Ashlin, the noted architect. His wife was the granddaughter of Augustus Welby Pugin, a devoted admirer of the Gothic.Read More

Queenstown

28 December 2020 |

‘South View of Queenstown from Killiney Bay proposed to be built on the Obelisk Hill of Killiney near Kingstown in the County Dublin’ by Joseph Patrick Haverty 1840. Courtesy National … Read More

Court-na-Farraige

28 December 2020 |

The Court Hotel, formerly a private house called Court-na-Farraige, also belongs to this group of fanciful, French chateau-inspired houses. It was designed in 1865, probably by the architect T. N. Deane for William ExhamRead More

Carraig Donn

19 December 2020 |

Carraig Donn and it’s neighbour, Reenavanna, were designed by the renowned architect Michael Scott for Col. B. J. Fagan and his family. The two houses were designed in the International … Read More

Hendre

14 December 2020 |

Detail from 1888 Ordnance Survey Map. Sheet XXIII.97 “County Dublin,” held by Ordnance Survey Ireland. © Public domain. Digital content: © Ordnance Survey Ireland, published by UCD Library, University College … Read More