This website traces the history of the houses and residents of Killiney and Ballybrack in south county Dublin. This is a work in progress and the plan is to eventually have all the houses in the area covered. Each house will have it’s own web page and this is a typical example: http://killineyhistory.ie/glenalua-lodge/ Currently we have covered about 45 individual houses which can be searched on the interactive map here: http://killineyhistory.ie/search-map/
As an architect I have a particular interest in the design and evolution of the houses over the years and this is all closely linked to the changing fortunes of the occupiers and the times they lived in. We are fortunate that the Irish Architectural Archive has a considerable amount of information including original drawings and photographs of the houses, both large and small, including local authority built houses in the area. My personal passion is maps and I have unearthed a number of Ordnance Survey and other maps which are not generally in circulation. These provide a very detailed history of the development of the area from the 1830’s and chart the impact of the arrival of the railway in 1854 and other significant events which influenced the building fabric of this district.
We are constantly seeking further historical information and any contributions including stories and memories, articles, books, photographs, maps etc. are greatly appreciated. All contributors will be fully credited. If you have any queries in relation to the information provided on this website please contact us here.
Please check in every now and again as there will be a new featured article every month as well as additional houses being added to the list as time allows.