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31 May 2024 |

Here you will find all the latest articles as they appearRead More

Featured Article June 2024. Edmund Dwyer Gray and the Blue Vein rescue in Killiney Bay, 1868.

31 May 2024 |

On Saturday 27th April 2024 An Cathaoirleach Denis O’Callaghan unveiled a memorial bench at Killiney Beach in honour of Louie Bennett. Killiney Historical Society were present to record this occasion and are pleased to present this video of the event which celebrated the life and achievements of Killiney resident Louie Bennett (1870-1956).Read 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

Killiney Historical Society June 2024 Newsletter

30 May 2024 |

A big thank you to everyone who helped to make our ‘Killiney on the Move’ weekend such a great success. Notice of upcoming events and future plans.Read More

Killiney on the Move – Photo Gallery

30 May 2024 |

View the photo gallery of images from our ‘Killiney on the Move’ event which took place on 25th-26th May 2024.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

Robert Warren and Queenstown by John Martin

8 February 2024 |

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.Read More

Killiney Hill Park

1 February 2024 |

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. Read More