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Killiney History | March 23, 2023

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Tragic plane crash in Killiney Bay on 15th July 1955

12 December 2022 |

While hundreds of people on the beach at Killiney, Co. Dublin, watched a low-flying plane, it crashed into the sea 200 yards from the shore, killing one man and injuring another.Read More

Druid’s Chair Public House

1 December 2022 |

One of the earliest mentions of commercial activity in Killiney Village mentions a public house owned by a Thomas Mooney. We believe this premises was located on the site now occupied by The Druid’s Chair PubRead More

The French are on the Sea

28 November 2022 |

Pól Ó Duibhir presents his informative and highly entertaining history on the background and implementation of the maritime defences along Killiney Bay in the early 19th centuryRead More

The Merchants, Traders and Inn-Keepers of Killiney Village in bygone times.

16 November 2022 |

On 22nd November Michael McShane gave a presentation on ‘The Merchants, Traders and Inn-Keepers of Killiney Village in bygone times’. This presentation was hosted by Killiney Village Residents Association and took place In The Druid’s Chair Pub in Killiney Village. … Read More

The Development of Modern Killiney

1 November 2022 |

We are fortunate to have been given a copy of an unpublished history of Killiney called “Killiney Surroundings”.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 over a period of forty years by the bookseller William Fernsley Figgis, a native of Killiney.Read More

‘Marino/Abbey Lea History and its Harry Clarke Connection’ presentation by Pippa McIntosh held at Abbey Lea on 19th October 2022

24 October 2022 |

In her presentation, Pippa focused her discussion on one aspect of her extensive research project – the culturally significant link between previous owners of the house, the Right Hon. L.A. Waldron….Read More

Abbey Lea, previously Marino

1 October 2022 |

Abbey Lea has been the residence of the Australian Ambassador to Ireland since 1965 – more than half its life.  Formerly known as Marino, the house was rebuilt and remodelled following a fire in 1909.Read More

Protected: Montebello

12 September 2022 |

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Civil War attacks in Killiney 1922 by Hugh Comerford

31 August 2022 |

As the attacks on the postal, telephone, rail and roads systems increased, the Free State government decided to establish a post or barracks in the Killiney area using the house known as Glenalua House (now Mount Prospect) in the village of Killiney.Read More