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Killiney History | August 16, 2022

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Opening Vico Road

2 April 2021 |

Public access to Killiney Hill Park and the Vico Road which we now take for granted is only a relatively recent development. The troubled history of the various attempts of Dalkey Town Commissioners and others to have the route opened … Read More

Killiney Castle, previously called Mount Malpas, Rocksborough and Loftus Hill

19 February 2021 |

In 1740 Colonel John Malpas built a house called Mount Malpas, now Killiney Castle, as a speculative development. Malpas must have let the castle in its early years, for in 1752 Falkiner’s Dublin Journal carried the following advertisement: Read More

Victoria Arms Hotel

11 January 2021 |

The hotel not only offered accommodation but also ‘First class groceries and provisions. The best brands of wines and spirits. Guinness Stout on bottle and draught. Luncheons, Dinners, Teas and Refreshments.’Read More

The Houses

10 January 2021 |

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Killiney House

10 January 2021 |

This is possibly the most significant dwelling on the southern side of the hill. There is evidence held by the Gaynor family who were in possession of this property……… Read More

Rochestown House

8 January 2021 |

Rochestown House, had it survived, would almost certainly have had the distinction of being the oldest house in Killiney. It stood almost exactly on the path of Avondale Road, not far from the present Killiney shopping centre,Read More

Beechwood House

8 January 2021 |

Beechwood House, which had been built by 1787, stood on a narrow site at the bottom of Ballinclea Road. A five-windowed, two-storey-over-basement house, it appears to have been remodelled in Victorian timesRead More