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Killiney History | June 15, 2024

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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

‘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

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

9 more houses added January 2024

4 January 2024 |

Holding pages for 9 houses with Thom’s Directory listings have been added this month. Further information will follow in due course.Read More

10 Houses added

30 November 2023 |

Holding pages for 10 houses with Thom’s Directory listings have been added this month. Further information will follow in due course. If you have any information you would like to share on these houses please contact us.Read More

Abbey Lea (Marino) and it’s Harry Clarke connections

31 October 2023 |

Killiney featured as part of this year’s Dublin Festival of History. You can watch a video recording of Pippa McIntosh’s talk on the history of Abbey Lea (Marino) and it’s Harry Clarke connections here.Read More

The Killiney Castle Estate of Robert Warren 1834-1869

1 October 2023 |

This video presentation is based on a talk delivered by Michael McShane to the Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society in The Royal Marine Hotel on 20th September 2023. The presentation focuses on the Killiney estate of Robert WarrenRead More

The Martello Towers of Killiney Bay

1 September 2023 |

The towers were conceived as an interdependent network and the loss of one affects the whole network. Sadly, many of the emplacements, between towers and batteries, in Killiney Bay are no longer with us. But there is enough there to recreate the network in our minds with a bit of imagination.Read More