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Killiney History | January 30, 2023

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Killiney Ancient Church – Cill Iníon Léinín

1 January 2023 |

It seems appropriate that any account of Killiney should begin with a description of the venerable building from which it derives its name and identity.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 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We are fortunate to have been given a copy of an unpublished history of Killiney called “Killiney Surroundings”.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

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

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

My Ballybrack by Pól Ó Duibhir

31 July 2022 |

The Ballybrack shop was then known as CNC, the origins of which name nobody seemed to know. There was speculation that it might have meant Cigarettes, Newspapers, and Confectionery.Read More

Killiney Strand

30 June 2022 |

This article pulls together a wealth of information, gathered from a variety of sources, which are all related to the history of Killiney Strand.Read More

Martello Tower Number Seven

1 June 2022 |

This post is dedicated to the memory of Niall O’Donoghue who painstakingly restored the tower to it’s former glory. Niall sadly passed away on the 8th of May 2022.Read More