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Killiney History | October 4, 2022

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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 many disparate pieces of information 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

Talbot Cottages

1 May 2022 |

In 1912 the demolition of 9 sub-standard cottages on Talbot Road paved the way for the construction of Nos.1-5 Talbot CottagesRead More

Evelyn Wrench: son of Killiney and the postcard business he created by his 21st birthday

31 March 2022 |

Evelyn Wrench was an internationalist. He lived in Killiney in his formative years and went on to lead a life built on a belief in the strength of institutions that were built on an international, if Anglo-centric, approach.Read More

Bayview-Killiney Stores

31 January 2022 |

From 1900 to 1921 Bay View was the location of the Killiney Telephone Exchange when it was engulfed in fire and destroyed during an incident which occurred during The War of IndependenceRead More