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Killiney History | May 30, 2023

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The houses and residents of Killiney & Ballybrack in 1858

1 March 2023 |

The arrival of the Railway in Killiney in 1854 greatly improved travel time to the city, reducing it to about 25 minutes. This heralded an explosion of residential and commercial development in the area and led to significant changes in the road layouts. Read More

The Brack

1 February 2023 |

The Brack is a social history of the south county Dublin suburb of Ballybrack. It tells the story of its people from the time it was a small rural village on the edge of Dublin through the development of the thousands of local authority houses in the 1970s and 80sRead More

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

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

Killiney in the snow 2010

4 December 2021 |

A selection of photos taken around Killiney in 2010 and a few seasonal newspaper cuttings from days gone by….Read More


2 July 2021 |

The recollections of Arthur Haughton who was born in 1903 and who lived in the area for all of his life is a fascinating record of many aspects of daily life and local history which would otherwise be lost forever.Read More


28 December 2020 |

‘South View of Queenstown from Killiney Bay proposed to be built on the Obelisk Hill of Killiney near Kingstown in the County Dublin’ by Joseph Patrick Haverty 1840 Article from The Irish Penny Journal 5th June 1841

Our metropolitan readers, … Read More

The Railway

1 December 2020 |

When the line opened on 10th July 1854 there were two stations serving the area; Ballybrack station off the end of the military road; and Obelisk Hill perched half way up a cliff in Mr. Warren’s Deerpark.Read More