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Killiney History | October 1, 2023

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D’Alton’s History of the County of Dublin (1838)

31 May 2022 |

This transcription of the Killiney section of D’Altons acclaimed history of County Dublin contains a wealth of information on the area up to 1838 when it was first published.Read More

The Book of Dun Laoghaire

3 January 2022 |

Edited by John O’Sullivan and Séamus Cannon, 1987

We transcribe here the list of contents of this most valuable contribution to the recording of the history and heritage of the borough. The sections on Killiney and Ballybrack provide an excellent … Read More

Killiney in 1911

31 December 2021 |

Part 1. Porter’s Post Office Guide and Directory, Killiney & Ballybrack.
Part 2. Census of 1911
Part 3. Royal Visit, George V and other storiesRead More

Between the Mountains and the Sea by Peter Pearson

31 July 2021 |

We reproduce below an extract from the Killiney chapter of Peter Pearson’s book of 1998 (revised 2007) which provides an excellent overview of the history and a detailed description of the natural and built physical fabric of the district. In … Read More

Mica Schists of Killiney 1900

21 November 2020 |

Near the gateway of Glenalua Lodge, when coming from Killiney village, the observer meets on the north side, or right hand, a rough piece of ground, showing outcrops of the mica schistsRead More

Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary 1837

21 November 2020 |


In 1837 Samuel Lewis, who ran a publishing business in London, produced his monumental two-volumed topographical dictionary of Ireland. This dictionary was accompanied by an atlas of the counties of Ireland. The 2nd edition appeared in 1842. Production of … Read More

We, the workingmen of the village of Killiney

18 November 2020 |

We wish to thank Conan Kennedy for contributing this excerpt from his book of the above name which is published by Merrigan Books, 2018.

The back story

“There is no doubt that Francis Edward DuBédat (known as Frank), born … Read More

Granite Hills

18 November 2020 |

1980. This booklet is about the neighbourhood of the three hills whose rugged mass dominates the coastlineRead More