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Killiney History | March 5, 2024

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Places of Interest

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

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

Killiney Ancient Church – Gravestone Inscriptions

31 December 2022 |

In this sequester’d spot to rest,
Is my last wish-my last request,
Till the last call surprise.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

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

Mr. Farrell’s Yard and Forge, Killiney

9 June 2022 |

A newspaper auction notice, dated 15th August 1873, brought our attention to the existence of a Forge run by a Mr. Farrell in Killiney. No address was provided but further investigation confirmed the location at a property called Mountain View on Killiney RoadRead 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

The Kiosk, Killiney Village

25 January 2022 |

Kernan’s Corner was a small kiosk at the Killiney bus terminus providing refreshments, ‘pure cream ices’ and other confectionery treats Read 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