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Killiney History | August 16, 2022

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Places of Interest

Victoria Arms Hotel

11 January 2021 |

The hotel not only offered accommodation but also ‘First class groceries and provisions. The best brands of wines and spirits. Guinness Stout on bottle and draught. Luncheons, Dinners, Teas and Refreshments.’Read More

Druid’s Chair

31 December 2020 |

We reproduce below Peter Pearson’s description of the Druid’s Chair from his book ‘Between the Mountains and the Sea’ 1998 p.56

Location of Druid’s Chair from 1888 Ordnance Survey map. Note the names of adjoining houses.

The Druid’s Chair, which, … Read More

Eagle Rock

31 December 2020 |

He says that the “Eagle ” was fashioned out of a piece of granite by two brothers, Joe and Tom Cooper, stonemasons, who lived in a lodge at the back of “St. Germains,”Read More

Obelisk

30 December 2020 |

And who is there that has visited Killiney, and ascended its summit, that has not felt gratified and pleased at being allowed to rest his wearied limbs, after toiling up the hill, in the little reception room in the obelisk,Read More

Duke of Dorset Monument

29 December 2020 |

A more fitting tribute might have been to have quoted from the hundred and twelve line poem which Byron wrote to the Duke when he was the poet’s fag at Harrow.Read More

Queenstown

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