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Killiney History | December 10, 2022

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The Houses

The Development of Modern Killiney

1 November 2022 |

We are fortunate to have been given a copy of an unpublished history of Killiney called “Killiney Surroundings”. This work consists of a collection of essays and notes compiled over a period of forty years by the bookseller William Fernsley Figgis, a native of Killiney.Read More

‘Marino/Abbey Lea History and its Harry Clarke Connection’ presentation by Pippa McIntosh held at Abbey Lea on 19th October 2022

24 October 2022 |

In her presentation, Pippa focused her discussion on one aspect of her extensive research project – the culturally significant link between previous owners of the house, the Right Hon. L.A. Waldron….Read More

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

Urney

20 June 2022 |

The published 1843 OS map shows a horseshoe symbol outside this building which would confirm this as the original location of the forge which later relocated to the adjoining Mountain View. 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

Ashurst

5 May 2022 |

The site upon which Ashurst stands was originally in the ownership of Thomas Oxley. He was recorded as residing in the now demolished Martello Lodge/House until 1852.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

Killacoona

31 March 2022 |

Killacoona House is now incorporated into the Holy Child convent school, and, like The Grove and Carrigrennane, it was a large, redbrick, Tudor-style house, built facing south with views of Bray Head in the distance.Read More

Glenalua Lodge

8 March 2022 |

The earliest reference to this property appears on the 1843 Ordnance Survey map where the house is called Derrynane Lodge. The exact date of the erection of the house is unknown but it was one of the first significant residences to be built on Glenalua RoadRead More