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1st June 2024Featured articleEdmund Dwyer Gray and the Blue Vein rescue in Killiney Bay, 1868.Click here
31st May 2024KHS NewsletterKilliney Historical Society Newsletter for June 2024Click here
30th May 2024KHS ArticlePhoto Gallery of our KILLINEY ON THE MOVE event which took place over the weekend of 25th-26th MayClick here
21st May 2024NoticeKILLINEY ON THE MOVE A celebration of 200 years of transport history in Killiney & Ballybrack. 25th-26th May in Killiney Village, all event free and all welcome.Click here
1st May 2024Featured articleOn Saturday 27th April 2024 An Cathaoirleach Denis O’Callaghan unveiled a memorial bench at Killiney Beach in honour of Killiney resident Louie Bennett (1870-1956).Click here
3rd April 2024Featured article‘Wining, Dining and Dancing in Killiney and Dalkey through the ages’ a talk by Eileen O’Duffy Click here
8th February 2024Video PresentationRobert Warren and Queenstown by John MartinClick here
1st February 2024Featured articleKilliney Hill ParkClick here
4th January 2024Featured article9 more houses addedClick here
8th December 2023Presentation‘The French are on the Sea’. For those of you who may have missed the recent talk by Pól Ó Duibhir you can watch it here.Click here
1st December 2023Featured article10 Houses addedClick here
1st November 2023Featured articleAbbey Lea (Marino) and it’s Harry Clarke connections, a talk by Pippa McIntoshClick here
1st October 2023Featured articleThe Killiney Castle Estate of Robert Warren 1834-1869Click here
1st September 2023Featured articleThe Martello towers of Killiney BayClick here
5th August 2023Featured articleThe houses of Killiney & Balllybrack in 1837Click here
2nd July 2023Featured articleThe Goodman Family of LoughlinstownClick here
1st June 2023Featured articleName changes of Killiney and Ballybrack houses over the yearsClick here
6th May 2023Featured articleFeatures the Killiney houses of the Talbot Estate and provides further information on the history of the Talbot Estate in Killiney and Tasmania.Click here
1st April 2023Featured articleMontebello. Read Tony Plunkett’s fascinating history of his family connection to the house spanning the years 1868-1918Click here
1st March 2023Featured articleThe houses and residents of Killiney & Ballybrack in 1858.Click here
1st February 2023Featured articleThe Brack. A film by Michael Nolan and Keith Kelly. Click here
30th January 2023The HousesBellevue Park House. Update to this article includes information from the 1787 Malpas Estate map and an interesting aerial photograph from 1958 just as residential development of the site was commencing Click here
29th January 2023The HousesRochestown House and Domain. An analysis of the 1787 Malpas Estate map showing field names and tenants from this era.Click here
10th January 2023The HousesSaintbury on Saintbury Avenue, off Killiney Hill Road is one of the oldest recorded houses in the area and was once the home of the actress Maureen O’Sullivan.Click here
9th January 2023The HousesKilmarnock House on Military Road was previously called Haldane Grange and was known as the Cenacle Retreat House during the 1960’s up to it’s closure in the 1990’s.Click here
5th January 2023The HousesBeechwood House, Ballinclea Road. Now demolished this house was in use as a hotel up until 1960 or so. We have updated the article to include a piece on a tragic fire which occurred in the hotel in April 1949Click here
1st January 2023MonumentsKilliney Ancient Church – Gravestone InscriptionsClick here
1st January 2023MonumentsFeatured article: Killiney Ancient Church – Cill Iníon LéinínClick here
17th DecemberMonumentsThe Druid’s Chair monument. A comprehensive update on the history of this well known local monument raises some interesting questions.Click here
17th DecemberMonumentsDuke of Dorset Monument. Interesting update about the re-cutting of the inscription by Lady Ardilaun in 1905, from an article which appeared in the Irish Association for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead.Click here
12th DecemberKilliney StrandTragic plane crash off Killiney Strand in 1955Click here
1st December 2022Featured articleThe history behind The Druid’s Chair Public House in Killiney VillageClick here
28th NovemberTalkPól Ó Duibhir presents his informative and highly entertaining history on the background and implementation of the maritime defences around Killiney Bay in the early 19th centuryClick here
16th NovemberTalkMichael McShane gave a presentation on ‘The Merchants, Traders and Inn-Keepers of Killiney Village in bygone times’ on 22nd November in The Druid’s Chair Pub. A video of this talk will appear here in the near future.Click Here
1st NovemberFeatured articleThe Development of Modern KillineyClick Here
24th OctoberThe Houses‘Marino/Abbey Lea History and its Harry Clarke Connection’ presentation by Pippa McIntosh held at Abbey Lea on 19th October 2022Click here
24th OctoberMonumentsDuke of Dorset monument article updatedClick here
1st October 2022Featured articleAbbey Lea previously called MarinoClick here
1st September 2022Featured articleCivil War attacks in Killiney 1922 by Hugh ComerfordClick here
1st August 2022Featured articleMy Ballybrack by Pól Ó DuibhirClick here
1st July 2022Featured articleA History of Killiney StrandClick here
20th June 2022The HousesUrney, Killiney RoadClick here
9th June 2022The HousesMr. Farrell’s yard & forge, Mountain ViewClick here
7th June 2022ContentsContents page updatedClick here
3rd June 2022LibraryThe Library section has been updated and additional content made availableClick here
1st June 2022Places of InterestNiall O’Donoghue and Martello Tower No. 7Click here
31st May 2022ReferenceD’Alton’s History of the County of Dublin: transcription of sections relating to Rochestown, Killiney and ShanganaghClick here
30th May 2022The housesRochestown House. Additional information from Gaskin’s Irish Varieties of 1878 and other sources. List of occupants over the years added.Click here
16th May 2022The housesBuona Vista and Bella Vista post updated to include past residents and further informationClick here
5th May 2022The housesAshurst, Military Road, KillineyClick here
1st May 2022Featured articleTalbot Cottages, Talbot Road, Killiney VillageClick here
28th April 2022The housesGlenalua Road post updated. Minutes of Killiney & Ballybrack Urban District Council Meetings included concerning construction of the terrace.Click here
1st April 2022Featured articleEvelyn Wrench: son of Killiney and the postcard business he created by his 21st birthdayClick here
31st March 2022The housesKillacoona, Military Road aka Holy Child School, KillineyClick here
25th March 2022The housesVictoria Castle post updated to include drawings from the Irish Architectural Archive dated 1927 with proposals to replace/reinstate the house after the devastating fire of 1926Click here
9th March 2022The housesRevised and updated: Glenalua Lodge and Glenalua House
1st March 2022Featured articleWar of Independence propaganda in Killiney-1920Click here
16th February 2022The housesVilla Maria. A Frank Lloyd Wright inspired house just off Killiney Hill Road close to the Military Road junction.Click here
14th February 2022The housesKilliney Castle updated. Additional notes re Thomas Bourchier and Robert Warren appendedClick here
9th February 2022PeopleUpdate on the fatal shooting of William McCabe on Strathmore Road in May 1920Click here
2nd February 2022PeopleUlysses-the Killiney connection…Click here
1st February 2022Featured articleBayview-Killiney StoresClick here
27th January 2022The housesMount Mapas, Victoria RoadClick here
26th January 2022The housesKilda Lodge, St. George’s AvenueClick here
25th January 2022Places of interestThe Kiosk/Kernan’s Corner in Killiney VillageClick here
1st January 2022Featured articleKilliney in 1911. Part 1. Porter’s Post Office Guide and Directory, Killiney & Ballybrack.
Part 2. Census of 1911. Part 3. Royal Visit, George V and other stories
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24th December 2021The housesClonard, Killiney AvenueClick here
23rd December 2021Public buildingsTimeline added to history of The Victoria Arms Hotel, Killiney Village.Click here
20th December 2021The houses‘The Whins’, Glenalua Road. This house, built in 1912, has gone through many name changes and is now called ‘The Rocks’.Click here
4th December 2021New content. Killiney in the snow 2010.Click here
1st December 2021Featured articleNew content. The rise and fall of Francis Edward DuBedat.Click here
1st November 2021Featured articleNew content. Gone but not forgotten. (Part 1)Click here
10th October 2021Featured articleNew content. Glenalua Terrace.Click here
4th August 2021The RailwayUpdate. We have updated the Railway article with evidence of yet another railway station which served the district. It is now long gone with no trace remaining at it’s location at the end of Military Road just opposite the Holy Child School.Click here
1st August 2021Featured articleNew content. Between the Mountains and the Sea by Peter Pearson. A comprehensive overview of the history, places and houses of Killiney with links to supporting articles.Click here
20th July 2021The housesNew Houses added. Illerton, Undercliff, Fernside, Cliff House (Green Hill) and Padua (Desmond).Click here
9th July 2021The housesNew content. The Killiney Houses of Deane & Woodward Architects.Click here
1st July 2021Featured articleNew content. A Killiney Schoolboy Remembers.Click here
1st June 2021Featured articleNew content. The Workingmen of Killiney. Petition for the release of Frank DuBédat, 1896.Click here
8th May 2021The housesVictoria Castle. Post updated to include Landed Estates Court auction of 1872 and fire of 1926.Click here
1st May 2021Featured articleNew content. Torching of Ballybrack RIC barracks in 1920.Click here
7th April 2021The housesGlenalua House. Post updated with additional newspaper articles and a piece on the house being used as the local military headquarters of the Free State army, coming under attack in 1922.Click here
6th April 2021Search Map updated to include Warren Estate 1872 and Gaynor Estate 1874 map overlays. These Landed Estate Court maps which were prepared for the auction of the bankrupted estates covered most of the Killiney area with the exception of Ballinclea and Rocheshill.Click here
5th April 2021The railwayThe Railway. Post updated with new maps, photographs, newspaper articles and additional history including the location of Obelisk Hill Station.Click here
4th April 2021The housesGlenalua Lodge. Post updated with new photographs and additional history.Click here
2nd April 2021Featured articleNew content. Opening Vico Road. Officially opened to the public in 1889.Click here
1st March 2021Featured articleKilliney Castle Hotel.Click here
1st January 2021Featured articleQueenstown. Plans for the development of Killiney Hill Park and the Vico Road in 1840.Click here
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