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Summer of Heritage Walks – Killiney

Summer of Heritage Walks – Killiney
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2024 | author

3 free guided walks will take place on Fridays 5th July, 26th July and 23rd August

Killiney Village Residents Association and Killiney Historical Society are delighted to announce that local historian Alice Cullen, supported by Mary Holohan, Mark Heaton and Michael McShane will conduct a series of historical walks in the Killiney area as part of the DLR Summer of Heritage programme of events.

Each walk will cover different aspects of Killiney’s rich history dating back to the 6th century Cill Iníon Léinín, the Ancient Church of Killiney, from which the district derives its name.

The very well attended guided walk by Alice Cullen on 26th May as part of the Killiney on the Move historical weekend.

All walks will take place at 7pm meeting at Killiney Hill Tea Rooms. Max capacity is 25 people per walk, duration 90 minutes. No dogs please.

Brief summary of the walks:

Walk 1. Friday 5th July: This walk will be similar to the highly successful guided walk led by Alice as part of the Killiney on the Move event on 26th May. The highlights include THE Druid’s Chair monument (not the pub!), Killiney Village, Cill Iníon Léinín, Martello Tower number 7 and other local monuments.

Walk 2. Friday 26th July: This walk through Killiney Hill Park visits the iconic Killiney Obelisk erected by John Mapas in June 1742, the Wishing Stone of 1852, Bourchier’s Obelisk c.1796 and a host of other points of interest dotted around Robert Warren’s Estate which extended from Killiney Castle to the coast.

Walk 3. Friday 23rd August: Via the Burmah Road we visit the Dalkey quarries and then on to Ardbrugh Labourers Village, the Metals, Torca Road and back to Killiney Park along “The Green Road”.

Alice leads the way!
The Druid’s Chair
Mapas Obelisk, the Wishing Stone and Bourchier’s Obelisk which will be visited on Walk 2. Photo by Michael McShane
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