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Killiney History | June 15, 2024

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Robert Warren and Queenstown by John Martin

8 February 2024 |

Killiney Historical Society is delighted to present this video recording of the first lecture of 2024 which was delivered by local historian John Martin on 6th February in Killiney. John’s talk concentrates on the highly ambitious plans to develop a ‘new town’ of over 180 dwellings on Killiney Hill in 1840. John has unearthed new insights into this fascinating topic and this is a very interesting and informative talk.Read More

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

Wyvern

4 January 2024 |

Read about Wyvern hereRead More

The Killiney Castle Estate of Robert Warren 1834-1869

1 October 2023 |

This video presentation is based on a talk delivered by Michael McShane to the Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society in The Royal Marine Hotel on 20th September 2023. The presentation focuses on the Killiney estate of Robert WarrenRead More

Mount Mapas

27 January 2022 |

Mount Mapas was the first house to be built on Victoria Road and the southern end of the Vico Road. Read More

Killiney Castle, previously called Mount Malpas, Rocksborough and Loftus Hill

19 February 2021 |

In 1740 Colonel John Malpas built a house called Mount Malpas, now Killiney Castle, as a speculative development. Malpas must have let the castle in its early years, for in 1752 Falkiner’s Dublin Journal carried the following advertisement: 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

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. Courtesy National … Read More

Victoria Castle

4 December 2020 |

Illustration from The Irish Penny Journal 5th June 1841 Article from The Irish Penny Journal of 5th June 1841. View of entrance c.1988

Plans to develop a new town, … Read More