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Killiney History | December 10, 2022

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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 Article from The Irish Penny Journal 5th June 1841

Our metropolitan readers, … 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, to be called Queenstown, on the estate of Robert Warren … 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

Mount Eagle

20 November 2020 |

In 1838 Symes exhibited plans of ‘a villa, now erecting at Brighton Cliff, at the south side of Killiney Hill, for Robert Warren Esq.’ at the Royal Hibernian Academy.Read More