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Killiney History | July 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 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

Ballinclea House

7 January 2021 |

Ballinclea House stood between Bellevue Park and Roche’s Hill on the east side of Ballinclea Road, but was demolished during the 1950s. It was an attractive late-Georgian house, built about 1800, with double bows.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

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