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Killiney History | April 17, 2024

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The Kiosk, Killiney Village

The Kiosk, Killiney Village
NameThe Kiosk
Previous NamesKernan's Corner
AddressKilliney Village
Year Builtc. 1937
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2022 | author

Kernan’s Corner c. 1936

Detail from photograph

For a relatively short lived period, just prior to World War Two and surviving until 1943, Kernan’s Corner was a small kiosk at the Killiney bus terminus providing refreshments, ‘pure cream ices’ and other confectionery treats to the visitors who came to sample the delights of Killiney and environs. For those familiar with Killiney village the Kiosk was located nearly exactly in the centre of the current roundabout. A closer examination of the bus shows that the destination from Killiney was Blackrock via Dun Laoghaire. The advertising sign which is either attached to the roof of the bus or is on the gable of the building behind highlights ‘Central Tea..’ and is an advert for the Central Tea Room which was a tea room run by the Mullen family on Killiney Strand. The Kiosk was run by T.J. Kernan from c.1936 to c. 1938. It was listed as vacant in 1940 and was occupied by G. Hayes in 1943.

Postcard c.1937

Entries from Thom’s Directory

YearOccupierProperty name
1934No entry found
1936T. J. Kernan, confectionerThe Kiosk
1937T. J. Kernan, confectionerThe Kiosk
1940VacantThe Kiosk
1943G. Hayes, confectioneryThe Kiosk
1947No entry found

Ordnance Survey map of 1935-38

Extract from OS Sheet 26-III 1:2500 of 1935-38. Map indicates Killiney Village with the Kiosk highlighted in yellow.