Summer of Heritage Walks

We are delighted that Killiney Village will be part of the DLR Summer of Heritage Events.

Development of Killiney, as we see it now, began after the granting of the lands to the Talbot de Malahide family in 1200 who enclosed the area as personal hunting grounds. And did you know that, in modern times, until the 1960s, the area was known for its herds of dairy cattle?
This walk around Killiney Village traces the rich history associated with the area and how it has changed through the centuries.

Alice Cullen, supported by Mary Holohan, Mark Heaton and Michael McShane will host three historical walks in the Killiney area.

Where: Meet at Killiney Hill Tea Rooms
When: Fridays July 5th, 26th and August 23rd
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free

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”.

View brochure for Summer of Heritage 2024 here