Did you know one of the biggest portal tomb dolmens in Ireland is right here in Cabinteely? The huge structure was erected about 5,500 years. Local historian Liz Pilkington lead a guided tour this morning explaining this fantastic monuments national significance.
Cabinteely Library built in 1912 with help from the Carnegie Trust. In 1928 it had 206 registered borrowers & 350 books. Cabinteely library burned down in November 1987 following an arson attack which started the blaze in the central desk. The local history collection was held in the library and everything here was destroyed. While... Continue Reading →
Foxrock, south Dublin, was served by the Harcourt St to Bray line, which was opened by the Dublin & Wicklow Railway in 1861 as their mainline to Wexford. Foxrock had quite a large station, which boasted three platforms, the third becoming known as the 'racecourse' platform, as it was adjacent to the well known Leopardstown... Continue Reading →
Barrington Cemetry, Cabinteely This small private cemetery is entered from Brennanstown Road, Cabinteely, up a grassy laneway with a locked gate. It is across the road from Egypt House, and beside some cottages on the same side as Glendruid House and Barrington Tower. The Barringtons, a Quaker family, were soap and candle chandlers with premises... Continue Reading →
Medieval burials discovered at Cabinteely, Co. Dublin. A recent archaeological excavation(2015) at Cabinteely in Co. Dublin has uncovered a number of human skeletons of probable early medieval date. Directed by Ken Wiggins, on behalf of Judith Carroll & Co, the excavation indentified the remains of at least five individuals, who had been interred in shallow,... Continue Reading →
The corner shop (now Sams Barbers) Cabinteely 1905. It was occupied by the Fitzgibbon Family with P. Farrell the victualler next door. We'll be posting more in our Cabinteely History series in the weeks ahead. If you have any photos or stories of Cabinteely of old please get in touch we'd love to hear from... Continue Reading →
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council's Winter Of Heritage programme of free guided tours and talks returns on 21st January to 3rd March. Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting the free guided tours and talks available at some of our fantastic local heritage sites. These tours are available to the general public, students,... Continue Reading →