The aim of the Kilmacud Stillorgan Local History Society is to promote and sustain an interest in our culture, heritage and history, particularly with regard to Kilmacud Stillorgan and the adjoining areas
Our last talk was in the Function Room, Glenalbyn, on Thursday 8 September at 8pm. It wwas given by Peadar Curran and is titled :
Over time the island has been the site of a Neolithic promontory fort, Bronze age dwellings, an early Christian Church, Viking slave camps, the medieval harbour for Dublin and a defence system against Napoleonic invasion and in latter days a location for day trips by many people.
Peadar grew up in the Dalkey area and his first contact with historical research was observing the excavation of Dalkey island in the 1950s. He moved to Ballinteer in 1970 and after retiring he completed the Lord Mayor's history course. He is a member of the Ballinteer history group, which is part of the Active Retirement Group in the area.
We would ask you to note that we intend to film the entire presentation session for the Society as part of its efforts to develop a digital archive. We are very grateful to Peadar for agreeing to our recording of the live event.
September is subscription renewal time. We are happy to keep our subscription rates the same as before, i.e. €15 per person or €20 for a family. Payment options are as follows (1) click onto our online shop – select ”Talks 22/23”
and follow the instructions, or (2) on the night of any of our talks.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our talks and maybe you might bring a friend. Click ‘list of talks’ to see our full programme for the season.
Visitors welcome on the night for €3.
Obelisk 2023 is being finalised and will be ready for launch in November.
Since the Society’s first edition of Obelisk was published in 2006, we have built up an extensive collection of articles reflecting many aspects of life and history in Kilmacud, Stillorgan and adjoining areas.
If you have an idea for an article, we would like to hear from you. The first step is to contact us and we will provide you with more detailed suggestions and hints to help you develop and write your article.
As a guide, articles should generally be no more than 3,000 words in length and the deadline for submission each year is 1 May.
Preference will be given to articles about the history of Kilmacud, Stillorgan and adjoining areas, e.g. a local church, school, estate, street or family over a period; the study of a movement, society, club or event at local level; the life of a well-known national or international person with local connections. In addition, articles on personal memories or family history of people living in or connected with Kilmacud Stillorgan and adjoining areas are very welcome.
The sixteenth edition of the Society’s annual journal, Obelisk, was launched ‘virtually’ in November. We took this approach as a result of the increasing numbers of covid infections and Government advice to reduce unnecessary contacts where possible.
As always we pay a special thanks to our contributors for their very enthusiastic response with material and without whose stories there would be no Obelisk. Over the years Obelisk has accumulated a rich trove of articles that help to give us a fuller picture of daily life and the streetscape of times past.
Click on image for the list of contents.
Obelisk 2022 is available from the South Dublin Credit Union, Lower Kilmacud Road, at €7 a copy and through our Online Shop. Online purchases for local addresses in Kilmacud, Stillorgan and surrounding areas that can be hand delivered will have any postage paid refunded.
Due to popular demand, a special reprint of our very first journal - Obelisk 2006 - is now available through our Online Shop.
Copies of Obelisk No.16 2022 are available at €7 each (postage extra). Check our virtual launch with a short description of the articles and a chance to see our authors in this short presentation :
Take a few minutes and look at our video presentation on back issues.
To purchase our journals on a secure website please click Online Shop. In the shop, there are three Postage & Packing rates available, based on your geographical location – Ireland, Great Britain and Rest of the World. Note also that for local area deliveries the postage will be refunded.
If you need any assistance or have any questions on the above or our other publications, please contact us.
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