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Posts Tagged ‘ Killiney ’

Summer of Heritage 2014: Tours Of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown

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I am firmly into cultural brochure and leaflet mode to ensure that I don’t miss anything in my local area before September. I struck lucky with DLR County Council’s Summer of Heritage brochure. It lists no less than twenty tours you can take during the summer in the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown area. Plenty to keep you occupied during July and August with the bonus that all of the tours are free and all are suitable for children (with extra care needed in some properties). It’s also worth noting that you can take a tour of the Dalkey Castle and Heritage centre for free as part of this Summer Heritage series. These special tours are at 10.45 on Mondays and Thursdays until 4 September. You can browse the site after the tours and if you’ve never been to Dalkey Castle I would recommend this as a great opportunity to see this showpiece of Dalkey’s history. Perhaps unusually, the Castle and Heritage Centre have a Writer’s Gallery celebrating the diversity of the area’s talented writers, as well as the expected mediaeval artefacts and weaponry.

I’ve long meant to get around to visiting Cabinteely House and this summer I have finally managed it as part of the DLR Summer of Heritage. Guides run 60-minute tours every Wednesday and Saturday until 7 September. On tour days, there are four events beginning at 2pm, no booking required. We went along in good time to catch the first tour as it gave us the chance to have a look around the park first. Cabinteely Park was once part of the estate that belonged to the house’s successive owners. We have the former Dublin County Council’s determination to control planning to thank for having the ninety odd acres of beautiful parkland. The descendants of the last owner of Cabinteely house, Joseph McGrath were rather keen on building all over it, having previously sold off the contents of the house. Next to the main house, the old stables and a granary building have survived and now house an arts centre and a cafe. The cafe has outside seating that looks onto a Japanese garden established in the courtyard; it’s a lovely place to while away an hour or so. Continue reading

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Man Arrested In Elaine O’Hara Murder Investigation

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A 41-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Elaine O’Hara, whose body was found in the Dublin mountains last month.

The 36-year-old childcare worker had been missing from her Stepaside home for over a year when her body was discovered.

The discovery of personal items at Kilakee mountain, Rathfarnham and at a reservoir in Roundwood in County Wicklow led Gardaí to believe she had been murdered. Continue reading

Internet Dating Linked To Murder Of Dublin Woman

 

eohGardaí are investigating the possibility that a 36 year old woman whose remains were found in the Dublin mountains could have been abducted by a man she met on a dating website.

Remains which were found last Friday were yesterday identified as those of missing Dubliner Elaine O’Hara, who had been missing from her Killiney home for over a year. Continue reading

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