Local History

I am a member of the Kilmacud Stillorgan Local History Society since 2016. Apart from organising monthly meetings and an annual excursion, every year the Society publishes a journal, called “Obelisk”, to which I am a regular contributor.

My last article is “Fernhill House and Gardens”, about a beautiful estate just around the corner from where I live, and which has recently been turned into a public park.

The fifteenth edition of the “Obelisk” was launched on 28 November 2020. Normally, the launch takes place in a local sports facility, where the members get a chance to meet the authors and enjoy some refreshments together. COVID-19 makes that impossible. So instead, the launch was a virtual one. Why not relax with a cuppa or a glass and enjoy the six-minute presentation by clicking here.

The image, which features on the cover of the journal, offers a view of Dublin Bay from the Stillorgan area in the early 1800s. Click on the image for the list of contents.


You can buy your own copy on the Society’s Online Shop. (Scroll down for “Obelisk 2021”).