Posted by: marthabernie | November 8, 2014

DALKEY, County Dublin, Ireland circa 1900

Dalkey, Ireland, VIctoria MonumentThis is an old view of the part of Dalkey that runs into Killiney, probably taken around 1890-1900.  You can just see the spire of the Victoria Monument.  Some of what is now known as Killiney was originally called Ballybrack and much of it was farmland.  Below is a sign which was posted to tenants in the Ballybrack area by Laurence Waldron, who was a local landowner.  His son, Laurence Ambrose Waldron, was a prominent Irish businessman and MP representing the Irish Parliamentary Party for Dublin’s Stephen’s Green from 1904 to 1910.  Their home, Marino, in Ballybrack, is now Abbeylea, the residence of the Australian Ambassador to Ireland, located on Marino Road West in Killiney.  I post the sign now with a photo taken from Rare Irish Stuff, which is the shop in Ireland where I obtained a repoduction of the poster.   Click on their link above and take a look at some amazing historic Irish stuff!

Waldon sign, Dalkey, Ballybrack, County Dublin, Ireland, Killiney

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