Abbey Lea, A Killiney History

@ Pippa McIntosh

The residence of the Australian Ambassador to Ireland is a unique 1909 Arts and Crafts home surrounded by period gardens facing south overlooking Killiney Bay. Purchased in 1965 by the Australian Government, its life before it was a diplomatic residence is extraordinary.

From the turn of the century, the home’s previous owners were politically, professionally and culturally engaged in the future of Ireland at a critical time in Ireland’s history. These stories about the property and its previous owners connect the people and homes of Killiney, Dalkey, Ballybrack and Dublin.

From Harry Clarke procuring contacts and artistic commissions at the house, discovering Oliver St John Gogarty’s poetry about raucous dinner parties, to the murder of the gardener on Strathmore Road by the IRA in May 1920, Abbey Lea, A Killiney History provides researched context and insight into Killiney life from more than 100 years ago.

READERS LIVING IN AUSTRALIA: The book will be available to purchase and ship in December 2024.  You can order your book now or alternatively register your interest in the book by contacting us here and we will be in touch once the books have arrived in Australia and are available for sale.

65.00

ISBN: 9781399981170

Seller Bio

Sold by: Pippa McIntosh
Pippa McIntosh moved from Perth, Western Australia to Killiney, County Dublin in August 2020 at the commencement of her husband's term as the Australian Ambassador to Ireland. The home they moved into that the Australian Government owns fascinated Pippa so much, she wrote a book about its history. Abbey Lea, A Killiney History is Pippa's first book.  

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