Kilmacud Stillorgan Local History Society Obelisk 2021


Kilmacud Stillorgan Local History Society

Obelisk 2021

Our popular annual journal Obelisk will be published as usual in November 2020.  It has 165 pages and costs only €7.00 (plus €4.00 p and p). Free delivery to local addresses.

You can order a copy right now through our website: or by sending an email to

Obelisk 2021 will also be on sale in South Dublin Credit Union in Stillorgan, in The Village Café in Kilmacud Crokes GAA club and in Today’s shop in Lakelands.

There will be an on-line launch of Obelisk in late November – please keep an eye on our website for more details.

This is the 15th issue of Obelisk and it has a wide range of articles as in previous years, most of them with south Dublin connections. This beautifully illustrated edition reveals hidden aspects of local history and makes some surprising connections.  The attractive cover is View of Dublin Bay and Harbour from Stillorgan by John Henry Campbell.

Read about places of interest such as Fernhill House and Gardens, Sandyford Library, Kilmacud Manor, Bunscoil Dhún Chéirí  (an article as Gaeilge) and Beaufield Mews. 

Meet the musical O’Grady sisters, the Devlin family of Westbury and read about Joseph P. Traynor’s death in Croke Park on Bloody Sunday. Also included are articles on Dublin Corporation’s first City Engineer Parke Neville, Connaught Ranger Thomas Murray and Hans Möller who is buried in the German Military Cemetery in Glencree.

Learn some new information about Ticknock’s Ancient Watercourse, the Moravians in Ireland and a raid on the St. John of God Hospital in 1921. Also take a stroll through old Stillorgan and enjoy glimpses of everyday life in the village in days gone by.

Finally, follow the amazing career of a man from Stillorgan who worked with NASA and played a significant part in the Apollo space missions.

Please tell your friends about Obelisk 2021 and let them know where it can be bought, as we are not holding our usual events at present.