Killester Centenary Community Day 26 August
We warmly invite you to our Centenary Community Day on Saturday 26th August at Middle Third Green in Killester from 12pm to 3pm.
Killester Garden Village Centenary Community Day
Killester Garden Village is a unique community made up of 289 homes in the Abbeyfield, Middle Third, the Demesne and the Orchard areas of Killester. By 1923, 247 houses had been built, with the homes in the Orchard and a number of in-fill houses added in the years up to 1932.
2023 marks 100 years since the completion of the original Killester Garden Village built between 1920-1923 for Irish WW1 ex-servicemen and families. The estate was built by the Local Government Board and then administered and maintained by the Irish Sailors and Soldiers Land Trust. Built under both British and Irish Administrations!
This event will be a community celebration marking the centenary of the largest Irish WW1 ex-servicemen housing estate on the island of Ireland, with the original scheme of houses in Abbeyfield, Middle Third and The Demesne built from 1920-1923, consisting of 247 homes for heroes.
Launch of Killester Garden Village Book
On the day, our specially commissioned book researched by two WW1 researchers from Northern Ireland since November 2022 will officially launched by the Minister of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.
The book’s title is the Killester Garden Village Book, and it will detail the lives of all 289 original WW1 ex-servicemen and families of the Killester Garden Village.
There will be displays, stands, food truck and live music and more. In attendance will be representatives from the British, French, Belgium and Turkish Embassies, veterans associations, community groups, local businesses as well various politicians.
Parking is only available at Killester Sports and Social Club or the Killester DART Station parking on Collins Ave.
This event is supported by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Department of Arts, Culture and Sports/Media and Dublin City Council as well as most local businesses/local sports clubs in Killester.