Killester Garden Village Committee
The Killester Garden Village is the largest Irish WW1 ex-servicemen housing estate in Ireland. The Killester Garden Village Committee wishes to remember the Irish WW1 ex-servicemen of the Killester Garden Village and in remembrance of the Killester men who died in WW2.
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The Killester Garden Village Committee was founded in 2022. We were initally the Killester WW1 Memorial Campaign, that started in 2013 by a number of local residents and military veterans with the aim to create a permanent WW1 Memorial for the Irish Soldiers and Sailors who lived in the ex servicemen houses of the Killester Garden Village built in 1923. These were 'Houses for Hero's'. The memorial will also stand in recognition of the Killester Garden Village, being the largest WW1 ex-servicemen housing development built in the Republic. 289 bungalows and surrounding infrastructure were built , the estate was even divided up by military rank. A Royal British Legion hall centred in the area has also been a major part of the campaign as we wish to preserve the hall and envisage in refurbishing it for community use for the people of Killester.
Our aims today is to create a small community garden on the green at Abbeyfield as a beneficial, much needed public amenity for all the community if Killester. We also have an ongoing research project by two WW1 researchers who are compiling a history and short biography of all the original ex-servicemen and families of the Killester Garden Village, we hope to compile this into a publication for the communities Centenary in August at our Centenary Community Day on Saturday 26th August 2023. If you wish to get involved please get in contact.