Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
The Grove was built around 1840 by John Hines as a 2 storey house.
It was acquired by James O'Mara
He was then a Free State TD.
He lived there with his wife Agnes Cashel.
The O'Maras were definitely there by 1926 (family photos).
O'Mara is listed there in [Thom's, 1926].
There was a purpose-built theatre and billiards room at the rear of the house.
Agnes Cashel's sister Kathleen Cashel died at The Grove in 1947.
James O'Mara died 1948.
His widow Agnes continued to live at The Grove with the unmarried son Stephen O'Mara.
My father showed me in the drawing room the seat by the fire where his grandmother Agnes Cashel used to sit when they played cards in the 1950s.
Agnes Cashel died at The Grove in 1958.
Family sold it not long after.
became a nursing home, "The Grove Nursing Home", established 1980.
Later "Killiney Grove" nursing home.
There is a modern extension built at back.
The house is protected by a preservation order, RPS No. 1672.
The nursing home is closed.
The house is for sale as at 2019. 27 bedrooms. 18 bathrooms. Price € 4.5 m. See myhome.ie.
See Irish Times, 4 Apr 2019.
The Grove on 1887 to 1913 map.
The Grove, Killiney (red roof).
2019 image from satellite view.
Street view of entrance.
Joseph Hines listed at "The Grove" under the Cabinteely section in [Thom's, 1850, p.835].
There is no "Glenfield" listed.
Tennis court, The Grove, Killiney, summer 1926.
The Grove (front), 1927.
Maureen and Eileen O'Mara.
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