Welcome to the official website of The Bray Cualann Historical Society
The story of a Bray woman, Josephine Heffernan was broadcast to a huge audience in France on 7th of Jan 2018. The Bray Cualann Historical Society are proud to have assisted in the research of this fantastic documentary, the story of a bracelet lost in France during WW1 and returned to Josephine Heffernan’s family in Bray 100 years later (click on image above to view the documentary)
Talks for 2018
April 19th – The story of Fr William Doyle. William was an Irish Jesuit priest who was killed in action during WW1, talk by Damien Burke, Jesuit Archives (Royal Hotel, 8pm).
May 17th – Printed in Bray. The history of the printing industry in Bray & County Wicklow (Royal Hotel, 8pm).
August 18-26th – Heritage Week, “A Victorian Bray Walk”, including Sidmonton Square/French School
September 20th– Watson’s Nurseries, a talk by Bernardine Ruddy (Royal Hotel, 8pm).
September 27th – (Thursday) Joseph EA Connell jnr will deliver a talk entitled ” Michael Collins and Guerrilla Warfare in the War of Independence”. Royal Hotel Bray at 8pm
November 22nd– 400 years of the Brabazons in Bray (Royal Hotel, 8pm).
Our monthly talks take place in the Royal Hotel, Main Street, Bray at 8pm
Admission €5, members free.
For more information contact: Brian White (Chairperson BCHS)