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A walking tour of Victorian Bray

August 22, 7pm – 8:30pm
August 25, 3pm – 4:30pm

A walking tour of Victorian Bray, starting at Sidmonton Square, Sidmonton Road, Novara Terrace, Galtrim Road, Meath Road, and return Sidmonton Square. This area of Bray developed after the coming of the Railway.

The tour will trace the inhabitants of Victorian Bray, We will pass the former homes of artist Paul Henry, Dr Christopher Thompson, George O’ Callaghan (artist) The French School, Kathleen Beatty, Capt Moystn, Dr Noel Browne. T.M Deane. Major Maunsell, James Larkin, A.H. Ismay and many more. Click here for more information

Barbara Cafferky hosts Brian White

25 August, 11am – 12pm

Barbara Cafferky, head of visitor experience in Killruddery House and Gardens, host Brian White, local historian, for a morning talk in the historic Library in Killruddery House and Gardens.

As Killruddery is celebrating 400 years of the Brabazon family in residence in the glorious House and Gardens.  Brian White will deliver a talk on the social history of Killruddery and the Brabazon family over this stretch of time. Registration for this event will give free access to the Gardens and talk to it is essential to book in advance. This event will take place in our oldest room, the Library from 11am to 12pm.  Click here for more information


Aug 18th to Aug 26th 1918 in Bray

18 August, 11:30am – 12pm

Bray Public Library, Eglinton Road, Bray

This talk looks at life in Bray during the week of August 18th to August 26th 1918 and how people were reacting to the continuing restrictions imposed on them due to World War One. Click here for more information


Aug 18th to Aug 26th 1943 in Bray

23 August, 11:30am – 12pm

Ballywatrim Library, Boghall Road, Bray

This talk looks at events in Bray from August 18th to August 26th 1943 and how the fourth year of the Emergency was impacting on day to day life in the town.  Click here for more information


September 20th– Watson’s Nurseries, a talk by Bernardine Ruddy (Royal Hotel, 8pm). 


September 27th – (ThursdayJoseph EA Connell jnr will deliver a talk entitled ” Michael Collins and Guerrilla Warfare in the War of Independence”. Royal Hotel Bray at 8pm

October 18th– RMS Leinster & the last days of the War, Jim Scannell  (Royal Hotel, 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)


e-mail; brayhistory@gmail.com

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