Welcome to the official website of The Bray Cualann Historical Society 


TUE 16 NOV 2021-  As part of YARN Storytelling Festival join Brian While of Bray Cualann Historical Society as he explores how the town developed in regard to Education, Public Transport, Public Health, Social Housing and Tourism during the reign of Queen Victoria. This was against a background of social order and class.  Please note this historical talk will talk place in front of an audience in Mermaid and will also be livestreamed so you can alternatively tune in from at home.


August 2021: The society has just publish a number of research documents on the Boghall area of Bray for National Heritage Week 2021.  These documents will be updated from time to time as research is always ongoing. https://www.heritageweek.ie/


Boghall Paper 1- Outline (click here to download)

Boghall Paper 2- Aerial Views (click here to download)

Boghall Paper 3- Homes for Heroes (click here to download)

Boghall Paper 4- Trades (click here to download)

Boghall Paper 5- From Preston Hall to Belcourt and Gortnamona-Part 1 of 2  (click here to download)

Boghall Paper 5- From Preston Hall to Belcourt and Gortnamona-Part 2 of 2 (click here to download)

Boghall Paper 6- Scott Park  (click here to download)

Boghall Paper 7- The Saints Fergal & Kilian, Austria & Germany (click here to download)

Boghall Paper 8A- Boghall in the News (1744- 1901) (click here to download)

Boghall Paper 9- Other Stories (click here to download)








Wicklow in the revolutionary decade (part 1, North).

While not in the vanguard of armed activity in the revolutionary decade, Wicklow was, nevertheless, active in other respects. Moreover, its unique characteristics—proximity to Dublin, pioneering development of tourism, and one of the highest Protestant populations outside Ulster—make it worthy of study. Listen to History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham in discussion with Rosemary Raughter (Greystones), James Scannell (Bray), Brian White (Enniskerry) and John Dorney (editor of ‘The Irish Story’).


Our monthly talks take place in the Royal Hotel, Main Street, Bray at 8pm(Postponed)
Admission €6, members free, all welcome to attend the talks.

(All 2020 paid memberships will remain valid for the year 2021, and this will be reviewed again later this year).  

For more information contact: Brian White (Chairperson BCHS)


e-mail; brayhistory@gmail.com

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