Category Archives: Historic Valley of Diamonds

Free Lecture on Bray’s Old Newspapers

Free Lecture Ballywaltrim Library, Boghall Road, Bray. Wednesday August 24 from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Historian Jim Rees, explores the musty, dusty yet fascinating resource of Wicklow’s newspaper archive. Wicklow County Council Library Service’s newspaper archive spans over 150 … Continue reading

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Bray Library Celebrates 100 Years

Bray Public Library is 100 years old this year. An architectural gem, it was financed through the generosity of one of history’s wealthiest men, Andrew Carnegie, a Scots man who was born in a one roomed cottage in Dunfermline. The … Continue reading

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The Letter Boxes of Bray

Bray has a fine collection of traditional letter and pillar boxes dating from the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century. These handsome items make for a very attractive and familiar part of the Irish street scene. … Continue reading

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57th Leinster Motor Club Vintage Car Rally – Bray Seafront

LEINSTER MOTOR CLUB  57th VETERAN, VINTAGE & CLASSIC CAR RALLY MEETING AT BRAY BANDSTAND ON SUNDAY 10th JULY 2011 AT 10AM Make your way down to Bray Seafront at 10am on Sunday 10th July, where vintage, classic and veteran cars (and their … Continue reading

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What do we owe to Tenison Groves?

A lot actually. He was born in Co. Armagh in 1864 and studied Civil Engineering at Trinity College Dublin. As a civil engineer, one of his early jobs was Clerk of Works supervising the construction of Bray Harbour which started in August 1891. He … Continue reading

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Bloomsday in Bray June 16th

Take part in Bray’s second annual Bloomsday celebrations this Thursday June 16, in honour of James Joyce’s world famous novel Ulysses. Expect lots of colour and fun with period costume, actors, vintage cars, music and more. Presidential hopeful and Joycean Scholar … Continue reading

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