Category Archives: Historic Valley of Diamonds

Bray in the year 1833

These days, Bray has a population of 32,000 and is the third largest town in Ireland. Here is an interesting description of Bray, written in 1833, when the town had less than 2,500 occupants, before the construction of the Esplanade and the … Continue reading

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Music and Cake in Historic St. Paul’s Bray.

One of the oldest buildings in Bray, on the site of the original Bray settlement, St Paul’s Church is now open again to public view for the first time in decades. I went along for a look – at the … Continue reading

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New Bicycle Storage Units in Diamond Valley

Life just got easier for the bicycling population of Diamond Valley. Several secure storage units for bicycles and like items were erected this week in the underground carpark of the Diamond Valley apartments. DV has lots of two-wheel commuters and interest … Continue reading

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Queen visits Diamond Valley

The year was 1890. The queen was Queen Elizabeth of Romania and was on a private visit to Wales and Ireland, partly due to her strong interest in folklore, partly due to her desire to escape a scandal that was brewing at home. … Continue reading

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Dancing Bears on Love Lane

When I first moved to Diamond Valley, I assumed that the apartment development had been christened with a glamorous new name by the developer, and that Love Lane, where our car park entrance is located, was a quaint old address. I was wrong … Continue reading

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