New Cualann jour­nal hailed ‘a tribute to peo­ple of Bray’

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THE JOUR­NAL of the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety is now avail­able af­ter a very suc­cess­ful launch last week in Bray.

The guest edi­tor of the Jour­nal was Prof. Colum Kenny of Dublin City Univer­sity, who has been liv­ing in Bray for 35 years.

He said that, ‘ The va­ri­ety of ar­ti­cles and the num­ber of Bray peo­ple who con­trib­uted to them or other­wise helped with this pub­li­ca­tion demon­strate just how vi­brant Bray is.'

Colum was happy to in­clude, for ex­am­ple, a his­tory of Bray box­ing that tells not just the story of Katie Tay­lor but also of peo­ple such as Al Morris who, he says, ‘ have worked for decades to pro­vide box­ing fa­cil­i­ties for Bray youth’.

He added that the fo­cus of his­tory may be lo­cal, na­tional or in­ter­na­tional, but its func­tion is the same. ‘ When Bray res­i­dent Ni­cola Gray, for ex­am­ple, re­counts her mem­o­ries of at­tend­ing St Paul's School, which is now de­mol­ished, she is help­ing us to un­der­stand not just the ex­pe­ri­ence of school-chil­dren in Bray in the mid-twen­ti­eth cen­tury, but also giv­ing us an in­sight into the na­ture of de­nom­i­na­tional ed­u­ca­tion in the Repub­lic of Ire­land.'

‘Bray's Jim Lynch is owed spe­cial thanks as the jour­nal's co­or­di­na­tor,' said Colum. ‘Jim has long wanted to cel­e­brate Cearb­hall Ó Dálaigh's close con­nec­tion with Bray.'

By co­in­ci­dence, Jim lives next door to the house in Old Court Ter­race where Cearb­hall Ó Dálaigh lived with his fam­ily af­ter they moved from the Main Street.

The book, which Colum said is ‘a tribute to the peo­ple of Bray,' is avail­able from book­shops around the town for €9.99.

At the launch of the Jour­nal were Liam Ó’hAlmhain, Cllr. David Grant, cathaoir­leach Bray Town Coun­cil; edi­tor Colum Kenny; Cllr. Tom For­tune, cathaoir­leach Wick­low County Coun­cil; Jim Lynch and Brian White.

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