In at number 1 ... the history journal
LAST WEEKEND the Bray Cualann Historical Society received the good news that its latest journal, No 6, had risen from the number 7 to number 1 position in the DuBray chart of top ten books, 'a truly remarkable feat for a local history society publication and testifying to the great interest being shown in it locally,' according to spokesman James Scannell. This Journal is a special issue marking the centenary of the birth of Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, the 5th President of Ireland, who was born at 85 Main Street, Bray, on February 12 1911 and who resigned controversially in 1976.
The journal has been guest-edited by Prof. Colum Kenny of Dublin City University. Articles included in the issue, divided into four sections, include some on Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, Bray stories, Bray Public Library, and remarkable women associated with Bray, for example Elise Sandes who set up 32 homes for soldiers, women's rights champion Pauline Adams, and boxing champ Katie Taylor. The Bray Cualann Historical Society was formed in 1976 with the aims of pro- moting history in Bray and North Wicklow. The Society holds monthly lectures and outings to places of interest.
The first journal of the Society was published in 1985, with other journals in 1986, 1990, 2001 (the 25th Anniversary of the society), and 2004 (150th Anniversary of the railway coming to Bray).
Since the first journal appeared in 1985, the society has published in its six journals more than 100 different articles tracing the history of Bray and surrounding areas
The cost of this latest publication is €9.99 and copies can be obtained from Bray Credit Union, Main Street, Bray; The Town Hall Bookshop, Florence Road, Bray; Vance Shoe Repairs, Florence Road, Bray; DuBray Books, and other outlets displaying the on sale poster, and at monthly meetings of the Bray Cualann Historical Society in the Bray Chamber of Commerce House, 10 Prince of Wales Tce.,
The next meeting will take place on Thursday March 10 at 8 p.m. For more information contact journal coordinator Jim Lynch on ( 01) 2862685.