In at num­ber 1 ... the his­tory jour­nal

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.

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