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Bray : Did You Know...?

Bray : Did You Know...?

Brian Lennon , Stephen Lennon

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"Bray - Did You Know...?" is a unique book which contains a wonderful collection of strange, humourous and occasionally astonishing facts, stories and photographs - some almost forgotten in time - of Ireland's most famous and most loved seaside town.

"Bray - Did You Know...?" is a unique book which contains a wonderful collection of strange, humourous and occasionally astonishing facts, stories and photographs - some almost forgotten in time - of Ireland's most famous and most loved seaside town.

For example, did you know that: one of the bloodiest battles in Ireland took place in Little Bray, in 1401; Bray was once the site of a huge scotch pine forest that extended well into the Irish Sea; in the 1950s, 60s and 70s you could get a ride on the chair-lifts to the Eagle's Nest at Bray Head; on the base of the supporting columns of the Esplanade's bandstand the name Dublin is actually misspelled?

The statue of the wyvern at the Town Hall was the source of a row as to whether it should be of the Virgin Mary or a knight in armour; Great Sugarloaf and Little Sugarloaf Mountains were once called 'The Gilt Spears'; and, Neil Jordan's film "Michael Collins" was filmed in Bray, with the Carlisle Grounds used for the 1920 Croke Park massacre. "Bray - Did You Know...?" contains a vast amount of unusual and entertaining reminders of days gone by, and readers will enjoy the life changing facts and events that have occured in Bray over the years.

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Author Brian Lennon , Stephen Lennon
Publisher Liffey Press
Publication date 6 Dec 2012
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781908308368

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