“Sea breezes, history,
I love Bray, the heart sings”
The Medieval Bray Project has now chosen a photograph and verse. The photograph was chosen from a number of entries received depicting an aspect of Bray’s heritage under the theme of People and Place (Daoine agus Áit).
The image portray’s an aspect of what we think makes Bray’s heritage unique and how it connects the community. Iconic photographs of Bray have been posted to Bray.ie, Bray Open Forum and other Bray Groups, have hit a chord with large sections of the Bray community we have chosen one of these. Two of Bray’s annual main events are the St. Patrick’s day parade and the Airshow. The Medieval Bray Project has chosen a brightly coloured and uplifting scene from a St. Patrick’s day parade not too long ago, reminding us of when we could celebrate together and giving us hope that our strong, active and diverse community can and will celebrate together again.
The postcard shows is one of a collection produced by members of the Irish Community Archive Network (iCAN) which The Medieval Bray Project joined in 2019, which is an initiative of the National Museum of Ireland and Wicklow Heritage Office that supports community groups in collecting, preserving and sharing their local history and heritage online.
Representatives of The Medieval Bray Project and members of two other groups from Bray attended workshops with other iCAN Heritage Communities throughout Ireland and it was through that process one photograph was selected for the Postcard. This postcard which was taken by Joe Keogh was entered by bray.ie. Three other photographs of finalists are shown here, one taken by local wildlife specialist Justin Ivory, depicting some dolphins playing in Dalkey Bay, another showing a Bray group called Sanctuary Runners, having fun after a run which is held each Saturday outside the Esplanade Hotel at 09.30am. If you’re interested in joining please register online with Bray Sanctuary Runners. https://www.facebook.com/braysanctuaryrunners
Lastly a photograph taken of a mural on the side of the Harbour Bar in Bray which was organised by “Bray for Love”. https://www.facebook.com/brayforlove/posts/138502467981762
- Postcard is A5 in size (which is half A4)
- It will be distributed to community groups, libraries, arts groups, nursing homes and other outlets.
- Please let us know if you wish us to send you some cards up to five per person and we will post some out to you.
- Submit requests by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Queries to Mary at 0872104844