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Notes on Bray, County Wicklow

The King of Bray   Edward Breslin (1818-1897), the son of a small farmer from Baltinglass, was Bray’s most powerful citizen in the late 19th century. He came to prominence when he oversaw the catering for the Dublin Exhibition in 1853, an event organised by William Dargan, Father of the Irish Railways. Two years later, […]