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Town's in County Wicklow.

Wicklow.
 

(Wykinglo 'Vikings meadow' )

Wicklow town is said to have been founded by the Vikings in the ninth century, at the west end of Main Street are the fragmentary remains of a Franciscan friary founded in the 13th century.

Many fine buildings in the town date from the 18th century, one of these is the Town Hall, behind which is the the remains of the old Jail, built in 1702. It ceased to be used as a jail in 1924, it is now a heritage centre and museum. It was in this building that Billy Byrne was executed for his part in the 1798 rebellion, he commented by a monument in Market street.

Tourist Information
Rialto House
Fitzwilliam Square
Wicklow
Co Wicklow
Tel +0035342 9335484
E Mail
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Bray.
 

(Hill.)

Bray is one of Ireland’s longest established seaside resorts, it was developed when the railway was extended south of Dún Laoghaire in the 1850s. The predominately Victorian architecture of the promenade and sea front, contrasting with the more modern parts of the town.

The writer James Joyce lived there from 1889 to 1891. Among the sites is the National Aquarium. A massive cross has been erected on a rock at Bray Head jutting out into the sea to mark the Roman Catholic holy year of 1950.

Bray
Co Wicklow
Tel +353 (0)
E Mail
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