Scans from a postcard booklet titled “Souvenir of Bray“, produced by Irish Tourist Association. Date unknown but appears to be from the c1930s.
Bray (Brí Cualann – “Hill of the Cuala territory” ), looking north from the road to Bray Head the heights of Killiney and wooded Vale of Shangannagh from a picturesque background for the Beach and Promenade. The summit of the Head commands wonderful views to the south, and west lie the Hills of Wicklow and all the glory of the “Garden of Ireland”.
The Glen of the Dargle, a deeply wooded defile of superb beauty, lied about two miles west of Bray. Always a popular venue for outings and picnics, it contains the famous “Lover’s Leap” about which there are several romantic legends.
Naylor’s Cove – This up-to-date swimming pool lies in a sheltered cove beneath Bray Head which towers 700ft above the sea. Swimming Galas and other aquatic sports are frequently held there.
The Scalp (An Scealp -“The Hill Cleft”). The translation of the original Irish Names aptly describes this rocky pass. The view from the rock-covered hill on either side is well worth the short ascent.
Kilmacanogue (Cell of St. Canice) is three miles from Bray, on the road to Glen o’ the downs and Rocky Valley
Powerscourt Demesne is close to Enniskerry and within easy reach of Bray. This beautiful Estate contains the residence of Viscount Powerscourt and extends overs 1,400 acres. Miles of fascinating walks and drives wind throughout its woodlands and rich plantations. The celebrated Waterfall (400ft) and the Deer Park, with it’s herds of Deer, should not be missed.
At the beach in Bray