Tuesday 16 October 2018

The De Buitléar Way opens

The Slí de Buitléar, or 'Eamon De Buitléar Way' was opened recently on Bray head by the wife of the late conservationist and film maker.

Lailí De Buitléar was joined by councillors and officials of the now abolished bray Town Council to cut the ribbon on the walkway.

The conditions were very wet but Eamon himself certainly wouldn't have been put off by a drop of rain, which would have turned up a particular set of interesting circumstances for him to examine.

A long-time resident of Delgany and native of Bray, the Wicklow man was famous for his work with wildlife. He was a household name throughout Ireland for many years.

He passed away last year at the age of 83 and plans were put in place for a walk at the Bray ecological playground in his memory.

A sign at the entrance gives a brief history of the man and his work as well as some flora and fauna to look out for. Eamon encouraged discovery in nature throughout his life and was very active in community events along with his wife Laillí.

Bray People