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Tuesday 17 September 2019

Rich history on show as Heritage Week begins

Canadh Le Chéile, led by Brian Whelan, who sang at the event at St Crispin’s Cell, Greystones
Canadh Le Chéile, led by Brian Whelan, who sang at the event at St Crispin’s Cell, Greystones

Mary Fogarty

Heritage Week got under way last Saturday, with a host of events held to celebrate the history and the rich heritage of the region.

In Greystones, they made a day of it at St Crispin's Cell, where Greystones Cancer Support's 'Canadh Le Chéile', led by Brian Whelan of The Cyclones, provided the soundtrack for the day.

St Crispin's Cell has been developed by Greystones Tidy Towns and the site now features plaques with historical information, picnic tables and benches as well as paved pathways. There was also traditional Irish music on uilleann pipes.

There was then an exhibition of artefacts found during the archaeological dig at St Crispin's last November.

Archaeologist David McIlreavy was there to give an interpretation of the artefacts. The day also included a painting competition for children.

In Bray, historian Brian White brought walkers for a historical guided tour around Bray.

The fascinating tour, arranged by Bray Cualann Historical Society, included the old harbour, Carlisle Grounds, Duncairn Terrace and the Royal Hotel.

Heritage Week continues this week with events from the opening of a fairy trail and an exhibition about the women of Wicklow, to more guided tours of Bray, tours of Delgany burial grounds, and more.

For a list of the upcoming events,see this week's Bray People

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