Some residents of Killarney Road, BrayIn the past fifty years many of the large house's of Bray have given way for housing estates. All that is
left is the name of the big house that once occupied the site. In some
cases the large house has remained and new houses built around it.
Killarney Road, Bray was mainly developed after the coming of the
Railway in 1854. The fashionable houses were described as fine
gentlemen's residence. The range of persons to live on the road includes
Taoiseach, Minister of Justice, High Court Judges, Engineers, Civil
Servants, Dublin Merchants, The road can boast of having three brothers
at the London Olympics of 1908, still a record today of three
Olympians in one family. These are just some of the secrets of the
Working with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, we are researching Ireland’s unique DNA. We need volunteers to provide samples for this research. If your 8 great-grandparents came from the same area, we need you.
Flagging Ireland is a new 52-page full colour publication (August
2015) by the Genealogical Society of Ireland, edited by Stan Zamyatin.
It deals with the design and use of flags in Ireland, north and south.
It is intended for use by school;s, colleges, sporting clubs and local
communities to assist them in the design, manufacture and use of flags.
This guide takes the reader through the steps to create a wonderfully
vibrant and visible representation of the unique local identities of
communities and groups.
The price is €10 +€2 p&p
For the month of October, the book is available at a discount of €3. Click here
Our Opening Hours
Our archivess and research centre are closed. We hope to re-open in a new location soon
Genealogical Society of Ireland will open daily for all of Heritage Week
19-27 August 10.00am-4.00pm daily (11.00am-4.pm Sundays)
Click here for a map showing our new location behind the Loughlinstown Leisure Centre, Loughlinstown Drive, Loughlinstown
Entrance through the carpark of the Leisure Centre.
We are very grateful to Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council which has made the premises available to us.
The computer room and facilities for tracing family history are fully open. The fitting out of facilities for the library and archives is being suspended throughout Heritage Week