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Where: Leinster, County Wicklow, Ireland

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May the blessings of Saint Patrick be upon you on this national saint's day wherever you may be!

St. Patrick was a Welshman, brought here initially as a slave and put minding pigs on the sides of Slemish in Ulster. His escape and subsequent return must have been traumatic but his conversion of the people in the country resonates down the centuries.
Now finding Christ Church in Bray is helped only by the spire sticking up out of the trees. The two jarvies waiting patiently are hoping for a few drinks for the day that's in it!

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_CAB_03322

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    • 17/Mar/2022 09:52:47

    ☘️ Happy St Patrick's Day ☘️ We planted sweet peas. Love photos of Bray ...

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    • 17/Mar/2022 09:58:02

    Lá Fhéile Pádraig fé mhaise díobh, freisin.

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    • 17/Mar/2022 10:27:00

    ??Streetview -

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    concho cowboy

    • 17/Mar/2022 13:19:28

    SPECIAL AWARD ★★★★★ 5 stars for your photo... Seen in:..Flickr Hall of Fame Flickr Hall of Fame (Post 1 – Award 1)

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    • 17/Mar/2022 13:23:06

    Happy St. Patrick's Day.

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    • 17/Mar/2022 20:06:18

    Buenas fotos antiguas .

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    • 18/Mar/2022 12:46:38

    Spire added 1870, per NIAH

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    • 18/Mar/2022 13:31:40

    The companion photo of the interior,, shows that the arcade of pointed arches behind the alter are not yet decorated with the glass mosaics representing the Transfiguration of Our Lord. As this was one of the first adornments to the interior of Christ Church. , it suggests 1870 - 1880 period.

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    • 18/Mar/2022 14:57:51

    “The centre mosaic was erected in memory of Edward Lysaght Griffin, a British peer and resident of Violet Hill, Bray who died in 1884. Also missing from our photo are the marble mosaic panels flanking the centre altar …… these marble panels were completed between 1891 and 1895” So date between 1870 - 1884

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    • 18/Mar/2022 20:56:15

    ☘️The 17 March Limerick☘️ There once was a Vicar of Bray* Who was annually known to pray From the top of the steeple, "To all you good people, The Blessings of ☘️Saint Patrick's Day☘️!"
    * - No, perhaps not that one.

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    Aidrean S

    • 24/Mar/2022 12:33:51

    🎉Happy late St. Patrick's day ✨where is the shamrock emoji when you most need it?