MOST POPULAR STORIESˇ
Posted 22 hours ago
Posted 12 hours ago
Posted 8 hours ago
Bray Baths Of The Old Days
Located south of Dublin on the east coast, Bray village in Co. Wicklow is one of the typical seaside spots in Ireland.
Recent photos uploaded to a great Facebook page, called ‘Bray – Did You Know,’ take us back in time to the historic baths that any visitor to Bray was sure to visit.
Unfortunately, as the more recent photo above shows, much of these are no longer used, and in other locations nearby (like Blackrock and Sandymount) they lie derelict
The image below is also a recent one, but combined with the images further below, you get an idea of how the Bray baths used to look:
This postcard picture gives an idea of how busy the baths were in days gone by. Was it always sunny in Bray back then?!
This image from 1895 shows the public showers that were dotted along east coast beaches:
And finally, from about 1890, no sign of bikinis there: