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Churches in Co. Wicklow
« on: Wednesday 05 March 08 16:11 GMT (UK) »
Catholic Churches
Holy Redeemer Parish, Bray www.holyredeemerbray.ie
Parish of St Kevin, Glendalough. www.glendalough.dublindiocese.ie
Queen of Peace, Bray www.queenofpeace.ie
St.Joseph's, Templerainey and St.Patrick's, Barraniskey, Parish of Avoca. www.parishes.com/ireland/contents.htm

Church of Ireland
Ballinatone C of I memorial inscriptions www.rootsweb.com/~irlwic2/grave_yards/ballimatone_graveyard.htm
Christ Church, Bray http://bray.dublin.anglican.org
St John's C of I, Laragh http://tiny.cc/gOGMI    (Broken Link - 9/11/11)
Wicklow and Killiskey Parishes http://wicklow.glendalough.anglican.org/index.htm   (Broken Link - 9/11/11)

Sites containing more than one denomination
Catholic, C of I, Methodist and Presbyterian Churches in Arklow. www.arklow.ie/community/masses.asp
Catholic and C of I Churches in the Enniskerry and Powerscourt area www.enniskerry.ie/churches/
Historical Churches in Wicklow http://tiny.cc/B9d5M

The church, in the village of Newcastle, between Bray and Wicklow, is owned by the Church of Ireland (Anglican). These days it is used as the local Catholic church after
an agreement made by the two faiths eight years ago. 

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Re: Churches in Co. Wicklow
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 13 March 08 13:13 GMT (UK) »
I can't tell from the names if any of these are Catholic?  My family have been found in the US as both Catholic and Church of England.  Why would an Irishman belong to the Church of England ever?
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Re: Churches in Co. Wicklow
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 13 March 08 15:02 GMT (UK) »
Here in Ireland the Episcopal Church is known as the Church of Ireland- all Ireland is not Catholic and there are also Presbyterians, Methodists, Congregationalists, Quakers, etc.
If you click on any of the links Christopher posted you will see lots of information about them. Another way to find information would be to put 'catholic church bray' into a search engine like Google and check the results.
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Re: Churches in Co. Wicklow
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 13 March 08 15:16 GMT (UK) »
Is there any info on the Presbyterian church in Bray? Apparently my Grandfather was a builder and helped to build it. Would love to know more. Bray library had little info about this when I last visited.
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[My grandfather was Robert Henry Kane and had a partner named Fraser]
Clulo - Staffs.,Warwickshire, Lancs.1780 -1950
Fisher- Nafferton,Hull, Manchester.1770-1840-1950
Kane&McNeill,Forkhill, Armagh and Glasgow,Bray Dublin.1850s -1920
Boshell and Dowzard- Dublin, 1840s -1911
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Kay - Newcastle on Tyne 1780-1861
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Re: Churches in Co. Wicklow
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 13 March 08 15:45 GMT (UK) »
Presbyterian Church in Bray known as St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Present church built 1858. History of church mentions all the ministers and quite a few alterations to church. What time period would your grandfather have been in business. Kooky?

Don't see a website for them:
www.presbyterianireland.org/congregations/index.html
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Re: Churches in Co. Wicklow
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 13 March 08 16:03 GMT (UK) »
I can't tell from the names if any of these are Catholic? My family have been found in the US as both Catholic and Church of England. Why would an Irishman belong to the Church of England ever?

Hello leagen,

I'm doing some editing of my post so that you can identify the denominations.

Christopher 

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Re: Churches in Co. Wicklow
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 13 March 08 18:51 GMT (UK) »
My grandfather was in Bray about 1910, when my father was born.
They lived at 2, Dargle Terrace, Bray. They can be found there in the 1911 census.
I know they were in Dublin at the time of the 1916 uprising.

For some unknown reason my father sent for his Baptism record in Dec. 1989. [It was 3rd April 1910.] It was sent to him by G. Denis Campbell, minister, St. Andrew's Manse, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.
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Clulo - Staffs.,Warwickshire, Lancs.1780 -1950
Fisher- Nafferton,Hull, Manchester.1770-1840-1950
Kane&McNeill,Forkhill, Armagh and Glasgow,Bray Dublin.1850s -1920
Boshell and Dowzard- Dublin, 1840s -1911
Kay/Bremner Edinburgh 1800 - 1841.Kay Staffs.& Lancs1842 -1901
Kay - Newcastle on Tyne 1780-1861
Swindell, Marple & Manchester 1900->
Makinson, M/c & Prestwich 1870 ->
Beacom/Jones - Enniskillen 1780 ->

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Re: Churches in Co. Wicklow
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 13 March 08 19:25 GMT (UK) »
Bray Presbyterian Church (St. Andrew's):
Original chuld building in Main St. and present church in Quinsboro Rd. built 1858 (manse built around same time). 1887 school added & 1890 teacher's residence. South transept added 1883 and north transept added 1892 (and door with porch opened on south side). 1926 electric lights installed, 1929 porch built north entrance. Manse sold after 1934 and house built at Old Connaught Road. 1943 old school burnt (caused by electrical fault) and new one then built.
Not sure if your grandfather was involved in any of the above works but he could have been hired to do other repairs not listed here.
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Re: Churches in Co. Wicklow
« Reply #8 on: Friday 14 March 08 08:21 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that. He was born in 1874 and is not in 1901 census in England or Scotland [where he was born and where his parents and siblings lived] In the Scottish 1891 census he is in Glasgow as an apprentice joiner. His uncle Henry McNeill was in the 1911 census in Bray with the Kane family. He was a builder's foreman as was my grandfather.
Where did you glean all this info?
I always suspected that 'your grandfather built the church' was a bit of a legend. My father always tended towards hyperbole!
Thank you anyway.
Kooky
Clulo - Staffs.,Warwickshire, Lancs.1780 -1950
Fisher- Nafferton,Hull, Manchester.1770-1840-1950
Kane&McNeill,Forkhill, Armagh and Glasgow,Bray Dublin.1850s -1920
Boshell and Dowzard- Dublin, 1840s -1911
Kay/Bremner Edinburgh 1800 - 1841.Kay Staffs.& Lancs1842 -1901
Kay - Newcastle on Tyne 1780-1861
Swindell, Marple & Manchester 1900->
Makinson, M/c & Prestwich 1870 ->
Beacom/Jones - Enniskillen 1780 ->