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Bray Roadshows

A visit to a Bray car park reminded Brian Gallagher of magical summer nights ....

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Bray Roadshows

Before package holidays, Bray, Co. Wicklow was the Blackpool of Ireland where holidaymakers came for the sea, the amusements and the "Roadshows".

Roadshows were variety shows put on in temporary, 'fit-up' theatres around the town. They consisted of music, dancing and one-act plays.

Brian Gallagher was a child on holidays in Bray in the 1960s and visits a location of one of the roadshows - now a carpark - to remember the magic of a night of warm Coke, plastic sandals and spooky, greenlit melodramas.

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