Belfast schoolboys get away from the conflict in Northern Ireland with a holiday in Bray, County Wicklow.

One hundred boys aged 10 and 11, mostly from Ballymurphy in Belfast, are enjoying a fortnight‘s holiday at Coláiste Chiaráin in Bray, County Wicklow.

Since 1972 the Christian Brothers, backed by contributions from the order in Northern Ireland, have been providing such holidays free of charge at Coláiste Chiaráin. The boys are all from final year primary classes at Christian Brothers schools in Northern Ireland and are the second group to attend this year.

Among the many trips organised for them by the Christian Brothers are visits to Dublin Zoo, Butlin's Mosney and to the nearby seaside and mountains.

One boy interviewed plans to

Play about.

All of the boys are looking forward to playing football and swimming in the college’s pool, although they say the water is freezing.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 14 August 1974. The reporter is Forbes McFall.