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Bray has something for everyone…

From its rich heritage and splendid scenery to excellent transport links, a bustling town centre and thriving industry. Bray has a wide range of festivals and activities to keep visitors entertained throughout the year.

Enjoy Bray’s splendid Seafront and walk the magnificent Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk, visit Sea Life or Killruddery House and Gardens.

Enjoy an evening in any of our lively hostelries, choose from a wide range of restaurants or pubs to dine in, or stay in our excellent hotels.

Traditionally Bray boasts many arts, cultural and literary connections from contemporary artists to literary giants and well-known names from the world of music. Today the Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre is the hub of arts activity in the town.

Bray is home to Ardmore Studios; the centre of Ireland’s film and television production industry. The studios have welcomed A-list actors in the shape of James Cagney, Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole in the early years, to Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Julia Roberts in recent years. Recent productions include Penny Dreadful and Moone Boy.

Bray has a thriving industrial base. The largest employers are in the pharmaceutical, IT and cosmetic industries. Bray is an ideal place to locate a business. While the Bray and District Chamber of Commerce represents every size of business from sole traders to SME’s to multinationals, they ‘Promote Business, while supporting the Community‘

We are renowned for our top class educational facilities, including our language schools. Dublin’s Universities and third level institutions are also within easy reach.

As you can see Bray really has something for everyone! Why not take a look around our website......

If you have any questions please call in to the Bray Tourism Office which is located in the Civic Offices just off the Main Street. Call us on +353 2867128, message us on Facebook , email us or

National Heritage Week – 22 to 30 August 2015

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National Heritage Week takes place from Saturday 22nd to Sunday 30th August 2015

National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation.

The end of school holidays are looming so what better way to enjoy the last days of summer than with a fun family day out during National Heritage Week.

National Heritage Week is jam-packed with fun events designed especially for children.

In Bray, there’s plenty in store with historical talk, guided World War 1 walk, take a historical tour of the seafront, go whale watching on Bray Head.

Click here for more information and to download the Wicklow Heritage Event guide.

River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme News

Over the coming months and throughout the River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme the Municipal District of Bray, Wicklow County Council and the Office of Public Works (OPW) aim to keep the town and particularly the residents living near the Dargle River, fully informed of the schemes progress at every stage.

As you may already know the Flood Defence Scheme involves the widening and deepening of the river channel and the construction of walls and embankments along a 3.3km stretch from Silverbridge at the N11 to the Harbour Bridge at Bray Harbour.

We are aiming to have the River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme completed in late 2016.

Click here to read the latest Newsletter.

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Watch our Town

Top Bray Attractions

Bray has loads to see and do. Here's our top choices for a perfect family fun day out.

Culture Night in Wicklow – Friday, 18th September 2015

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Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday, 18th September 2015.

On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge.

2015 marks Wicklow’s 6th year of participation in this national event, and we are sure there will be many wonderful experiences to be had at this year’s Culture Night.

Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with Wicklow County Council.

Count Wicklow and indeed Bray has a number of different FREE events on the night. Why not take a look here.

Did you know that Bray has been awarded the prestigious international Purple Flag award

The Purple Flag Award is designed to honour excellence in the appeal and management of a town or city centre area between the hours of 5pm and 5am.

It’s kind of like the Blue Flag for beaches and the Green Flag for schools – but the purple means it’s an area recognised as a place to go ‘for a better night out’.

Purple Flag is the “gold standard” for night time destinations and Bray received the award in 2014.

“This is a great achievement for Bray and we are delighted that the hard work between the town council, Bray Chamber of Commerce, the Gardaí, the traders, the citizens and everyone who played a part in gaining this award,” said David Forde, District Administrator.

“This recognition brings with it international praise for our town. We now have another fantastic marketing tool to further promote Bray at home and abroad,” added Mr. Forde.

For more information about the initiative please click here.

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