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Welcome to the award-winning Bray.ie website.

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.

From taking a dip in the waters of Bray’s Blue Flag beach to enjoying Coasteering along Bray’s absolutely amazing coastline, checking out the spectacular views from Bray Head to walking the Cliff Walk, Bray is packed full of incredible experiences that you can’t get anywhere else.

Visit Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre, National SEA LIFE Centre or even experience the fun and adrenalin of outdoor adventure sports with Bray Adventures or go Tenpin Bowling at Bray Bowl.

There are lots of fabulous places to stay, eat, drink, relax and shop so why not explore Bray this summer....

Here comes the summer…

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The Bray and District Chamber of Commerce and Bray.ie has launched its summer tourism campaign. The new strategy will promote a variety of tourism products and events on offer to those who visit Bray this summer.

The announcements include a number of family friendly events from outdoor movies on the beach to a series of free Sunday afternoon concerts on Bray bandstand. The events will run from early June to mid September and will really showcase Bray as a vibrant place to visit.”

You can watch the stars under the stars with Outdoor Movies on the beach fortnightly from June 29th.

Summer Sunday’s is a series of free concerts on Bray bandstand. Running over selected Sunday’s during the summer months.

After a great first year Wings Food Fest returns July 15th & 16th. This weekend food festival is dedicated to the mighty chicken wing and includes a street food market, hot wings challenge, live music and more. For more information and to register for the hot wings challenge please see www.wingsfoodfest.com.

Enjoy all the fun of the fair at the Seafront Fun Fair from July 22nd until August 7th.

The Bray Air Display returns on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July 2017.

Read more here

The Bray summer tourism campaign is brought to you by Bray Chamber, Wicklow County Council and Bray.ie.

Bray Air Display

Enjoy Ireland’s Biggest Air Festival on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July 2017.

The event, which is renowned as one of Europe’s best air displays, was recognised earlier this year as 'Best Festival / Event Experience (large)’ at the prestigious, national Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2017.

This great family weekend all kicks off at 12 noon on both days.

As well as the incredible display in the skies over #Bray there will be plenty of family fun..... Read more here.

Watch back RTÉ News report from last years event:

The #BrayAirDisplay is managed by Bray Summerfest with thanks to main supporter the Irish Aviation Authority, as well as Wicklow County Council and Bray.ie.

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River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme News

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.

The scheme is required to protect both property, but more importantly, lives in Little Bray.

Wicklow County Council would like to extend their sincere thanks to all the residents affected by the ongoing flood defence works for their continuous co-operation and patience throughout the scheme.

The Lower Dargle Road, the Boardwalk and the new entrance to The Peoples Park was opened to the public on March 15th 2017. Click here to read all about this and the schemes latest news.

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Click here to access our dedicated #OurTownOurRiver page which is updated regularly with the scheme’s latest news, answering your questions and displaying scheme photographs.

Florentine Shopping Centre Update

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Planning permission has been granted to Wicklow County Council by An Bord Pleanala for a 13000m2 retail and cinema development at the heart of Bray’s Main Street. The development is estimated to cost €24M.

The development which it is envisaged will consist of:

256 car parking spaces at lower ground floor level with 320 cycle spaces
Anchor Store 1 (on upper ground and first floor)
Anchor Store 2 (upper ground floor)
8 retail units at upper ground floor level and at first floor level
3 restaurant units at upper ground floor level
3 business units at first floor level
5 screen cinema at upper ground, first and second floor levels

For more information about this proposed development can be found here.