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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. It's currently home to RTÉ's Dancing with the Stars.

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......

Are you organising an event in Bray? Well, we would love to hear from you. This is a free opportunity to include an entry on the websites 'What's On Guide'. Simply click here for more info *Terms and conditions apply!

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 .

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.

‘‘ and one of the towns biggest tourism initiatives – the ‘Bray Air Display‘ have been shortlisted for two awards has been nominated for the ‘Best Connected Community’ category in the 2017 Community & Council Awards presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA and The Bray Air Display has been nominated for the ‘Best Festival / Event Experience (Large) in the Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2017.

Speaking of the news, District Administrator David Forde said:

“We are delighted to be shortlisted for the both awards this year. The nominations recognise the overall performance and the quality of our online engagement via and that our biggest tourism events – the ‘Bray Air Display‘ is seen as a significant contribution to Irish tourism".

"The past 12 months have been our busiest to date in terms of digital output and we have successfully grown all aspects of our tourism activities. It’s truly a testament to all the people involved who work extremely hard in helping to promote our town. Their contribution has been invaluable”.


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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.

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

Did you that Bray is to get a riverside boardwalk as part of the final element of the River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme. Click here to read more information about the boardwalk.

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Click here to read our latest Newsletter about the scheme.

The Bray Comedy Festival – 22nd to 26th Feb 2017

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The Bray Comedy Festival is back in February 2017 with over 50 acts and 15 shows. Full details at