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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....

Explore Bray this summer…

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This summer in Bray we have a number of great family friendly events and will run from early June to mid-September and will really showcase Bray as a vibrant place to visit.

So far this season hundreds of thousands have visited the seaside town enjoying Wings Food Fest, Outdoor Movies on the beach, a series of free Sunday afternoon concerts on Bray bandstand and not to mention watching gravity-defying manoeuvres, fly-overs and aerobatic performances at the Bray Air Display which took place on Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 23rd.

This fun continues with Summer Sunday’s which runs over selected Sunday’s into September. Read more here.

Sumo Run Ireland is a fun charity event in inflatable sumo suits on the seafront in Bray, Co.Wicklow on August 27th, 2017 in aid of Purple House Cancer Support. Read more here.

Harbour Roots Festival is setting up shop in Bray towards the end of this month. Here’s your chance to see some of Ireland’s finest original acts work their musical magic. Running across 5 days & nights, celebrate some of the finest Folk, Bluegrass, Americana and Country music acts in the country with a couple of very special guests from further afield. Read more here.

Read more about the 'Explore Bray' initiative here

Up to 140,000 marvel at incredible Bray Air Display

A crowd of up to 140,000 people made their way to Bray Promenade over the weekend of July 22nd and 23rd to marvel at awe-inspiring aerobatic performances during this year’s award winning Bray Air Display, supported by bray.ie.

Bray basked in glorious sunshine and right on cue, the sun made a welcome return just before the first aircraft took to the skies.

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.

Read more here.

Watch back RTÉ News report:

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.