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 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 Tweet to @bray_ie
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.
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.
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