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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 .

Bray Air Display – July 23rd & 24th

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You won’t want to miss the 11th annual aerobatic extravaganza which has been extended to a two day, full weekend event this year on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July.

The full line-up of world-class aerobatic display teams including none-other than the Daddy of them all – the Red Arrows; Italy’s flamboyant Frecce Tricolori; the dare-devil Breitling Wingwalkers (yes they walk on the plane wings mid-air!) and our very own, celebrated Irish Air Corps has been revealed – firmly cementing #BrayAirDisplay supported by main Sponsors the Irish Aviation Authority, as one of Europe’s best ever air displays.

Featuring 27 jets, 46 aircraft and pilots, 50 support crew and an army of 20 volunteers it will be an aerobatic feast for the senses!

The two-day aviation spectacle, which is also supported by Wicklow County Council and Bray.ie, will kick off at 12noon each day.

11 acts will be performing on Saturday 23rd July and a further 5 acts are added on Sunday 24th July, bringing the total on Sunday to a whopping 16 high quality participating air display acts.

Full event details are available at: brayairdisplay.com.

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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 the latest news about the scheme.

Purple Flag award

Purple Flag is the “gold standard” for night time destinations. Like Blue Flag for beaches, places that meet the standards can fly the flag.

Bray received the award in 2014. We have successfully retained the Purple Flag Ireland for 2015/16.

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.

Now we want your views on how Vibrant, Safe and Well Managed Bray is as a night time destination in 2016.

Click here to access and complete our survey. Your responses are vital in helping Bray Town build our Purple Flag full renewal application for 2016.

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