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Welcome to Bray, County Wicklow

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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 and if you have any questions please Tweet us!

Our Town’s Latest News

St. Patrick's Festival returns on March 13th with Bird’s Euroshow Funfair on the seafront, The Big Funday Out in the Civic Plaza, the much loved Boathouse Céilí Breakfast and The Harbour Walls Fireworks Display.

New events this year include the traditional Irish St. Patrick’s Eve Ceol agus Craic, and an historic walk up Bray Head.

St. Patrick’s Day will start with the Pre-Parade Party at 1pm before the Parade start at 3pm from The Town Hall. It is our pleasure to have Claire Darmody, Senior Producer of The Morning Show on East Coast FM, who is at the forefront of this community platform.

The annual St Patrick’s Festival Bray is brought to you by Bray & District Chamber, the Municipal District of Bray. All events are FREE, with heartfelt thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, participants and the emergency services.

Full details of the Festival and a complete list of all our events is available here.

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River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme News

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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. This is subject to weather, ground conditions and in accordance with environmental restrictions such as those set by the Wildlife Acts.

Click here to read the latest Newsletter.

Watch our Town

Up & coming Events in Bray

Bray hosts some great family, arts, food and music events throughout the year. Here's our top picks.

Top Bray Attractions

Bray has loads to see and do. Here's our top choices for a perfect family fun day out.

Did you know that Bray has been awarded the prestigious international Purple Flag award

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.

For more information about the initiative please click here.

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