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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 .

Christmas In Bray

The official switch-on of the town’s Christmas lights will take place on Saturday, November 28th. Entertainment will be starting at 4.30pm with the official Switch on at 5.15pm and back by popular demand will be a fireworks display.

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Santa and the elves return to Bray iconic town hall on 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th of December.

There's even free parking every weekend right through to December after 11am at the Florence Road and Herbert Road Car Parks.

Click here for more information.

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.

Information Evening

We will be hosting an information evening about the River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme in the Royal Hotel on Thursday, 10th December 2015 from 7pm to 9pm. Please come and join us to discuss the progress made and what is left to do.

Watch as Marc Devereux, Senior Engineer at Municipal District of Bray / Wicklow County Council as he gives an update on the River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme progress to date:

Click here to read the latest Newsletter.

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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

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.

This recognition brings with it international praise for our town. We now have another fantastic marketing tool to further promote Bray at home and abroad.

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.

Purple Flag centres have something for everyone. They are clean, safe, vibrant and convivial. The benefits can include:

· A raised profile and an improved public image

· Wider patronage

· Increased expenditure

· Lower crime and anti-social behaviour

· A more successful mixed-use economy

For more information about the initiative please click here.

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Ireland’s Ancient East

Ireland’s Ancient East is designed to maximise the history and heritage in the region and bring it to greater international attention. In order to achieve this, it will offer visitors a “personal experience” of 5000 years of history.

Did you know that Kilruddery House & Gardens and Powerscourt Estate feature on the Ireland's Ancient East.

Click here for more information on Ireland's Ancient East.



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