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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...

The countdown to the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Bray is underway

This year St. Patrick’s Festival Bray will be focusing on great family fun with a strong emphasis on celebrating the towns multicultural community.

Mick Glynn, St. Patrick’s Festival Chairman said ‘I would really encourage local groups and organisations to take part in our annual parade. It is an opportunity to showcase our rich culture and heritage to thousands of visitors. You can register here. Closing date for submissions is February 18th’.

The festival will run from Thursday, March 14th until Monday, March 18th and it will feature Bird’s Euroshow funfair, live music, an open-air céilí, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade plus loads more.

Full event details of this year’s festival will be launched shortly here.

 

Successful night for Bray at the All Ireland Community and Council Awards 2019

The Bray Air Display and the ‘Summer in Bray’ tourism initiative have won Silver at The All Ireland Community and Council Awards which are presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA.

The awards which recognise and celebrate community and councils working together, took place on Saturday, February 9th at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin.

With RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey at the helm as the evening’s MC, the event recognised the cream of the crop of projects and initiatives from the communities and councils around Ireland.

Cllr. Pat Vance, Cathaoirleach of Bray Municipal District said ‘I’m really delighted that both the Bray Air Display and the ‘Summer in Bray’ tourism initiative have been honoured. To be recognised like this is a true testament to the team’s hard work.’

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Award-winning Bray Air Display confirmed for 2019

Organisers of the award-winning Bray Air Display, have confirmed that this year’s event will take place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July 2019*.

Thousands attended the two-day flying extravaganza in Co Wicklow last year.

The event, which is renowned as one of Europe’s best air displays, was recognised as ‘Best Festival / Event Experience (large)’ at the prestigious, national Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2017. It also won silver in the recent ‘Best Tourism Initiative’ category at the All-Ireland Community and Council Awards two years in a row.

Food, craft & brand village enquiries

Artisan Events are managing the Food, Craft & Brand Village at the Bray Air Display so if you have any questions please see artisanevents.ie or complete the online application forms here.

Bray Air Display is a free event.

Visit www.brayairdisplay.com for more informations and follow the event on Facebook or Twitter for all the very latest event updates. *Subject to licence

Bray Town recognised at the Enterprise Town Awards

Bray was recognised as a runner-up at this year’s Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards 2018.

The National Enterprise Town awards, run by Bank of Ireland, which is in its third year aims to promote enterprise by bringing business and community groups together, in towns and villages across Ireland, to showcase the spirit of enterprise in their local area.

The very best of what Bray has to offer was showcased to a panel of judges who visited the town on Tuesday, 25th September 2018 at the Mermaid Arts Centre.

Representatives from the local authority, the business sector and community groups made an impressive presentation. Its theme highlighted how businesses and community groups are working together collaboratively with the Municipal District and State agencies to contribute to the overall enterprising nature of the town.

A massive thank you to everybody who helped and supported our submission.

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