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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...

St. Patrick’s Festival Bray returns for 2018

Why not bring the whole family to the St. Patrick’s Festival which returns March 10th until March 19th, 2018.

Enjoy a fun fair, live music, an open-air céilí, puppet shows, street theatre, walks, trails and of course the main event the Festival Parade. It’s 6 days of great family fun.

It’s also the perfect time to see some amazing performances at Mermaid Arts Centre or simply catch some live music at one of the many venues throughout the town.

There are over 30 events taking place throughout the town during the festival so why not join us over the long weekend and help celebrate our national day.

To celebrate the return of the festival we have a Fun Fair Family Golden Ticket (unlimited fun fair access throughout the entire festival) to giveaway. Family can consist of two adults with up to three children.

To be in with a chance to win this spectacular prize simply click here.

Bray’s St. Patrick’s Festival is proudly brought to you by Bray & District Chamber of Commerce and Wicklow County Council.

You can find out more information about the festival lineup here

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River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme News

The River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme was been completed in October 2017. This is a very important piece of infrastructure which aims to protect our town and its people.

The scheme comprised a variety of flood defences, including construction of new sections of earth embankments, demolition and rebuilding of river walls with extensive stone facing, channel excavation, regrading and riverbank strengthening.

A range of landscape treatments in and adjacent to the river are to mitigate the impacts of the scheme on the local environment along the river corridor.

Read more information about the scheme by accessing our dedicated 
#OurTownOurRiver page just visit www.bray.ie/town-river/.

Florentine Shopping Centre Update

Planning permission has been granted to Wicklow County Council by An Bord Pleanala for a 13000m2 retail and cinema development at the heart of Bray’s Main Street. The development is estimated to cost €24M.

The development which it is envisaged will consist of:

  1. 256 car parking spaces at lower ground floor level with 320 cycle spaces
  2. Anchor Store 1 (on upper ground and first floor)
  3. Anchor Store 2 (upper ground floor)
  4. 8 retail units at upper ground floor level and at first floor level
  5. 3 restaurant units at upper ground floor level
  6. 3 business units at first floor level
  7. 5 screen cinema at upper ground, first and second floor levels
  8. For more information about this proposed development can be found here.

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