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......
Great news there's free parking in Bray Town Centre every weekend from October right through to December after 11am at the Florence Road and Herbert Road Car Parks.
Go on rediscover all Bray has to offer, meet friends, shop, dine and you’ll be supporting your hardworking Bray retailers too!
Click here for directions to Bray & the free car parks.
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.
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:
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.
It’s kind of like the Blue Flag for beaches and the Green Flag for schools – but the purple means it’s an area recognised as a place to go ‘for a better night out’.
Purple Flag is the “gold standard” for night time destinations and Bray received the award in 2014.
“This is a great achievement for Bray and we are delighted that the hard work between the town council, Bray Chamber of Commerce, the Gardaí, the traders, the citizens and everyone who played a part in gaining this award,” said David Forde, District Administrator.
“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,” added Mr. Forde.
For more information about the initiative please click here.