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Welcome to the award winning Bray.ie website.

Did you know that Bray.ie has been crowned the ‘Best Connected Community‘ in the Community and Council Awards. The awards recognise and celebrate community and councils working together. You can read more about awards here.

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. It's currently home to RTÉ's Dancing with the Stars.

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‘

Like the Chamber we want to promote local businesses and services that work within the district. To find a business or service on our online directory please click here.

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......

Are you organising an event in Bray? Well, we would love to hear from you. This is a free opportunity to include an entry on the Bray.ie websites 'What's On Guide'. Simply click here for more info *Terms and conditions apply!

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 .

Bray Jazz Festival 2017

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Ireland’s leading contemporary boutique jazz festival returns for its 18th year on the May Bank Holiday weekend, with some of the top stars and emerging players in jazz lined up to play this year’s Bray Jazz Festival.

Bray Jazz 2017 will take place from Friday to Sunday, 28th-30th April next, and will present more than 40 concerts, recitals and jazz trail shows in the seaside town.

The festival will stage its main shows at the town’s Mermaid Arts Centre, the heritage Town Hall building and at the medieval ‘The Well’ church in the town centre.

Described by one critic as “one of the very best small jazz festivals in Europe,” Bray Jazz Festival is expected to attract upwards of 6,000 concert goers to the town on the May Bank Holiday weekend.

To find out more about what’s taking place at Bray Jazz Festival this year visit www.brayjazz.com

Bray Air Display wins a National Tourism Award!

The Bray Air Display has been named as the winner in Best Festival / Event Experience category in the Irish Tourism Industry Awards on Friday, February 3rd 2017, the awards recognise tourism success & innovation.

Speaking at the event, Mick Glynn, Bray Air Display Director, said 'We're delighted and honoured that the Bray Air Display has been chosen as the winner of the highly respected 'Best Event' at this year’s Irish Tourism Industry Awards.'

'This is the counties biggest tourism event and it's great that it is seen as a significant contribution to Irish tourism.'

'This award is dedicated to our volunteers. They have gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve their community.'

Read the full press release here.

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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.

Wicklow County Council would like to extend their sincere thanks to all the residents affected by the ongoing flood defence works for their continuous co-operation and patience throughout the scheme.

The Lower Dargle Road, the Boardwalk and the new entrance to The Peoples Park was opened to the public on March 15th 2017. Click here to read all about this and the schemes latest news.

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Click here to access our dedicated #OurTownOurRiver page which is updated regularly with the scheme’s latest news, answering your questions and displaying scheme photographs.

Florentine Shopping Centre Update

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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:

256 car parking spaces at lower ground floor level with 320 cycle spaces
Anchor Store 1 (on upper ground and first floor)
Anchor Store 2 (upper ground floor)
8 retail units at upper ground floor level and at first floor level
3 restaurant units at upper ground floor level
3 business units at first floor level
5 screen cinema at upper ground, first and second floor levels

For more information about this proposed development can be found here.