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......
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!
Did you know that Bray received the Purple Flag award in 2014. We have successfully retained the Purple Flag Ireland for 2015/16.
Purple Flag is the “gold standard” for night time destinations. Like Blue Flag for beaches, places that meet the standards can fly the flag.
It is designed to honour excellence in the appeal and management of a town or city centre area between the hours of 5pm and 5am.
To find out more about the award please click here.
140,000 attend #BrayAirDisplay two day spectacle
Spectators were treated to astonishing performances of aviation precision from world-class aerobatic display teams including none-other than the Daddy of them all – the Red Arrows; Italy’s flamboyant Frecce Tricolori; the dare-devil Breitling Wingwalkers (yes they walked on the plane wings mid-air!) and our very own, celebrated Irish Air Corps.
It featured over 20 jets, 46 aircraft and pilots, 50 support crew and an army of volunteers was an aerobatic feast for the senses!
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.
Did you that Bray is to get a riverside boardwalk as part of the final element of the River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme. Click here to read more information about the boardwalk.
Click here to read our Summer 2016 Newsletter about the scheme.
Florentine Shopping Centre Update
Wicklow County Council proposes to seek the approval of An Bord Pleanála for Florentine Shopping Centre.
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.