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 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......
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 Tweet to @bray_ie .
Bré Remembers was a programme of events that ran from 22nd to 24th April 2016 to mark the 100th year anniversary of the Easter Rising. These events form part of the official County Wicklow 2016 Centenary Programme.
The events explored themes and imagery from the 1916 Rising through a variety of disciplines including design, drama, film, music and light.
Highlights of the programme included a musical ensemble by Bré Comhaltas Ceoltoiri and Craobh Chulann Monkstown, a projection mapping of the Proclamation against the Civic Offices, a theatrical performance on Bray Seafront and a screening of Mise Éire.
Watch as our National Flag flies high on Bray Head:
Bray Jazz Festival returns for it's 17th year with another packed programme of jazz from leading international players and Ireland's top improvisers.
Bray Jazz has been described as "one of the very best small jazz festivals in Europe", and in this month's Aer Lingus inflight magazine Cara as "one of Ireland's most accomplished jazz music happenings."
The festival will also launch a great new live performance venue at this year's festival, with the medieval town centre St. Paul's Church (The Well) playing host to a lunchtime piano recital, afternoon concert and night-time gig - featuring artists from Ireland, Mexico, Switzerland and the USA over the bank holiday weekend.
Bray Jazz attracts thousands of music lovers to the North Wicklow town each year, and has built a reputation for attracting some of the very biggest names in jazz.
Full details are available at: www.brayjazz.com.