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Welcome to the award-winning website.

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...

Final call for participants St. Patrick’s #BrayParade

The St. Patricks Festival Bray is now acknowledged as one of the largest such festivals on the east coast. Bray has now become a destination to help celebrate the spirit of St. Patrick. In the past 3 years, there have been over 100k visitors to the town alone.

Businesses, Arts, Youth, Sporting & Community groups across Bray are being invited to register to participate in one of the largest parades in the county.

Register now to be part of the event here. Deadline is Friday 23rd Feb to be included in the official brochure.

The festival will return this March 2018 with more event information to follow shortly.

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Bray Comedy Festival 2018

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Bray Comedy Fest is back again in 2018 and it’s bigger and better than ever. Delighted with the success of last year’s festival, they’re bringing another load of laughs to The Harbour Bar, The Porterhouse and The Esplanade Hotel from Wednesday 14 February to Sunday 18 February.

Featuring some of your favourite past comedians & some brand new top-notch acts.

You can find out more about the festival and book tickets here

Use the hashtag #BRAYCOMEDYFEST

All line-ups​​ subject to change!

Take a look at Our Town

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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

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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