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Welcome to Bray

Bray Beach during Bray Summerfest 13,. PIC Joe KEogh (No Repro Fee...140713).

Bray is known as the Gateway to the Garden of Ireland and is the longest established seaside town in Ireland. It is only 19km (12 miles) south of Dublin and is reached by DART, Train, Bus or the N11 road.

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There is a safe beach of sand and shingle to walk on and there is a spacious esplanade. The scene is dominated by Bray Head. The scenic Cliff Walk on the eastern side of Bray Head, which continues, into Greystones offers walkers a feast of views on the way.

We have year round festivals and events including:

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The town boasts an arts centre, fine hotels, shops, restaurants and evening entertainment. Also available in the immediate locality are golf courses, tennis, fishing, sailing, and horse riding.

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Another feature of Bray is the variety of amusement centres, carnival attractions, bowling alley and a great nightlife.

Our Team is Bray Wanderers Football Club

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Recently Bray has been awarded the prestigious international Purple Flag award.

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Take a look at spectacular drone footage of Bray from the sky:

Keep up to date with ‘What’s going on’ in Bray see our event guide:

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March 2017

Beginners badminton and back to badminton night

March 2, 2017
08:00 PM
St Thomas Novara Road Bray 894132070

Open night

Jean Butler & Neil Martin- This is an Irish Dance

March 2, 2017
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

Butleręs new show, •this is an Irish danceę, created and performed with Belfast-based cellist Neil Martin, is inspired by the interdependent relationship between traditional music and dance and the formalspatial relationship between dancer and musician that characterizes her tradition. The movement and music, created simultaneously through improvisation, raises questions about who is leading and who is following. •thisis an Irish danceę explores the often-invisible interplay between dancerand musician in live performance revealing a dialogue between body and instrument, cello and cellist, cellist and dancer, and ultimately a man and woman.

Ladies in the Blues

March 3, 2017
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

Back by public demand after their sell out show......Ladies Inthe Blues is a live music theatre show charting the journey of pioneeringwomen in the blues such as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith & Maimie Smith who made early blues recordings. These women were instrumental in spreading the blues from the Vaudeville years to the Jazz era right up to the late 19th century. The four Irish women of the blues - Flo Mc Sweeney, Clara Rose,Emma Nicolai and Jhil Quinn are accompanied by a cracking live blues bandfeaturing Ireland's greatest exponents of the blues including Ed Deane & James Delaney.

Ladies in the Blues

March 4, 2017
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

Back by public demand after their sell out show......Ladies Inthe Blues is a live music theatre show charting the journey of pioneeringwomen in the blues such as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith & Maimie Smith who made early blues recordings. These women were instrumental in spreading the blues from the Vaudeville years to the Jazz era right up to the late 19th century. The four Irish women of the blues - Flo Mc Sweeney, Clara Rose,Emma Nicolai and Jhil Quinn are accompanied by a cracking live blues bandfeaturing Ireland's greatest exponents of the blues including Ed Deane & James Delaney.

Professional Wrestling Training

March 5, 2017
02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Chapel Lane, Bray 085 7356972

WWE style Professional wrestling training every Sunday from 2-6pm at the Fight Factory Pro Wrestling training centre, Chapel Lane, Bray.

The school is the home of Bray native, now WWE Superstar Finn Balor/Fergal Devitt.

1st month FREE for newcomers.

Trolls

March 5, 2017
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

Trolls is a smart comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some will go to get it. Be transported into a colorful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, who have a constantdance in their step and a song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens. After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious curmudgeonly Branch (Timberlake) set off on a rescue mission full of adventure and mishaps _ trying to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done.

The Light Between Oceans

March 5, 2017
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

After serving in World War I, soldier Tom Sherbourne (MichaelFassbender) seeks the solitude of working as a remote lighthouse keeper to help him overcome the trauma of his experiences. When he meets the vivacious Isabel (Alicia Vikander), an unexpected romance and marriage follows. However their initial idyllic island existence is soon marred by tragedy, which leads them to make a decision that has far-reaching moral consequences

New free conversational English classes in Kilcoole

March 6, 2017

Bray Area Partnership is starting a new programme of free conversational English classes in Kilcoole Community Centre starting this Monday, 9th November from 7pm.

Fáilte Isteach is a national Third Age Ireland programme that provides conversational English language classes in a friendly café atmosphere, with volunteer tutors. The benefits for learners and tutors alike include enhanced English language and teaching skills and friendships forged between neighbours from different backgrounds and cultures.

This initiative builds on two successful Fáilte Isteach English language projects the Partnership runs in Bray – involving more than 100 learners and 24 volunteer tutors.

The new classes in Kilcoole are open to anybody living in Greystones, Kilcoole, Newcastle or Delgany. To find out more see www.brayareapartnership.ie or call Lorna on 01 286 8266.

The Fencer

March 6, 2017
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

In the early 1950ęs, champion fencer Endel Nelis, takes up a teaching position in a remote Estonian School. Initially standoffish, he eventually warms to the traumatised children of the school, many of whom have been orphaned. Realising that the children need an outlet for hope and self-expression he decides to teach them how to fence and in doing so becomes their father. But Endel harbours a secret, he is on the run from the Soviet Police and he eventually has to make a decision-to stay and risk everything or to keep running.

Bray Arts Show

March 6, 2017
08:00 PM
Martello Hotel, Bray, County Wicklow What's On

The Bray Arts Show takes place on the first Monday of every month in the Martello Hotel Bray.

Bray Arts is a forum for practitioners of music ,art ,poetry, writing dance & ,drama in Bray

Doors open 8pm Everyone welcome

Admission €5 & €4  concession

www.brayarts.net or www.brayarts.com

Information Evening for parents of Leaving Certificate students

March 7, 2017
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
01 282 9643 Community Focused

Parents whose children may have left school early, received support in school or where CAO may not be an option may be interested in an Information Evening being held in the National Learning Network, Beechwood Close, Boghall Road, Bray next Tuesday 7 March at 7.30PM. There will be speakers from the various education providers as well as outlining supports available.
Please telephone NLN on 10 2829643 if you are interested in attending

Calamity Jane- Colaiste Chraobh Abhann

March 8, 2017
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

Calamity Jane can outrun and outshoot any man in Deadwood. Hard, boastful and desperate to impress, she travels to Chicago on the Deadwood Stage to recruit a star, Adelaide Adams. But things don't go too smoothly for Calamity, as everyone in town favours the new girl and she struggles to keep her jealousy and pride in check. It takes her long standing enemy Wild Bill Hickok to make her see sense, and realise her Secret Love.ž The musical includes some very famous numbers, including •Secret Loveę, •Black Hills Of Dakota, •Deadwood Stageę and •Windy Cityę.

Beginners badminton and back to badminton night

March 9, 2017
08:00 PM
St Thomas Novara Road Bray 894132070

Open night

Calamity Jane- Colaiste Chraobh Abhann

March 9, 2017
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

Calamity Jane can outrun and outshoot any man in Deadwood. Hard, boastful and desperate to impress, she travels to Chicago on the Deadwood Stage to recruit a star, Adelaide Adams. But things don't go too smoothly for Calamity, as everyone in town favours the new girl and she struggles to keep her jealousy and pride in check. It takes her long standing enemy Wild Bill Hickok to make her see sense, and realise her Secret Love.ž The musical includes some very famous numbers, including •Secret Loveę, •Black Hills Of Dakota, •Deadwood Stageę and •Windy Cityę.

Calamity Jane- Colaiste Chraobh Abhann

March 10, 2017
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

Calamity Jane can outrun and outshoot any man in Deadwood. Hard, boastful and desperate to impress, she travels to Chicago on the Deadwood Stage to recruit a star, Adelaide Adams. But things don't go too smoothly for Calamity, as everyone in town favours the new girl and she struggles to keep her jealousy and pride in check. It takes her long standing enemy Wild Bill Hickok to make her see sense, and realise her Secret Love.ž The musical includes some very famous numbers, including •Secret Loveę, •Black Hills Of Dakota, •Deadwood Stageę and •Windy Cityę.

To Hell in a Handbag

March 11, 2017
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

The Secret Lives of Canon Chasuble and Miss Prism, starring Helen Norton & Jonathan White. While others are preoccupied with cucumber sandwiches and railway cloakrooms, two minor characters from The Importance of Being Earnest are up to their necks in something else. A country rector and a governess, models of Victorian propriety in public. But in private? This is the play behind the play: a tale of blackmail, false identityÄ and money.

Professional Wrestling Training

March 12, 2017
02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Chapel Lane, Bray 085 7356972

WWE style Professional wrestling training every Sunday from 2-6pm at the Fight Factory Pro Wrestling training centre, Chapel Lane, Bray.

The school is the home of Bray native, now WWE Superstar Finn Balor/Fergal Devitt.

1st month FREE for newcomers.

New free conversational English classes in Kilcoole

March 13, 2017

Bray Area Partnership is starting a new programme of free conversational English classes in Kilcoole Community Centre starting this Monday, 9th November from 7pm.

Fáilte Isteach is a national Third Age Ireland programme that provides conversational English language classes in a friendly café atmosphere, with volunteer tutors. The benefits for learners and tutors alike include enhanced English language and teaching skills and friendships forged between neighbours from different backgrounds and cultures.

This initiative builds on two successful Fáilte Isteach English language projects the Partnership runs in Bray – involving more than 100 learners and 24 volunteer tutors.

The new classes in Kilcoole are open to anybody living in Greystones, Kilcoole, Newcastle or Delgany. To find out more see www.brayareapartnership.ie or call Lorna on 01 286 8266.

The Childhood of a Leader

March 13, 2017
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

France, 1918, a US Diplomat (Liam Cunningham) is involved inthe drawing up of the Treaty of Versailles while his wife (B_r_nice Bejo), repressed and unhappy, is alarmed by their sons increasingly destructive behaviours.ž Rich in symbolism, with an oppressive, engulfing score by Scott Walker, we know from the outset that something is very, very wrong. Brady Corbets Directorial debut feature is a huge, meaty, European drama, a case study in domestic and political crisisęs, in the hypocrisy and cruelty of adults.ž Tom Sweets performance as the young aggressor is chilling, menacing and brilliant.

Family Yoga and Children's Yoga

March 14, 2017
03:15 PM - 05:00 PM
Common Ground, Church Terrace, Bray 087 712 9504

Yo-Yo Yoga, Yoga and Mindfulness for Children and Families is coming to Bray and is delighted to be hosting sessions at Bray's Common Ground Loft Room on Church Terrace in the town centre.

This is a wonderful opportunity to bend, bond and have fun together and to introduce your children to yoga in a fun, engaging and meaningful way. Family yoga for all the family, Children's Yoga for just the kids.

Contact Nicola on 087 712 9504 for more.