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Welcome to Bray

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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June 2017

Beginners badminton and back to badminton night

June 1, 2017
08:00 PM
St Thomas Novara Road Bray 894132070

Open night

Serendipity

June 1, 2017
09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

Serendipity Barbershop Acapella Chorus have entertained Bray audiences for 13 years. No strangers to cameo performance at Mermaid, they now present an entire evening of beautiful harmony singing. Celebrating silver medal success at National Barbershop Convention 2016, the fun loving ladies will wow you with song.Special guests, Caerphilly Ladies Choir from Wales feature with an eclectic mix of songs ranging from classical tomusical to spirituals. Watch out for more guests on this fabulous night!

Fassaroe Cheile Community Choir Fundraising Event

June 2, 2017
07:30 PM
Royal Hotel, Main Street, Bray

Fassaroe Cheile Community Choir have been invited to represent Bray at a Choral Festival in Sarzana, Northern Italy in September 2017. Choir Director, Irish Tenor, Anthony Norton, will perform along with guest arts. Ending the evening with dancing to the music from the 60's, 70's & 80's, plus raffle with amazing prizes. Fee €15 includes finger food and all proceeds will go towards the Cheile Community Choir's expenses in representing Bray in the Choral Festival in Northern Italy.

Charlieуs a Clepto

June 3, 2017
09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

Charlie is a kleptomaniac - the doctor told her. Reckons it stems from childhood trauma. But she has the robbinу completely under control these days. For real. She has a bit of a mouth on her, but sheуs onlytrying to be funny, give everyone a laugh, not cause trouble, like. Not today, of all days. Everyone has a story to tell... but... there's a time and a place. Follow Charlie, the queen of self-sabotage as she tries desperately not to mess up - for once in her life. Written & Performed by Clare Monnelly. Presented by Axis Ballymun

BVCC's 'Bray Seafront Show & Picnic'

June 4, 2017
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
What's On

Bray Vintage Car Club's annual static car show at the bandstand on Bray seafront. A fabulous line up of vintage and classic cars from yesteryear. This event is not only open to people with cars, just come along with your picnic and enjoy the day.

There will be entertainment and facepainting for all. All funds raised on the day will go to local based charity The Purple House Cancer Support.

Bray Vintage Car Club Seafront Show & Picnic

June 4, 2017
12:00 PM
Seafront Bray What's On

Fun Family Day with Teddy Bears Picnic in aid of Purple House Cancer Support. Fun for all the family with face painting, live music and classic cars.

Professional Wrestling Training

June 4, 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.

Annual Dog Show @ Festina Lente & Wonder Paws

June 5, 2017
All Day
Festina Lente, Old Connaught Ave, Bray, Co. Wicklow 012720704 Tourism / What's On

Festina Lente & Wonder Paws open thier doors to another fabulous annual dog show on Monday 5th June 2017! There are plenty of classes to choose from and all classes are for fun! Bring the kids, grannies , grandads and parents! There will be plenty to eat, coffee to drink and stals to browse around. It is FREE to spectate, and you only pay per class. Everyone is welcome.... Starting at 12pm-4pm

New free conversational English classes in Kilcoole

June 5, 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.

Bray Arts Show

June 5, 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

Moonlight (Cert: 15A)

June 5, 2017
09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

Miami. The 1980s. Chiron is a reticent child, different from the other kids. Thereуs something about the way he walks, the way he talks, that has others guessing before he does, in an environment where queerness is just not an option. Junkie Ma is no help so Chiron turns to local drug kingpin Juan, who offers leadership and emotional support. Journeying across periods, we witness key moments in the formation of Chironуs masculinity and how these moments come to define his sexuality.Short film The Confessional will be screened prior to Moonlight as part of the First Monday series

Moonlight (Cert: 15A)

June 6, 2017
03:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

Miami. The 1980s. Chiron is a reticent child, different from the other kids. Thereуs something about the way he walks, the way he talks, that has others guessing before he does, in an environment where queerness is just not an option. Junkie Ma is no help so Chiron turns to local drug kingpin Juan, who offers leadership and emotional support. Journeying across periods, we witness key moments in the formation of Chironуs masculinity and how these moments come to define his sexuality. Short filmThe Confessional will be screened prior to Moonlight as part of the FirstMonday series

Beginners badminton and back to badminton night

June 8, 2017
08:00 PM
St Thomas Novara Road Bray 894132070

Open night

An Evening with Voices of Bray Community Choir

June 8, 2017
09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

Voices of Bray Community Choir returns to Mermaid Arts Centre for another exciting season of concerts. Their 2017 concert programme features hit songs from the likes of Elton John, Neil Diamond, ABBA, Simon & Garfunkel, Toto, Bon Jovi, Ennio Morricone and many more. As always,it promises to be a fun and uplifting evening. Concert proceeds will be donated to Bray Womenуs Refuge.

An Evening with Voices of Bray Community Choir

June 9, 2017
09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

Voices of Bray Community Choir returns to Mermaid Arts Centre for another exciting season of concerts. Their 2017 concert programme features hit songs from the likes of Elton John, Neil Diamond, ABBA, Simon & Garfunkel, Toto, Bon Jovi, Ennio Morricone and many more. As always,it promises to be a fun and uplifting evening. Concert proceeds will be donated to Bray Womenуs Refuge.

An Evening with Voices of Bray Community Choir

June 10, 2017
09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

Voices of Bray Community Choir returns to Mermaid Arts Centre for another exciting season of concerts. Their 2017 concert programme features hit songs from the likes of Elton John, Neil Diamond, ABBA, Simon & Garfunkel, Toto, Bon Jovi, Ennio Morricone and many more. As always,it promises to be a fun and uplifting evening. Concert proceeds will be donated to Bray Womenуs Refuge.

Wicklow 200 / 100

June 11, 2017
12:00 AM
Bray Emmets GAA

The Wicklow 200 is a non-competitive one-day cycle ride that takes place every June and attracts over 3000 cyclists from many different countries. Established in 1982 the Wicklow 200, as the name suggests, covers over 200 kilometres around Co. Wicklow, taking in most of the famous hills that have made Wicklow a major international cycling destination over the years.

The shorter Wicklow 100 Challenge takes place on the same day, and shares most of its route with the Wicklow 200.

The event has been organised each year since it started in 1982 by the Irish Veteran Cyclists Association.

The 2017 event will be on Sunday June 11th starting at the Bray Emmets GAA Ground.

The Asian/Irish Cultural Festival, Bray.

June 11, 2017
01:20 PM - 06:00 PM
The Harbour Bar Bray 0876666518 Community Focused / What's On

The Asian/Irish Cultural Festival is gearing up for another extravaganza of free cultural delights, showcasing the diversity, multiculturalism and integration between Irish, Asian and all communities in Bray and further afield! Join us on Sunday, the 11th of June, from 1-6pm in the Harbour Bar to join in the fun!
The third year of the family oriented event will feature traditional dancing from Japan, Indonesia and Ireland (of course!), as well as demonstrations of Aikido and Katori-Shinto-Ryu. The Filipino community will be represented with traditional song and wear, while delving deeper into the fashion side of things, there will also be a Kimono demonstration!
This year we welcome Glór na nGael who will be promoting the Irish language and audiences can look forward to a dynamic Irish/Chinese language exchange, with Giggles the Clown (An Fear Grinn) entertaining younger festival goers! Old favourites Seoidín will be on hand to offer their (trad Irish) musical prowess, juxtaposed against rapper Oisín Mac performing as Gaeilge! Food stalls will also offer the very best in Asian and Irish fare!
We're still adding to the bill and if you'd like to to find out more or maybe get involved, then visit:

www.facebook.com/The-AsianIrish-Cultural-Festival-Bray-833805373371294/

Professional Wrestling Training

June 11, 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.

Summer Sunday’s is a series of free concerts on Bray's Bandstand

June 11, 2017
02:30 PM
Bray's iconic Bandstand #SummerInBray



Running over selected Sunday’s during the summer months. It will feature performances from the Bray Concert Band, The Garda Band, the Blanchardstown Brass Band and more. Starting at 2.30pm from June 11th 2017 on Bray's iconic Bandstand.

The lineup includes:


  • Bray Concert Band - 11th June

  • Airport Police Fire Service Band - 18th June

  • Bray Concert Band - 25th June

  • St James Brass and Reed Band - 9th July

  • TBC - 16th July

  • TBC - 23rd July

  • Ardee Concert Band - 30th July

  • The Garda Band and Garda Community Day - 13th August

  • Quintet from Army No.1 Band - 20th August

  • Airport Police Fire Service Band - 27th August

  • Blanchardstown Brass Band - 3rd September

  • Lourdes Brass Band - 10th September