Banner Top

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.

Screenshot 2015-02-18 19.30.02

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:

Screenshot 2015-02-18 19.29.54

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.

Screenshot 2015-02-18 19.30.23

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

Screenshot 2015-02-18 19.29.45

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

Screenshot 2015-02-18 19.30.11

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:

iCal

May 2017

Greystones Art Group Annual Exhibition

May 1, 2017 / May 1, 2017
As above 0876218340 Community Focused

At the South beach Charlesland Golf Club (SOBE) Greystones

New free conversational English classes in Kilcoole

May 1, 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

May 1, 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

Fences (Cert: 12A)

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

Working from August Wilsonуs screenplay exploring race and familial relations in 1950s Pittsburgh, Denzel Washington directs and starsin Fences. Washington plays garbage collector and proud patriarch Troy Maxson, who hides a deep-seated bitterness and resentment that gradually comes to affect those closest to him, namely wife Rose (Davis) and two sonsLyons (Russell Hornsby) and Cory (Jovan Adepo), whose dreams of becominga professional footballer remind Troy of his own frustrated ambitions.

BIFE Annual Celebration of Musical Talent

May 2, 2017
09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

What wonderful talent we have in Bray! Do come and hear the winners of BIFE College of Music scholarships, cups and trophies. Also showcasing will be students from the BIFE Music Performance Diploma course whohave completed their first year with flying colours.Formerly known as Bray Music Centre, the College of Music has been providing quality music education to the Bray area for over 30 years and offers classes for individuals, groups, children and adults in classical, popular and jazz styles.

Beginners badminton and back to badminton night

May 4, 2017
08:00 PM
St Thomas Novara Road Bray 894132070

Open night

Lakers Lightning

May 4, 2017
09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

Itуs time for Lakers to showcase their talents again and thisyear will be an even more memorial occasion as itуs the 15th Anniversaryof Lakers Drama group! They are combining their acting, musical and dance talents to perform their very own show a 1950уs celebration of Nostalgia рLakers Lightningс, you will be guaranteed to be blown away with themoves and grooves from each member. We know that you will go away clicking you fingers and tapping your feet.

Bray Wanderers v St Patricks Athletic

May 5, 2017
08:45 PM - 11:00 PM
Carlisle Grounds, Bray, County Wicklow Sport

Come support Bray Wanderers in the Carlisle - get tickets online at http://braywanderersfc.ie/tickets-info/

Lakers Lightning

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

Itуs time for Lakers to showcase their talents again and thisyear will be an even more memorial occasion as itуs the 15th Anniversaryof Lakers Drama group! They are combining their acting, musical and dance talents to perform their very own show a 1950уs celebration of Nostalgia рLakers Lightningс, you will be guaranteed to be blown away with themoves and grooves from each member. We know that you will go away clicking you fingers and tapping your feet.

What Good Is Looking Well When You're Rotten on the Inside?

May 6, 2017
09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

One month before his death, retired civil servant and man of few words Paddy OуGrady had a sudden urge to talk. Using a portable cassette tape recorder, he recorded 15 hours of stories about leprechauns, aliens and lonely pharmacists; absurdist political satire; musings on life, love and death.Paddyуs granddaughter, Emma OуGrady, later discovered he had written plays, poems and stories but until now his work has beenwithout an audience. This one-woman show п created with multiple directors - examines the fragile personas we present to the world, who we might be behind them and what we could be instead. This show is about emotional inheritance and grief for wasted creativity that serves as both a tribute and a warning.Supported by the Arts Council, Galway City Council, GalwayTheatre Festival, Mermaid Arts Centre and Гras ┐anna (Inis O▓rr)

Professional Wrestling Training

May 7, 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

May 8, 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.

Neruda (Cert: Club)

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

The Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda is well known for his sublime love poems. But this film brings to the foreground Nerudaуs political poetry. It begins in 1948, immediately before Neruda has to go into hiding: he has publicly condemned the Chilean president Gabriel Gonz┤lez Videla.As a communist and senator, Neruda is driven from both the Senate and his home and must flee with his wife. Police detective Oscar Peluchonneau istrying to apprehend them. An elegant, poetic thriller and an original depiction of Chilean history.

Music Network presents Darol Anger and Republic of Strings

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

With his unique genre-bending blend of bluegrass, jazz, folkand classical styles, Grammy-nominated fiddler Darol Anger is a master of the unexpected, darting from Swedish polkas to Brazilian choro before segueing seamlessly into a soul classic п all delivered with the rollicking abandon of a hootenanny. Anger developed his signature sound working alongside great improvisers such as St▌phane Grappelli, Martin Hayes, Jerry Douglas and B▌la Fleck, and over the past 40 years has produced an arrayof critically-acclaimed albums, including 17 with the legendary Turtle Island String Quartet alone.

Beginners badminton and back to badminton night

May 11, 2017
08:00 PM
St Thomas Novara Road Bray 894132070

Open night

Tim Crouch - I, Malvolio

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

Multi-award-winning playwright and performer Tim Crouch re-imagines Twelfth Night in this, his brilliant one-man show. In a charged, unsettling rant, Malvolio п a man тnotoriously wrongedу п draws us into the madness of Shakespeare's play and forces us to confront our own cruelty. I, Malvolio is Twelfth Night told from the loserуs perspective. Itуs a show for anyone who has ever been told off, called a name, or fallen in love with the wrong person.тиa downright joyous celebration of theatre.у The Guardian * * * * *

Brokentalkers - Have I No Mouth

May 12, 2017
09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

Have I no mouth is a powerful piece of theatre exploring the changing nature of the relationship between a mother and son in the aftermath of a family tragedy. Written and performed by real life Mother and son Feidlim Cannon and Ann Cannon, the production takes a brave, unflinchinglook at their past and attempts to piece together the truth, whilst exploring different ways we heal ourselves after the unthinkable happens. Ann and Feidlim are joined on stage by professional psychotherapist Erich Keller.

I, Claude Monet (Cert: Club)

May 13, 2017
09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

Based on over 2500 letters I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Monetуs life is a gripping tale about a man who suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. However as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his Giverny garden, his humour, insight and love of life are revealed.

Professional Wrestling Training

May 14, 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.

Junior Musicals - Tale As Old As Time

May 14, 2017
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

Junior & Youth Musicals present 'Tale As Old As Time' their Summer show bursting with talent and colour. This show features vibrant excerpts from Beauty & the Beast, Ghost and Chicago, hip hop routines to thelatest chart hits, choral singing by the Junior Musicals Theatre School choir and the tots will present their very own version of Beauty & the Beast. Join in the fun with audience participation & our live band.