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.
Our Town Our River – The story of the River Dargle Defence Scheme Exhibition
To mark the completion of the River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme, Bray Municipal District and Tom Foley Management Ltd hosted an exhibition about the history of the River Dargle and the story of the protection scheme.
The exhibition was free of charge and was on display at the Bray Civic Offices from Monday, November 6th until Friday, November 17th, 2017.
The exhibition showed how the river was used throughout the years and how the flood defence scheme and peripheral works have significantly enhanced the river and its immediate environs.
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 www.bray.ie/town-river/.
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:
256 car parking spaces at lower ground floor level with 320 cycle spaces
Anchor Store 1 (on upper ground and first floor)
Anchor Store 2 (upper ground floor)
8 retail units at upper ground floor level and at first floor level
3 restaurant units at upper ground floor level
3 business units at first floor level
5 screen cinema at upper ground, first and second floor levels
For more information about this proposed development can be found here.