Welcome to Bray…..

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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.

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 it’s packed full of incredible experiences that you can’t get anywhere else.

Why not keep up to date with the latest news, event updates & new initiatives by following us on Twitter or liking us on Facebook.

COVID-19

Local businesses have created a safe environment for both customers and employees and are ready to give everyone a big welcome back.

All businesses open have introduced COVID-19 preventative measures. These public health protection measures will consist of limiting the numbers entering business premises, ensuring social distancing is adhered to and that a rigorous cleaning plan is in place. In order for local businesses to prosper again, we are appealing to consumers to adapt to these new measures, have respect and patience. If you have a query our advice is to reach out to a business directly prior to visiting the store or premises via social media.

The Government has announced that face coverings must now be worn in all shops, retail settings and shopping centres.

While we look forward to welcoming visitors back to Bray, most people who arrive into Ireland from another country need to restrict their movements for 14 days so we would ask people to please refrain from coming to our town until they have completed this quarantine period.

More information is available via https://www.dfa.ie or https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/travel.html.

Shop local first

As we emerge out of this crisis, Bray Chamber, Bray Municipal District – Wicklow County Council and bray.ie‘s message is simply please: invest in our town, shop local first and let’s have unity in our community.

Let’s work together #Bray and support those close to us, as a community, we can all get through it together.

Read how can you help here.

Bray’s ‘Unity in the community’ initiatives

There are several simple actions that have been implemented across the town to help drive a message of ‘Unity in the community’ during these uncertain and challenging times. They include:

1. Temporary public signage to help pedestrians observe social distancing rules throughout the major public spaces in the town.

2. ‘Unity in our community’ flags are flying high on the seafront to show a symbol of local strength, unity and pride.

3. Temporary ground graphics will showcase ‘Positivity Stones’ which aims to help promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

Bray Celtic Camino Coastal Route

In early May, the Bray Celtic Camino Coastal route was launched.

The Bray Celtic Camino Coastal Route was developed by the Camino Society of Ireland.

The journey is 30.5km in length starting on the seafront in Bray and finishing in St James Church, James Street, Dublin.

Along the route, you can get your passport stamped at different locations and by finishing the coastal route you will receive a Celtic Camino Compostela for your achievement, from St James Church office.

Read more, watch a video on the walk and download the brochure here.

Event news

Around the district, festivals, sporting events, conferences and community celebrations are being cancelled due to the Government’s ban on mass gatherings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commencing May 18th Ireland will reopen in a phased approach.

Criteria for progressing from one phase to the next are: Progress of disease, Testing and contact tracing, Healthcare capacity/resilience, Shielding at-risk groups and Secondary morbidity and mortality.

As soon as restrictions are lifted on mass gatherings we’re more than happy to help promote events for free as long as they are following the HSE / Irish Government all COVID-19 coronavirus guidelines in full.

Submit your event here. Terms and conditions apply.