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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.

Welcome to Bray…..

Bray.ie’s #ThisHappened 2019 Review

So as the year comes to a close it’s a great time to review some of our key achievements.

The Headlines

  1. We’ve reached out to a whopping 4.6 million users across our social networks
  2. The Bray Air Display and the ‘Summer in Bray’ tourism initiative won Silver at The All Ireland Community and Council Awards
  3. Katie Taylor, the new undisputed lightweight champion of the world got a hero’s welcome
  4. Bray became the 10th destination to host the prestigious EcoTrail event
  5. The Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk is the No. 1 tourist attraction

Our 2019 Social Reach

Read the full report and download our infographic here.

Bray Comedy Festival 2020

Now in its sixth year, Bray Comedy Festival gets bigger and funnier with more of the best comedy acts bringing belly laughs and banter to Bray.

Join us to laugh out loud with Ireland’s best-known jokers and the creme de la creme of new Irish funny talent.

A stellar line-up, put together by Hardy Har’s hardest working serious funnyman Adam Burke, which includes Jason Byrne; Enya Martin’s ‘Giz a Laugh’; All-Stars Comedy Improv with special guest Phil Jupitus (Never Mind the Buzzcocks, QI, Live at The Apollo); fresh from the jungle Andrew Maxwell, cult comedian Tony Cantwell, David McSavage, Karl Spain, Bingo Loco, Ed Sammon, kid’s magic with Jamie Skelton and Ireland’s Best New Act Competition.

In venues dotted around Bray, tickets for all gigs are on sale now on www.braycomedyfest.ie

2019 Endeavour Awards Winners Announced

Popular Bray man, Rob Moran, who has worked tirelessly for local charities, has been named Bray Person of the Year at the 2019 Bray Endeavour Awards, presented by Bray & District Chamber and sponsored by Commscope.

The Awards, which included a range of presentations to Bray’s civic, community and commercial heroes, were made at a gala awards ceremony attended by 300 guests held in the Royal Hotel tonight (Friday 18th Oct 2019). 

First presented in 1981, the annual Bray & District Chamber Endeavour Awards are designed to promote a strong sense of identity within the community of Bray and foster civic spirit within the area. The Endeavour Awards recognise and reward outstanding contributions to the local economy, as well as Bray & District’s cultural and civic development, whether by individuals, businesses or local organisations. Read more here

 

Your Connection with Bray

Wicklow County Council has undertaken a Town Centre Health Check for Bray and wanted to hear your views on how it is performing and how it can be improved.

The Bray Town Centre Health Check was an opportunity to consider the vibrancy and vitality of Bray. As we measure the current performance of the town, we will plan for the future needs of residents and visitors in Bray.

A big thanks to the many businesses, residents and visitors who attended the public workshop and completed the short online survey back in September.

We value your opinions and thank you for taking the time to participate!


The Bray Town Centre Health Check Report is now available to download here.