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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.
Bray Jazz Festival returns for its 20th anniversary this May Bank Holiday weekend with a packed programme that confirms its status as one of Ireland’s leading jazz happenings.
The festival brings some heavily decorated heavy-hitters to town, including jazz guitar God John Scofield, who has won three Grammy Awards in as many years, and the 14 times Grammy nominated pianist Fred Hersch, amongst others. Alongside a busy programme of main shows, featuring artists from as far afield as Lithuania, West Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Germany and the UK, the festival will also stage a lively programme of free to attend jazz fringe gigs at bars, hotels and other spaces across the town.
Described by one critic as “one of the very best small jazz festivals in Europe,” The festival is expected to attract upwards of 6,000 concert goers to the town.
To find out more please visit www.brayjazz.com.
The Bray Air Display and the ‘Summer in Bray’ tourism initiative have won Silver at The All Ireland Community and Council Awards which are presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA.
The awards which recognise and celebrate community and councils working together, took place on Saturday, February 9th at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin.
With RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey at the helm as the evening’s MC, the event recognised the cream of the crop of projects and initiatives from the communities and councils around Ireland.
Cllr. Pat Vance, Cathaoirleach of Bray Municipal District said ‘I’m really delighted that both the Bray Air Display and the ‘Summer in Bray’ tourism initiative have been honoured. To be recognised like this is a true testament to the team’s hard work.’
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