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.
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.
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Bray celebrates our National Day in style
Thousands took advantage of the long-awaited spring sunshine on St. Patrick’s Day and were treated to the sights and sounds of marching bands, majorettes, local community groups, businesses, clubs and schools as they weaved their way through the town in spectacular fashion.
Over 40 groups took part in the Bray parade which featured a large multicultural element, music, dance and entertainment all celebrating the spirit of St. Patrick, which started at the Town Hall and finished at the viewing stand along the Bray Seafront.
The feel-good atmosphere was created by the 1,500 strong parade participants and they deserve huge credit for putting on such a spectacular show each year.
Bray’s St. Patrick’s Festival was proudly brought to you by Bray & District Chamber of Commerce and Wicklow County Council.
Successful night for Bray at the All Ireland Community and Council Awards 2019
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.’
Organisers of the award-winning Bray Air Display, have confirmed that this year’s event will take place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July 2019*.
Thousands attended the two-day flying extravaganza in Co Wicklow last year.
The event, which is renowned as one of Europe’s best air displays, was recognised as ‘Best Festival / Event Experience (large)’ at the prestigious, national Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2017. It also won silver in the recent ‘Best Tourism Initiative’ category at the All-Ireland Community and Council Awards two years in a row.
Food, craft & brand village enquiries
Artisan Events are managing the Food, Craft & Brand Village at the Bray Air Display so if you have any questions please see artisanevents.ie or complete the online application forms here.
Bray Town recognised at the Enterprise Town Awards
Bray was recognised as a runner-up at this year’s Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards 2018.
The National Enterprise Town awards, run by Bank of Ireland, which is in its third year aims to promote enterprise by bringing business and community groups together, in towns and villages across Ireland, to showcase the spirit of enterprise in their local area.
The very best of what Bray has to offer was showcased to a panel of judges who visited the town on Tuesday, 25th September 2018 at the Mermaid Arts Centre.
Representatives from the local authority, the business sector and community groups made an impressive presentation. Its theme highlighted how businesses and community groups are working together collaboratively with the Municipal District and State agencies to contribute to the overall enterprising nature of the town.
A massive thank you to everybody who helped and supported our submission.