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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.

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EcoTrail is coming to Bray this autumn. Click on image to find our more!

Bray Jazz Festival returns for its 20th anniversary

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.

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.’

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Award-winning Bray Air Display confirmed for 2019

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 Air Display is a free event.

Visit www.brayairdisplay.com for more information and follow the event on Facebook or Twitter for all the very latest event updates. The event is subject to licence!

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.

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