Welcome to the award-winning Bray.ie website.

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…..

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) a public health emergency of international concern.

Ireland is well-positioned to detect and respond to cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Protect yourself and others from #COVID19 #coronavirus. Updates, public health advice, leaflets and important links are available on our dedicated page here.

For the latest travel advice, please visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website here.

The Government of Ireland’s website and HSE website are providing the most up to date information to citizens and businesses:

Government of Ireland website

HSE website for updated guidance of COVID-19

HPSC website for guidance for employers relating to COVID-19

Shop local first

Bray Chamber, Bray Municipal District – Wicklow County Council and bray.ie are calling on the people of #Bray to shop local first when shopping online over the coming days and weeks.

A number of local businesses have already made the decision to close their doors for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus outbreak, but most have an online presence. Others are scaling back opening hours but they are still open for business ONLINE.

To help support these firms, we would appeal to you: if you are shopping online over the coming days and weeks, please look local.

We encourage people to play their part by spending their money locally and help struggling local businesses weather the current storm.

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.

There is a list of local businesses that we’re currently aware are operating during COVID-19 (Coronavirus) here.

Your Connection with Bray

Wicklow County Council undertook a Town Centre Health Check for Bray which heard from the local community on how it is performing and how it can be improved.

The Health Check was an opportunity to consider the vibrancy and vitality of Bray, as it measures the current performance of the town, Wicklow County Council 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 2019.

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.

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