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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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Bray is the perfect place to soak up the Christmas spirit!

Bray Chamber, Bray.ie and Wicklow County Council are once again encouraging everyone to shop locally and support the wide range of businesses in Bray town this festive season. You can pick up a gift or simply enjoy some festive cheer at one of the many pubs, clubs and restaurants throughout the town and with *free car parking at weekends throughout December, it makes Bray the perfect place to soak up the Christmas spirit.

The initiative is part of the Christmas in Bray celebrations which sees Christmas sparkle into life on November 23rd with Bray Town Centre’s Christmas lights switch-on.

Bray is packed full of incredible event experiences that you can’t get anywhere else this Christmas – From watching ‘Christmas Movies at Mermaid’, visiting ‘Santa at Killruddery’, catching ‘Candlelight Concerts’ to exploring the ‘Killruddery Christmas Market’ Bray really has something for everyone this festive season.

Read more about Bray’s yuletide events here.

Christmas In Bray 2019 Photo Competition

We have a fabulous Christmas Photo Competition where someone could win a hamper packed full of festive goodies. Just capture a special Christmas moment in Bray, be sure to use #ChristmasInBray hashtag when sharing your favourite memories on social media and you’ll be in with a chance to win our competition! You can also submit your photos using the below form.

Closing date for entries is Wednesday, December 18th  2019. Full terms are available here. Read our privacy policy 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


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.