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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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Enjoy the autumn season in Bray

Bray.ie launched its autumn tourism campaign for 2019 on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019. The aim of the initiative is to achieve increased visitor numbers in order to help boost the local economy.

Eugene Finnegan from Bray Tourism said, “Bray is the perfect staycation location, whether it’s a midterm family holiday or simply a weekend break. We’re home to some of the best experiences in the country. In a nutshell, Bray won’t disappoint you.”

It’s the best time to enjoy the autumn leaves in the People’s Park. You can shop for your winter wardrobe. Watch some amazing performances at the Mermaid Arts Centre or simply catch a live gig at the many pubs throughout the town.

There’s plenty to explore in Bray so what are you waiting for… enjoy a cosy break this autumn.

Take a look at the autumn event highlights here.

Toastie Festival 2019 – November 1-3

Following an overwhelming 2018, The Harbour Bar Toastie Festival 2019 returns for its third year this November 1-3 for another weekend of cheesy goodness.

A celebration of a Harbour Bar classic, our humble ham and cheese toastie, a firm favourite to go with that post Cliff Walk well-earned pint or perfect pot of tea.

Throughout the Harbour Bar Toastie Festival, there will be the classic ham and cheese offering alongside some more adventurous fillings to try and match with whatever your tipple. Non-gluten and vegan toasties will also be available. Visitors can snag a seat by one of the Harbour Bar’s roaring fires or cosy up out front for outside service.

All welcome, dogs & children too!

Read more here.


Wicklow is to become the 10th destination worldwide to host this prestigious international event. On Saturday 28th September 2019 this epic event will start and finish on Bray Seafront.

Wicklow will welcome trail runners from around the world to experience our amazing scenery, across a selection of challenging routes; 17km, 28km, 42km and 80km.

The trails will take participants to some of Wicklow’s most scenic locations including Bray Head, Killruddery Gardens, The Great Sugarloaf, Powerscourt Waterfall, the Wicklow Way, Lough Tay viewing point and Piers Gate and all the way to Roundwood and the Vartry Reservoir.

Read more here.

Annual Endeavour Awards – Friday 18th October

The search is on for the heroes of Bray, as Bray & District Chamber of Commerce launches its annual community Endeavour Awards campaign to identify and reward those individuals and community groups who have made an outstanding contribution to the area. Nominations from the public are sought for the following 5 Categories:

Person of the Year
Sports Achievement
Lifetime Achievement
Young Achiever

Closing date for receipt of community nominations is noon Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 with the Awards themselves presented at a Gala Ceremony to be held in The Royal Hotel on Friday, October 18th 2019.

Ticket info and to vote please click here.