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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.

Your Connection with Bray

Wicklow County Council is undertaking a Town Centre Health Check for Bray and we want to hear your views on how it is performing and how it can be improved.

You are invited to attend a Public Consultation Workshop as part of the ‘Town Centre Health Check’ for Bray, the details of this event are:

Where? Royal Hotel and Merrill Leisure Club, Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow

When? September 18th @ 7pm

The Bray Town Centre Health Check is 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. Businesses, residents and visitors with an interest in the future of the town centre are invited to participate in this public workshop. We look forward to seeing you!

It is also possible to contribute to this important process by completing a short online survey at surveymonkey.com/r/BrayTownHealthCheck_PublicConsultation.

We value your opinions and thank you for taking the time to participate!

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Culture Night – Friday 20th September 2019

Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 20th September 2019.

On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge.

2019 marks Wicklow’s 10th year of participation in this national event. Bray has a number of different FREE events on the night and they include theatre performances, launching artwork on River Dargle Flood Defence scheme, an evening of readings and music and more.

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.