Welcome to Bray…..

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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.

Why not keep up to date with the latest news, event updates & new initiatives by following us on Twitter or liking us on Facebook.

Local businesses have created a safe environment for both customers and employees and are ready to give everyone a big welcome back.

All businesses open have introduced COVID-19 preventative measures. These public health protection measures will consist of limiting the numbers entering business premises, ensuring social distancing is adhered to and that a rigorous cleaning plan is in place. In order for local businesses to prosper again, we are appealing to consumers to adapt to these new measures, have respect and patience. If you have a query our advice is to reach out to a business directly prior to visiting the store or premises via social media.

The Government has announced that face coverings must now be worn in all shops, retail settings and shopping centres.

While we look forward to welcoming visitors back to Bray, most people who arrive into Ireland from another country need to restrict their movements for 14 days so we would ask people to please refrain from coming to our town until they have completed this quarantine period. More information is available via https://www.dfa.ie or https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/travel.html.

Soak up the long summer days in Bray safely

Bray.ie has launched its summer tourism campaign for 2020 on Friday, July 17th 2020. The aim of the initiative is to encourage Irish consumers to take their summer staycation in Bray to help boost the local economy again.

Eugene Finnegan from Bray Tourism said, “As we emerge out of the Covid-19 crisis and we start to get back to normal, well a new kind of normal and you’re looking for a breakaway, Bray is the perfect safe staycation location, whether it’s a family holiday or simply a weekend break. We’re home to some of the best experiences in the country, and we won’t disappoint you.”

Local businesses have created a safe environment for both customers and employees and are ready to give everyone a big welcome back.

Bray is packed full of incredible experiences that you can’t get anywhere else… From taking a stroll along the Victorian promenade to exploring the breathtakingly beautiful scenery from Bray Head or the dramatic rocky coastline along the reopened Cliff Walk, enjoying the great social scene to experiencing the vibrant town centre.

Read more about the campaign here.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

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

The dedicated COVID-19 information hubs aim is to help connect local businesses with customers, share some practical hints, tips, supports and links to help the town and community bounce back.

The hubs can be accessed via:

  1. Covid-19 updates
  2. Shop Local First
  3. Information hub for businesses

Helping Bray businesses bounce back

In order to update local consumers on planned reopenings, we are calling on the local business community to tell us about it and we will do our best to re-share the information via our website and social networks. Local businesses can submit their reopening information using the form here.

Click here see a list of local businesses that we’re currently aware are open or plan to reopen inline with the Government reopening phasing.


Shop local first

As we emerge out of this crisis, Bray Chamber, Bray Municipal District – Wicklow County Council and bray.ie‘s message is simply please: invest in our town, shop local first and let’s have unity in our community.

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.

Bray’s ‘Unity in the community’ initiatives

There are several simple actions that have been implemented across the town to help drive a message of ‘Unity in the community’ during these uncertain and challenging times. They include:

1. Temporary public signage to help pedestrians observe social distancing rules throughout the major public spaces in the town.

2. ‘Unity in our community’ flags are flying high on the seafront to show a symbol of local strength, unity and pride.

3. Temporary ground graphics will showcase ‘Positivity Stones’ which aims to help promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

Join the conversation – Campaign hashtags are #Bray #UnityInOurCommunity #BrayBouncingBack #ShopLocalFirst