Bray.ie launched its autumn tourism campaign for 2019 today (Wednesday, August 28th, 2019). The aim of the initiative is to achieve increased visitor numbers in order to help boost the local economy.
Our long-term objective is to bring the Bray brand to life, we will do this through our award-winning website bray.ie, helping build a more engaged relationship with current and potential visitors showcasing the many incredible experiences that you can’t get anywhere else.
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.”
From taking a stroll along the Victorian promenade to exploring the breathtakingly beautiful scenery from Bray Head or the dramatic rocky coastline along the Cliff Walk, enjoying the great social scene to experiencing the vibrant town centre.
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.
Make a splash with family and friends at Shoreline’s swimming pool or have a great paintball battle. You can even zoom along the zip-lines at Squirrel’s Scramble Tree Adventure Park or trek across the County Wicklow countryside on horseback.
Tee off at one of the many renowned golf courses, which have remarkable views of Bray and South County Dublin, then afterwards unwind at one of the many bars, cafes and restaurants throughout the town.
But if you simply just want to relax and rejuvenate yourself you can at some of the best spa experiences which are right on our doorstep.
Some event highlights this autumn include:
- Bray Cualann Historical Society autumn talks – bray.ie/bray-cualann-historical-society-talks/
- Newgrange Falconry at Killruddery House & Gardens on 7th September – killruddery.rezgo.com/details/153262/newgrange-falconry-on-the-lawns
- Culture Night returns Friday, 20th September – bray.ie/culturenight2019
- Wicklow Film Festival from 19th September to 21st September – bray.ie/wicklowfilmfestival2019/
- Get your skankin’ shoes on for a full 4 days of Ska, Rocksteady, 2Tone and more at The Harbour Bar’s SKA AND REGGAE Festival – theharbourbar.ie/events/festival/skafest/ – September 18th to September 22nd
- Bray Literary Festival from 27th September to 29th September – https://brayliteraryfestival.com
- Wicklow becomes the 10th destination worldwide to host EcoTrail. On 28th September this epic event will start and finish on Bray Seafront – bray.ie/pec-events/ecotrail-wicklow/
- The Bray Vintage Car Club presents a ‘Vintage Weekend’ on 28th & 29th September. All cars wishing to participate must pre-register. Check out facebook.com/brayvintagecarclub for full details.
- Harvest Moon Dance at Killruddery House & Gardens on 6th October – wearetlm.org/event-details/harvest-moon-dance
- Hell & Back – 5th & 6th October – hellandback.ie
- Laugh out loud with some of the best Irish comedians visiting Bray this season which include Tom O’Mahony, with the Oliver award-winning show, Defending the Caveman and the Lords of Strut – mermaidartscentre.ie/whats-on/events/category/comedy
- The Bray Chamber of Commerce’s annual Endeavour Awards – Friday 18th October in the Royal Hotel Bray
- Come to Ascarium at SeaLife Bray if you dare and help the Sea Witch find the magic ingredients to claim your treasure from October 19th to November 3rd
- Join in as spooky science festivities take over Cool Planet Experience this October mid-term from October 26th to 29th
- Halloween Seasonal Fun at Killruddery House & Gardens from 26th to 29th October – killruddery.rezgo.com/details/105549/halloween-seasonal-fun
- Yarn Storytelling Festival from 9th November to 15th November – mermaidartscentre.ie/whats-on/events/category/yarn-storytelling-festival-bray
- The Harbour Bar Toastie Festival returns for another weekend of cheesy goodness – November 1-3 theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/
There is plenty to explore in Bray so what are you waiting for… enjoy a cosy break this autumn! Our accommodation providers offer affordable experiences and seasonal offers to cater for all your needs. Take a look around our website bray.ie to help you plan a trip.
Bray is a coastal town in County Wicklow and is situated about 20 km south of Dublin city centre on the east coast. It is the ninth-largest urban area within the Republic of Ireland.
Bray is a resort town making it a destination for tourists and day-trippers, with a great social scene, bustling town centre and thriving industry.
Irish Rail, Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland on behalf of Transport for Ireland, Bus Éireann, Finnegan’s Bray, Aircoach, St. Kevin’s Bus Service to Glendalough and the M11 and M50 motorways provide commuter links between Bray and the rest of the country.
In 2013 Bray saw a four-fold increase in bookings via ebookers making it the second most popular staycation destination in the country.
Bray.ie was crowned the ‘Best Connected Community’ in the Community and Council Awards in January 2017. The awards recognise and celebrate community and councils working together. You can read more about the awards here: https://www.bray.ie/bray-ie-wins-best-connected-community-award/.
All events and activities are subject to change without notice and may be dependant on weather. Terms and conditions apply. Bray.ie is not responsible for the content of any external websites and no endorsement of any of the events, or any products or services contained on them is implied.
The initiative will be supported by a digital campaign.
The Bray autumn tourism campaign is supported by Bray Chamber, Wicklow County Council and Bray.ie. Bray.ie is a trading name of Bray Tourism.
Campaign taglines – Enjoy the autumn season in Bray
Join the conversation – Our Campaign hashtag is #AutumnInBray