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Shop Local First

Coronavirus has hit our country and Bray extremely hard. Businesses are doing their best to adjust to the new reality of living alongside the threat of Covid-19.  Businesses in the town are resilient and have been innovating new ways to trade for instance offering a new online shopping experience, click/collect, or delivery services in order to survive and protect local jobs.

Bray Bouncing Back… Eat, Shop, Unwind, Repeat

Anne Ferris, Cathaoirleach of Bray Municipal District said, “Bray’s Shop Local First initiative was originally launched back in March to encourage consumers to spend locally and help businesses bounce back. Now more than ever we are encouraging our community to continue to shop, buy, hire and source locally first. You can help by:

  • Shopping locally for essentials
  • Dining @ home by ordering a takeaway from the many cafes and restaurants
  • Snapping up a thoughtful gift
  • Click & deliver ONLY will continue shop for fashion, homewares, technology, pet products @ home
  • Supporting Wicklow’s food and drink producers
  • Hiring someone locally when it is safe to do so
  • Grabbing a coffee on the go
  • Buying a voucher, gift card or prepay for future appointments

 

Browse for the ‘Best of Bray‘ listings below. The hospitality sector has its own section further down the page. Businesses, please read more here to see how you can get involved in the Shop Local First initiative, feature on our See + Do, Eat + Drink or Stay pages.

Bray businesses 

For the most up-to-date product or service information, please check out the businesses individual website or social media pages. List updated as of Monday, May 18th, 2021. 

bray.ie is not responsible for the content of any external websites and no endorsement of any business, or any products or services contained on them is implied.

Bray hospitality businesses collection or delivery service during Covid-19 restrictions that we are aware of:  For the most up-to-date product or service information, please check out the businesses individual website or social media pages. 

Pharmacies

Pharmacies across the country will remain open and medicines will continue to be available to treat patients.

Essential services – Food retailers

Food retailers such as local butchers, supermarkets, forecourt and convenience stores are open. Please note: Some supermarkets will be exclusively open to the frontline works, the elderly & disabled. These hours will help improve access during this time of unprecedented demand. Please check your local supermarkets for specific times:

 

Postal services

An Post has announced that there will be changes for some customers to delivery times from Monday, March 23rd as it introduces staggered working time for staff during the coronavirus outbreak. Read more here.

Banking

Banks are also open. Please check your local branch for specific times.

Collaborative Approach

The ‘Unity in our community’ and ‘Bray bouncing back’ campaigns are supported by Bray Chamber, Wicklow County Council and Bray.ie (Bray.ie is a trading name of Bray Tourism).

Our Overall Message

As a working group we will continue to work collaboratively in driving a message for consumers to invest in our town, shop local first and let’s have unity in our community.

Join the conversation

Campaign hashtags are #UnityInOurCommunity, #ShopLocalFirst and #BrayBouncingBack #BestofBray

 

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