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at the LAMA Community & Council Awards
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call the Bray District their home

Welcome to the gateway to Ireland’s Ancient East and the much-loved seaside resort.

Bray is a coastal town in County Wicklow situated about 20 km south of Dublin city centre on the east coast. According to the 2022 census, it is the tenth-largest urban area within the Republic of Ireland.

Bray is the perfect destination, whether it’s a family holiday, a weekend break or simply a day trip. We’re home to some incredible experiences that you can’t get anywhere else. Find out more here.

Bray retailers, tourism providers and hospitality businesses have created a safe environment for customers and employees and are ready to welcome everyone back. Please help Bray bounce back and #ShopLocalFirst. Browse for the ‘Best of Bray‘ listings here.

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Life is better at the beach… Join us this summer in #Bray for an unforgettable experience! From festivals to events, our #SummerInBray Ultimate Guide has got you covered.

Bray is home to...

Ireland’s oldest film studios, Ardmore Studios, the award-winning Bray Air Display, Bray Central – an impressive leisure, dining and retail development located in the heart of the thriving town of Bray, Bray Emmets GAA Club which was founded in 1885Bray Wanderers Football Club with its home matches played at the Carlisle Grounds, East Coast FM Wicklow’s Favourite Radio Station and Mermaid Arts Centre – a leading space where ideas, creativity, imagination and artistic expression find a natural home. 


Bray hosts some incredible festivals...

Simply move the mouse left to right and then click on the ‘Festival name’ of your choice for more info. Find out all about the festivals and events happening annually around our town here

Bray hosts some incredible festivals & events...

Swipe right and then click on the ‘Festival name’ of your choice for more info.

We’re an award-winning bunch...

Bray Town has won numerous awards from being crowned ‘Best Connected Community’ to the River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme winning at the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards. To be recognised like this is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of some exceptional people in the District. Volunteerism is key and winning such awards wouldn’t be possible without the great support, enthusiasm and expertise from these community champions. Thank you! It’s an honour and privilege to receive these awards (Click on the image to read more): winner of 'Best Connected Community'
at the LAMA Community & Council Awards
Bray was runners-up
at the Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards 2018
'Best Use of Creativity in the Community’ Award
for ‘Brave Maeve Children’s Myth & Art Trail’ at the Business to Arts Awards 2018
Bray Air Display winner of
the ‘Best Event’ at The Irish Tourism Awards 2017
River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme
winner at the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards 2018

Bray Central – enhancing our town

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Getting to Bray

Bray has a substantial public transport network, both north from Dublin and south from County Wicklow and County Wexford. 

Travelling by air 

To plan and book a flight to Ireland, please visit It takes approximately 34 min to drive from Dublin Airport (DUB) to Bray.

Travelling by train 

Bray is on the DART Rail Network. The town is also on the mainline Iarnród Éireann rail network which connects north to Connolly Station in Dublin city centre.

Travelling by bus

Six bus companies pass through Bray: Dublin BusGo-Ahead Ireland on behalf of Transport for Ireland, Bus ÉireannFinnegan’s BrayAircoachSt. Kevin’s Bus Service to Glendalough.

Travelling by car 

Bray lies along the M11 motorway corridor; an interchange at its northern side links with the M50 Dublin bypass.  

Car rentals 

Looking to hire a vehicle? … You can choose from a wide range of service providers including Irish Car Rentals, carhire.ieEuropcarHertz & NewWay. To see a full membership list please see the Car Rental Council of Ireland website. is a trading name of Bray Tourism © 2024.