Bray is a coastal town in Co. Wicklow, situated about 20 kilometres south of Dublin city centre. It is the ninth-largest urban area in Ireland, with a population of 32,600.

At its core, Bray has an urban feel but towards the sea, venturing up on the headland or as it runs out to the neighbouring villages of Kilmacanogue and Enniskerry, it is beautifully green and more rural. It has stunning walks including the infamous Bray to Greystones Cliff walk, with plenty of parkland, amenities and Kilruddery Estate.

Bray is most renowned for the seafront area which has been a popular destination for a promenade and a dip since the Victorian times. The town is a cultural melting pot with people from a myriad of different nationalities residing there. A plethora of artists of all disciplines live in Bray and its hinterland. It is also home to Ardmore Studios, Ireland’s oldest film studios and Mermaid Arts Centre.

  • Wicklow County Arts Office
  • Wicklow Crest