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Bray is a historic seaside town, and suburb of Dublin on the East Coast of Ireland, located in Co. Wicklow. It has begun, over the past 50 years, to rapidly expand as a commuter town. It was, at one time, a very fashionable tourist town for Dublin holidaymakers. Only remnants of that past are still visible and some now consider Bray little more than a tourist trap. Bray might be worth a day visit if you find you have too much time on your hands in Dublin.

For other places with the same name, see Bray (disambiguation).

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By road

Bray is easily accessible by road from Dublin and South from Arklow or Wexford. The N11 links Dublin city centre with Bray and there are frequent bus services with Dublin Bus, Glendalough Bus, Bus Eirinn and Finnegan's Bray. The M50 motorway now connects to Bray allowing easy access to all major cities on the island of Ireland.

From the south, the N11 stretches as far as south County Wexford linking up all major urban areas including Rosslare, Gorey, Wexford, Enniscorthy, Arklow, Wicklow and Greystones.

To the west, there are many roads which span the Wicklow Mountains linking up to towns on the far side like Tullow, Carlow and Kilkenny.

By train

Bray is on the Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) Rail Network which stretches north (Via Dublin City Centre) to Malahide and Howth and south to Greystones. A ticket to Dublin costs €2.50 one way.

The town is also on the mainline Iarnród Éireann Rail Network which connects north to Connolly Station in Dublin city centre and further to Drogheda and Dundalk. To the south, the rail line goes through [[Arklow], Gorey and Rosslare Europort.

Get around

Finnegans Bray runs a local sevice from the DART station to the Southern Cross Road. They usually arrive every 30 minutes and are easily visible by their red colours. A Luas service also operates Mon-Sat at specific times. This service travels from the Southern Cross Road to the Luas station in Sandyford. It does not go to the DART station and so you will need to go to Bray Main Street.


You should visit Bray Head. Ardmore Studios the National Film Studios of Ireland are also based in Bray


Walk the Cliff Walk from Bray to Greystones which takes around 1.30 hours and is a beautiful walk with wonderful views and wildlife.





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