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Life in Bray....

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Life in Bray....

From the Italian Forum:

A family is moving to Bray. They asked us how is life, people & food....can you help us?

Grazie mille, as always...let us know...

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1. Re: Life in Bray....

Although Bray is in County Wicklow, it is effectively a suburb of the Greater Dublin area. It has good connections via DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) and bus to Dublin city centre and suburbs along the south coast. It is also a great base for exploring the delights of County Wicklow by car (check out what to see and to in the Top Questions about County Wicklow on the County Wicklow Forum). From Dublin Airport to Bray via the M50 takes about 45 mins - 1 hour on average, depending on the time of day and traffic conditions.

A seaside town with a pebble beach which reached its peak of popularity in the Victorian era, it now looks a bit faded and worn in parts. There are quite a few shops, restaurants and facilities in and around the town centre, and a nice newish theatre/arts centre/cinema (The Mermaid). Bray also has a jazz festival in early May.

There's a lovely cliff walk over Bray Head to nearby Greystones. Other places close to Bray include KIlruddery House and Gardens, Powerscourt House and Gardens, Enniskerry, Kilmacanogue and the Avoca Handweavers, the Great Sugarloaf etc. It's only about a 30-45 minute drive to Glendalough and St. Kevin's monastic site, one of the most important and most visited heritage sites in Ireland.

These sites will give you a flavour of life in Bray and the surrounding areas:












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2. Re: Life in Bray....

Wow Tapl, what an axhaustive answer!!

Sei grande....

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You may already have gathered from a previous posting that Bray is not what it used to be . I have stayed in Bray several times as a stopover to and from Dun Laoghaire ferry port .There is a vast difference between holidaying and living in a place .Overall I find it depressing , but a good place to get out of .


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