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The town of Bray is located in North East Wicklow, just South of Dublin. Bray is often known as "The Gateway to the Garden of Ireland"; and is the third largest town in Ireland with a population of nearly 32,000. Bray is also a Fair Trade Town.
Bray is Ireland's longest established seaside town and traditionally has thriving tourism. Available in the immediate locality are fifteen 18-hole golf courses, a tennis club, a sailing club and horse riding. Other features of Bray are the Mermaid Arts Centre on Main Street, and the aquarium on Strand Road. Bray has a safe beach of sand and shingle to walk on, which is over 1.6km (1 mile) long, fronted by a spacious Esplanade. The scene is dominated by Bray Head, which rises steeply (241m/790 ft) above the sea, affording views of mountains and sea. The name of the town means "hill, rising ground".
Bray Municipal District is the local authority governing the town of Bray. It consists of twelve elected Councillors who create policy for the Council, which is then carried out practically by the administrative / executive / technical staff, led by the District Manager.
Bray Municipal District has played, and continues to play, a pivotal role in encouraging, assisting and supporting the economic and social growth of the town. The Town Council's role in providing the necessary infrastructure to facilitate development has been significant in underpinning the sustainable economic and the social development of Bray.
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