Bray Shoreline Leisure Centre

Our approach at Shoreline Leisure is to help you to achieve a greater sense of wellbeing as well as reaching your health and fitness goals whatever they may be.

We hope that our fully accessible facilities, including a 25m swimming pool, learner pool, fitness suite, two group fitness studios, 4 floodlit astro-pitches and sauna / steam rooms, coupled with our friendly staff will help to motivate you to achieve your objectives.

Shoreline Leisure offers a balanced programme within a wider context to promote a lifelong enjoyment of physical activity, healthier living, wellbeing and self confidence.

We pride ourselves on the high level of commitment to client care and believe that you will in turn accomplish your goals to lead a full and active life.

Furthermore, our fitness consultants offer tailor made personalized fitness programmes and studio classes, our swimming instructors develop and refine water proficiency including personal survival and lifesaving skills and finally our floodlit astro-pitches can offer opportunities for 5-a-side games, team-building, socials and occasions.

All of these facilities and services provide a balanced approach to overall health and fitness as well as promoting a lifelong enjoyment of physical activity.…

Twinned Towns

Twinned Towns

The town of Bray is twinned with the towns of Werzburg, Germany ; Begles, France; and Dublin, California.

Every year, delegates representing the town of Bray, including members and staff of Bray Town Council, pay visits to and host their counterparts in France, Germany and the US.

These visits help promote Bray and its image abroad, and foster important links between Ireland and other nations.

Some information about the towns


Photo of WurzburgWerzburg is located in Bavaria, Germany. Situated on the Main river, it is the capital of the region, the Regierungsbezirk Unterfranken.

Wrzburg has strong links with Ireland. Although it dates to about 1000 BC, it was christianised by the Irish Missionary St. Kilian in 689. Today, the city is an administrative centre, and contains a large university. It is also widely rec ognised as a beautiful city, with many stately buildings; including a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


As the name suggests, Dublin California also has strong links to Ireland. Many of its 30,000-odd inhabitants are American Irish, and the town maintains some strong Irish traditions, including its highly praised annual St. Patrick’s day celabrations.

Photo of Dublin, CADublin has some very interesting preserved historical sites, such as the Murray schoolhouse and Saint Redmond’s church, mostly dating from the nineteenth century. A major road, the Dublin Boulevard, was part of the Lincoln highway – the first coast-to-coast highway in the US


Begles is a town with a population of about 25,000. Due to its close proximity to Bordeaux, Begles has access to excellent amenities such as a university and excellent transportation facilities including airports, railways and roads.

Begles is located in the heart of the famous Aquitaine region; an area renowned for its wine, rivers and tourism. Many of the worlds most renowned vineyards are located within a stone’s throw of the town. Begles is also very close to the Dordogne, an area of great natural beauty. The nearby Atlantic coast offers many more activities as well.

Welcome to Municipal District of Bray Home

Welcome to the official website of Bray Municipal District. This site offers information on council activities, documents and forms for you to download and up to date news.

About Bray
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.
[Photo:View of Bray from Bray head]
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”.
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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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Places & People

Places and People

  • Tower Cottage

    Believed to be a summer home of the Wilde’s

  • The Esplande Hotel

    Built in 1897

  • The Coastguard Boathouse

    Built in 1870 and transferred from the Admiralty to B.U.D.C. in 1904

  • New Coastguard Station

    Built in 1876, occupied by the Free State Army in 1922 and converted to a private dwelling in 1925

  • Richard Power

    1928-1970 lived in a house in Convent Avenue called Ravenna. He was the author of ‘The Hungry Grass’ and ‘The Land of Youth’

  • Milward Terrace

    Was the home of Joshua Pim, a Dublin doctor and Irish and Wimbledon Tennis Champion in 1893 and 94. Roddy Connolly (1901-1980) son of 1916 leader James Connolly also lived in this terrace. He was an organiser of the Communist Party of Ireland, the editor of The Workers Republic and a member of D�il �ireann for County Louth (1943-45). He later became chairman of the Irish Labour Party

  • Aravon School

    Opened 1862 as Bray School and moved to this location in 1866 when it was then renamed Aravon School. Moved again in 1984 to Ferndale Road in Rathmichael. Among its pupils were the dramatist John Millington Synge (1871-1909) author of ‘Riders to the Sea’ and ‘Playboy of the Western World’ which is widely regarded as the most important play of the Irish literary revival. Also Sir Roger Casement (1864-1916) patriot and humanitarian, who was executed for treason in August 1916. The author Monk Gibbon taught here for a while

  • Philip Rooney

    Author of ‘Captain Boycott’ a novel which was made into a film starring Stewart Granger and Cecil Parker

  • Paul Henry

    (1876-1958) Born in Belfast, he was a founder of the Dublin Society of Painters in 1920

  • Cearbhall O’Dalaigh

    (1911-1978) Was Attorney General on two occasions 1946-48 and 1951-53. He was Chief Justice in 1961 and President from 1974 to 1976

  • James Plunkett Kelly

    Was the author of ‘Strumpet City’ and ‘Farewell Companions’

  • Sir Herbert Hamilton Harty

    At one time the organist at Christ Church, Bray. He was a musician, conductor and composer. His works include ‘Comedy Overture’ in 1907 and ‘Irish Symphony’ in 1910

  • Cyril Cusack

    Starred in many films including ‘Odd Man Out’, ‘Shake Hands with the Devil’, ‘Fahrenheit 451’ and ‘My Left Foot’

  • William Larminie

    1849-1900 Poet and folklorist was the author of ‘West Irish Folk Tales and Romances’

  • Captain Albert Bestic

    Was Third Officer on the ‘Lusitania’ and the author of ‘Kicking Canvas’

  • Sir Arthur Purves Phayne

    (1812�1885) Commissioner of Arkan in 1837, Commissioner of Lower Burma in 1852 and Governor of Mauritius in 1874

  • Bray Town Hall

    Built in 1881/82 in the English Revival style. The architects were Thomas Deane & Sons and the builders were Wardop & Sons.

  • The Cross on Bray Head

    Built in 1950 to commemorate the Holy Year

  • Bray Court House

    Built in 1841. It closed as a courthouse in 1984 and now houses the Tourist Information Office and Heritage Centre

  • The Royal Hotel

    Opened in 1776 as the Meath Arms

  • Bray (Daly) Railway Station

    Opened in