Bray

City

Bray is a coastal city, very close to Dublin and where you can do English classes at a family and friendly English school in Bray

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Bray is a beautiful coastal town with 32,600 inhabitants.

This seaside town is located 18km south of Dublin city centre with excellent transport links with the capital via Bus and DART high-speed train. It is a perfect location for people looking to be able to avail of Dublin City’s amenities but enjoys the sense of community and safety that comes with living in a town.

It is the ninth-largest urban area within the Republic of Ireland.

It hosts a wide range of festivals and activities throughout the year.

Bray has a wide range of local amenities and sports and social clubs in the vicinity offering everything from water sports, golf, fishing, horse-riding, tennis, boxing and much more.

The appeal of Bray as a seaside resort is natural to see with Bray Head offering hikes and walks for the outdoor enthusiasts, a long open beach and a mile-long promenade surrounded by pubs, restaurants and ice-cream shops. The coastal cliff walks to Greystones is a popular activity and provides additional opportunity to explore Ireland’s east coast.

Bray is one of Ireland’s largest historically seaside resort towns. It has a long history of being a tourist destination and still gets many tourists, and day-trippers visiting but is well placed to serve these and the locals with some great restaurants and cafes and has a bustling social scene.The annual St Patricks and Summer festivals are well attended and well regarded and offer great entertainment with parades, air show (most significant in Europe), fun-fairs, concerts and much more. It is known as the Gateway to the Garden of Ireland due to its beautiful scenery and famous coastal walks that offer breathtaking views. Bray boasts a lovely safe beach of sand and shingle and has a spacious esplanade. It provides an entirely peaceful environment for students to study and live. Some of Bray’s more famous current and previous residents include James Joyce; Bono, Sinead O’Connor; Laura Whitmore; Katie Taylor; Dairen O’Brian and Hozier.

Most popular tourist attractions and things to do in Bray

  • Bray Head – Walk to the Top of the Mountain.
  • Cliff Walk – Bray to Greystones – Amazing views.
  • Great Sugar Loaf.
  • Harbour Bar.
  • Horse riding.
  • Killruddery House.
  • Mermaid Theatre.
  • Play Golf.
  • Powerscourt Gardens.
  • Powerscourt Waterfall.
  • Walk the promenade.

Most important events and festivals in Bray

  • Air Show – End of the Summer.
  • Bray Jazz fest.
  • Cinema Festival.
  • Fireworks – end of the Summer.
  • Groove fest.
  • Jazz Festival.
  • St Patricks Parade.
  • Summerfest.

Most popular sights in Bray

  • Bray Head.
  • Christ Church - Bray.
  • Glendalough – close to Bray.
  • Harbour.
  • James Joyce House.
  • Killruddery House & Gardens.
  • Mc Donalds – Was a Town Hall.
  • Powerscourt Waterfall.

Why Bray is the best city to live and study

  • Bray is a charming town close to the sea; it’s a perfect place to live and study.
  • We have a vast public library, where the students can go to study, do their projects and also, relaxing reading a book.
  • The town has lots of shops, supermarkets, pubs, pharmacies, and it is great outdoors as well.
  • Because it’s a small town, everything is in walking distant.

Location

CityBray
CountryIreland
Population (hab)32,600
Latitude53.201460
Longitude-6.110505
Altitude (m.a.s.l.)18

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PACE Language Institute

PACE Language Institute

Family English school in the coastal city of Bray, with beach and spectacular views of Dublin Bay.

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