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


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. Still, it enjoys the sense of community and safety of living in a town.

It is the ninth-largest urban area in Ireland.

It hosts various 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.

The appeal of Bray as a seaside resort is natural, with Bray Head offering hikes and walks for 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 are a popular activity and provide additional opportunities 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 it 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 regarded and offer great entertainment with parades, air shows (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 from U2.
  • Sinead O’Connor.
  • Laura Whitmore.
  • Katie Taylor.
  • Dairen O’Brian.
  • 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 study, do their projects and relax by reading a book.
  • The town has many shops, supermarkets, pubs, and pharmacies and is also great outdoors.
  • Because it’s a small town, everything is within walking distance.


Population (hab)32,600
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 in Bray, Dublin