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Emergency Services Day – June 30th


This is going to be a fantastic day for Kids – Big and Old and all the emergency services will be in attendance.  The Garda Elite Helicopter and Coast Guard Helicopter will be there and the RSA will have a crash simulator will be there.In addition it is a great learning tool for the little ones to understand safety on land and sea whilst having fun.

Huge praise due to Maria Curtis – our community guard for been the main organiser

The National Sea Life Centre

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The National SEA LIFE Centre is one of Ireland’s largest Marine and Freshwater Zoos and the only aquarium on the East Coast of Ireland. The aquarium on the Seafront in Bray is a perfect family fun day out!

Sea Life centre is completely indoors making it a perfect all-weather activity. Having responsibility for the welfare and well-being of over 1100 underwater animals.  Are you a Shark lover, a Seahorse fancier or a Clownfish groupie? Perhaps it’s the mysterious Moon Jellyfish or the clever common Octopus that you love the most? Maybe you simply can’t decide! Here at SEA LIFE Bray you can make up your mind and see them all – from the curious and the rescued to the rare and the enigmatic. And you’ll be able to get closer to them than ever before.

The team here at SEA LIFE is passionate about promoting and advancing the cause of the creatures of our oceans and rivers and their habitats.  We engage in advocacy for conservation legislation, campaign for sustainable fishery policies, the breeding of endangered species, and cooperation with other like-minded organisations.  In keeping with our message – BREED, RESCUE, PROTECT – we’ve developed a system of care and best-practice animal husbandry that draws on decades of collective experience from our marine biologists.

With 30 displays, a kids quiz trail, a colouring table, an indoor play area for younger children, and hourly public feeds of our animals, you won’t get bored.

SEA LIFE Bray is open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day & St Stephens Day)

Winter opening times

  • Monday to Friday 11:00 to 17:00  (last admissions 16:00)
  • Saturday/Sunday 10:00 to 18:00 (last admissions 17:00)

Summer opening times (starting 16th March 2019):

  • Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 18:00 (last admissions 17:00)

Please be aware that due to our limited capacity, we strongly advise all guests to book online tickets in advance of their visit, particularly when planning to visit during weekends or school holidays.

Guests with pre-booked tickets are guaranteed entry and will be given priority over guests who arrive with no tickets, who may have to wait to be admitted due to our limited capacity.

The National SEA LIFE Centre, Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Tickets: 01 2866939 or buy online here.

General Office: 01 2866939

School Bookings: 01 286693


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Often described as a wonderful place to escape for a great day out, Killruddery has been home to the Brabazon Family (the Earls of Meath) since 1618. Conveniently located on the outskirts of the capital where Dublin meets Wicklow, here’s your opportunity to discover a hidden gem in our midst. There’s so much to see and explore. Nature has never been more relaxing with leisurely walks in one of Ireland’s most renowned gardens, filled with beautiful planting and wooded areas, water features and distinctive outdoor “rooms”. A delightful Tea Room and guided tours of one of Ireland’s Great Historic Houses are just some of the other treats on offer.

Killruddery Garden is open on weekends in April and October and 7 days a week from May to September, from 9.30 am to 6 pm. Last admission is an hour before closing time.

Opening Times

  • April – Weekends only, 9.30am – 6pm
  • May to September – Daily 9.30am – 6pm
  • October – Weekends only, 9.30am – 6pm
  • Farm Market, every Saturday, 10am – 3pm

Killruddery, Southern Cross, Bray, Co. Wicklow,

Telephone +353 (0)1 2863405


Powerscourt Gardens

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Welcome to Powerscourt Gardens in County Wicklow, one of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland! Powerscourt Gardens were recently voted No.3 in the World’s Top Ten Gardens by National Geographic. The Gardens stretch over 47 acres and offer visitors a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statues and ornamental lakes, secret hollows and rambling walks. Managed by Head Gardener, Alex Slazenger and a team of four gardeners, Powerscourt Gardens were designed from 1731 onwards, with the desire to create a garden which was part of the wider surrounding landscape. Powerscourt Gardens include The Walled Gardens, The Italian Garden, The Dolphin Pond, The Japanese Gardens, Pets Cemetery and Pepperpot Tower, among other features and attractions.

Attractions at Powerscourt

  • Powerscourt Gardens – 47 acres of discovery
  • Powerscourt Waterfall – The Highest Waterfall in Ireland
  • Powerscourt Golf Club – 2 Championship Courses
  • Powerscourt House – Venue for Weddings & Corporate Events
  • Powerscourt Hotel – A 5* Luxury Experience
  • Cool Planet Experience – Ireland’s first interactive climate change experience
  • Powerscourt Distillery – A variety of tours, whiskey tastings and events are catered for
  • Dining at Powerscourt – The Terrace Café, Powerscourt Golf Club Restaurant, The Powerscourt Hotel
  • Shopping at Powerscourt – Powerscourt Garden Pavilion, Avoca Stores, Neptune by Global Village, The Design Gallery & Estate souvenirs

Opening Times

  • Daily: 9.30am – 5.30pm (Last entry 5pm)
  • Gardens close at dusk in Winter (Last entry during winter is 30 minutes before dusk)
  • The Gardens are open year-round and only close December 25th & 26th

Phone: + 353 (0) 1 204 6000


Address: Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow,  A98 WOD0

Mount Usher Gardens

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Mount Usher Gardens: where the planting is enchanting! One of only 3 Irish gardens with a top rating from the UK’s The Good Gardens Guide, Mount Usher is not simply one of Ireland’s greatest gardens, with its relaxed informality and natural layout. Monty Don has described it as one of his favourite gardens anywhere

Delightful in every aspect, Mount Usher is one of the finest examples of an authentic ‘Robinsonian’ style garden combining a distinguished collection of trees and shrubs with informal floral planting schemes in a sheltered valley setting. There is an ever-changing panoply of colours, and textures enhanced by wafting scents as one season changes to another. We provide you with a detailed tree trail guide to help you locate the many ‘show-stoppers’ as you wander around.

Mount Usher Gardens, with its Avoca Garden Café and Courtyard Shops is situated in the village of Ashford, just 35 minutes south of Dublin city, and close to the seaside towns of Bray, Wicklow and Arklow. To get to Ashford by public transport, the 133 bus regularly passes through the village on its way to/from Dublin airport to the north (via the city centre) and Rosslare harbour to the south. There is a wide variety of accommodation in the area where you will be made very welcome and comfortable.   The popularity of the gardens, café and shops during the summer season means that the car park can become very full in the middle of the day: but there is additional parking in the village a short walking distance away.

Mount Usher Gardens, Ashford, Co Wicklow

Phone: +353 404 49672 | Cafe: +353 404 40116 | Foodhall: +353 0404 49678

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Greystones 2020 Public Realm Plan for Greystones

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Greystones2020, with funding from LEADER & support from Greystones Municipal District & Greystones Tidy Towns invite tenders from economic operators to develop a plan for the most effective, management and enhancement of the towns public realm;

With reference to the following: approaches and gateways to town; public space network; connectivity and permeability; parking and traffic; legibility and maneuverability; signage and wayfinding; history and heritage; tourist destination; parking, traffic & public transport.

The aim of the project is to deliver a detailed action-based plan for the town’s public realm, which can be used to guide public and private investment in the town to maximise and enhance its existing cultural assets, in tandem with economic and social development. The plan should be visual and identify both short term and longer-term projects.

Greystones 2020 estimates that the expenditure on the Services to be covered by the proposed Services Contract may amount to some €34K exclusive of VAT over the term.

Click here for the tender documents are up on e-tenders

Upon the awarding of the contract to consultants a number of public consultation meetings will be organised.

Hillview Bed & Breakfast

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Hillview sits on 1.5 acres of beautiful land giving guests an an opportunity to see the Wicklow countryside. The Family run B&B creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere for guests from all over the world.

All bedrooms are en-suite and have Wi-Fi access. Most of our rooms have scenic views. There are tea and coffee making facilities available in the house and an extensive breakfast menu is on offer.

Hillview B&B is open all year round and has been highly recommended by travel guides and is ideal accommodation for a short or long stay. Room rates are very competitive at only €35.00 p.p.s.

The house is situated at the foot of the Wicklow mountains on the main road between Bray and Greystones.                                                  

01 2877226

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Elaine Scott Piano and Voice Studio

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Elaine has been teaching piano and voice to all ages of the Greystones community since 2008. She was also the developer and director of the Musical Dots programme for children in the UK, where she taught for 2 years.
Lessons are tailored to the individual student where a love of music is encouraged through supportive and structured lessons; here, she loves to share her passion for music and her love of teaching with every student.
Elaine holds a B.A (Hons) Music and a Dip. Mus and continues to develop her education in the areas of music and child psychology/development.
She also has extensive experience in performance, writing, creative production and recording.
Her studio is based in Greystones Studios, situated above the Whale Theatre, where she holds her much anticipated student showcase concerts twice a year.
087 3366738

DoMiSo Music School

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DoMiSo was founded in September 2005. It was founded and is directed by Clare Cherry Kinito. DoMiSo currently has 130 students.

Clare graduated from Trinity College and The Royal Irish Academy of Music with an honours Bachelor in Music Education, (B.Mus.Ed. Hons R.I.A.M.). She studied cello with Bill Butt during her time in the academy and previously with Úna Ní Chanainn and Moya O’Grady. She was part of the Dublin Youth Orchestras, the National Youth Orchestras of Ireland and various other orchestras around Dublin.  As a result she has immensely enjoyed music from early child hood and would like to share that experience with young children today. She has over seventeen years’ experience teaching children music and a lifetime love and joy of being with children.

Clare is a local musician and is married to Henri Pierre. They have three daughters, Ailis, Gaelle and Lyla. You will meet them as DoMiSo can be a family affair!

086 302 9665

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FourFront Games

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FourFront Games Escape Rooms are an immersive, live-action experience in which teams of 2-6 people are locked in a room and have to use teamwork, creative thinking and problem solving in order to escape in under 60 mins. There are two unique experiences available, both with narratives set in Greystones town.


This old Irish cottage has been left abandoned since October 1967. Its last resident, Brónagh Brown, passed away suddenly in a local psychiatric hospital unable to cope with the thought of “abandoning her baby” at the cottage. However, Gardaí searched her property on multiple occasions and never found any evidence of a child having lived there.

Over the past 50 years, there have been rumours and stories of Brónagh’s demise and paranormal activity around the property such loud wailing followed by manic whispers, flickering lights, and sightings of a woman at the windows. It is widely believed that her spirit haunts her small hillside cottage.

Do you and your team of paranormal investigators have what it takes to solve Greystones’ biggest mystery and rid the cottage of this restless spirit?


Calling himself JACK, a serial killer has been taunting the Gardaí with encrypted letters. After two years of investigations the Gardaí are no closer to uncovering JACK’s true identity and have contacted your team to assist.

Can you solve the killer’s puzzles and follow the clues to catch JACK before he strikes again?


If you have a party of 10 or larger and would like to synchronise your start-times please get in touch at

The 2 rooms have a combined max capacity of 10 players at any one time and there is a 90 minute period between bookings

3 Hillside Road,

PHONE: 089 435 6962