Aug 19

Bray Cardiac First Responders Open Evening

Bray CfR

Bray Cardiac First Responders are holding an Open Evening on Friday

22nd August 8pm in Ballywaltrim Community Centre.

This is an informal drop-in evening.

Come and practice CPR and defibrillator use.

We are also looking for new volunteers to join us.

Aug 19

Pre-Budget Briefing with Stephen Donnelly

Stephen DonnellyPre-Budget Briefing with Stephen Donnellly

Tuesday 16th September:

6.30pm – Coffee on arrival

6.45pm – Briefing

7.15pm – open floor 



Message from Stephen Donnelly TD

Dear Bray Chamber Member,

With Budget 2015 drawing close, I would very much like to meet up with you – to hear what you need from the budget, and to make your voice heard in Dáil Éireann. Most businesses in Bray and across Wicklow have taken a hammering in recent years, and what I hear regularly from the business community is that not enough is being done by Government – either centrally or locally. I recently introduced an Examinership Bill, which would make the option far more attractive for small business owners, and will be introducing to the Dáil Senator Feargal Quinn’s Bill on Upward-Only Rents. I am in regular contact with the Dublin Chamber and will be incorporating some of their budget proposals in my own Budget 2015 submission. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 10

Bray Cualann Historical Society Events

Bray & District Chamber LogoBray Cualann Historical Society are putting on the following events in August:


·A guided tour of St. Paul’s grave yard on the 23rd August at 3.00pm and on the 27th August at 11.00ama s part of National Heritage week.

·A Talk about the First World War in Bray Library on Eglington Road at 7pm on the 26thAugust.

·A Talk about the Brabazons on the 28thAugust in Bray Library on Eglington Road at 7pm. These talks are illustrated as well.


Jul 23

Congratulations to Simon Harris

simon harris“I heartily congratulate Simon Harris on his appointment as Minister of State in the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. Simon is an esteemed member of the Bray and District Chamber of Commerce. He is a man of huge ability and talent. To be appointed to what is a very senior position is also a reflection of the regard in which he is held at the very highest level of Government.

As President of the Bray and District Chamber of Commerce I will work with Simon to ensure that Bray maximises this opportunity and to communicate the needs of the business community in Wicklow regarding such matters as the revitalisation of the banking sector, removal of red tape, rates reform and reduction and the bringing of new industry to Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Further enhancement of Bray at “The Well”


The Well.1Bray & District Chamber has recently teamed up with the Municipal District of Bray and The Well (Mountain View Church) to enhance the appearance of the embankment opposite the Royal Hotel, with the addition of some beautiful flowers and plants. What was once just a soil bank is now filled with colourful flowers creating a much nicer impression for people entering or exiting Bray’s Main Street.

Rory Benville, President Bray & District Chamber commented “As part of Bray in Bloom we wanted to brighten up the area and give it a little lift, we contacted The Well and the Municipal District of Bray and we all worked together to create this colourful display of flowers and greenery. We believe that along with the new footpath’s and hanging baskets that were recently put up around the town this will enhance the Main Street and make it a more attractive place to shop.”

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Jul 14

Budget 2015 Must Capitalise on Recovery

Chambers IrelandChambers Ireland has today said that Budget 2015 provides an opportunity to ensure that economic growth and job creation are balanced across the economy and the country.

Speaking this morning, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot said “While some regions and sectors of the economy have seen a nascent recovery, there are many areas still facing tough economic conditions. Government must ensure that measures introduced in Budget 2015 support local economic development, encourage job creation and promote balanced growth.”

It is vital that no new taxes are introduced in Budget 2015. Certain taxes, such as marginal tax rates and Capital Gains Tax, should be reduced to incentivise investment, lessen the cost of employment and encourage job creation. Anything that acts as an impediment to employment must be removed. The current system of social welfare must continue to be reformed to help people break their dependency on welfare and support them in moving to part time or full time employment” Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Bray Chamber Summerfest Promotion

SUMMERFEST LEAFLET facebookThe Bray Summerfest is underway! We are very lucky to have what is one of the biggest and most successful festivals located in our town. Last year the Airshow alone brought over 85,000 visitors to our town and over the course of the festival many, many more.

This provides an opportunity to show case the town and a chance for local businesses to share in its success. This year the business community, in conjunction with the festival committee, is providing special offers and prizes to attract visitors to our Town centre which is only minutes walk from the seafront. Look out for the posters in shop windows advertising the special deals! Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Bray Chamber & Dunlaoghaire Rathdown Chamber Speed Networking Event

Bray & District Chamber LogoDun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber and Bray & District Chamber are delighted to invite you to a Speed Networking evening for business kindly sponsored by Action Coach, Unit 5G/6G, Pottery Business Centre, Pottery Road, Dun Laoghaire on Monday 23rd June, 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm.

Speed Networking is a fast, energetic and amazingly effective way to develop your business! This is your opportunity to meet business people from across the County of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown and the Bray District for an evening of business to business networking. You are guaranteed to meet new contacts, all of whom will be decision makers. Business Networking is an essential part of growing your business and gaining new customers, clients and contacts. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Groove Festival Corporate Ticket Deal

Groove ImageWe are blessed to have such wonderful amenities here in Bray to keep us entertained during these beautiful sunny summer days. One such event coming up in 2 WEEKS is the wonderful GROOVE FESTIVAL in the beautiful surroundings of Kilrudderry House. With Paloma Faith on Sat 5thJuly and David Gray on Sun 6thJuly and many more well-known groups and bands to keep you entertained, while you picnic on the grass.

Many people from outside Bray are supporting this great festival but we need more people from Bray to give it the support it so deserves. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Change of Entertainment for Bray in Bloom

FlowersBray in Bloom Family fun day, hosted by Bray Chamber, will take place this Saturday 14th June from 12pm-2.30pm with lots of entertainment for the whole family at the steps of the Holy Redeemer on Bray Main Street. With face painters, planting demonstrations, a wall of flowers, plant sale and Live music from 1.30pm (please note that due to another commitment beyond their control, Bagatelle are unable to play on this occasion but they have promised they will be back to play in their hometown very soon).  Come along and pick up some tips on how to plant up and maintain your summer garden, while the kids enjoy the live music and entertainment.

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