Local Residents / Business Update

We wanted to make sure our local residents and businesses have as much information as possible about the forthcoming #BrayAirDisplay. The event will make a welcome return this July where visitors can enjoy the thrills and spills of the Seafront Funfair, dine alfresco at our Food Village or even experience a breath-taking helicopter ride over Bray Head throughout the festival weekend, which kicks off on Saturday, July 23rd with the spectacular return of the #BrayAirDisplay on Sunday, July 24th 2022.

It is intended that we will keep in close communication with residents to ensure inconvenience and disruption are kept to an absolute minimum.

Whether you visit the show or simply catch a glimpse of it from your back garden; we hope you enjoy the event.

Below are a number of points we hope you will find useful.

Simply click or press on the ‘+’ icon for the relevant information to be revealed. 

Funfair

The Funfair build on Bray Seafront will start July 11th and then will open daily from 12 noon until 10 pm from July, 16th until August 1st (excluding July 25th & 26th). Please note: there will be increased traffic coming into and out of the town as a result of this.

On Fun Fair marketing and promotional material, we have requested that all visitors should respect our environment and residential neighbourhood.

Contractors on site

In the week prior to the event, many contractors will be on site along Strand Road building exhibits on behalf of their clients.

Grandstand Seating & Marquee Tents

There will be Grandstand seating and marquee tents constructed on the shoreline. This work will commence w/c July 18th, 2022.  The construction will take place during normal working hours with minimum disruption to pedestrian traffic walking along the promenade.

Working in conjunction with An Garda Síochána, Wicklow County Council and respective statutory bodies we will implement a comprehensive traffic management plan to get #BrayAirDisplay visitors in and out of the town as quickly as possible.

 

Road Closures and Event information 

Description Sat 23rd Sun 24th
Road Closures; Albert Avenue, Sidmonton Avenue, Convent Avenue, Meath Road, Seapoint Road, Quinsborough Road, Florence Road, Novara Avenue (from Bray Institute Of Further Education (BIFE)), Vevay Road (Southern Cross side) to Putland Road, Newcourt Road and Lower Dargle Road No restrictions 9:00 am
No Parking Permitted, Access or Vehicle Movement on Strand Road. Mitigation barriers will be in place for the duration of the event.
From 12 midnight All-day
Event site opens i.e. Funfair, Food & Craft Village, Helicopter Pleasure Flights, PA Announcements etc 12 noon 12 noon
Approximate Air Display Start / Finish times – subject to change on the day Official practice day with some aircraft activity throughout the day 2 pm to 5-6 pm
South Car park open – A complimentary shuttle bus will service this car park ONLY. Drop-off / pick up point is close to the event site. Last pick-up from event site is 7:30 pm sharp. Not open 10:00 am
North Car park open 12 noon 10:00 am
All event car parks close 8:00 pm 8:00 pm
Event Site Closes 10:00 pm 10:00 pm

The road closures are in place to facilitate residents, safe pedestrian flow, public transport and emergency access for the Bray Air Display. On roads with traffic restrictions, local access will be facilitated where possible.

 

There will be no parking permitted or no vehicle access (including residents and businesses) to the event site at Strand Road on Sunday, July 24th 2022 (from 12 midnight on Saturday, July 23rd 2022). Mitigation barriers will be in place for the duration of the event. You are not permitted to leave your car parked overnight. Cars will be towed.

 

Update as of July 6th 2022 – Deliveries to businesses along Strand Road and adjoining roads will have to be completed prior to 10 am on Sunday, July 24th, 2022.

 

Please note: Traffic restrictions and road closures are subject to change without notice.

 

Local Residents Access to Road Closures

 

Every effort will be made to discourage illegal parking in residential estates and on side streets. Barriers, signage, street cones and event-dedicated towing service will be in operation. In order to help us with these efforts, An Garda Síochána & Stewards will be accepting the following for local access:

 

  1. Driving Licence with householder’s address displayed

 

Our Traffic Management Plan Section here has more updated information on road closures, and traffic restrictions and our ‘Getting Here’ section here has motorist travel advice.

 

Parking

There will be dedicated car parks available for visitors over the two-day event. We make every effort to encourage visitors travelling by car to the #BrayAirDisplay to use these facilities. We encourage travel by public transport as a more efficient means of getting to and from the display.

 

Please note that as the surrounding roads are public motorway, #BrayAirDisplay organisers are not responsible for the enforcement of road regulations.

 

An Garda Síochána & Stewards 

Over the two days, An Garda Síochána and Stewards will assist with the flow of traffic through the town.

There will be no parking permitted or no vehicle access (including residents and businesses) to the event site at Strand Road on Sunday, July 24th 2022 (from 12 midnight on Saturday, July 23rd 2022). Mitigation barriers will be in place for the duration of the event. You are not permitted to leave your car parked overnight. Cars will be towed.

 

Update as of July 6th 2022 – Deliveries to businesses along Strand Road and adjoining roads will have to be completed prior to 10 am on Sunday, July 24th, 2022.

 

Please note: Traffic restrictions and road closures are subject to change without notice.

 

Local Residents Access to Road Closures

 

Every effort will be made to discourage illegal parking in residential estates and on side streets. Barriers, signage, street cones and event-dedicated towing service will be in operation. In order to help us with these efforts, An Garda Síochána & Stewards will be accepting the following for local access:

 

  1. Driving Licence with householder’s address displayed

 

Our Traffic Management Plan Section here has more updated information on road closures, and traffic restrictions and our ‘Getting Here’ section here has motorist travel advice.

 

Please note that as the surrounding roads are public motorway, #BrayAirDisplay organisers are not responsible for the enforcement of road regulations.

 

The road closures are in place to facilitate residents, safe pedestrian flow, public transport and emergency access for the Bray Air Display. On roads with traffic restrictions, local access will be facilitated where possible.

Unfortunately, noise is unavoidable. It has been part and parcel of the #BrayAirDisplay. Event activities will start daily from 12 noon with aircraft performances taking place until the evening time. Please see our ‘In The Air‘ section for more information about the lineup.

 

 

If you have any pets sensitive to loud noise then we would recommend the following:

  1. Provide a den or hiding place where your dog can feel safe. If your dog has already selected a location, perhaps this might be the one you choose.
  2. Before anticipated events, walk your dog when it is still light outside. This allows your dog to eliminate and reduces the possibility of fireworks being set off and worrying your dog.
  3. Make sure all windows, doors and cat flaps are closed securely during the event. This will reduce the chances of your pets escaping.
  4. While event is happening, try to ignore fearful behaviour, such a panting, shaking and whining. If possible attempt to distract your dog with training tasks, new toys, play or delectable food treats or chews. If petting your dog calms them, then that is okay to do.
  5. Draw curtains and switch on the TV to mask the noise from the fireworks or storms.
  6. Try not to leave your pets alone while event is occurring. Pets will be more relaxed when they have a familiar person with them during this time.
  7. DO NOT punish your pet! This will only make your pet more distressed and perhaps increase their fears.

For more information please see: www.ispca.ie.

Week -1 of the event

Please be aware of the increased noise levels during this week as there will be some practicing aircraft. Where possible we will post this information on our Facebook and Twitter pages the times of these practice flights.

There is an official practice day on Saturday, July 23rd 2022 ahead of the main #BrayAirDisplay on Sunday, July 24th 2022 with some aircraft activity throughout the day and where possible we will share this information in advance via our social media) but this is not guaranteed.

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The Display itself 

The #BrayAirDisplay ground entertainment and helicopter pleasure flights will start at 12 noon on both days.

Please see our  ‘In The Air‘ & ‘On The Ground‘ sections for more information about the activities of the 2-day event.

All events and activities are subject to change without notice and may be dependant on weather.

 

There will be designated litter teams allocated to the event over the weekend of July 23rd, 24th and into the 25th 2022. The teams will be litter picking throughout the duration of the event and afterwards.

Additional bins will be provided along the seafront during the event and we will use our social media networks to promote ‘Leave no trace’ principles to help create a better awareness and improve behaviour.

If you have any queries regarding any aspect of the Bray Air Display event please do not hesitate to contact us via our Contact Us page here.

In Summary

It is our intention to minimise disruption and inconvenience to the residents / businesses of Bray Seafront and surrounding areas and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued assistance, and support during and over the last 15 years.

Should you have any queries regarding any aspect of the #BrayAirDisplay event please do not hesitate to contact us via the link above.

Thank you for your co-operation.

An Garda Síochána, Wicklow County Council and #BrayAirDisplay Team.

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