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TRAIN STATION PARKING PUBLIC TOILETS FIRST AID ATM FUN FAIR COFFEE DOCK

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BRAY HEAD WALK MEETING POINT BLESSING OF THE SHAMROCK THE BANDSTAND HISTORICAL TRAIL MEETING POINT

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Main Street, Quinsboro Road, Seapoint Road and Strand Road.

Roads affected include:

Road closures will be in place on St. Patrick’s Day from 1pm until after 5pm to facilitate the St. Patrick’s Day Bray Parade.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Getting to Bray couldn’t be simpler as the town has a substantial public transport network, both north from Dublin and south from County Wicklow and County Wexford. Please plan your journey at www.bray.ie

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THE CÉILÍ BREAKFAST

HISTORICAL TRAIL

The Boathouse - Sunday, March 18th from 11am

Meeting point is at the Bray Town Hall – Sunday, March 18th at 3pm

Learn how to Irish dance then participating children can tuck into a roll compliments of The Boathouse Coffee Dock and afterwards enjoy an open-air Céilí with The Berry Irish Dance Academy. There’s free kids face painting also.

Brian White of the Bray Cualann Historical Society will conduct a walking tour of Bray Main Street. The tour will trace Bray’s links with Shamrock, serpents, patriotic visitors and events that occurred in Bray during St Patrick’s week since it was made a public holiday in 1903.

PUPPET SHOW

The Boathouse - Sunday, March 18th at 12pm

Fáilte romhaibh chuig ceiliúradh bliantúil Lá Fhéile Pádraig i mBré! Beidh imeachtaí suimiúla, spraoi agus ceol againn don teaghlach agus don bpobal ar fad. Tá súil againn go mbeidh deireadh seachtaine iontach agaibh ar fad! Explore Bray this spring as the town comes alive to celebrate this year’s annual St. Patrick’s Festival which takes place from Saturday, March 10th until Monday, March 19th, 2018. There’s a full schedule of events and activities to keep the whole family entertained over the long weekend or simply catch some traditional Irish live music at one of the many venues throughout the town. This year’s Festival Parade will start at the earlier time of 2 pm on Saturday, March 17th.

BIRDS EUROSHOW FUNFAIR

Seafront - Various dates from March 10th 12.00 noon daily

Attractions are individually priced for more information please visit the box office on the ground.

FESTIVAL COMPETITION

GOLDEN TICKET To celebrate the return of the festival we have a Fun Fair Family Golden Ticket (unlimited fun fair access throughout the entire festival) to giveaway.

Terms and conditions apply.

Meeting point is at the Scenic Car Park – Monday, March 19th at 12 noon

Opposite the Bandstand – Sunday, March 18th from 2pm to 4pm

Dust off those hiking boots and get hiking this St. Patrick’s Weekend. Take in some of the most stunning views of Bray and surrounding areas with a guided walk with Bray Adventures up and around the amazing Bray Head.

The Bray Vintage Car club will be showcasing some of their members beautiful classic and vintage cars.

There are limited spaces for both walks so make sure you book early at www.bray.ie.

BRAY VINTAGE CAR DISPLAY Enjoy all the thrills and spills of the fun fair as Birds Euroshow returns to Bray over the weekend of March 10th & 11th and then again daily from March 16th until Bank Holliday Monday, March 19th.

A big thanks to our sponsors who fund all To be in with a chance to win this the events, our committee, volunteers, participants and the emergency services. spectacular prize see www.bray.ie to enter. We really hope you enjoy the 6 days of great family fun this year.

Enjoy Julie Rose as she wows audiences young and old with her collection of Puppet Shows from Punch and Judy to Oisín in Tír na nÓg!

BRAY HEAD WALK

STREET THEATRE

Bandstand - Monday, March 19th at 2pm & 3:30pm

Watch Monsieur Gusto perform some spectacular outdoor circus performances including handstands, magic, juggling & escapology routines.

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THE FULL FESTIVAL LINEUP

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BIRDS EUROSHOW FUNFAIR Open on Saturday, March, 10th & Sunday, March 11th & again from March 16th until Monday, March 19th

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Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness at the Mermaid at 8pm

Blessing of the Shamrock at Kylemore Nursing Home at 1pm

The Céilí Breakfast at the Boathouse from 11am

Bray Head Walk at 12 noon. Register at www.bray.ie.

The Bray Parade at the new time of 2pm

Live concert from the Boomerang Band at 11am at the Boathouse

Street Theatre at 2pm & 3:30pm at the Bandstand

Live concert from the Boomerang Band at 5pm at the Bandstand

Puppet Show at the Boathouse at 12pm

Karl O on stage at the Florentine Bar from 7pm

Paul McGuinness from 5pm followed by Bog O’ The Loughs at the Martello

A Historical Walk at 3pm. Register at www.bray.ie.

Blue Fish Diamond live at The Harbour Bar at 9pm

Trad session with the Hounds at Jim Doyle & Sons from 5pm

Hannah & Robbie play at Jim Doyle & Sons from 9:30pm

Hannah & Luke play at Jim Doyle & Sons from 9pm The Hidden Revolution play The Harbour Bar at 9pm Seodín at The Hibernia from 10pm Smash Hits at The Porterhouse from 10:30pm - Tickets €10

Bunty & The Bristle Hounds play at The Porterhouse from 7pm Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness at the Mermaid at 8pm Craig Mulvagh live at Goldsmiths from 8pm Propellar Hat & The Hanging Baskets play at The Harbour Bar from 9pm De Ja Vue on stage at the Florentine Bar from 9pm Men in Black play The Royal Hotel from 9:30pm

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Trad session at The Hibernia at 10pm Live music from Whiplash at The Boomerang Bar from 10pm

The Luna Boys play Goldsmiths from 6:30pm Live music from John Sadlier at The Royal Hotel from 8:30pm The Luna Boys live at The Porterhouse from 9pm Stephen Gleeson on stage at the Florentine Bar from 9pm Sim Simma live at The Harbour Bar from 9pm All events and times are subject to change without notice and may be dependant on weather. You can keep up to date with the latest festival news by visiting www.bray.ie or by following us on Twitter or liking us on Facebook.

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ECUMENICAL BLESSING OF THE SHAMROCK Kylemore Nursing Home, Sidmonton Road Bray – Saturday, March 17th at 1pm

The annual community-based blessing of the Shamrock and the connection with the Holy Trinity for St. Patrick’s Day takes place at 1pm.

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ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL PARADE - Saturday, March 17th, 2018 From Town Hall to the Viewing Stand at northern part of the Seafront - The Parade will start at the new time of 2 pm

The Bray parade is one of the largest on the east coast and again this year we are expecting thousands to line the town’s streets. Visitors will be treated to the sights and sounds of the marching bands, majorettes, local groups, clubs and more. Watch creative acts, floats, the pageantry, colour, music, dance and entertainment from the many participants.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY OPEN AIR CONCERT

So why not join us on Saturday, March 17th and help celebrate our national day.

The Bandstand – Saturday, March 17th from 5 pm

Soak up the atmosphere after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and watch a live concert from the Boomerang Band visiting from Rochdale in the UK.

PARADE GRAND MARSHAL This years Grand Marshal is Bray person of the year Dr Fidelma Savage. Fidelma is a local doctor here in Bray for over 25 years. She was County Commissioner for the last 3 years for Cill Mhantain Scout County. She has worked tirelessly with the youth of Bray for over 25 years, as scout leader with 5th Wicklow Sea Scouts. As well as having her own practice, she gives her time 3 nights a week, working in the addiction clinics here in Bray and in Sallynoggin. Something she has done for the last 25 years. She is an advocate for homelessness and has done so much for the less fortunate here in our community. Fidelma is a very deserving and popular winner of the Bray Person of the Year award 2017.

PARTICIPATING GROUPS 12th Wicklow Scouts Bray 5th Wicklow Bray Sea Scouts Ardmore Rovers Football Club Artastic Street Theatre Bergin Academy of Irish Dance Berry Irish Dance Academy Bray Adventures Bray Cardiac First Responders Bray Emmets Bray Fire Station Bray Hockey Club Bray Lions Club Bray Musical Society Bray Vintage Car Club

Classic American Motors Crumlin Marching Band East Coast Cyclones Fergal Ogs GAA Gemstars majoretts Jai Sua Martial Arts Kaliwat Iliganon Association-ROI Kilmacanogue GAA Kung Fu 4 Kids Lakers Special Needs club Lawless Academy Of Irish Dancing Me and The Moon Non Resident Nepali Association - Ireland Order of Malta Ambulance Corps Bray Unit

P J Masks School for Nurses Mlinarska, Zagreb Scoil Rince Fáinne Shankill GAA Club Shauna McGauran School of Irish Dance Signal Arts Centre Southside Chinese Residents Association Tallaght Festival Band The Boomerang Band (UK) Urban X Hip Hop Wicklow Civil Defence Indonesian Community Masters Temple Reserve Infantry Battalion

St. Patrick’s Festival Bray 2018  

Bray is packed full of incredible experiences that you can’t get anywhere else so why not bring the whole family to the St. Patrick’s Festiv...

St. Patrick’s Festival Bray 2018  

Bray is packed full of incredible experiences that you can’t get anywhere else so why not bring the whole family to the St. Patrick’s Festiv...

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