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Family Fireworks Party

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Join us for a fun and frolics evening at the Design Centre beside the Royal Hotel where there will be entertainment for all the family, with face painting, céilí music, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and much more.

Wednesday 14th – monday 19th March 2012 Featuring fun activities and entertainment for all the family

Festival Fireworks

Across the Dargle Bridge l Sunday 18th March from 7pm Later enjoy one of the largest firework and music displays ever to take place in a town centre has been planned for one of the most historical quarters of Bray at the River Dargle. This is first time a massive fireworks display has taken place on the river banks and we are expecting huge crowds to join us for this unique event at this beautiful location in the heart of the Town. Traffic Restrictions & Road Closures EET

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To accommodate this event the following will be in place: From 4.00pm Ravenswell Road closed except for local access From 6.00pm to 8:00pm: Seapoint Road to Galtrim Road closed. Dargle Road Lower closed. Dargle Bridge traffic restrictions down to one lane

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Welcome to Bray’s 8th annual St.Patrick’s festival which will run from Wednesday 14th to Monday 19th March. Yet again Bray’s festival will be bursting at the seams with activities and entertainment for all the family. Our most popular events which include Bird’s Euroshow Funfair, The Boathouse Céilí Breakfast and the Giant Led screen will return as usual this year along with a brand new and exciting event, Bray will host a fantastic FIREWORKS DISPLAY on Sunday 18th of March across the Dargle River with plenty of activities on the day to keep all ages entertained such as face painting, céilí music and much much more. All events are FREE and for this we would like to thank our very generous sponsors, volunteers, participants and the emergency services.

The Boathouse Céilí Breakfast South Beach Car Park l Monday 19th March at 11am Children of all ages are invited to The Boathouse Coffee Dock on the promenade for a crash course in Irish dancing. Once they have exhausted themselves out with all the dancing a small breakfast roll and a juice is provided compliments of The Boathouse.

Table Quiz The Esplanade Hotel l Thursday 15th March 8.30pm The quiz is in aid of Michael’s Hope for Independence. Michael is an 11 year old boy who has Cerebral Palsy who has been in a wheelchair since he was 3 years old. Michael has been accepted for a life changing operation in the USA to help him to walk. The trip cost €60,000; Michael needs help to raise money for his trip so come along to the table quiz to help support Michael’s hope for Independence. A table of 4 is €40.

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Birds Euroshow Funfair Bray Seafront l 14th March – 20th March Bird’s Euroshow Funfair will once again bring all your favourite rides to the Seafront, from Twist Off and Wild Mouse to the calmer Carousel and Bounce World for the younger kiddies to enjoy. Half price on all rides on patrons day Wednesday 14th of March. Also great discounts available 2 large rides for €5 and 10 small rides for €15 which is amazing value not to be missed!!!!!!!!!


at a glance Saturday 17th

Sunday 18th

Monday 19th

Funfair 12pm - 8pm

Funfair 12pm - 8pm

Funfair 12pm - 8pm

Main Street

Pre Parade Party 1pm

Family Fireworks Party 5pm

Bandstand

Giant Outdoor Led Rugby Screen

Seafront

Wednesday 14th

Thursday 15th

Friday 16th

Funfair 12pm - 8pm

Funfair 12pm - 8pm

Funfair 12pm - 8pm

Parade starts 3pm

Ceili Breakfast

The Boathouse Coffee Dock

The Martello

Rob McGuinness

Colm Lynch

Rob McGuinness & guests

Johnnie Ward

The Porterhouse

Caoibhe & Friends 10pm

Taboo 10pm. Dubbed Out Eclectic 10.30pm

Bog of the Laughs 5pm DJ Rob Martin Eclectic 10pm

Naylor & Dave 10pm DJ Bressie Eclectic

Old Bray Inn

St.Patrick’s Kick Off’ Karaoke Party 8pm

Rugby Match 5pm & Best of Irish Tunes

Traditional Irish Band 6pm

Strand Hotel

The Singing Circle 9pm

Table Quiz in aid of Michael 8.30pm

The Esplanade Hotel

Holland’s

Racing from Cheltenham

Racing from Cheltenham

Promotions 6pm & Pig on Spit 1pm & Free Glass of Bubbly music Big Love 9pm later the Rugby Match for every Mum

Live Musical Johnny Cash Tribute Entertainment 4-7pm & 9.30 til late

Royal Hotel Harbour Bar

Trad Music 10pm

Trad Music 4pm

The Coach Inn Goldsmiths Vevay Inn

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‘Is Feidir Liom’

Is Feidir Linn 7pm Ste Ward & Fiachra 9.30pm Trad Music 7pm. Joe Petit 10pm

Dave Young Show & Live Entertainment 9.30pm 4 course Lunch €20 per Adult & €9.95 per Child

Robbie Doyle & Hannah

Wrap up Party with DJ Ger Fitz 5pm


PARADE ROUTE

st. patrick’s day in bray saturday 17th march Giant Outdoor LED Rugby Screen

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Festival Parade & Mermaid Street Spectacular

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Civic Centre & Hollands Lounge, Bray Main Street l St. Patrick’s Day 1pm Come along early to get the best viewing position and soak up the atmosphere. Live Traditional Music on stage and the annual ‘Pig on a Spit’ feast will be some of the street party highlights You are guaranteed to be entertained no matter where you are.

This year’s Grand Marshal is Emma Hannigan, winner of the Person of the Year award at the Bray Chamber Endeavour Awards. Emma has written several inspiring books. Her first three books are best sellers in Ireland, Designer Genes, Miss Conceived and Talk to the Head Scarf. Her most recent book is Pink Ladies Club. Emma is also hard at work championing awareness of cancer treatment and she also signed up to be an Ambassador for Bray.

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Pre Parade Party

Starts Town Hall l St. Patrick’s Day 3pm Bray is host to one of the largest parades on the east coast with over 1500 participants and up to 70 different groups. All groups will be at the ready to perform for all to see whether it is dancing, singing and marching all the way to the viewing stand (outside Jackie O’Driscoll’s). The one to watch out for is this year’s pageant ‘BRILLIANT’ the amazing display from Artastic and The Mermaid Arts Centre, which will dazzle and amaze you with bright and zany colours. The parade host FM 104’s Adrian Kennedy.

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Kylemore Nursing Home 1.00pm l St. Patrick’s Day 17th March Join the Community Celebrations of St. Patrick’s historic re-telling of the Holy Trinity at an Ecumenical Blessing of the Shamrock.

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The Bandstand l Saturday 17th March from 2pm The warm up game: Wales v France at 2pm and the big one that everyone’s been waiting for, Ireland v England!! The match not to be missed!!! Enjoy the match while relaxing on the seafront or from the local pubs while enjoying fine hospitality.

List of Participants Colour Party and March Past 62nd Reserve Infantry Battalion Reserve Armed Defence Forces

Participating Groups include Aplus Service Centre Ardmore Rovers Artastic- Street Threatre Baton Twirling Berry Dance Academy Bray Area Partnership Bray Brownies Bray Caring and Sharing Group

Bray Emmets Bray Fire Service Bray Gospel Choir Bray Hockey Club Bray Lions Club Bray Ladybirds Bray Lakers Bray Modernettes Bray Wheelers Characters (3) Claire Dowling School of Dancing Civil Defence Claire Dowling School of Dancing Classic American Motors

Ireland County Wicklow Lawn Tennis Club Dance Hall Academy Dublin Airport Fire and Rescue Eagle Martial Arts Fassaroe YC Junior Football club and Academy Fireeaters Green School- St Patricks Greenstar Irish Girl Guides Janice White School of Irish Dance Junior Musicals

Masters Temple – Massan Mermaid Arts Centre with Junior Musicals Music Together Old Skool Motorcycles Pauline Fagan School of Dance Phaze 3 School of Dance Porter House Van Sea Scouts 5th Wicklow Southside Chinese Residents Association – Chinese/Irish Cultural Academy Tallaght Festival Band Wolf Tone Youth Club


St. Patrick's Festival Brochure 2012