It began as a medieval settlement at the edge of a small region called the Pale, which was land controlled by nearby Dublin Castle. Its first mention in history only arrived in 1598, however, when it was included on a map as "Brey." After the introduction of the railroad in 1834, Bray swiftly grew into one of Ireland's largest and most prosperous seaside resorts, a reputation that it still retains.
Today, Bray is known as a vacation destination, and for its beaches, seaside homes, hilly landscape, and shopping.
People Born in Bray
Bray in People's Lives
James McAvoy: I traveled here in 2006 to film scenes of the movie Becoming Jane. We filmed at Kilruddery House.
Liam Neeson: I traveled here in 1995, to film scenes of the movie Michael Collins. We filmed on location at Carlisle Grounds.