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Thursday 23 November 2017

That's a wrap for Bray Summerfest 2015

Fireworks and smash hits see out the final weekend of festival

Anne O'Brien with her grandchildren Paul Webb, Dylan Farrell, Jamie Webb and Chloe Webb at the fireworks display on Monday night
Anne O'Brien with her grandchildren Paul Webb, Dylan Farrell, Jamie Webb and Chloe Webb at the fireworks display on Monday night

Mary Fogarty

Thousands of visitors flocked to the Bray for this year's Summerfest.

The final weekend went off with a bang as Bray Summerfest favourites Smash Hits took to the iconic bandstand with a powerfully paced and packed performance.

Fans of 90s pop clamoured for the best spots from which to watch the lively band.

The August Bank holiday marked the final favourite event of the Bray Summerfest season.

The Summerfest Fireworks ignited, with onlookers transfixed by a spectacular sky drenched in light and colour, ensuring a crescendo to close Bray Summerfest 2015.

'I would like to thank all the voluntary management committee members for their hard work, dedication, expertise and time, which is much appreciated,' said Chairman of Summerfest Mick Glynn.

'An event of this size and scale wouldn't be possible without the help and support of our suppliers, sponsors, the residents of Bray, An Garda Síochána, emergency services, local authorities and many others that ensure everyone enjoys the festival,' he said.

'We have achieved so much over the last 34 years. From small beginnings in 1981, the festival has grown to become the largest community-focused summer festival in Ireland. We are very proud of our thriving festival.'

Other events over the course of the month included Groove Festival with headliners Christy Moore and The Darkness, as well as the Air Display which attracted a crowd of 90,000 for its 10th anniversary.

This year's Air Display included the Irish debut of 'Patrouille Suisse' the Swiss Air Force Aerobatic team.

The funfair was also present along the seafront throughout the month of July.

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