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New visitor parking plan and local road closures unveiled for Bray Air Display


The RAF Red Arrows at the Bray Air Display in 2018.

The RAF Red Arrows at the Bray Air Display in 2018.

The RAF Red Arrows at the Bray Air Display in 2018.


Organisers of the Bray Air Display have unveiled new parking arrangements for visitors heading to the popular event.

The Bray Air Display will take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 24. 

The packed line-up includes the Red Arrows, the RAF's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Irish Air Corps celebrating  100 years of Irish military aviation.

The air show regularly attracts hundreds of thousands to Bray's Promenade to enjoy the aviation display, which is returning after a two-year hiatus.

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Motorists have been advised they must pre-book a space in one of the official event car parks in Bray in advance of attending the show. 

Organisers also confirmed that there will be no parking permitted or no vehicle access including for residents and businesses to the event site on Strand Road on Sunday, July 24. 

Air display spectators have been urged to travel to Bray using public transport if possible.

Irish Rail have advised additional Dart capacity and services have been added to and from Howth, Malahide, Connolly, Dún Laoghaire and Greystones for the event by Irish Rail. 

Bus services will also be operating, though some diversions may be in place.

Air show organisers said two official car parks will be in operation on Sunday, July 24 at the IDA Business Park on the Southern Cross Road with a complimentary shuttle bus to drop spectators close to the event.

A second official car park will be open  at Coláiste Ráithín and at the former Bray Golf Club lands on Ravenswell Road. Organisers said spectators will be able to access Bray Seafront on foot from this car park via Bray Harbour.

Organisers asked visitors to Bray not to park illegally to attend the event. They added that any vehicles deemed by gardai to be parked illegally may be impounded or clamped and liable to a fine.  

Barriers, signage, street cones and a dedicated towing service will also be in operation.

A series of road closures will be in place in Bray for the air show. 

Strand Road is set to be closed to all vehicular traffic from 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 and all day on Sunday, July 24. Cars will not be permitted to remain overnight and may be towed

Other roads in the vicinity of Bray Seafront will be closed from 9 a.m. on Sunday, July 24.

These include Albert Avenue, Sidmonton Avenue, Convent Avenue, Meath Road, Seapoint Road, Quinsborough Road, Florence Road, Novara Avenue (from Bray Institute Of Further Education), Vevay Road (on the Southern Cross Road side) to Putland Road, Newcourt Road and the Lower Dargle Road.

Gardai and event stewards will be accepting a driving licence with the householder’s address displayed to facilitate local access where possible.

There will be a practice day on Saturday, July 23 ahead of the main event on Sunday, July 24 with some aircraft activity in the area. There will also be entertainment along the seafront for visitors to enjoy.

More information is available at brayairdisplay.com/getting-here/.