There will be traffic restrictions and road closures this weekend in Bray

The Bray Air Display will take place this weekend Saturday, 22nd July and Sunday, 23rd July and Gardai, Wicklow County Council and event organisers have prepared a robust traffic management plan to minimise disruption for local residents and help people travel in and out of Bray as easily as possible.

As part of this, road closures and traffic restrictions will be in place throughout the weekend. A number of ‘Park ‘n Ride’ car parks will be available for visitors over the two day event and organisers are making every effort to encourage visitors travelling by car to use these facilities. However, the strong message to those planning on attending the event is to use public transport, allow extra time for the journey and plan to arrive early with 12 noon the ideal recommended arrival time. There will be delays which is inevitable so please be patient.

Road Closures and Event information 


Description Sat 22nd Sun 23rd
Road Closures; Seapoint Road, Strand Road, 
Quinnsborough Road, 
Novara Avenue (from St. Thomas’s), Vevay Road to Putland Road, Newcourt Road & Lower Dargle Road No Closure 9:00am
No Access or Vehicle Movement on Strand Road & some surrounding roads see below for details 11:00am 9:00am
Event Site Opens i.e. Funfair, Food & Craft Markets, Helicopter Pleasure Flights, PA Announcements etc 12:00pm 12:00pm
The Air Display Starts / Finish 3:30pm – approx 6:00pm 2:00pm – approx 5:00pm
Event Site Closes 10:00pm 10:00pm

The road closures are in place to facilitate residents, safe pedestrian flow, public transport and emergency access for the Bray Air Display. On roads with traffic restrictions, local access will be facilitated where possible. There will be no access to the event site at Strand Road between 12:00pm and 7:00pm on Sunday, July 23rd 2017.


Local Access 

Every local residential household within the road closure area will be asked to produce their driving license and a copy of a utility bill as proof of residency. If you would prefer to use a Vehicle Access Pass – they can be picked up from the Bray Municipal District Office (off Main Street) from Wednesday, July 12th 2017 daily excluding weekends from 10:00am to 16:00pm. Please bring proof of identity, proof of residency (utility bill) & bring a current vehicle tax disc with you to the office to collect your pass.


Road closures and traffic restrictions will be managed by An Garda Sochána


Saturday 22nd July 2017


The following roads will be closed from 11am to 7pm:

  • Strand Road
  • Albert Avenue
  • Sidmonton Avenue
  • Convent Avenue


There will be restrictions on the surrounding roads, Seapoint, Quinsboro, Novara Avenue, Meath Road, Sidmonton Road, Putland Road and Newcourt Road. Please note: Traffic restrictions and road closures are subject to change without notice.


Sunday 23rd July 2017


There will be road closures in place from early and the following roads will be closed:

  • Seapoint Road
  • Quinnsborough Road
  • Florence Road
  • Novara Avenue
  • Vevay Road to Putland Road
  • Newcourt Road
  • Lower Dargle Road


There will be restrictions on other roads in the area also. Please note: Traffic restrictions and road closures are subject to change without notice.




From 9:00am to 7:00pm

  • Herbert Road
  • Boghall Road
  • Castle Street
  • Dublin Road
  • Bray Main Street


Proposed Diversion Route

Southbound traffic on the Main Street Bray shall be diverted via Killarney Road. Southbound traffic on Vevay Road will be diverted via Killarney Road or via O’Byrne Road to Boghall Road and Killarney Road.


Please note: Traffic restrictions and road closures are subject to change without notice.


Follow @brayairdisplay for all the latest traffic and travel news.


For more detailed motorist travel advice is available here.

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