Three Bray projects have been shortlisted in the All Ireland Community & Council Awards 2018.
They are the bray.ie website; the Bray Air Display and the Brave Maeve Story Trail.
Commenting on the news, the Cathaoirleach of Bray Municipal District, Cllr Christopher Fox, said: “We are delighted again to be shortlisted for the awards this year. The nominations recognise the overall performance and the quality of our online engagement via bray.ie, our biggest tourism event – the ‘Bray Air Display‘ is seen as a significant contribution to Irish tourism and that the Brave Maeve Story Trail celebrates local collaboration at its best.”
Last year we won the ‘Best Connected Community’. It was an honour and privilege to receive this award. For Bray.ie to be recognised like this is a true testament to our hard work. It shows that our online community engagement is having a real impact. It would be great if we retained the award for 2018.
Bray Air Display
The Bray Display has been a phenomenal success over the last couple of years. The annual event took place this year on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July 2017 which attracted 140,000 people for the two-day event. The Air Festival is supported by main sponsors the Irish Aviation Authority, as well as Wicklow County Council and Bray.ie.
Brave Maeve Story Trail
The story of “Brave Maeve” the giant is illustrated on a trail of images along Bray seafront. The story follows a young giant adventurer called Maeve as she sets out to find a home for her people and battles many monsters along the way. This new Bray Mythology was written and illustrated by Chris Judge with the help of 50 local Wicklow children who between them, devised this exciting story in workshops in Killruddery House and Signal Arts Centre in September 2017.
People can travel along the trail using a special map and read the story together with their family or simply use their imaginations and create their own adventure with Maeve and the creatures she meets. The story is told in a number of brightly coloured murals in various spots along the seafront.