BRAY HARBOUR AND NEARBY [COUNTY WICKLOW]
I had a business in Bray in the 1970s but in 1979 I got the opportunity to join Memorex in Santa Clara.
I really enjoyed my time in Bray and I try to visit a few times a year however I could be two years since I last visited.
The town is situated on the east coast to the south of County Dublin. Shankill, County Dublin lies to the north, and Greystones, County Wicklow to the south. The village of Enniskerry lies to the west of the town, at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains. People participate in such sports as sailing, rowing, and swimming. The beach and seafront promenade are used by residents and visitors. While Bray’s promenade and south beach is to a Blue Flag standard, the north beach has been impacted by erosion and leaching pollution since the closure and sale of a municipal landfill in the late 20th century.
The River Dargle which enters the sea at the north end of Bray rises from a source near Djouce, in the Wicklow Mountains. Bray Head is situated at the southern end of the Victorian Promenade with paths leading to the summit and along the sea cliffs. The rocks of Bray Head are a mixture of greywackes and quartzite. There is a large cross at the summit.
Earlier this year it was announced that the Bray Harbour area will be upgraded in the coming years as a sum of €7.14 million is allocated for its regeneration, via the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF).