13 Jul Bray Air Show – How are You Getting There?
One of the biggest events in the country flys over the horizon this month as the Bray Air Show takes place on Sunday 24th July. Over 100,000 people are expected to visit the town for the event which kicks-off at midday. If you’re heading along, expect large crowds and heavy traffic with long tailbacks.
AA Roadwatch’s Adrian Harmon has put together this handy travel guide for any aircraft enthusiasts heading to the show this month.
The town is situated just south of Dublin City off the M11/ N11. There are a number of exits into the town; J5 Bray North, J6 Bray/ Fassaroe or J7 Bray South. Alternatively road users can exit at J10 Delgany or J11 Greystones and access Bray from the south via Greystones.
In previous years, traffic has been extremely slow heading into the town from the M11/ N11, particularly exiting at J5 Bray North so any exits south of that may end up being quicker. Most of the car parks for the event are also located in the southside of the town.
Where Can I Park?
If you’re accessing the town from J7 Bray South on the N11 or from the Greystones direction (R761), parking will be provided at the IDA Industrial Estate and Ballywaltrim Recreational Park (which you can access via Shoreline Swimming Pool). Both of these car parks will be serviced by shuttle buses which will take you directly to the show and back.The old Dell Car Park (Boghall Road) will also be available and will be serviced by shuttle bus too.
For those of you heading into Bray via J5 Bray North on the M11, be aware there will be less parking available on the northside of the town and spectators will have to walk to the event from the following car parks so get there early: St. Thomas’s Community College and Dargle View Golf Club.
Park and Ride facilities will also be available at Greystones DART station with a frequent service operating throughout the day between the Bray and Greystones stops.
Also be aware that limited disabled parking is available at St. Thomas’s College on Novara Ave.
Cost for car parks is €5 per car and must be paid for in cash when entering the car park.
What if I’m Getting Public Transport?
There are frequent daily DART services to/ from Bray via the Malahide/Howth to Greystones line. Dublin Dublin Bus routes 45a, 84, 84a, 145, 184 and 185 also run regularly to the town, and both will have extra services running on the day. Due to the large volumes of traffic attending the event, the congestion may cause some delays to bus services.
What Roads will be Closed?
On Saturday 23rd July, there will be traffic restrictions on the roads approaching the Seafront: Seapoint Road, Quinnsborough Road, Florence Road, Novara Avenue, Putland Road and Newcourt Road. Then on Sunday, the following road closures will be in place from early morning: Seapoint Road, Quinnsborough Road, Florence Road, Novara Avenue, Putland Road, Newcourt Road, Vevay Road and Lower Dargle Road. There will be restrictions on other roads in the area also and Gardai will be on point duty.