Diamond Valley

Sport and Recreation
In terms of Sporting and Recreational Clubs, Bray has it all!

Scroll down this page to see details of Archery, Hang-Gliding, Cycling, Fishing, Sailing, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Swimming, Fitness, Hill Walking, Equestrian, Soccer, Gaelic Games, Art, Photography, Golf, and all within walking distance, or a few bus stops from Diamond Valley!

Why not start with this short film of gliders taking off from beautiful Bray Head........

 

Irish Hang Gliding and Paragliding Centre
Kilmacanogue
Bray
Wicklow
Phone: +353 (0)1 8314551

 

Garden County Football Club
Homeground and training is in the People's Park, Lower Dargle Road, Bray, a stone's throw from Diamond Valley.

Wander down on a Sunday Morning to catch one of the exciting football matches in this pitcuresque park and all free of charge!

 

Bray Wanderers Football Club
Carlisle Grounds Bray - Seafront end of Quinnsboro' Road.
Phone +353 (01) 2828214 
  

Check out their website for football match fixtures at home and away.

 

Bray Wanderers Supporters Club
Phone +353 (01) 2828214   

Among the Club's regular activities are arranging transport to away matches (there is now a club policy that transport is arranged for all such matches, and at least once a season, an overnight trip to such a match is offered to supporters); producing the matchday programme on behalf of the AFC; administering the website on behalf of the AFC; running the souvenir shop in the Carlisle Grounds (a subcommittee of the Supporters Club is in charge of this); fundraising; and arranging social events.

 

Bray Hunt Pony Club
Membership: Tel: 01 2876259

The Pony Club is a world wide, voluntary youth organisation, founded over sixty years ago to:

  • Encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding.
  • To provide instruction in riding and horsemanship, and to instil in members the proper care of their animals.
  • To promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty, thereby cultivating strength of character and self-discipline.

For membership forms contact the Bray Pony Club website.

 

Bray Boxing Clubs

BALLYWALTRIM Boxing Club
Al Morris
17b Old Court Park
Bray
Co. Wicklow
Tel: 086 2575484

BRAY Boxing Club
Tony Kelly

6 La Touche Park
Greystones
Co. Wicklow
Tel: 087 9163507

 

Bray Wheelers Cycling Club

Currently the club has about 150 members. The club is primarily a cycle road racing club, but members are also involved with leisure cycling, touring, track racing and mountain biking.

Open races

The club runs about two open races per annum.

Club Races

Bray Wheelers stage club races for members every Thursday evening, from May to August, meeting up at the Calary Car Park at 7.00pm.

Women's Cycling

Bray Wheelers currently has a large number of female cyclists with a women's league as part of the Spring and Summer league club races. If you would like more information about women’s cycling, please contact :


Siobhan Duggan 087 418 3796
Orla McEvoy 086 378 9287

Wicklow League


Underage and Entry Level Spins

For the younger riders the club runs a spin on Sunday afternoons in the winter, and Monday evenings in the Summer months. This would also suit newcomers to the sport. If you would like more information about underage cycling, please contact


Mark Loughran 086 822 5310
Mark Murphy 086 810 4648
Ger Ivory 087 991 7090

Training Spins

Training spins around Wicklow depart from Kilmacanogue, at the new fly-over on the N11, every Saturday and Sunday at 10am sharp. Riders must wear a hard shell helmet at all times. Routes are posted in advance on the messages section of the Club website.

Dargle Anglers Association

You can contact the Secretary of the Dargle Anglers Association Tommy Butler at 0872936260.

Visiting anglers are welcome to join as associate members of the club. Day permits are available from Viking Tackle Castle St Bray, Bray Sports Centre, Rory’s Tackle Shop, Dun Laoghaire Angling and Patrick Cleere & Sons. All legal methods are permitted with the except of the strict fly fishing only rule applied from Bray Bridge to Bray Harbour.

The River Dargle rises in the Wicklow mountains and flows in a north-easterly direction for 12 miles; passing through the beautiful Dargle Glen in a series of rapids and waterfalls before entering the Irish Sea at Bray. It is one of Ireland’s prime sea trout rivers and regularly produces excellent fishing for large sea-trout. The best of the sea-trout fishing is from May to September. This river also gets a small run of grilse in the summer months. Most of the fishing on the Dargle is controlled by the local Angling Club and private individuals.

Fish Species : Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Salmon.

Season

  • Sea Trout: 1 February – 12 October
  • Brown Trout: 1 March – 30 September
  • Salmon: 1 February – 30 September

Methods

All legal methods are allowed with the exception of the strict fly fishing only rule applied from Bray Bridge to Bray Harbour. Fly fishing only at Tinnahinch.

Bye-law No. 824, 2007 prohibits the use of any fish hooks, other than single barbless hooks, and the use of worms as bait in angling for all species of fish in the River Liffey (excluding upstream of Pollaphuca dam), Dargle and Vartry

Best Flies: Sea-trout: Sweeney Todd, Medicines, (red, silver and gold), Connemara Black, Zulu, Black Pennell and Teal, Blue and Silver.

 

Public Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre
Southern Cross Road, Bray. Tel: +353 (0)1 276 5660

Fully accessible facilities, including a 25m swimming pool, learner pool, fitness suite, two group fitness studios, 4 floodlit astro-pitches and sauna / steam rooms.

Fitness consultants offer tailor made personalized fitness programmes and studio classes, swimming instructors develop and refine water proficiency including personal survival and lifesaving skills and floodlit astro-pitches can offer opportunities for 5-a-side games, team-building, socials and occasions.

Membership or pay by use payment options are available.

 

Bray Emmetts GAA Club
Old Connaught Avenue Bray

Adult Senior, Intermediate and Junior Hurling and Football including Ladies Football. Juvenile Boys and Girls teams from U8 upwards.

Telephone: Raymond Donohoe 087 6622220

 

Woodbrook Archery Club

Indoor Season: Sports-hall of St. Gerards School, Bray, on Friday nights from 6.30 until 9.30.

For contact details see club website.

Woodbrook archery club was formed in 2002.

The club is a target and field archery club and has recurve, compound and barebow archers shooting in both disciplines.

Woodbrook Archery Club is affiliated to the Irish Amateur Archery Association, which is affiliated to FITA (International Archery Federation), the world governing body in archery.I

The club supports the growth and promotion of all forms of archery, at every level, for people of all ages.

 

 Bray Clay Pigeon Club

Contact Bill O' Brien 087 1384861

Clay pigeon shooting is the art of shooting at special flying targets known as clay pigeons or clay targets with a shotgun. The sport of clay pigeon shooting offers participants of all ages and genders the opportunity to compete at events which range from local through to provincial, national and international competitions up to and including the Olympic Games and it is a sport of great physical skill and mental ability.

 

Bray Sailing Club
The Harbour, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Telephone (+353 1) 286 0272

The sailing club overlooks Bray harbour, which is at the north end of the promenade.

The Club caters for both cruisers and dinghies, with a full program of racing. The tide influences most of the club's activities, for the harbour dries at low water.

The club is more than a hundred years old, and many former members have earned national and international reputations.

New members are always welcome.

Longitude 53° 12.5' North, Latitude 6° 6.1' West
VHF working channel 11


Bray Golf Club
Greystones Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Telephone +353 1 2763200   

The new 18 hole course is a magnificent USGA-standard parkland course, set in nearly 200 acres, between Bray Head and the Sugar Loaf Mountain with magnificent views of Killiney Bay and the Wicklow. “Spectacular in every aspect” is a phrase very appropriate to Bray Golf Club as stunning scenery frames the golf course and adds to the golfers enjoyment of the course.  

 

Bray Strollers Hillwalking Club

Situated close to the Wicklow Mountains the club makes full use of this wonderful amenity with walks provided on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Bray Strollers

At times the club travels to other parts of the country; from Carrauntoohill to Slieve League, from Mt. Leinster to the Mournes. Some members climb abroad giving the opportunity for exploring mountain ranges across Europe.

While most members come from the Wicklow/Dublin area, many counties in Leinster are represented on the weekly walks. There has always been an international flavour to the club with walkers from the U.K., continental Europe, U.S.A. and even as far as Japan.

The club welcomes all walkers over 18 years of age. As hillwalking is an energetic activity a reasonable level of fitness and competence on rough terrain is a necessary requirement. Different walks are provided to cater as best as possible for the wishes of the members. Each group arranges leaders and circulates information on upcoming walks.

If you would like to come on a day's hillwalking or want more information about the group please contact the club via its webpage or call Martin Pugh on +353 1 2829909.

 

Bray Camera Club

The Bray Camera Club meets at 7.30pm to 9.30pm every Tuesday evening at the Ground Floor Bray Chamber of Commerce Building, Quinsborough Road, Bray, County Wicklow.

The club invites membership from anybody with an interest in photography and who wishes to increase their skills, see the work of others and in the process make new friends.

The present annual membership fee is €60 per year (students €40). The membership year starts on the 1st January.

Bray Artists' Circle

The Artists' Circle Bray has been operating since 2003. It was formed by local artist Noreen Dodd and is held each Monday night in St Cronan's Boy's National School, Vevay Crescent, Bray.

The artists are made up mainly of hobby artists who enjoy the two hour session, listen to relaxing music and have a cuppa.

Each year the artists have the opportunity to exhibit their artwork at the St Cronan's Christmas Fair and Art Exhibition, which is held on the first Sunday in December.

 

Bicycle Polo

Bicycle Polo was invented in Bray in 1891 by RJ Mecredy from the Valley of Diamonds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bray Wanderers

 

 

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Pony Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boxer Katie Taylor, Bray Boxing Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bray Wheelers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dargle Anglers Bray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bray Swimming Pool

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bray Emmetts

 

 

Woodbrook Archery Club

 

 

 

Bray Clay Pigeon Shooting Club

 

 

Bray Sailing Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bray Golf Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bray Camera Club