Paragliding in Bray Head, Dublin, Ireland

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Type Of Flying:
Best Wind Direction:
East, Northeast
Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and it nestles at the mouth of the River Liffey. The climate here is classified as a maritime climate, usually with cool summers and mild winters. This vibrant city is noted as much for its Georgian buildings, museums, theaters and attractions, as for its leisure activities and adrenaline-fuelled adventures.

Bray is the fourth largest city in Ireland and it is located approximately 20 km/12 mi south of Dublin, on the east coast. It is a popular seaside resort with a plethora of hotels, restaurants and pubs that attract visitors all year long. But that is not all, Bray is also a great destination for walkers, climbers and paragliders, due to the proximity to Bray Head. Bray Head is a hill, at about 241 m/791 ft height and it forms part of the Wicklow Mountains.

The main launch area is on the north side of the spot, a few meters below the top of the head. The take off altitude is at 143 m/469 ft above sea level and the take off point is found at 53°11’15” (53.1875)N; 6°4’48” (6.0802)W. The optimum wind direction is from the east, northeast and the ideal time to visit the site is during spring and summer months.

In addition, landing takes place in a sloped field, on the car park or on the nearby beach. The landing point is found at 53°11’57” (53.1992)N; 6°5’33” (6.0926)W, at an elevation of 19 m/62.3 ft. Last but not least, Bray Head is appropriate for more advanced pilots.

Note: the spot is reachable by Dart and by car. If you decide to travel by car, you can park your car at Raheen Park and then choose one of the paths that lead to the take off point.

How to Get to Destination

32.4km/20.2mi, 37mins
Head north on O'Connell Street Upper / Sráid Uí Chonaill Uachtarach to Cathal Brugha Street / Sráid Chathail Brugha. Turn left into the (n) Parnell Street. Keep left to continue towards Capel Street / Sráid Chéipil. Turn left into Capel Street / Sráid Chéipil. Continue towards Capel Street Bridge. Continue towards Parliament Street / Sráid Na Parlaiminte. Turn right at the (n) Lord Edward Street/N81. Continue to follow the N81. Take the 3rd left turn in Nicholas Street/N81. Continue to follow the N81. Slight left at Harold's Cross Road/N81. Continue to follow the N81. Turn right at Terenure Place/N81. Continue to follow the N81. Go through one roundabout. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the ramp to M50 Ó Dheas / Southbound. Enter the M50. Join the M1. At junction 5, take the exit towards R761 Bré Thuaidh / Bray North. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit in Dublin Road/R761. Continue to follow the R761. Slight left at Vevay Road. Turn left into Bóthar Putland / Putland Road. Turn right onto Edward Road. Continue to Páirc an Ráithín / Raheen Park. You can park your car at Raheen Park and then choose one of the paths that lead to the take off point.
Dublin airport,
49.5km/30.8miles 38mins drive

Dublin is served by DART, which is a coastal train and it is also served by Luas, Dublin’s Light Rail transit system.


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