Dungarvan is a thriving seaside town nestled beneath the beautiful Comeragh mountains of County Waterford. Located on the South East coast of Ireland, it overlooks the stunning Dungarvan Bay.
Dungarvan Square is situated in the heart of the town centre and was designed and built by the Duke of Devonshire in the early 19th century. Today the town maintains a unique and charming blend of medieval and modern character. With a population of just over 8,000 it maintains the charm of a seaside town with the bustle of modern shops and restaurants.
Radiating from the square are the main shopping streets of Dungarvan. Main Street looks towards the medieval Market House and 12th century King John’s castle, Mary Street looks uphill towards the large parish church St. Mary’s. The new shopping centre is seamlessly integrated with the old town through numerous walkways. The art gallery in the Market House, county library and the old port along the Quay walk finish the picturesque feel that is Dungarvan. With all it’s old-world charm, Dungarvan boasts a vibrant night life with award winning restaurants and excellent pubs. Another reflection of this modern, cutting-edge vibe is that Dungarvan offers the fastest cable broadband speeds in Ireland.
Things to do
Dungarvan boasts a plethora of leisure activities, including three 18-hole golf courses, a vibrant sporting life with a variety of clubs including tennis, GAA, athletics, soccer and sailing. The region caters to fishing enthusiasts of all sorts, from deep sea to game fishing. Nature lovers will enjoy spending time on the nearby beaches, Abbeyside and Clonea, which has been awarded with a blue flag signifying its recognition as the highest standard in Europe.
The Comeraghs are one of the most scenic mountain ranges in Ireland, ideal for walking or hiking, with vast glacier sculpted valleys and towering cliffs covered in wildflowers.
The Copper Coast is a stretch of coastline which spans from Dungarvan to Waterford. It is simply spectacular and makes a scenic drive and is known for being one of the best kayaking destinations in Ireland. Yet another attraction is the Waterford Greenway, a 45 km walking and bike trail from Dungarvan to Waterford. The route is a mix of coastal and inland areas with stunning coastal views, dramatic cuttings, viaducts and an old stone tunnel.