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Dungarvan is a
harbour town located at the heart of County Waterford. It is an
ideal base for any tourist wishing to tour or holiday in Ireland's
'Sunny South East'.
The town is beautifully situated on Dungarvan Bay and is the
starting point for three contrasting scenic drives, the Gaeltacht &
Galltacht Drive, Dungarvan & Copper Coast Drive and the Comeragh
Mountains & Nire Valley Drive.
The town owes its foundations to the Anglo-Normans in the 12th
century, but was substantially reconstructed by the Duke of
Devonshire in the 19th century. There is a published Town Walking
Trail which encompasses the many fascinating points of interest in
Dungarvan. Among these is King John's Castle .It was one of the few
royal castles built in Ireland. This castle has been restored and is
managed by Dúchas The Heritage Service, who provide guided tours, an
audio-visual show and exhibitions during the summer months.
Dungarvan is a golfer’s paradise. There are 3 first class golf
courses on its doorstep. Dungarvan Golf Club's Championship Parkland
course is located 4km east of the town and is set against the
backdrop of the Comeragh Mountains. This attractive and excellently
maintained Championship Parkland course has been architecturally
designed to challenge all levels of golfer.
4km west of Dungarvan is the West Waterford Golf & Country Club.
This golf club is built on 150 acres of rolling parkland on the
banks of the Brickey river with the backdrop of the Comeragh
Mountains to the east, the Knockmealdowns to the north and Drum
Hills to the south. West Waterford Golf Club holds the prestigious
Championship Course "Blue Flag Status" Award.
At Ballinacourty 4km south east of Dungarvan is the Gold Coast Golf
Club. This championship parkland course has unrivaled views of
Dungarvan Bay, the Irish Sea and Helvick Head. Mature tree-lined
fairways laid out in 1939 are cleverly mingled with the long and
challenging newer holes.
Dungarvan , once a major angling destination over 20 years ago, is
now undergoing a revival in this sport because of the good fishing
grounds and new investment in Charter Boats. Typical catches include
Conger, Ling, Pollack, Cod, Pouting and Coalfish. On the Reefs off
Mine Head, up to 22 varieties have been caught in one day. Dungarvan
is also one of Ireland's Blue Shark Angling Centres. They usually
start to get plentiful around mid-June and stay until mid-October.
The Dungarvan Show is held annually in July. It is one of the
longest running shows in the Southeast. The show always features
Horse, Pony, Cattle and Sheep Showing classes, as well as Show
Jumping for Horses and Ponies, with lots of other attractions for
the young and not so young.
Féile na nDéise is a traditional Irish music and culture event held
every year in Dungarvan on the May Bank Holiday weekend. A number of
events are held over the weekend, including dancing, street
performances, music sessions and lectures. The festival attracts
performers and musical groups from all over Ireland and Europe.