See Also: Dungarvan Town Map

The administrative capital of the county is beautifully set on Dungarvan Bay and is the starting point for three lovely, contrasting 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. At The Lookout, there is a plaque to lifeboatmen who were involved with the Moresby rescue when the ship foundered with great loss of life on Christmas Eve, 1895.

FishingOld Market House Arts Centre, Lower Main St., Dungarvan is open Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm. Adm. is free, all are welcome.

There is a published Town Walking Trail which encompasses the many fascinating points of interest in Dungarvan.

Dungarvan Walking Club offer evening walks from Lawlors Hotel.
Summer Season on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9.00pm. Winter depart at 8.00pm. Sunday walks in surrounding mountains.

Deep Sea Angling Boats are available for charter and the town has excellent tackle shops.

GolfIn and around the town, Dungarvan Golf Club, Gold Coast, Golf & Leisure Hotels & Villas and West Waterford Golf Club, offer superb opportunities for the golfer.

In the hills above the town is Colligan Equestrian Centre, which is close to Colligan Wood where, at Colligan Lodge, the famous greyhound, Master McGrath was born in 1866.

Local web sites of interest:

Waterford County Museum

Dungarvan, West Waterford







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