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Dunmore East, Co. Waterford

Dunmore East (Dún Mór in Irish) is a small village in County Waterford, it is located on the west side of Waterford Harbour and is a popular tourist and fishing village.

One of Ireland’s leading resorts, Dunmore East is a beautiful spot just 16km (10 miles) south of the city of Waterford, where land and sea link and where health and pleasure pursuits have attracted thousands of holiday makers. Ideal for families, the list of things to do is endless.

Beaches As well as being located right on its own sandy beach, Dunmore East is located just a 15 minute drive from Tramore, one of Ireland’s largest beaches. In addition there are several magnificent coves in Dunmore East including Badger’s Cove and Ladies Cove.

Golf The local course, Dunmore East Golf and Country Club is heaven to play with its panoramic views of the village, bay and Hook Peninsula. This course offers challenging golf to players of all abilities. Waterford’s golf courses offer a delightful mix of link and parkland courses. In addition you can choose from seven other courses in the area including Tramore, Faithlegg, Waterford Castle, Dungarvan Golf Club, Gold Coast Golf and Leisure, and West Waterford Golf and Country Club

Tramore Fun Park Adjoining the beach, Tramore’s fun park is perfect for children – featuring the Big Dipper, stomach churning rides in high speed roller coasters, dare devil bumpers, boating lake, a miniature railway and much more – guaranteeing hours of fun for the young and young at heart.

Walking There are many picturesque walking routes surrounding the village, most notable are being the several forest walks which are a haven of peace and tranquility. The cliff top park is another option for leisurely walks or for something more exerting – a trip to the beautiful Comeragh Mountains.

Waterford City Waterford the oldest city in Ireland offers sophisticated shops, malls, vibrant nightlife and an excellent range of restaurants and pubs.

Tours and Sightseeing Within a 20 minute drive of Dunmore East are many beautiful gardens such as Mount Congreve. The lovely Curraghmore Estate and Gardens are just 16km (12 miles) away and historical County Wexford is just a short distance away via the ferry service from Passage East.

 

 

Local Amenities

  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Historical Sites
  • Horse-Riding
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Sailing
  • Sandy Beach
  • Scenic Walks
  • Water Sports

Location History

The area surrounding Dunmore East and Waterford features many attractions and places of interest including

Waterford Crystal Visitors Centre Visit the world famous factory and see first hand the skill of the master cutters and glass blowers.

Waterford Treasures at the Granary Here you will be able to sail the seas on a Viking ship, go to the wedding of Strongbow and Aoife and see the finest Waterford Glass and treasures of gold, bronze and crystal

Curraghmore Curraghmore House is owned by the Marquis of Waterford and has been home to his ancestors since 1170. The guided tours are conducted personally by Lord Waterford

Waterford and Tramore Racecourse Tramore Racecourse was established in 1911 to 1912 and hosts a very large number of fixtures throughout the year with both National Hunt and Flat meetings.

Other places worth a visit include Reginald’s Tower - Christchurch Cathedral – City Hall – Lismore Cathedral – St. Carthach, Lismore Heritage Centre, Walking tours, The Waterford Show and The Irish Horse Experience

Gardens

Fairbrook House Gardens, Kilmeaden County Waterford
Fairbrook House Gardens & Museum of Contemporary Figurative Art
Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford
The water power of the River Dawn is the key to Fairbrook’s history, first as a flour mill dating back to 1776 and, from 1846 to 1929, as a woollen mill. When Dutch artists Clary Mastenbroek and her late husband Wout Muller moved there only ...
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Golf

Waterford Golf Club - Waterford City County Waterford Ireland
Waterford Golf Club
Waterford, Co. Waterford
Course Type: Parkland
Founded in 1912, Waterford Golf Club is a par 71 championship parkland golf course running over 5,722 yards and is situated on a hill overlooking the historic city of Waterford in the Sunny South East of Ireland. The front 9 was designed by W ...
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Self Catering

Waterford Castle Hotel - Waterford County Waterford Ireland - Self Catering
Waterford Castle Lodges
Waterford, Co. Waterford
Castle Gardens’ architects and interior designers have pooled cutting edge design, technology and glamour to achieve something very desirable indeed. These 3 bedroom semi detached lodges are set on the beautiful island of Waterford Cast ...
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What's On

Dunhill Farmers Market - County Waterford - Last Sunday each month
Dunhill Farmers Market

Parish Hall, Dunhill, County Waterford

Last Sunday of month: 11.30am - 2pm

All local produce with range of local cheeses and fresh free rang ...
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Tourist Attractions

Dunbrody Famine Ship - New Ross County Wexford Ireland
Dunbrody Famine Ship
New Ross, Co. Wexford
Visitors to New Ross, County Wexford will immediately be drawn to the magnificent sight of the masts and rigging of the historic emigrant ship Dunbrody towering over the quayside. It's a full scale replica of the original ship which was built in ...
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Wedding Venues

Waterford Castle Hotel - Wedding Venue Waterford County Waterford Ireland
Waterford Castle Hotel
Waterford, Co. Waterford
Just two miles from Waterford City, this unusual hotel dates back to the 15th century, and is magically situated on its own 310 acre wooded island, reached by a chain linked private ferry. The hotel combines the elegance of earlier times with mod ...
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