Dunmore East is a picturesque little fishing village in the east of County Waterford. The village is perched on the edge of a cliff and overlooks sandy coves and beaches that are ideal for swimming, snorkelling, or simply relaxing and walking.
This much loved village is a very popular spot with the people of Waterford and one of the favourite things to do is to walk along the pier and watch the fishermen at work, unloading the catch. Join the locals in walking along the top wall and try to spot one of the seals that swim around the harbour in the hope of getting a throwaway fish from a kindly fisherman.
The village is home to several traditional pubs and award winning restaurants – and of course the speciality is fresh fish! Delicious sea food and a nice pint of Guinness are all part of the Waterford experience of Ireland’s Ancient East.
Dunmore East Adventure Centre is a popular holiday resort providing several activities for all ages including sailing, windsurfing, archery, kayaking, power boating and orienteering. It’s ideal for a family activity holiday. Golf courses are easily accessible from the village if you want to base yourself in Dunmore East for a golfing holiday.
Dunmore East also has half a dozen sheltered and picturesque coves where excellent swimming and snorkelling can be enjoyed. The most popular are Councillors, a south facing beach between lofty red sandstone cliffs, and Lawlors, right in the village. There’s also a playground in the park to keep the children happy for a while!
Within the village of Dunmore East are several beautiful secluded coves. These include Stony Cove, Ladie’s Cove, Men’s Cove and Badger’s Cove.
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