Waterford City & County.

For a change of scene, the bustling maritime city of Waterford is just 15 minutes by car from Dunmore East. Founded by the Vikings, Waterford City it one of Ireland’s oldest cities and home to many magnificent medieval buildings still preserved in their original splendour.

Today, these wonderful historic buildings form a backdrop to a busy cosmopolitan capital with market town shops, modern shopping centres, a great selection of traditional pubs, trendy bars and cafes, and acclaimed gourmet restaurants.

Waterford city also boasts a great reputation for culture and the arts, playing host to popular and acclaimed festivals during the year including the Lismore Immrama, Waterford Spraoi Festival, the Waterford Imagine Arts and the lively Waterford Food festival.

Like the city, Waterford County is steeped in history and visitors are never far from the influence of the Celts, Vikings and Normans with numerous forts, castles, period houses, ecclesiastical sites and cathedrals to explore. However, Waterford is also known for its lush unspoilt beauty, amazing mountain settings, river valleys, waterfalls and blue flag beaches.

Co Waterford is home to some of Irelands most popular seaside resorts including Tramore, a great surf destination with 5kms of sandy beach and a lively town, famous amusements and family friendly dining. For a slightly different pace, visitors can experience the charms of Dungarvan a bustling market town or the beautiful heritage town of Lismore, situated on the River Blackwater.

Best of all, your pretty base of Dunmore East is the ideal location to explore both Waterford city and county.


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