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Introducing Dungarvan

Resembling a miniature version of Galway, pastel-shaded buildings ring Dungarvan's picturesque bay where the River Colligan meets the sea. St Garvan founded a monastery here in the 7th century, but most of the centre dates from the early 19th century when the Duke of Devonshire rebuilt the streets around Grattan Square. Overlooking the bay are a dramatic ruined castle and an Augustinian abbey. Dungarvan is also renowned for its cuisine, with outstanding restaurants, a famous cooking school and the annual Waterford Festival of Food.