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Top Choice Food in Dungarvan

West Waterford Festival of Food

The area's abundant fresh produce is celebrated at this hugely popular festival that features cooking workshops and demonstrations, talks by local producers, farmers markets, guided walks and a craft-brew beer garde…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Dungarvan


An old tannery building houses this innovative and much-lauded restaurant, where Paul Flynn creates seasonally changing dishes that focus on just a few flavours and celebrates them through preparations that are at o…
Top Choice Cafe in Dungarvan


Enjoying an ace position on the town’s main square, this cafe has a cheerful vibe with a kids' corner, sofas to lounge on, papers to read and a menu of scrumptious baked goods, as well as savoury tartlets, home-made…
Castle in Dungarvan

Dungarvan Castle

Ongoing renovation is helping to restore this stone fortress to its former Norman glory. Once inhabited by King John's constable Thomas Fitz Anthony, the oldest part of the castle is the unusual 12th-century shell k…
Museum in Dungarvan

Waterford County Museum

This small well-presented museum covers maritime heritage (with relics from shipwrecks), Famine history, local personalities and various other titbits, all displayed in an 18th-century grain store.
Gallery in Dungarvan

Old Market House Arts Centre

Housed in a handsome building dating from the 17th century, these light airy galleries showcase contemporary art by local artists.
Music in Dungarvan

Dungarvan TradFest

A lively festival of traditional music and dance staged in local pubs and hotels, and on a public stage in Grattan Sq. Famous for its annual bucket singing competition. (Google it!)
Modern Irish in Dungarvan

Nude Food

The only things naked here are the plates after diners finish. From carefully crafted coffees to a beautiful selection of deli items, this cafe stands out. Lunch and dinner menus feature top Waterford ingredients in…
Market in Dungarvan

Dungarvan Farmers Market

As you'd expect, Dungarvan farmers market is a good one, a minor festival of artisan breads, cheeses, bacon, farm vegetables and hot food.
Pub in Dungarvan


Beautiful original wood panelling and a snug are the main features of the creaky period interior at this waterfront bar. Outside there's a vast beer garden beneath the walls of Dungarvan Castle where you can enjoy l…