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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, homemade …
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 Food & Drink in Dungarvan

West Waterford Festival of Food

West Waterford'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…
Castle in Dungarvan

Dungarvan Castle

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

Merry's Gastro Pub

Lots of polished, dark wood and gleaming brass and copper reflected in antique mirrors create a pleasantly old-fashioned atmosphere in this traditional pub gone gastro – the menu runs from barbecued ribs and fish an…
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…
Music in Dungarvan

Dungarvan TradFest

A lively festival of traditional music and dance on the June bank holiday weekend, staged in local pubs and hotels, and on a public stage in Grattan Sq. Famous for its annual bucket singing competition (look it up!)…
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


A neighbourhood pub in the town centre, half-timbered Kiely's has frequent trad sessions that have the entire bar joining in.
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.