Dungarvan (Dun Garbhain) – is a port town located around its own bay, on the south-east coast of Ireland in the county of Waterford.
It is located on the Cork Waterford route (route N25).
The city is neither too big nor too small, and has a lot to offer for visitors:
Every Thursday at Grattan Square there is a vegetable market from 10 am to 14 pm, and every year at the end of April there is a food festival,there are also charming restaurants on the bay offering excellent food (and in summer a barbecue), and pubs offer Irish music.
In Dungarvan there is also an Anglo-Norman castle, which was built by Prince Jan in 1185, in a very strategic place right at the mouth of the River Colligan. It was one of the many castles built at that time in south-eastern Ireland, but one of the few royal castles.
During the Irish Civil War it was taken over by the IRA and used as barracks who set it on fire just before leaving it in August 1922. After this time, he was taken over and renovated by Garda Siochana and became a local outpost and served until 1987. Unfortunately, after that the castle fell into disrepair and oblivion until it was taken over by Duchas – an organization responsible for natural heritage and Building.
In the vicinity of the city there are beautiful bicycle routes, you can go to the Comeragh mountains, play golf on great fields, or go on a sea trip – in short, the town has something to offer for the lazy and those who prefer to actively rest.