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Popular amenities for Dungarvan vacation rentals

Stay near Dungarvan's top sights

The Moorings48 locals recommend
Lawlors Hotel5 locals recommend
Dungarvan Shopping Centre station13 locals recommend
Dungarvan Castle22 locals recommend
Lidl7 locals recommend
360 Cookhouse29 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Dungarvan

  • Total rentals

    100 properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    20 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    10 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    60 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    6K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $20 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Dungarvan

All About Dungarvan

Located on the southeastern coast of Ireland in County Wexford, Dungarvan is a picturesque seaside town in what the Irish refer to as the “sunny southeast.” This charming harbor town sits at the mouth of the River Colligan and Dungarvan Bay, and is perfectly situated for exploring the surrounding area via the Waterford Greenway. A small bridge across the river connects Dungarvan with the village of Abbeyside, named for a 13th-century abbey, whose ruins are still largely intact. There is much to explore in Dungarvan and Abbeyside, including beachside boardwalks, public gardens, and the 12th-century Dungarvan Castle, whose grounds are perfect for wandering.

The wide, pedestrian-friendly village streets are lined with colorful homes and storefronts housing shops, galleries, and pubs. The nearby Colligan Wood, a lovely wooded area along the Colligan River, is a popular picnicking spot. Dungarvan has a long history as a home to sailors and fishermen, and still offers boating and deep-sea fishing trips. You can also explore the calm harbor and river by kayak or stand-up paddleboard.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Dungarvan

Late June to early September is the best time to visit Dungarvan for outdoor activities, as temperatures are pleasant and mild. Ireland’s only opera festival, Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, takes place in June in the grounds of historic Lismore Castle. Fall brings cooler weather, but this is a great time to take advantage of the hiking and biking trails around town. The Waterford Harvest Festival is held every September and is an excellent way to sample creations from the area’s best eateries, bars, and breweries. Winter in Dungarvan can be cold and wet, so bundle up before enjoying a walk followed by lunch in a cozy local pub.

Top things to do in Dungarvan

Lismore Castle Gardens & Lismore Castle Arts

Although the castle itself isn’t open to the public, its beautiful grounds are a wonderful place to visit. The two gardens are situated within the castle walls and offer spectacular views of the Gothic-style fortress and surrounding countryside. You’ll find beds of flowers, fruits, and vegetables punctuated by ornamental borders and sculptures. Lismore Castle Arts is a gallery space that offers rotating exhibitions by famous contemporary artists.

Waterford County Museum

Located in the old town market hall in Dungarvan, Waterford County Museum offers insight into the history, archeology, and people of the area, with permanent and temporary exhibitions of local and international artists. If it’s a rainy day, step inside the museum and learn more about the town’s sports, castles, and maritime history.

Waterford Greenway

This 28-mile greenway was built along a disused railway track and boasts fantastic off-road biking and walking. Starting at Dungarvan and running to Waterford City, the route passes over stone bridges and through quaint villages. The greenway also travels through the historic Ballyvoyle (Durrow) Tunnel, built in 1878.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Dungarvan?

    Dungarvan experiences a maritime climate with mild winters and cool summers. Average temperatures range from 4°C (39°F) in winter to 20°C (68°F) in summer. Rain is common throughout the year, so it's good to have an umbrella handy.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Dungarvan?

    Guests often explore the Dungarvan Castle, King John's Castle, and St. Mary's Church of Ireland. Cycling the Deise Greenway and hiking in the Comeragh Mountains are also popular activities. A visit to the Waterford County Museum or a day at Clonea Beach are also commonly suggested.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Dungarvan?

    The summer months, from June to August, are usually the most popular for visiting Dungarvan. Notable events include the Dungarvan Summer Music Festival in August and the West Waterford Festival of Food in April, showcasing local produce and culinary talent.

  • What are the best places to stay in Dungarvan?

    Guests often choose to stay in the town centre, close to amenities and attractions like Dungarvan Castle and King John's Castle. Abbeyside, with its stunning views of the bay, is another popular choice. For a quieter stay, the scenic coastal village of Clonea offers great access to the beach.

  • What are the best places to visit in Dungarvan?

    Visitors frequently explore historical sites like Dungarvan Castle and King John's Castle. The Waterford County Museum is popular for its local history exhibits. For outdoor enthusiasts, Clonea Beach and the Deise Greenway are often recommended. St. Mary's Church of Ireland is another popular site.

  • What are some hiking trails in Dungarvan?

    The Deise Greenway is a frequently suggested trail, providing stunning views along a 46 kilometre (29 mile) route. Other hiking trails include the Colligan Wood Walk, a peaceful trail through mixed woodland, and the Helvick Head Walk, offering panoramic coastal views.

  • What are some family activities to do in Dungarvan?

    Families often enjoy the Waterford County Museum, a trove of local history. They can also explore the Dungarvan Castle, a 12th-century landmark with interactive exhibits. The Park Hotel Leisure Centre has indoor swimming pools and playgrounds, and Clonea Beach is a family-friendly spot to relax and enjoy watersports.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Dungarvan?

    The historic city of Waterford, just 47 kilometres (29 miles) away, is a common day trip. The Comeragh Mountains offer breathtaking landscapes and hiking opportunities, while the Copper Coast Geopark, a UNESCO site, offers unique geological attractions.

  • Do house rentals in Dungarvan have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 30 house rentals with wifi in Dungarvan. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • How much does it cost to stay in house rentals in Dungarvan?

    Experience the best of Dungarvan with our house rentals, starting at about $20 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

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