Enjoy Irish Scenery in Waterford
Clonea is located just east of Dungarvan, about 5 minutes drive. Clonea is a designated blue flag beach and is one of the finest beaches in the South East of Ireland. Clonea has a growing reputation as a good surfing beach and it is clean and very suitable for swimming.
Ring, Dungarvan ( An Rinn)
The beautiful peninsula west of Dungarvan is home to An Rinn - the Ring Gaeltacht - where the Irish language is the principal, everyday language. It is home to a unique culture of language, music and song. Ring is the only official Gaeltacht area in Waterford.
Because of this, all road signs and a lot of shop signs are in the Irish language. If you want to hear the Irish language used in everyday life around Dungarvan visit An Rinn.
As you travel along the main road between Dungarvan and Waterford City (N25) you can't help but notice the small but spectacular Comeragh Mountain Range which divides Counties Tipperary and Waterford.
A popular walk for visitors and locals alike especially on sunny weekends. The falls are located in the centre of the mountain range and are flanked by high craggy mountain sides. You can either take the path to the falls or if you are out for a bit of a climb you can climb the mountain slopes to take in the falls from a height. There is a free car park nearby where you can leave your car.
Colligan Wood is a place nature lovers and walkers will enjoy. Located between Dungarvan and Ballymacarbry ,the woods are a very popular place for local families who head to Colligan for walks and picnics. The small woodland sits in a narrow and pristinely green vale at the foothills of the Comeragh Mountains and the Colligan River flows through the woods on its way to its Atlantic mouth in Dungarvan Bay.
One of county Waterfords best kept secrets is this amazing and magical glacial lake, the finest example of a corrie lake (formed by glacier movement during the ice age) in Europe. Coumshingaun is situated between two peaks in the Comeragh mountain range.
Copper Coast Drive
While staying in Dungarvan visitors should take the coastal drive from Dungarvan to Tramore. This whole coastal area is a designated European Geo Park. The drive is littered with small seaside villages such as Stradbally, Bunmahon and Annestown. These villages all have their own beautiful beaches and anyone taking this drive will be rewarded with spectacular coastal views and beautiful, unspoilt beaches.
Known as the Copper Coast, due to the tradition of Copper mining in the area, this coastal stretch is one of the most spectacular in Ireland. The beaches dotted along the coast are consistent winners of the prestigious EU Blue Flag for water quality.
Pass through the villages of Annestown and Stradbally, stop off for some seafood chowder and a friendly chat, and get to know the true soul of Ireland.