Dungarvan (Dún Garbhán) is a bustling seaside town in West Waterford. Its harbour lies on the River Colligan where it widens and enters the sea.

The town’s origins can be traced back to the 3rd century A.D. when a tribe called the Déise settled in the area. Dungarvan derives its name from St. Garvan, who founded a monastery here in the 7th century. It is nestled under the Comeragh Mountains.

As Waterford’s second major urban area with a population of almost 10,000, Dungarvan is a Gaeltacht service town for An Rinn and An Sean Phobal, 8 kilometres south of the town. It is also the home of the Waterford Greenway, a 46 kilometre off road cycling and walking trail along an old railway line.

(Photo credit: Karen Dempsey)

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