If you have never visited Dunmore East then you are in for a real treat! The fishing village which is on the mouth of the Waterford Harbour is in the barony of Gaultier which translated from Irish means ” Land of the Foreigner”. Dunmore or Dún Mór, which means “Great Fort”, got it’s name because of a promontory fort that was built there in ancient times.
The village was always a fishing port not only on the estuary but also out at sea and the coves offered protection from any storm that would hit. In 1812 it was decided to build a protective harbour but this was not for the fishermen but for the steam packet ships of the Royal Mail. The harbour was designed by Alaxander Nimmo but by 1937 the harbour began to silt up and the steam packet was transferred from Dunmore East to Waterford city. But it was the building of the harbour that meant that fishing could flourish and flourish it did.
Today Dunmore East is not just a fishing village but a massive attraction for water sports enthusiasts, boating and sailing, fishing, walking, food and adventure.
Walking around the village of Dunmore East with its thatch cottages and food for the soul with fantastic views with every step. There are plenty of places to stop for a cuppa or a pint and a bite to eat where you can sit and relax and just take in the beautiful atmosphere.
Don’t take our word for it. What ever time of year or what ever the season a visit to Dunmore East is a must. Check out this 360 video from Emagine! You can have a look around the village just by touching the screen and moving the video around.
Here are some photos that we took of the beautiful little village by the sea! There are so many photos that we could add and so much more that we could say about beautiful but our advice is “Say no more and visit Dunmore” For more information on things to do, restaurants and hotels then visit www.discoverdunmore.com.
If it’s a weekend away or just a break for a day then Dunmore is well worth a visit!