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Dungarvan Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Castle St, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland


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About Dungarvan Castle

This is an Anglo-Norman fortification founded in 1185. It was built in a very strategic location at the mouth of the River Colligan. The castle consists of a polygonal shell keep with an enclosing curtain wall, a corner tower and a gate tower. The shell keep is the earliest structure, dating from the 12th century. Shell keeps are common in England, but rare in Ireland. Inside the curtain wall is a two storey military barracks, which dates from the first half of the 18th century.

Attractions Near Dungarvan Castle

Waterford County Museum
Waterford County Museum0.25km from Dungarvan Castle

Waterford County Museum located in Dungarvan, County Waterford. It features the history of Dungarvan and district with a series of illustrated panels and displays. The museum and its collections aim to document, collect and preserve the history of Dungarvan and west County Waterford. The museum is split into two areas, one for the permanent collections, and one for temporary exhibitions.

Waterford Greenway
Waterford Greenway0.37km from Dungarvan Castle

The Waterford Greenway, is a route on a former railway track in County Waterford, Ireland, used for cycling and hiking. It features 11 bridges, three viaducts and a 400-metre tunnel and runs between the city of Waterford, Mount Congreve, Kilmeaden, Kilmacthomas, and Dungarvan, and passes along part of the Copper Coast. At 46 km, it is Ireland's longest greenway.The Waterford and Suir Valley Railway shares the route along the banks of River Suir.

Ballinacourty Lighthouse
Ballinacourty Lighthouse4.49km from Dungarvan Castle

A majestic lighthouse located in the eastern Dungarvan Bay. At 13 metres, the lighthouse is not particularly high, but it towers above the surrounding flat land. Electrification of the light took place on 12th February 1964. The present light source comprises a cluster of 4 x 35W halogen lamps and was installed during the 2005-06 re-equip of the station.

Colligan Wood Walks
Colligan Wood Walks6.5km from Dungarvan Castle

The Colligan walk takes the walker through woodland that grows along the valley of the River Colligan, where is a wide range of tree species. Deciduous trees such as Spanish chestnut, oak and beech grow here. The views are expansive and include the surrounding woodland and farmland with Dungarvan Harbour and Helvick Head in the distance.

Ballyvoyle Viaduct
Ballyvoyle Viaduct7.94km from Dungarvan Castle

A graceful viaduct making a dramatic visual statement in the landscape, forming an artificial horizon spanning the Dalligan River valley. It is a our-span railway viaduct over river, built 1923, incorporating fabric of earlier viaduct, opened 1878, on site. Decommissioned, 1982. Now disused. Unpainted mass-concrete tapered pylon piers with coping over.

Ballyvoyle Tunnel
Ballyvoyle Tunnel8.41km from Dungarvan Castle

The Ballyvoyle Tunnel is a former Irish railway tunnel, located in County Waterford. It is one of the attractions of the Waterford Greenway, a 46km cycle route from Waterford to Dungarvan. Built in 1878, it is no longer used by trains today. This tunnel survives as a reminder of the introduction of the railway network to the county by the Fishguard and Rosslare Railways and Harbours Company in the late nineteenth century.

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County Waterford is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Munster and is part of the South-East Region. is the oldest city in Ireland and it is the perfect blend of ancient and modern. It is renowned for its exciting festivals and events such as the West Waterford Festival of Food, Spraoi, Winterval, Harvest Festival, Taste Tramore, Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival and Waterford Film Festival and many more.