Cairbre House

Enjoy a warm welcome and relaxing stay in Cairbre House. This multiple award winning beautiful Georgian Guesthouse dates back to 1819, built by the Duke of Devonshire, situated on the banks of the Colligan River within stunning private grounds and overlooked by the Comeragh mountains. Leave your car in the house grounds car park and take the less than 10 mins walk to Dungarvan town centre, this is the perfect place to stay!

This is an historic house with a friendly old world atmosphere and all modern comforts. Family run and owned for almost 100 years, we have a proud tradition of hospitality and catering for our guests needs. For an independent assessment see Tripadvisor.

Upon arrival you will be welcomed with refreshments in our comfortable residents lounge with its open fire, providing a warm and cosy atmosphere. Afterwards, why not relax in the beautiful one acre waterfront gardens containing many rare and unusual plants, alternatively enjoy the striking views and wildlife from the conservatory and balcony decking area overlooking the Colligan River estuary.

All of our bedrooms are furnished to the highest standard, decorated in period style and in-room facilities include TV, WiFi, hairdryer and electric blankets. Currently on offer we have a large family room, two double rooms, and a twin room (double & single bed), all of which are spacious and ensuite. A downstairs room is also available for people with limited mobility or for those who prefer a groundfloor bedroom.

Cairbre House is renowned for the extensive gourmet breakfast menu which covers a range of home cooked dishes. All breakfasts feature fresh home grown garden and quality local produce.

The house and gardens are located in an extremely favoured and sheltered location on the Colligan River Estuary. The gardens surrounded on all sides by a one hundred & ninety year old limestone wall built at the same time as the house. The perimeter wall which borders the estuary for 75% of its length helps to gives the protection necessary for the survival of many tender and half hardy plants and shrubs. The soil is light, free draining and fertile. The combination of these factors means that the gardens enjoy a micro climate which allows a large number of exotic, rare and unusual Mediterranean, South African, Australian and other sub tropical plants to be grown successfully. All parts of the gardens are available for our guests to relax in and enjoy. The rose garden, rear garden and estuary garden have tables and seating available for guests use.

A large range of wildlife is supported by the varied habitat and vegetation in the one acre mature gardens. The eco friendly gardens have been deliberately developed as a haven for wildlife and attract a wide variety of birds and butterflies. The estuary beside the house is designated as a special area of conservation and is home to many seabirds, waders & wild fowl, these may be observed from the conservatory, balcony decking area and gardens.

Contact Details


Cairbre House,
Co. Waterford.

Phone: +353(58)42338

Mobile: +353(87)2791170

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Dungarvan Tourist Office
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Waterford City & County Council
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