Romantic Breaks in Dungarvan

Romantic evening in one of our fine restaurants
Dungarvan and its surrounds offer a variety of restaurants (including contemporary Irish, seafood, traditional, vegetarian and ethnic options) Many of our restaurants are award winning, using local produce and artisan foods. Also, a number of them have received recognition in the national press.  Take an intimate table and let the dining experience begin. After an enjoyable meal why not finish the evening off by relaxing in a cosy pub or if you’re in a convivial mood hit one of the more bustling bars that provide live music.

Tapas in the Tannery
For a truly special and memorable evening a visit to Paul Flynn’s Tannery Restaurant is a real treat for the senses. Enjoy the atmospheric cosy surroundings, sample some wine from their comprehensive list and savour the delights of Paul’s cooking.

Movie in our deluxe cinema
SGC Dungarvan was the first cinema in Ireland to convert to full digital projection. As well as the most up to date releases, you can enjoy opera, theatre, concerts and musicals from around the world. Make a night of it with the latest rom-com or Hollywood blockbuster.

Stunning cycle on the Waterford Greenway
Indulge in a stunning cycle taking in breathtaking scenery along Waterford’s Greenway. You could even hold hands in the darkened historic tunnel! Stop off at O’Mahony’s Durrow and again in Kilmacthomas to enjoy lots of hospitality, refreshing drinks and lots more. Plenty Bike hire shops in Dungarvan & Durrow to rent from, especially if you are looking for comfort.

Relaxing Seaweed Bath
Sólás Na Mara Seaweed Baths Helbhic, An Rinn, is a modern healthcare centre located in stunning coastal scenery close to Dungarvan. For a really memorable day, book a double bath and relax in the fresh, warm sea water and local (washed) seaweed that is bursting with minerals and vitamins. After your treatment, you can choose to enjoy a barista coffee and some delicious homemade treats, with free wifi and comfortable lounge couches overlooking An Rinn harbour, with the Comeragh mountains serving as a backdrop in the Sólás Café.

Romantic walk on the beach/Colligan woods
Dungarvan is a unique setting, with close proximity to coastal, mountain and woodland walks. Fall in love for the first time or all over again amongst some of the breathtaking scenery that Dungarvan has on its doorstep. Clonea Strand is located approximately 5km outside Dungarvan and it holds an International Blue Flag award. This long, wide sandy beach provides fantastic views and a delightful scenic walk.

The woodland of Colligan is situated 8km north of Dungarvan. With a recently laid out car park and riverside picnic tables it is a great place to head for a walk and picnic. The wood lies in a beautiful scenic valley through which the River Colligan flows. Access to the woodland is via a quaint wooden bridge. There are a variety of forest walks along the riverside and through the mixed woodland. Easy short walks can be enjoyed on either side of the picnic area whereas longer and more strenuous walks can be had by taking in the loop walk from the picnic site. The landscape here is beautiful whatever the season but it really comes into its own in the autumn when the leaves fall and settle on the ground in hues of gold, amber and russet.

Afternoon tea in The Park Hotel
Relax in the pleasant surroundings of The Park Hotel which is located close to the town centre overlooking the Colligan estuary. Sit in traditionally styled elegant seating, enjoy a range of sandwiches and savour the delightful pastries that are prepared daily by the hotel’s pastry chef.

Cliff House spa treatment and cliff walk views
Take a 20 minute drive to the pretty seaside village of Ardmore. When you get there you can enjoy a romantic stroll on Ardmore’s sandy beach or alternatively why not take the Ardmore cliff walk. This is a looped walk that takes about an hour to complete. During the walk you will traverse the breathtaking panoramic views of Ardmore Head and Ram’s Head as well as passing the shipwreck known as Sampson. You could also incorporate a visit to the luxury five star Cliff House Hotel’s bar for a special lunch or perhaps enjoy a couples retreat in the hotel’s wellness spa, where you can both enjoy a massage in the stunning double treatment room which overlooks Ardmore Bay.

Indulge your partner with a gift from one of our finest retailers
Everyone appreciates a spontaneous gift so why not treat your loved one? Dungarvan has a splendid range of shops where you will find something for everyone from fashionistas and foodies to sports enthusiasts, readers and everything in between. Browse the many family run and branded stores that are located throughout the town and if the weather turns inclement you can always enjoy your shopping in comfort in the climate controlled Dungarvan Shopping Centre.

Dungarvan Tourist Office
Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber
Waterford City & County Council
Coach Tourism & Transport Council