Places To Visit Around Dungarvan
When it comes to exploring the local areas around Ballyrafter House Hotel, Dungarvan is an ideal place to go. We have put together a list of some of the best places to visit in the town and great places to eat whilst there. It is important that you enjoy your stay and enjoying as much of the local area as possible is crucial to this.
The coastal town of Dungarvan is situated a short distance away from the hotel and is a great place to enjoy several activities. The name of the town refers to Saint Garbhan who founded his church here in the seventh century. Sitting on the mouth of the River Colligan, Dungarvan has a rich history. Stone age settlements have been discovered in the area and a cave close to the town was found to contain Ireland's only Woolly Mammoth bones.
Granted a charter by King John in 1215, the town steadily became more populated. A castle was constructed and although this still remains, there are no traces of the walls built by King John. The Duke of Devonshire built structures in the town during the 1800s, most namely the Dungarvan Bridge.
Transport to the town is easy from Lismore as the two are connected by the N72. A local bus service also runs from the centre of Lismore to Dungarvan, giving those who don't want to drive an alternative form of transport.
Things To Do
While in the area there are plenty of things to do for all ages, from museum visits to local walks. For those interested in history and heritage, there are a number of places to visit.
The Waterford County Museum is the ideal place to go to find out more about the town and surrounding areas. The museum is free to enter and contains information about both the First and Second World War, the Irish Famine, and the War of Independence. Dungarvan Castle offers visitors an insight into the history of the location as it dates back to the 12 th century. The castle is a rare example of its kind in Ireland and a great place to visit. Alongside the coast there are also abbey ruins to explore, showing a remainder of the heritage of the area. For those interested in art, the Old Market House Arts Centre is the place to go. Holding various exhibitions throughout the year, you are sure to find some artwork that you love.
When it comes to spending time outdoors, there are plenty of places in and around Dungarvan visit. Clonea Beach is a fantastic place to walk with the family, with easy access and free parking nearby. For those wanting to explore somewhere more adventurous, the Comeragh Mountain walks will be better suited. There are several walks ranging from 5 km to 11 km, providing exceptional views of the surrounding area. Other places to consider walking are the Waterford Greenway, Glenshelane River Walk, and Ardmore Cliff Walk. Whilst on the latter of these you will go past a shipwreck known as the Sampson and get to look at the Ardmore Round Tower.
Places To Eat
At the Ballyrafter House Hotel, we have our very own restaurant and pub, serving fresh and local food to both guests and locals. We are fully licensed to serve alcohol and have a wide range of food options, including an Oak Smoked Barbecued Salmon Platter, Honey Roast Duck, and Sole Bonne Femme. You can view our sample dinner menu
here to find out more about our food. Booking is advised to ensure that you are able to eat with us.
If you are out and about in Dungarvan then it is worth knowing where is best to eat. Located on Quay Street,
The Tannery Restaurant is hugely popular in the local area and a great place to sit down and enjoy a meal. Opened in 1997, the restaurant offers a wide variety of locally sourced produce to enjoy. 360 Cookhouse is another great location, offering tapas, pizza, fish and grill food. On Davitt's Quay, the Indian Ocean Restaurant offers an extensive menu of Indian cuisine. There is also a takeaway menu for those who do not want to sit in, offering a good alternative to sit down meals. About the Ballyrafter House Hotel
Built by the Duke of Devonshire in the early 1800s, the Ballyrafter House Hotel is located in Lismore, County Waterford and offers a warm welcome to all guests. There are 14 ft ceilings in the Public rooms, as well as period fireplaces, decorative moulding, luxurious carpets, and mahogany surroundings. We have a restaurant located on site offering fresh local breakfasts and meals, meaning you do not need to go elsewhere for food.
Some of our main hotel amenities include:
En-suite Bedrooms Direct Dial Phones Suites Tea & Coffee Machines Hair Dryers Lounge Bar Sun Room (Conservatory) Large Gardens Parking Access Central Heating Systems Georgian Furnishings (Selected Rooms) Lounge for Residents Stunning Dining Room Bed and Breakfast
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