Towns & Villages In West Waterford
Dungarvan (Dún Garbháin in Irish) is a town and harbour on the south coast of Ireland in the province of Munster. Dungarvan is the administrative centre of County Waterford. Dungarvan is situated at the mouth of the Colligan River, which divides the town from the parish of Abbeyside. Dungarvan and Abbeyside are connected by a causeway and bridge, both built by the Dukes of Devonshire in the early part of the 19th century when he reconstructed much of the town centre..
More information can found in this article on Dungarvan Town that was written by a guest that stayed at Seaview Self Catering.
Ardmore (Aird Mhór in Irish, meaning "Great Height") is a fishing village in County Waterford situated not far from Youghal on the south coast of Ireland, with a population of around 330. It is believed to be the oldest Christian settlement in Ireland. Saint Declan lived in the region at some time in the period 350 – 450 AD and christianized the area before the coming of Saint Patrick. On a hill above the village is a well preserved 30 metre high, 12th century round tower and the ruins of St Declan's church and oratory dating from the 13th and 8th centuries respectively.
Today Ardmore is a popular seaside resort, it is a beautiful spot and has won several awards in the 'Tidy Towns' competition. When in Ardmore be sure to visit the famous Ardmore Pottery & Craft Shop.
Cappoquin, situated in the heart of West Waterford, nestles at the foot of the Knockmealdown mountains in the Blackwater valley. West Waterford is one of the unspoilt areas of Ireland, with beautiful scenery, a variety of amenities and a range of activities for visitors and locals alike.
More information on Cappoquin can had from Cappoquin Community Development Company.
Lismore (Lios Mór in Irish, meaning "Great Enclosure") is a town in County Waterford, Ireland. It was founded by Saint Mochuda, also known as Saint Carthage. Lismore is located where the N72 road crosses the River Blackwater. In the 7th century, Lismore was home to a well-known abbey. This is also home to Lismore Castle, the birth place to the "Father of Chemistry" Sir Robert Boyle
More information on Lismore can had from Lismore Tourist Office.
Tramore (Trá Mhór in Irish, meaning "big beach") is a seaside town in County Waterford on the southeast coast of Ireland. A small fishing village until the arrival of the railway in 1853, the town has continually expanded since. The beach front features a long promenade and an amusement park. It is a popular resort for tourists in the summer and has 3 miles of beach and sand dunes looking out onto the Atlantic Ocean. Tramore has a reputation for great surfing.
More information on Tramore can had from Tramore.net.
Youghal (Irish - Eochaill) is located on the estuary of the River Blackwater, and in the past was militarily and economically important. Being built on the edge of a steep riverbank, the town has a distinctive long and narrow layout. The name of the town derives from the yew woods (Eochaill) which were once plentiful in the area.
Youghal received its charter of incorporation in 1209. The town's walls date to at least the 13th century and are among the best preserved in Ireland. The first record of the walls is a charter of 1275, granted by King Edward I, for their repair and extension. In 1777, the town's Clock Gate was built on the site of Trinity Castle, part of the town's fortifications. The Clock Gate served the town as gaol and public gallows until 1837; prisoners were executed by being hanged from the windows. Tynte's Castle is a late 15th-century urban tower house. There are also 17th-century almshouses, constructed by Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork. The Protestant church in the town still contains many monuments, including the tomb of Richard Boyle himself. The Mall House and its promenade were built in 1779, and are now used as Youghal's Town Hall. The town's Water Gate was built in the 13th century to provide access through the town walls to the docks. Also known as Cromwell's Arch, it was from here that Oliver Cromwell left Ireland in 1650, having overwintered in the town after his campaign in Ireland. Famous prople who have lived in Youghal include Sir Walter Raleigh, Edmund Spencer, Sir Richard Boyle, Claud Cockburn and William Trevor.
More information on Youghal can had from Youghal Online.