Gold Coast Brochure

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A Very Warm

Welcome The Gold Coast Holiday, Golf & Sports Resort Welcome to the Gold Coast Holiday, Golf & Sports

Moreover the resort is an ideal base for golfing

Resort and thank you for staying with us.

holidays with specials on offer including being part of the Dungarvan Golf Triangle... 3 Courses

Our 3 star Gold Coast Golf Resort Hotel

For The Price Of 2.

overlooks the dramatic seascape of the fantastic west Waterford coastline. An extremely family

In addition we offer top class facilities for team

friendly hotel, we are located on the renowned

bonding events or sports training camps with

18 hole parkland golf course.

our dedicated briefing rooms and state of the art training pitch with dressing and shower rooms.

Here we have everything you need for a relaxing break away no matter what the occasion. With an

Our staff are on hand at all times should you

enviable location, combined with a great choice

have any requests, specific requirements or need

of accommodation, fantastic leisure facilities and

for further information.

renowned in house cuisine we provide for a more than pleasurable stay for all the family.

We wish you an enjoyable stay and look forward to welcoming you again.

We are a hugely popular choice for weddings, meetings, conferences and corporate events. We also offer golden years packages for the over 55s.


Table of


Welcome Note


In-House Dining Options



Shopping in Dungarvan

16 - 20

Bia agus Deoch den Scoth

21 - 23

Accommodation Options



Services and Amenities


History of Dungarvan

Leisure Facilities




Coastal Activities




24 & 25

Meetings and Conferences


Activities in the Area

28 - 29

Sports Training Facility


Ardmore and Lismore


Fun For All the Family



12 & 13

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Accommodation Options


GOLD COAST HOLIDAY, GOLF & SPORTS RESORT The Gold Coast Holiday, Golf & Sports Resort offers a unique destination, sitting on the edge of Dungarvan Bay, surrounded by the dramatic seascape of West Waterford. Naturally beautiful and tranquil the resort lies on an impressive un-spoilt 150 acre footprint tucked away from all the hustle and bustle. Being the largest hotel and self catering complex in Waterford we have accommodation to suit individuals, couples, families, tours and large groups.



Our hotel offers a choice of 37

Here at the Gold Coast Holiday,

stylish and comfortable bedrooms

Golf & Sports Resort we offer

all classically appointed, the

a wide range of self catering

majority of which take full

options to suit all group sizes

advantage of the stunning sea

and budgets, all with the added

view. All rooms are warm and cozy

benefits of a hotel on site and all

and are equipped with everything

it has to offer available for all

you need to ensure that your

our guests to enjoy - allowing you

stay is one of complete rest and

to have the best of both worlds.

perfect escape for all the family. These four bedroom superior quality lodges are located on the

relaxation. The Classic Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable with a choice of double/single and


twin rooms. Our Family Rooms

Superbly designed, comfortable and

are stylish and expansive and can

surrounded by a beautiful green

stylish, our four star standard

sleep a family of four.

area where the children can play

Gold Coast Lodges provide the

while Mum and Dad can relax on

grounds of the resort and are

5 the garden furniture provided and

a home away from home. In

soak up the South East sunshine.

addition to the ten villas there

Each lodge has a fully fitted

are two bungalows located on the

bright and airy kitchen, a large

13th fair way of our splendid golf

dining area with table seating for

course, commanding excellent

8 people and a second sitting room

views of the dramatic seascape in

upstairs with balcony.

an ultra tranquil setting. Hotel

COTTAGES (16) Our charming cottages are


located on the grounds of the

Our holiday park commands a

resort adjacent to the hotel

lofty position on the Waterford

and all its facilities. Each

Coastal Path. Situated overlooking

cottage has 3 bedrooms with one

Dungarvan Bay and is all about

room en-suite. These cottages

nature, tranquillity and dramatic

are all comfortably equipped

sea views and is just a 20 metre

and furnished to a three star

stroll from the Gold Coast

specification and all face onto a

Holiday, Golf & Sports Resort and

central green area equipped with

all it has to offer.


a playground and are ideal for families with small children.

Here we can cater for touring caravans, motor homes, fifth


wheel, RV’s and tents. The park is very well monitored, offering

All of our suites are built to

high standards of cleanliness

a very high standard and are

and hygiene and top class

suitable for the business and

facilities including a launderette,

leisure traveller looking for

modern shower/toilet block,

larger rooms at great prices.

electrical connectors and onsite

There are one and two bedroom

security. All park residents enjoy a

options and these new and

concessionary rate for use of our

modern suites are located on the

leisure centre and green fees. Apartments

grounds of the resort a 2 minute walk from the hotel and all its amenities, facilities and services.



Mobile Home Ownership Owning your own mobile home opens up a world of life changing

Situated a short ten minute walk

experiences for you, your family

from the resort central, all villas

and your friends. To have a home

overlook the splendid Parkland

from home to use whenever

Golf Course and the Irish Sea.

you want, we have something

Each Villa has three bedrooms

for you. As well as becoming a

with three full bathrooms & an

member of our community you

upstairs lounge with balcony

will be supported by a dedicated

offering stunning views, there

team, and you can enjoy a range

are also two four bedroom villas

of exclusive benefits, privileges,

with en-suite bathrooms. All

discounts and concessions.

villas are furnished to a very high standard and are situated

For details visit us on our website

on manicured grounds - offering



In summary we have 37 en suite rooms at our hotel as well as several self catering options with 26 lodges, 10 villas, 16 semi-detached cottages, suites and apartments in addition to our nearby Bayview Caravan and Camping Park.


Our Services & Amenities A laid back family orientated ethos combined with a warm and friendly welcome is what makes us an extremely popular holiday hotel destination. Our dedicated team is always happy to assist in ensuring you have a memorable stay with us whilst striving to ensure all your needs are catered for.


ere at the resort we try to take away your stresses and worries so you can

get on with the important stuff, like spending time with your family and getting the most out of your well earned break. To this end we endeavour to provide all the amenities that you may require, both in your chosen accommodation and throughout the resort. Whilst being the largest Hotel and Self Catering complex in Dungarvan and Waterford it is our attention to the smallest detail that keep our customers returning again and again and again.



(may depend on type of ∙ 24 hour front desk service ∙ ∙ free secure accommodation) parking ∙ air conditioned public ∙ fridge/freezer ∙ cooker/oven ∙ areas ∙ lift ∙ room service (limited dishwasher ∙ microwave ∙ washing hours) ∙ luggage storage ∙ machine/dryer ∙ toaster ∙ kettle ∙ babysitting/child minding services TV ∙ hoover ∙ pots & pans ∙ cutlery fax/photocopying garden and ∙ ∙ ∙ delph ∙ gas fire & much more complimentary wi-fi

picnic area.

including full access to all hotel


∙ direct dial phone ∙ coffee/ tea maker ∙ wake up calls ∙ daily housekeeping ∙ private bathrooms ∙ cable television ∙ cribs/infant beds ∙ iron/ironing board.

facilities and services. We encourage all visitors and guests alike to avail of all the facilities and amenities that the hotel, the resort and indeed the wider region has to offer.

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION 1) Pets are not permitted but service animals are welcome for persons with disabilities. 2) The hotel and resort accept American Express, MasterCard, and Visa. 3) Check in time starts at 3pm.

4) Check out time is between 8am and noon. 5) Electricity and Gas in self catering accommodation is metered and is payable on departure. 6) Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas.

Enjoy your stay, please let us know if there is something we can improve on and we hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again.


Leisure Facilities at The Gold Coast Holiday, Golf & Sports Resort


ere at the resort we

some fun. Our pool has the

and jam packed summer activity

boast of providing very

highest of safety features & fully


impressive Leisure Facilities

qualified life guards. So you can

to suit all ages and abilities, onsite

relax knowing your family are

Clonea Strand Hotel

both indoors and outdoors, at

happy and safe.

(5 mins. Away )

our sister hotel Clonea Strand (5 mins away ) and beyond.

Indoor Fitness Centre (on site)

Whether you want a complete workout, a pleasurable soak or just some plain old holiday fun you are sure to find something to suit. We have everything you need to relax and unwind or for serious training and fitness. Our qualified and dedicated staff are always on hand to advise and assist. Our indoor leisure centre has a 20m heated pool and also a children’s pool so that the little ones can splash around and have

∙ 20 metre heated pool ∙ children’s ∙ spa bath ∙ sauna rooms steam rooms ∙ exercise room ∙ and Jacuzzi ∙ Masseurs are also

∙ 10 pin Bowling ∙ mega indoor ∙

free weights and cardio gym

children’s play loft and state of the art leisure centre.


available on request.

Outdoors (on site)

∙ 18 hole par 72 championship golf course ∙ children’s playground with activity frame ∙ 20,000 square meter all weather sports training pitch ∙ tennis court ∙ sports camps

And Beyond Other activities that can be arranged through the hotel include bicycle hire, fishing, windsurfing, kayaking, horse riding, walking, climbing, abseiling, archery, snorkeling and both inland and sea cruises... contact our 24 hour reception.

So if you’re looking for total relaxation or wish to push your limits or settle somewhere in between, the Gold Coast Holiday, Golf & Sports Resort can cater for you and offer leisurely answers to your activity questions.




at the Gold Coast Holiday, GOlf & Sports Resort

ongratulations on your

The hotel location, looking out

cottages, apartments and villas)

engagement and thank you

over the bay and nestled beneath

we can accommodate all your

for considering The Gold

the Comeragh mountains, offers

family and friends in one beautiful

Coast Holiday, Golf & Sports Resort as a

the ultimate in idyllic settings for


venue for your forthcoming wedding.

treasured photos and memorable videos.

Our Bay Room is the ideal venue for

From the very outset, to

your special day with superior

help you plan your big day,

service and top class cuisine.

we will provide a dedicated

Having a seafront location

and experienced wedding

and being glass fronted, it

planner to assist and make

offers breathtaking views and

things as easy as possible for

a stunning backdrop for your

you without telling you how

celebrations. A wide range of

things should be done. Our

menus are available and we

wedding team will remain

can cater for all nutritional

discreetly by your side from

and dietary requirements.

our first meeting until your

All our receptions can be

last guest goes to bed.

customised and tailored specifically to you. Attention

We operate a one wedding per day policy, which means

to detail and those all Breathtaking views and a stunning backdrop for your celebrations

all our attention is focused

important finishing touches are as important to us as they

on you and your guests... Its

With a great choice of spacious

exclusively your day.

accommodation (rooms, lodges,

are to you.

OUR PROMISE We promise to make your wedding venue all you have ever dreamed of and much more.


R ed carpet welcome

C hampagne on arrival for bride and groom

P unch/Mulled wine and Tea/Coffee with homemade Shortbread biscuits for your guests

E xcellent cuisine

F irst class personal service

C omplimentary room hire

F loral table decorations

U se of cake stand, knife and pillars

S pecial accommodation rates for guests

C omplimentary accommodation for Bride and Groom on wedding night (with party of 75 upwards ).


Stockists of Fine Brands Casio | Storm | Bulova | Mondaine Nomination | D for Diamond | Quoins Absolute | Genesis | Wild Goose

Being a hugely popular choice as a wedding venue to ensure you get the date you require do not hesitate to contact us immediately for that initial, cordial laid back exploratory chat.

Dalton Jewellers, 11 Main Street Dungarvan


Hot Seawater & Seaweed Baths What is it?

A traditional Irish therapy – used for over a hundred years to aid in the treatment of arthritis, joint & muscular conditions, skin conditions and poor circulation.

There is nothing as invigorating as a seaweed bath. Try one today!

Why would I?

Sláinte: Tackle those health areas of concern – arthritis, thyroid, skin conditions and many more.

Faoiseamh: Relief from those aches and pains.

Lionnir: Bring back a radiance & glow to your skin.

All you have to do is relax in a hot seaweed bath for…

Téarnamh: Reenergise those muscles and recover quickly.

Oh, and the coffee is pretty good too.

Where is it? On the quayside at Helvick, An Rinn, in the heart of Gaeltacht na Déise.

When? Monday to Saturday from 10am till 8pm Sunday – 10 till 6pm

Tel: 058 46052

On Your Holidays?

Let Us Treat You to 10% Off Any Salon Treatment!*! *On production of a valid hotel room key - not in conjunction with other special offers.



Olivere’s brings together a highly motivated & trained team of individuals who will go beyond the call of duty to provide you, our client with an atmosphere of relaxation & a first class service, not only the first time, but every time. Please call to schedule an appointment to insure availability at a time that suits you.

Opening Hours - Tue to Sat 9.30am to 6pm. Late opening: Thursdays until 8pm. Open Mondays, May - September Contact: 39 Lower Main St. Dungarvan, Waterford Tel: 058 45222 | |


Meetings & Conferences The Gold Coast Holiday, Golf & Sports Resort In Dungarvan is only 1 hour from Cork , 2 hours from Dublin and about 1 hour from Rosslare ferry port.

What we can offer you... ❖ Choice of Meeting Rooms

❖ LCD Screens & Data Projectors

and private functions in a tranquil rural setting

❖ Wireless Internet Access

❖M icrophones

within easy reach of major population centres.

❖ Spacious and Comfortable Accommodation

❖ Natural or Dimmer Lighting

This central, convenient and accessible location makes us an ideal choice for conferences, meetings

We have a highly experienced and dedicated event management team who will work with you from the initial enquiry right through the process of turning your event into whatever you need it to be and more.

❖ Superb and Diverse Cuisine ❖A udio visual aids

otepads, Pens and ❖N Flip Charts ❖ Free, Safe, Secure and Covered Parking

And when the work is done and the fun is over you can relax and enjoy all the facilities the resort has to offer… including our 18 hole par 72 championship length golf course, Indoor Leisure centre, Billiard room, cozy Bunker bar, award winning Bay Restaurant or just take a head clearing stroll along the Bay and breathe in the freshest of Mountain and Seaside air.

Remember we are open 365 days a year and no event is too small. Contact our event management team at your convenience. Phone: +353 (0) 58 45050 | E Mail:

Computer Sales and Service • Virus Removals, PC Speed-up and Service, Upgrades, etc • All Repairs Carried Out In-store by Trained Technicians • Free Quotes • Laptop, Desktop and Notebook Sales • Printers, Ink and a Full Range of Accessories in Stock

find us on facebook

66 Main Street, Dungarvan. Tel: 058 45590 Email: Web:


Sports Training Facility At The Gold Coast Holiday, Golf & Sports Resort


he training facility is

Our easy accessible location - 20

located in a central area of

mins from Waterford city, 1 hour

the resort and is dedicated

from Cork city, 2 hours from

to providing professional/amateur

Dublin city and about 1 hour from

sporting teams with a meticulously

Rosslare ferry port makes us an

prepared and exceptionally

ideal choice for both domestic

presented sports pitch and

and international teams.

ancillary amenities for their specific training needs.

The sports facility comprises of a multi sports pitch (suitable for

This unique, private and exclusive

Gaelic Football and Hurling, Camogie,

facility can cater for everyone

Soccer and Rugby), with onsite team

from The Tipperary Senior Hurlers,

briefing areas and two changing

The London Senior Footballers to

rooms. The amenities are constructed

children of all ages and abilities

and maintained to the highest possible

through our summer sports camps.

international Stadia standards.

ALSO... Also on hand for training camp participants are our Leisure centre (with 20 meter heated pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi), our championship golf course, a vast choice of spacious and comfortable


20,000 sq. metre all weather

grass pitch. ❖ M arkings

and Posts for various

sports (145m x 88m - G.A.A. ,110m x 70m - Soccer, 100m x 70m - Rugby). ❖ T op

layer sand pitch seeded with

a combination mix of dwarf eye and fescue grass, cut to required height specification. ❖ 4

Portable Gaelic goals (15 ‘ x 7’)

❖ T eam

briefing rooms with 40 LCD

and Audio Visual aids. ❖ S ecure

team dressing rooms

with hot showers.

David Hayes PGA Dungarvan Golf Club

accommodation (capable of dealing with large numbers) and a limitless supply of fresh sea air. As well as wonderful onsite dining options we also offer Our Food Services Team who will work closely with the nutritional and dietary requirements of all. For post session recovery and to revitalize we also have a number of masseurs available by pre-booking. Furthermore our sister hotel “The Clonea Strand” located just 5 minutes away (overlooking the beach) boasts a state of the art leisure centre and gym as well as a 10 pin bowling alley. ABOVE ALL WE OFFER A CHARMING AND RELAXED ATMOSPHERE TO HELP YOU GET THE MOST OUT OF

• S tockist of all major brands incl. Callaway, Ping, Cobra, Titleist, Footjoy, Srixon, Mizuno, Kartel, Calvin Klein, Glider, Motokaddy, Puma, Green Lamb, Crocs, Wilson, Golf Pride. • O ne of Ireland’s leading golf instructors

• W aterford Junior County Coach • Full trolley repair service • S ervice Agent for Powakaddy, Glider & Motokaddy • F ull Custom Fitting Service incl. Wilson, Ping, Mizuno, Callaway.

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YOUR SESSION. The facility may be rented per hour or alternatively team packages are available offering competitive rates and will be tailored to suit the requirements of your stay.

David Hayes PGA, Dungarvan Golf Club Knocknagranagh, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford Phone: 058 44707 Email: Web:



ordered by the Atlantic for 1.5 miles, overlooking Dungarvan bay, overlooked by the Comeragh mountains and with unrivalled views of Helvick Head, our course offers the golfer an enthralling and scenic experience.

April-Sept (incl) Mon-Friday Greens fees from......... €20 Golf & Carvery......................................... €30

18 Holes “Parkland by the Sea” Par 72 Golf Course

Weekend & Public Holidays.............. €25 Golf & Carvery......................................... €35 Weekly ticket available

Oct-Mar (incl) Mon-Friday Greens fees from......... €15 Golf & Carvery......................................... €20 Weekend & Public Holidays.............. €20 Golf & Carvery......................................... €25

❖ Magnificent panoramic views ❖ Friendly welcome ❖ Course playable all year round ❖ Consistently good greens ❖ Full hotel catering facilities available

Every Tuesday Open Seniors(50+)18 holes singles stableford Ladies & Gents….Golf........................... €12 Golf & Carvery......................................... €20

❖ Golf memberships for all budgets

Every Friday

❖ Buggies/Trollies/clubs available for hire

Open Mens singles ..Golf................... €15 Golf & Carvery......................................... €25 For Timesheet bookings: Tel 058 44055

For information on green fees, timesheet bookings and special offers like “golf and carvery” TEL: 05844055


...A course worth walking simply for the scenery...

Dungarvan Golf Triangle P l ay e s s r u o C 3

Dungarvan Golf Club Tel: 058 43310

Gold Coast Golf Club Tel: 058 44055

for the price of 2

West Waterford Golf Club Tel: 058 43216

All three courses located within 5 minutes from Dungarvan Town


14 RESTAURANT: Breakfast 8am - 10am Served daily LUNCH 12.30pm - 2.30pm (Sunday only or by prior reservation) DINNER 6.30pm - 9.00pm Daily BUNKER BAR: Mon. - Thurs. 10am - 11.30pm Fri. & Sat. 10am - 12.30am PizzaSi: Pizzas are served up until 11.30pm nightly. (Restaurant and Bar times may vary depending on time of year. Please check at Reception)


at the Gold Coast Holiday, Golf & Sports Resort

The Gold Coast Holiday, Golf &

overlooking a spectacular sea

hole the Bunker Bar is a popular

Sports Resort offers plenty of

view it is an idyllic setting for a

meeting place for all, especially

choice when it comes to dining

romantic dinner or celebration

the golfers, and is a cozy place

and is renowned and consistently

no matter how big or small.

to relax and catch up. The setting here is informal and casual with

recognized for the quality of delicious cuisine on offer. All under

Focusing on local Irish produce

a traditional split level bar with

one roof we have options to suit

and meticulous attention to detail

friendly professional staff.

all tastes, ages, budgets, dietary

it is an exciting and innovative

and nutritional requirements.

place to dine. You can choose from

A low lit chattering atmosphere

We can cater for all your special

our a la carte menu, early bird

welcomes guests to fireside chairs

occasions... Weddings, anniversaries,

menu or the full dinner offer as

to enjoy the reassuring hum of

christenings, birthdays, family

well as our famed Sunday Carvery.

c贸mhra ci煤in, hearty laughter and

gatherings etc. from finger food,

the crackling of a real fire. Known

hot or cold buffets to a full service

We also have an extensive wine list

far and wide for its amazing daily

sit down meal all tailored to your

and our knowledgeable personnel

carvery (12.30 pm - 8.30 pm) the

individual needs.

will be more than happy to help

Bunker Bar also offers bar snacks

you select the optimum meal

and bar food throughout the day.

For mouth watering fare and to


experience our signature dishes you can choose between The Bay

Fillet of Hake and Comeragh

Restaurant, The Bunker Bar or PizzaSi.

Mountain Lamb are just 2 of our very popular signature dishes.

The Bay Restaurant For an evening in elegant surroundings, pay a visit to our award winning Bay Restaurant and allow our experienced chef and staff exceed your expectations with the finest of culinary delights. Being glass fronted and

Guests wishing to have dinner in our restaurant are advised to make a reservation through reception, (dial 0).

PizzaSi We also offer our very own pizza menu from the Bunker Bar. All pizzas are cooked in 3 mins... so no delays. Try one of our wide range of authentic thin and crispy stone baked pizzas or create your own with our vast choice of toppings. PizzaSi also offers a


take-out service for your added

Otherwise known as the 19th

catering guests with children.

convenience and is ideal for self


Fresh Quality Meats & Weekly Specials with the Best BBQ Range in Town. The Butchers Block, Dungarvan Shopping Centre, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Tel: 058-24650

Helvick Sea Foods Fresh | Healthy | Tasty

Specialists in fresh, tasty sea food

Crossbridge Street Dungarvan, Co. Waterford Telephone: (058) 43585


Shopping in Dungarvan Dungarvan is the second largest town in

besides can be found quite close to each other.

outlets you would expect to find in any busy bustling town centre.

Co. Waterford and as a shopping destination manages to happily marry together the old,

Depending on your idea of retail therapy you

the new, the traditional and the modern.

could spend your time casually browsing

There are also 2 outdoor markets for your

unique shops for quirky objects in quaint

delectation weekly in the town - Dungarvan

Being a compact town, centred around Grattan

streets lined with traditional shop fronts

Farmers Market every Thursday and

Square, essentials, luxuries and a lot more

or up the pace and visit all the major retail

Dungarvan Country Market every Friday.

Murphy’s Toymaster

for a large selection of toys and gifts.

9 Main Street, Dungarvan town centre Open 7 days Phone: 058-41376

Helen’s Lingerie Boutique 27 O’Connell St, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Call: (058) 44193

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The Colour Store Dungarvan Unit 2, Riverside Business Park, Dungarvan Opposite McDonalds Phone: 05848611 Email:









New shop open in the heart of Dungarvan with quality and unique products for the whole family. Authorised retailer of Orla Kiely bags and Hunter boots. We also have homeware, ladies and gents accessories and children goodies. Exclusive to the Gold Coast Hotel Resort customers - we will give you 10% Off on presentation of a valid room key card.

Dungarvan Tel: +353 (0)58 44951. 16 Grattan Sq, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Kinsale Tel: +353 (0)21 4706956. 15 Main Street, Kinsale, Co. Cork. e: | w: | Open Monday to Saturday, 10:00 to 17:30 and Sundays, 12:00 to 17:00



Providing a full range of quality new and assured used cars. Scrappage offers, financing and leasing available.

TOYOTA E: | T: (058) 53500 Hornibrooks Garage, Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland.



14 Sexton St, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Call: (058) 43346 Open 9am to 6pm daily. Closed 1 to 2 for lunch. Closed Sundays / Bank Holidays.

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Joe Coffey Blinds, Curtains & Fabrics

Family run business offering a top class, friendly, reliable service each and every time.

• Large range of Roller Blinds & Vertical Blinds, Venetian, Wood Venetian blinds & shutters.

• Wide range of Fabrics

including leading brands such as, Clarke & Clarke Tipperary Textiles, Corcrans, Delaneys, Prestigious, Harlequin & Chatham Glen.

• Velux & roman blinds • Large variety of ready

made curtains to suit all budgets & styles

• Stockists of curtaining

linings, tapes & hooks, curtain poles, standard & bay window rails.

Telephone: 087 0518333 27 Grattan Square, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford



Amazing Value


Cash Machine


Hot & Cold Deli

Free Parking

Nugents Centra, New Line Abbeyside, Dungarvan Co. Waterford. Phone: (058)45444 Open: Mon - Sun, 7.30am - 10pm



10% discount

Large range of jams, ms, chutneys, pickles,, honey and dressings ngs from local suppliers. ers.

to guests upon production of a room key

Fresh juices er made to order Also available in store.. Locally made Frozen Yoghurt Available in


6 St, Mary Street, Dungarvan T. 058 41395


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Street One

Signet Boutique, 10 Main Street , Tel: (058)45553

48 Main Street, Dungarvan. ✆ 058 45511

muiri k Boutique Fabulous Styling For Children

An Aladdin’s cave nestled in the heart of Mary Street!

Muiri K Boutique, 74 OConnell Street, Dungarvan, Co.Waterford, Ireland | Tel: 00353 (0)58 48843

• Ladies Fashions • Childrenswear • Babywear • Wool • Haberdasherie • Ladies Fashions - Sizes 12 - 26 Mon - Sat: 9am - 5.30pm

7 Mary Street, Dungarvan, Tel: 058 41202


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Shamrock Restaurant

4, O’Connell Street, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Telephone: 058 42242


e are a family run restaurant serving honest to goodness home cooked food. Here we pride ourselves on providing a soft relaxing atmosphere which creates a genuine background for casual conversation. A warm welcome awaits every customer from our professional and friendly service team.

• Licenced to Sell Wine • Free Internet • Awarded Certificate of Available Excellence 2013 • Friendly Service

Open: 8.00am - 8.30pm | Monday to Saturday Inclusive | Closed Sundays


The Enterprise Bar Grattan Square, Dungarvan

“Welcoming Visitors to Dungarvan for 60 years, part of the Town Folklore .”

bia agus deoch den scoth The Food and Drink Trail


Phone 058 43539 The Square Dungarvan

Geneo�’� Antonio’s Take Away Delivery Service Available Daily from 5 -11pm

Why not also check out...

3 Sexton St, Abbeyside. ✆ 058 - 45769

The Local is very well supported by the people of Dungarvan and its environs, and has gained a great reputation for Food, Music, GAA and Craic. It is renowned for its world-class music sessions.

The Local, 10 Grattan Square, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford T: +353 58 41854 E: W:

TAKE AWAY Delivery Service Under 5 Kilometres €3. Sunday Lunch Special - 1pm to 3.30pm Early Bird Menu Monday to Thursday. 5pm to 7pm. Sunday 3.30pm to 7pm. Award Winning Restaurant

We at the Indian Ocean pride ourselves in using only ‘Top Quality’ locally sourced produce. All of our meat dishes are made with 100% Irish meat.

Davitts Quay, Dungarvan | Telephone : 058 48495 or 058 48549 | Opening Hours 7 Days, Monday to Saturday 5pm to 11.30. Sunday 1pm - 11.30.

the wine Buff Dungarvan • Exclusive wines direct from the vineyards • Now incorporating Mahers Pure Coffee & Speciality Teas

• Exclusive Hand made chocolates & truffles • Free Delivery

17 Grattan Square Dungarvan. Hrs: Mon 12.30 - 19.00, Tues - Thur 10.30 - 19.00, Fri 10.30 - 20.00, Sat: 10.30 - 19.00. E: ✆ 058 24523 / 087 1210851


Mings Court Chinese Restaurant & Take Away. Telephone: (058) 23122.

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Mings Court Cois Mara, Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan Co Waterford Open: Sunday 12.30 - 10.45pm. Monday To Thursday 12.30 - 2.15pm 4.45 -11.00pm. Friday 12.30-2.15pm 4.45-11.30pm. Saturday 1.00 - 11.30pm

Dungarvan’s oldest established Cake shop and its premier Café ideally situated in the Historic town square with ample car or bicycle parking close by.

The Café is also home to Scrumptious Cakes one of the Southeast’s most popular wedding and special occasion cake makers.

Producing a mouthwatering array of Cakes and Pastries daily on the premises with recipes handed down through the generations since it opened its doors in 1937.

The Café serves breakfast and Lunch daily and is a great place to just drop in for a coffee and cake at any time. Open: Mon - Sat 8.00 am to 5 pm. Telephone: (058) 41153

Serving Breakfast and Lunch Daily 4 Grattan Square, Dungarvan Co Waterford T: (058) 41153 | E:


Serving locally grown and produced ingredients in mouth watering dishes, comfortable surroundings, with a great view of the quay.

Davitts Quay, Dungarvan, Waterford Phone: 058 45898


History of


ungarvan is a charming authentic traditional Irish town with a long heritage, cozily nestling between mountains and sea and surrounded by the most delightful of scenery. A sense of living history seeps from the well kept old style shop fronts and intermingled attractive homesteads. Whether you are sitting back enjoying the breath taking views from the comfort of the resort, taking a morning walk on Clonea strand or a stroll along the moonlit harbour on a summers evening there is a special feeling in the air with a sense of fresh nostalgia blowing down from The Comeraghs and in over the Bay. Winsome in nature, with real character, the town emanating from a central square is attractive, engaging and downright loveable. So let’s sit back, relax , and go back to the beginning... The Irish name for the town is Dun Garbhainn meaning “Garvans Fort” and takes its name from Saint Garbhann who founded a church there in the 7th century.

However there was life in Dungarvan long before it took its present

name, as in the late 1800’s excavations at a local cave uncovered mammoth elephant bones. This indicates that 40,000 years ago, the area, providing ideal conditions, was alive with giant ground sloths and wooly mammoths. Some indications of Stone Age activity have been identified in the area but Dungarvan’s first real settlers arrived in the 3rd century in the form of a tribe called “THE DEISE“. The town itself only really came into existence with arrival of the Normans and an urban centre developed in the shelter of a large Norman fortification founded in 1185. The castle was strengthened by King John of Robin Hood fame in the early 1200’s and was hence known as KING JOHNS CASTLE. In 1215 the town was given a charter by King John.


For centuries the most important industry that kept the town going was fishing and was the backbone of the local economy even providing export opportunities to Spain and Britain. The most important species was Hake which was in plentiful supply after ideal spawning conditions were created when the town walls were extended seawards (creating sheltered water) and the development of a large commercial pottery outside of these walls provided “dirty ground”. A new lease of life was given to the town in the early 19th century when it was re-planned by the 5th and 6th Dukes of Devonshire - a period when a lot of what still exists today, Davitts Quay, Devonshire Bridge, Grattan Square and surrounding streets were constructed.

By the 1920’s the fishing industry was in decline and very little industrialization took place in the area to replace it until the late 1960’s.

Dungarvan is today a thriving seaside and market town with a population of over 8000 people with another 20,000 living in the hinterland of prosperous farms and villages.

Excavations took place in the late 1800’s uncovering mammoth elephant bones in a local cave in the area!

SOME INTERESTING FACTS... • D ungarvan is the home of Radley engineering, the company responsible for manufacturing the Spire of Dublin. • I relands first cycling club “The Dungarvan Ramblers” was founded in the town in 1869 by Richard Edward Brennan. • T he Duke of Devonshire who redesigned Dungarvan in the early 19th century was the richest man in England at the time. • S ir John Betjeman, British poet laureate, uses the line “ Dungarvan

in the rain” to close each verse in his poem “The Irish Unionists farewell to Gretta Hellstrom”. • E rnest Thomas Sinton Walton, physician and Nobel Laureate famous for his work on splitting the atom, was born in Abbeyside in October 1903. • D ungarvan escaped Cromwellian destruction in 1649 when Oliver Cromwell decided to spare the town after a local woman offered him a goblet of wine when his army victoriously entered the city gates.

• R ing or “AN RINN” nearby is the only official Gaeltacht (an area where the predominant language is Irish) in Waterford. • D ungarvan G.A.A. club is the oldest in county Waterford being affiliated on June 1st 1885 and is the only club in the county to have won championships in every grade in both hurling and football. • D ungarvan is the sister city of Erie, Pennsylvania in the United States since March 2007. Erie is strategically located within 500 miles of half the nation’s population.


Sight Seeing in the Town & Region


or guests wishing to explore the immediate locality or the broader region, whether it be a leisurely

stroll, a short drive, an energetic or not too strenuous cycle, a hike or a walk, there is a bounty of hidden gems to discover, enjoy and experience only a short distance from the hotel.

❖ DUNGARVAN TOWN Dungarvan town offers a rich seam of local attractions and sights to see all within a reasonable distance of each other. With no inclines or declines it is level pegging all the way, creating a perfect territorial treat for a casual stroll along which you can visit... ❖ KING JOHNS CASTLE

is patrolled by lifeguards in the summer months and is the perfect place to laze away those long summer days. Other places worth a visit while in Dungarvan are: ❖S T. MARYS CHURCH, DAVITTS QUAY, DEVONSHIRE BRIDGE, GRATTAN SQUARE and CAUSEWAY PARK.

Founded by the Normans in 1185 and strengthened by King John in the early 1200’s the castle was totally refurbished by the Office of Public works and is now open from spring to autumn for visitors. ❖ DUNGARVAN TOWN HALL AND WATERFORD COUNTY MUSEUM Located at St. Augustine street the town hall dates from 1861 and today is used by Waterford County Museum to mount exhibitions of the towns history. ❖ THE OLD MARKET HOUSE Originally the building started life as a butter market in the late 1690’s and the area in front became a market place and a site for public executions. In 1868 the Market House was bought by a local businessman and used as offices and stores for his grocery and spirits concern. Located in lower Main Street the building was restored in 1984 and is today used as an exhibition space for local and national artists. Admission is free. ❖ AUGUSTINIAN PRIORY The well preserved ruins of the Augustinian Priory founded in the 13th century can be found in the towns eastern suburb of Abbeyside. ❖ THE LOOKOUT AND PARK Donated to the town in the last decade of the 19th century Lookout Park does exactly what the name suggests and takes its name from the wives and families of fishermen who would look out to sea from the esplanade and await the safe return of their loved ones. ❖ CLONEA STRAND BEACH Less than 2 miles from the town centre this 2 mile long strand of soft golden sand is one of the finest beaches on the south Irish coast and is swept clean daily at high tide .It is also a designated Blue Flag Beach and

Dungarvan Country Sports Dungarvan Country Sports stocks a wide range of fishing tackle for the angler. We stock rods, reels, lures, waders, landing nets, spinners, live and frozen bait and outdoor clothing.

We also stock a wide range of Shooting & Hunting equipment including Guns, Rifles, Ammunition, Lamps, Callers, Binoculars, Scopes, etc and Archery apparatus.

We also sell Salmon & Sea Trout Licences that include the local Colligan and Blackwater rivers.

We are also stockists of Hunter Wellies.

We are stockists of Shimano, Abu, Leeda, Michell, Sage, Penn, Snowbee, Shakespeare with prices to suit all pockets. We stock rod and reel combos especially for children.

63 O’Connell St., Dungarvan, Co. Waterford Tel No. – 058-45413 086-3594539 Email – Facebook – Dungarvan Countrysports



Sea angling accessories, rods, reels, lures and much more...!

6 St. Mary Street, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford T: 058 41395 E:

Free fishing map for all guests & visitors to “the Gold Coast”

Coastal Activities No matter what pace you live your life or wish to enjoy your holidays at, “THE SUNNY SOUTH EAST” or “THE IRISH RIVIERA”, with some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland, has something to offer young & old alike.


hatever your choice of activity is, you can embrace the splendour of the panoramic views whilst enjoying and experiencing the charms of the region.

Driving from Dungarvan to Tramore you will pass through 6 small villages and experience glorious views of towering cliffs, sandy coves and caves. This is “THE COPPER COAST”.

Surrounding Dungarvan there are several mapped out and well signposted WALKS (Colligan Woods loop, Dungarvan railway walk), CYCLE WAYS (Ring to Ardmore) and DRIVING ROUTES (The Gaeltacht drive, Copper Coast drive) all of which will bring you up close and personal with the amazing scenery and the beauty of the area. Overlooking the town are one of the great mountain ranges in Ireland “THE COMMERAGHS”. With over 13 corrie lakes and stunning vistas they are well worth a visit for leisure walkers and families to explore.

Naturally, geologically and archaeologically fascinating this is an area to be enjoyed and admired. With UNESCO EUROPEAN GEOPARK status since 2001 the area takes its name from the 19th century copper mines that lie at its heart. To savour pure relaxation why not head down to Youghal, team up with Tony Gallagher of BLACKWATER CRUISES and take a 90 minute tour up the River Blackwater in a tranquil, unspoilt area of natural beauty, untouched by urban development.

For the angler Dungarvan is a virtual oasis. The rivers BLACKWATER and SUIR are nearby as well as the trout fishing in CAPPAGH LAKES. Deep sea fishing trips are available from Dungarvan Harbour. HENRY GILBY (well known international fishing celebrity and regular GOLD COAST HOTEL guest) spends a lot of time here in the locality fishing for Bass and that sums up the quantity and quality on offer. For local advice, tackle, equipment and licence information call into Thomas at DUNGARVAN COUNTRY SPORTS or Yvonne at BAUMANN FISHING Tackle. For horse lovers this is horse country with THE CAMPSHIRE INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS being held in the nearby Blackwater Valley each August. If you fancy a flutter Tramore racecourse is only down the road and if you want to climb on board call to DONNAS LIVERY STABLES in Kilgobnet just minutes outside the town. Dungarvans location on the south coast near The Gulf Stream means especially pleasant weather with warmer than average temperatures and the largest number of sunny days in Ireland, so there is no excuse not to get out and about and be enthralled, surprised, charmed and above all entertained by what is available.

River Trips from For information call Tony on 087 988 9076 Visit our web site @


Ardmore Open Farm is located just minutes from the seaside village of Ardmore, Co. Waterford and is beautifully situated overlooking Whiting Bay., just 15 minutes from Dungarvan. From the outset Ardmore Open Farm aimed to set itself apart from other facilities nationwide by combining a large indoor play centre with an open farm with particular emphasis on rare breeds of animals. Animals were sourced from all over Europe ranging from miniature species to the extremely large, some of which have not been seen in this country before.

walk around the farm and we also have an indoor small animal section with a large bird aviary, lemurs, chipmunks, rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs etc. Indoors we have a large 3 tier play centre and separate toddler area so children can enjoy it no matter what the weather. We specialise in birthday parties, school tours, communions and confirmations. For our opening times check out our website or phone 02487600

Our farm is set on 16 acres with an abundance of animals to see on your

Other facilities: Outdoor playground Zip line Soccer pitch Indoor sand pit

Mechanical diggers & go karts (additional cost)

Café with seating up to 90 people with homemade cooked food Outdoor picnic areas where we invite people to enjoy picnics overlooking whiting bay.

Ardmore Open Farm, Ballykilmurry, Ardmore, Waterford Call: (024) 87600 | Email: Web: Directions:From Dungarvan come into Ardmore village take right at quinns shop and 2.5 miles on the right


Life’s an Adventure.. Live it!

Ardmore Adventures is the premier adventure activity provider in the East Cork & West Waterford region. From our base in the stunning and picturesque Ardmore Bay we offer you a wide variety of exciting activities from rock-climbing to sea kayaking, surfing, snorkelling, and a whole lot more, all delivered in our uniquely personal way - ensuring you, or your group, squeezes every last drop of enjoyment from your activity.

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Kayaking Rock Climbing Abseiling Archery Snorkeling Surfing Stand up paddle boarding

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Coasteering Hill walking Kids summer camps Corporate team building days Family Rates Available

Ardmore Adventures, Main St, Ardmore, Waterford | ✆ 083 3743 889

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Art Solo & Group Exhibitions, Art Classes, Hand Made Crafts, Fresh Coffee / Teas, Pastries, Soup & Sandwiches

Opening Hours: April - Sept, 7 Days: 9.30 - 6.30pm Oct - March, Weekends: 10.30 - 5.00pm

Proprietor/ Artist Breda O’ Brien. Main Street Ardmore (t) 024 94863 (m) 087 6975014 (e)

Our Neighboring Heritage and Historical Towns of

Ardmore & Lismore ARDMORE Located about 15 minutes to the west of Dungarvan, situated in a wild and beautiful peninsula is the historic seaside town of Ardmore. This is the oldest Christian settlement in Ireland and predates St. Patrick. St. Declan lived in the area during the period 350-450 AD and his feast day “Pattern Day” is celebrated every 24th of July. Whilst in the area, for an exciting and healthy out of doors experience, why not visit ARDMORE ADVENTURES - the premier adventure activity provider in the region. If you have brought the family along why not drop into ARDMORE OPEN FARM, which combines a large indoor play centre and an open farm with particular emphasis on rare animal breeds as well as all the farmyard favorites. After a stroll around the town and having experienced its charm first hand you must visit “a true haven for the spirit” that is THE ARDMORE GALLERY AND TEA ROOMS - combining an artistic setting with a delightful tearoom and adjoining garden.

LISMORE Situated 30 minutes to the north west of Dungarvan on the N72 just past Cappoquin you’ll find Lismore Heritage Town - one of the most historic towns in Co. Waterford. Renowned for its early ecclesiastical history the settlement was founded by Saint Mochuda also known as Saint Carthage who died in 637 AD. Lismore Castle, once home to Sir Walter Raleigh, is now the Irish residence of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and you are free to wander through its enchanting gardens. The award winning LISMORE HERITAGE CENTRE, open all year round, includes Robert Boyles Science Room, recently refurbished exhibition galleries and an entertaining audio visual presentation and is certainly worth a visit.

Lismore Heritage Centre

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-5.30pm, Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 12-5pm (Sat & Sun - April to September only)

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Lismore Co. Waterford

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SALLYFORT MINI FARM Stradbally Co. Waterford - 087 272 9237 For indoor and outdoor family fun all year round.

Fun For All The Family... The GOLD COAST HOTEL AND GOLF RESORT is long established as a family friendly hotel with facilities to ensure you and your family enjoy every minute of your stay. If the kids are happy, you are happy and then we are all happy.


n site we have our sports training facility, leisure centre with 20 meter pool and kiddies pool, outdoor playground with activity frame, tennis court, jam packed summer activity programme as well as plenty of open space and green areas to run around.

At our sister hotel THE CLONEA STRAND (5 mins. away) we have computerized 10 pin bowling and a 1000 sq. ft indoor soft play facility. Other activities that can be arranged through reception include horse riding at DONNAS EQUESTRIAN CENTRE and sea kayaking, surfing, archery, rock climbing etc… at ARDMORE ADVENTURES. A day out at an open farm is always a good family friendly option and here in the locality we have a choice of 2 (both about a 15 minutes drive) - ARDMORE OPEN FARM and SALLYFORT MINI FARM (with Go Kart Track for adults and kids).

And don’t forget CLONEA STRAND - blue flag beach. Just minutes away are 2 miles of soft golden sand making one of the finest beaches on the South Irish Coast - ideal for sun bathing, swimming, picnicking, sand castle building or for simply lazing away those long summer days. Whilst staying with us here at the GOLD COAST HOTEL AND GOLF RESORT you’re sure to keep the family entertained with a profusion of fun for all.

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