Dunmore East,Waterford – Bank Holiday Getaway

I can’t believe we are already into August. In Ireland its our bank holiday weekend the 1st weekend. I was working one day on one day off the weekend so didn’t really feel like I had a long weekend. My Husband’s Aunt Serena invited us down to Dunmore East in Waterford for the Bank Holiday weekend. His Grandmother is from this little fishing harbour so it’s a tradition to go every year. As I couldn’t make 2nights we drove down Sunday  to stay for one night when I finished work. 

We arrived about 8.40pm so the drive only took us less than 2hours from Dublin via N7. It was warm and still bright so we checked into our hotel. We stayed at The Three Sisters literally 5mins away from the Harbour. Dunmore is a old fishing harbour so it’s all uphill & quaint. 

We then met his aunt for dinner at The Haven hotel its a gorgeous georgian style hotel with big bay windows with a view overlooking  the ocean. I had Prawn coctail for my dinner with gluten free toasted bread & a side of mushy peas.  Random I know, but I was limited to gluten free options,I also had a glass of wine. For desert  Eaton mess & tea of course. He had a Beef Burger with side of Chips & a few beers . For desert toffee pudding  our meal cost €52 which was pretty reasonable priced.

We then walked up hill to a little pub called Powers and had a few drinks there. Its a small fishermans pub and very homely feel to it. We then walked down to The Strand Inn and stayed there for the rest of the evening. It is quite lively and has a late bar too.

                         Monday :

We woke about 11am showered because we missed breakfast we walked down to The Strand Inn for Lunch it was raining non stop which is to be expected when by the sea but we didnt allow that to ruin our plans. 

We stopped on the way at The Fishermans hall the place his Grandparents 1st met at a dance he was a soldier and from Wexford and she was from a Farming Family in the harbour. I think it’s cool that this building is still being used in the town.

          Lunch at The Strand Inn

We went for lunch at The Strand Inn its literally overlooking the bay and very cosy. We both had open prawn sandwhiches which were amazing and sat watching the rain beat down on the Inn. 

                Where To Stay: 

Dunmore East is full of B&B’s and small boutique style hotels as the harbour attracts a lot of vistors you are best to book in advance at peak season. 

My top 3 would be as follows.

    The Haven Hotel

    The Strand Inn

    The Three Sisters

Hope you all had a great weekend 🌹


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