Towns of Waterford
Dunmore East —County Waterford
Dunmore East is a charming little fishing port and seaside resort on the southern coast of Ireland, near the mouth of Waterford Harbour. The coastline in both directions is pretty and unspoiled, with headlands, coves and beaches. Dunmore East was earlier a packet station for mails between England and the south of Ireland, and the harbour was designed by G.A. Nimmo, the Scottish engineer. It is a particularly good spot for sea-angling. It is built in the Breton style, and has several thatched cottages and a number of coves, including Badgers Cove and Ladies Cove. At the entrance to the large fishing and yachting harbour is an anchor recovered from Waterford harbour and believed to have come from 18C merchantman.