Bayview Holiday Cottages

Dunmore East, Co. Waterford

About Dunmore

Dunmore East has to be one of Ireland's best kept secrets.....a little gem of a fishing village perched on the cliff edge. In all its wildness and beauty, this place is sure to captivate your mind, body and soul.
Steeped in history, beauty and tranquility, Dunmore East has something special for everyone. Visitors to the village can enjoy music, festivals and a number of sporting activities such as golf, tennis, walking, water sports and much much more and spend some time rambling between the upper and lower villages, sampling the local seafood and relaxing with a quiet pint or a bite to eat in one of our many restaurants and pubs.

Sports & Local Activities

Dunmore in the 20s

A Brief History

Iron Age people established a promontory fort overlooking the sea at Shanoon at a point known for centuries as Black Nobb, where the old pilot station now stands, and underneath which a cave runs. Henceforth the place was referred to as Dun Mor, the Great Fort.

In about 1640, Lord Power of Curraghmore, who owned a large amount of property in the area, built a castle on the cliff overlooking the strand about two hundred metres from St. Andrew's Church.

The old church of Killea (Cill Aodha — Aodh's Church) is thought to have been built in the twelfth century and one wall still stands, opposite the Roman Catholic church of The Holy Cross, at the top of Killea hill.

In 1814 dramatic changes took place when Alexander Nimmo, the Scottish engineer commenced work on the new harbour at Dunmore to accommodate the packet station for ships.

However the existence of what for that time was a great sheltered harbour meant that Dunmore East was to gradually become an important fishing port.

In addition, the village has been a popular holiday resort for many years