Dungarvan Bike Hire - What's in Dungarvan?
Dungarvan (in Irish: Dún Garbhán, meaning "Garbhann's Fort") is a coastal town and harbour in County Waterford, on the south coast of Ireland. The town's Irish name refers to Saint Garbhann, who founded a church there in the seventh century.
The town is steeped in history; there's the old railway bridge built by the Dukes of Devonshire in the early 19th century and a 13th century Augustin friary in Abbeyside. There's also tourist favourite Dungarvan Castle to visit. The 1921 Burgery ambush, an incident in the Irish War of Independence, took place near the town.
The town has an office of Glór na nGael, a national body that promotes the Irish language in the family, in business and in community development. There is also significant contact between the town and the nearby Gaeltacht area of An Rinn and An Sean Phobal which make up Gaeltacht na nDéise.