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Dungarvan (Dún Garbháin in Irish)  is the administrative centre of County Waterford. The town's Irish name means "Garbhan's fort", referring to Saint Garbhan who founded a church there in the seventh century.

Dungarvan is situated at the mouth of the Colligan River, which divides the town into two parts, connected by a causeway and bridge of a single arch. Both bridge and a causeway were built by the Dukes of Devonshire. The neighbouring Parish is called Abbeyside, where portions of an Augustinian friary founded by the McGraths family in the fourth century survive incorporated with a Roman Catholic church. In Dungarvan proper, a castle built by King John of England stands by the harbour. Of the walls John built at the same time to fortify the town, no trace remain.

Dungarvan was incorporated in the 15th century, was represented by two members in the Irish parliament until the Act of Union in 1801, and returned a member to the Westminster parliament until 1885. A story is told that Oliver Cromwell spared the town from bombardment owing to the wit of a woman who drank his health at the town-gate.

The town is separated from the open ocean by a shallow, eastward facing bay. At its mouth, the bay is about two miles wide, and the town of Dungarvan is about four miles from the mouth. There is a meandering navigation channel leading into Dungarvan from the ocean, which is marked by red/green buoys. For most vessels (except small dingies) this channel is not usable at low tide. Even at high tide, cruising yachts and larger vessels must be careful to remain in the buoyed channel. There is a well-maintained concrete slipway in Dungarvan town, suitable for launching vessels up to eight metres in length. However larger vessels should only use it up to three hours, either side of high tide. Moorings are usually made available to visiting yachts by Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club, often free of charge.

 

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