Copper Coast European Geopark - between Tramore and Dungarvan in County Waterford
The Copper Coast European Geopark is located on the South East coast of Ireland, between Tramore and Dungarvan in County Waterford.
The Copper Coast European Geopark extends between Fenor in the east to Stradbally in the west and up to Dunhill in the north.
The Copper Coast gets its name from the 19th Century copper mines that lie at its heart.
The Copper Coast European Geopark comprises some 25 kilometres of spectacular coastline consisting of scalloped beaches and coves buttressed and enclosed by rocky headlands.
Oceans, volcanoes, deserts and ice sheets all combined to create the rocks, which provide the physical foundation of the natural and cultural landscapes of the Copper Coast.
Dungarvan Castle, Castle Street,
Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
Located at the eastern end of Davitt's Quay / Castle Street, Dungarvan Castle consists of a polygonal shell keep with an enclosing curtain wall, a corner tower and a gate tower. The shell keep is the earliest structure, dating from the 12th century. Shell keeps are common in England, but rare in Ireland.
Inside the curtain wall is a two storey military barracks, which dates from the first half of the 18th century. The barracks is now restored and houses an informative exhibition on the history of the castle.
Open 26th May - 28th Sept daily 10.00 - 18.00 / Last admission 45 minutes before closing.
Average Length of Visit: 45 minutes
Guided Tours: Access to the castle is by guided tour only.
Leaflet in English available
Photography is allowed
Access to the castle is restricted due to ongoing conservation works.
Exhibition centre is fully accessible to visitors with disabilities.
Tel: +353 58 48144
Facilities: Audio-visual exhibition, toilets and toilet for visitor with disabilities.