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02nd Sep 2020

This Family Travels: Our family staycation in Dungarvan, Waterford

Melissa Carton

One to add to your ‘staycation list’.

The staycation subsidy comes into play next month (October).

The subsidy will see a person who spends over €625 on accommodation, food, and non-alcoholic drinks, able to claim back €125 via a tax credit with couples, able to get back €250.

If you’re planning on taking advantage of the staycation subsidy (which lasts until April 2021) I honestly think Dungarvan needs to be on your list of places to visit.

Where we stayed

We stayed at Margaret’s Place on Rice Street right near the centre of Dungarvan town.

The house (Airbnb link here) had three bedrooms (two double rooms and one single room), a bathroom, sitting room, fully equipped kitchen and small laundry room (which with two kids is a must).

We were only a stone’s throw away from shops, museums, restaurants and Dungarvan tourist spots.

Where we ate

We did a little shop in the local Dungarvan SuperValu and ate in some of our stay but we also ventured out into the town to try out the nearby cafes and restaurants.

We stopped for ice cream along the waterfront, grabbed some churros at Churriosity and had dinner for our last night there in The Old Bank.

What we did

On our first day in Dungarvan we went for a ramble around and visited the castle, war memorial and the museum of Waterford.

The museum is free to visit and your contact trace details are taken on the way in.

Our favourite part

The beach is a short drive away from Dungarvan town but absolutely essential to visit as it is stunning.

We were lucky enough to get great weather during our visit and basically lived on the beach for the few days that we were down.

For older kids and adults there are surf boards and canoes that can be rented and used and there is a shop and public toilet nearby.

The shop also does amazing 99 ice creams perfect for keeping the kids happy on the car ride home.

We absolutely loved our stay in Dungarvan and will definitely be back down next year.