Welcome to the Dunmore East cruise port guide. In the South East region of Ireland is where we find Dunmore East. A peaceful small place with about 1600 inhabitants. This fishing village is a gem to explore with its quaint streets, thatched roofs and beautiful Irish coastline. You will find the impressive St. Andrews church, flower gardens and tiny beaches here side by side and therefore it is perfect for a leisurely walk.
Do realize Dunmore East is rather small and going further afield is a good idea to get a better impression on what Ireland has to offer. Within short driving distance you can reach the old viking city of Waterford, visit the medieval capital Kilkenny or explore scenic Inistioge.
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Cruise Port Guide Dunmore East – Ireland: tender port
There is no option for cruise ships to dock in Dunmore East and therefore this is a tender port. The ship will take its small life/tender boats and take you to shore in them. They drop you off in the port of Dunmore East. See a picture of the small harbour to the left.
Here you can easily walk to the small town of Dunmore East or start a hike along the beautiful coastline. Going a bit further afield takes a bit more effort.
The port has limited facilities. Sometimes the tourist information comes on board or will be waiting for you on the pier. Other than that you will find the taxis and public transport at the pier.
At the port you can expect a limited amount of taxis that are willing to show you around for the day. The official taxis all have a different colour although they are often white or black with green. They also have meter. Be sure to negotiate on a price before you step in.
Usually the local bus company Suirway will provide a shuttle service to Waterford. They come to the pier to offer cruise guests a service into Waterford for about 10 euro per person both ways. They often share the schedule and price with the ship a few days in advance and therefore it is best to check on board what their plan is for your specific call.
There is public transport at the exit of the harbour. You will find the bus stop +/- 300 meter from the tender pier. Check their schedule on this link: http://suirway.com/timetables-dunmore.html#dunmore_summer
There are some beautiful hikes you can make in the area of Dunmore East. Simple rule:
-Left: at the harbour, turn left on the main road and follow the coastline for a scenic walk on the dramatic Irish coastline.
-Right: at the harbour, turn right on the main road to walk through the town and into the woods.
Destination and distance from tender pier
Dunmore East – from port it is 1 km north to the city centre of Dunmore East
Waterford – 20 km north
Inistioge – 52 km north
Kilkenny – 73 km north
Rock of Cashel – 93 km north west
Official currency – Euro
Accepts Us dollars – are usually not accepted
Creditcards – are widely accepted
Drives on the – left
Timezone – UTC
Inhabitants – 4,6 million
Official language – Irish and English
Capital city – Dublin
Republic of Ireland
Government – Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic