Ring in the New Year from a picturesque fishing village

Blow off the post-Christmas cobwebs and ring in the New Year from the picturesque fishing village of Dunmore East in Waterford.

Walk along unspoilt coastal trails, discover pretty beaches and sheltered coves such as Ladies Cove and Councillors Strand. Stop in The Strand Inn which overlooks Lawlor’s sandy beach, a picture-perfect pitstop for a warm cuppa or something a little stronger after a long winter walk along the coast!

The Strand Inn overlooking Lawlor’s sandy beach Dunmore East in Waterford
The Strand Inn & Lawlor’s Beach

For those of you who love dramatic coastlines, breath-taking scenery, cosy pubs and a village with a selection of amenities and attractions all within easy access of your holiday home, then Dunmore East is a great choice.

Ring in the New Year with family and friends from the comfort of your own self-catering holiday home in Waterford or join in on the celebrations at one of the local restaurants or bars. 

See our top picks of local restaurants and bars serving delicious and locally sourced ingredients, each with their own character and charm. Catch up with loved ones and create fond memories this Christmas and New Year.

Places in Dunmore East to Wine & Dine this New Year

Lighthouse Bar & Restaurant, Dunmore East, Waterford
Lighthouse Bar & Restaurant, Dunmore East, Waterford

Lighthouse Bar and Restaurant

Go for the views from the bar and restaurant and relaxing atmosphere ..

Situated alongside our cluster of Seacliff Holiday Homes is the Lighthouse Bar and Restaurant. You and your self-catering guests will be spoilt with unparalleled views over the Celtic Sea and across to Hook Head and beyond. The restaurant is headed by French chef Laurent Berthomier and is well renowned for its high-quality cuisine using local and fresh produce.

Views from Lighthouse Bar & Restaurant, Dunmore East, Waterford
Views from Lighthouse Bar & Restaurant, Dunmore East, Waterford

The Lighthouse Bar and Restaurant overlooks Dunmore East Golf Club and there is an outside playground for the kids if the weather permits.

A. Lighthouse Restaurant, Dunmore East Golf, Dunmore East, Waterford
T. 051 383151

Power’s Bar

Go for the character and Trad music sessions ..

A trip to Dunmore East would not be complete without a visit to Power’s Bar. Steeped in the sea-faring traditions and an Aladdin’s cave of nautical artefacts, hanging from every nook and cranny in the bar.

Known locally as ‘The Butchers’ or ‘Bill’s’, which is a throwback to the war years, when Bill Power the butcher sold groceries and large bottles of Guinness to locals and fishermen from all around the Irish coast and Trad music sessions take place every Tuesday night!

A. Dock Road, Coxtown East, Dunmore East, Waterford
T. 051 383 318

The Spinnaker Bar

Go for their Spinnaker’s Seafood Chowder and cosy fire ..

The Spinnaker Bar is located in the lower village and within easy walking distance to many of our self-catering holiday homes in Dunmore East. 

The Spinnaker serves food and is a member of Good Food Ireland, John and Sally McKenna’s Guide and the Bridgestone Guide to Ireland. Food in a relaxed environment, try their Spinnaker’s Seafood Chowder, a must have when dining at The Spinnaker.

The Spinnaker Bar, Dunmore East, Waterford
The Spinnaker Bar

This seaside bar and restaurant is romantically reminiscent of former times and in winter the crackling log fire would warm the cockles of even the hardest heart!

A. Lower Village Dunmore East, Waterford
T. 051 383 133

The Lemon Tree Restaurant & Catering

Perfect for a lazy breakfast over the Christmas and New Year holidays or takeaways for a large self-catering group ..

Listed in the Bridgestone Guide, The Lemon Tree is well worth a visit. Located only a short stroll outside the village of Dunmore East this restaurant is recommended by Georgina Campbell, John & Sally McKenna and A Taste of Ireland.

Open for breakfast and lunch their menu varies from fresh locally caught seafood, home baked classic desserts and they even serve their own farm reared beef amongst others.

Takeaway is an option too… pop in and order something for a seaside winter picnic. Or alternatively order your lunch and dinner, perfect for a self-catering alternative when you want to dine in the comfort of your own holiday home but don’t need the hassle of cooking. 

A. Seafield, Coxtown Road, Coxtown East, Dunmore East, Waterford
T. 051 383 164

Azzurro At the Ship, Dunmore East, Waterford
Azzurro At the Ship, Dunmore East, Waterford

Azzurro At the Ship

Go for mouth-watering Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and cosy atmosphere ..

Located in the heart of Dunmore East, Azzurro is a family run bar and restaurant serving mouth-watering Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. There are a variety of options including a children’s menu, a takeout menu, early bird, tapas and group menus ideal for a large gathering this New Year.

A. Dock Rd, Nymphhall, Dunmore East, Waterford
T. 051 383 141

Colourful fishing boats at Dunmore East Harbour
Colourful fishing boats at Dunmore East Harbour

The Haven Hotel

Go for the criac of the BRASS & CO a pre-New Year’s Dinner Dance ..

Situated in the heart of Dunmore East, overlooking the public playground, tennis courts and Dunmore East Harbour. The Haven Hotel serves delicious home cooked food. They host regular live music events in the bar, on the patio or in our glass marquee.

Children are especially welcome, so relax with a coffee or a drink and enjoy breath-taking views while they play on the lawns or in the on-site playground.

On Monday December 30th, Ireland’s Premier Event band, BRASS & CO will perform for a pre-New Year’s Dinner Dance. Offering an exciting line-up of vocalists, keyboards, guitar, bass, drums and a full brass section. Tickets are €50 per person including a prosecco reception, 4-course meal and entertainment from Brass & Co and DJ afterwards. Tel: 051 383 150 for enquiries and to book.

A. Dock Rd, Nymphhall, Dunmore East, Waterford
T. 051 383 150

You’ll Love Waterford, Ireland’s Oldest City

Winterval Waterford. Pictured at John Roberts Square, Waterford City during Winterval. Picture: Patrick Browne
Winterval Waterford. Pictured at John Roberts Square, Waterford City during Winterval. Picture: Patrick Browne

Winterval Waterford is a wonderful Christmas festival for young & old, packed with seasonal events and activities. Events run throughout Christmas until January 5th, 2020, check individual events for full details on www.winterval.ie to plan your visit today.

Waterford City is steeped in history, heritage and culture. It has a unique blend of modern shopping centres, traditional pubs and highly acclaimed gourmet restaurants – 9 of the Bridgestone Guides top 100 restaurants in Ireland are located in County Waterford.

Waterford is home to three of Ireland premier visitor attractions, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Museum of Treasures and the Waterford Walking Tour as well as Christ Church Cathedral.

There is so much to do and see in this seaport city and its only a 15 minute drive from our self catering holiday homes in Dunmore East.

Ring in the New Year in Ireland, Let the festivities commence!

Treat you and your loved ones to a memorable New Year in Dunmore East. Light the fire, pop the champagne and settle in to your seaside self-catering holiday home with family or friends. We have a variety of holiday homes and cottages all within easy walking distance of this picturesque village and its amenities.

 This picture-perfect seaside village is the ideal New Year destination serving a variety of delicious food, cosy atmospheres, exceptional scenery, endless coastal walks and only a 15 minute drive from Waterford city. Located on the East Waterford Gaultier Coast, you will reach Dunmore East in less than 2 and a half hours from cities Dublin, Limerick and Cork.

Gather with friends and family over the New Year holiday period one of Waterford’s most popular tourist attractions, a wonderful holiday destination any time of year.

Arrive Saturday, December 28th – Depart January, January 1st, Prices start from €463 for 4 nights – read more + book online