Dunmore East (West)                                                                            Section 29b

Dunmore East is a busy and picturesque fishing village at the western entrance to Waterford Harbour.

Dunmore East is very pretty with thatched cottages, an EU Blue Flag Beach, striking red sandstone cliffs which host a huge colony of kittiwakes, coves such as Badgers Cove and Ladies Cove and an annual seafood festival.

The promontory fort that was established in the Iron Age overlooking the sea where the old pilot station now stands, hence the name Dun Mor -the Great Fort. The harbour was designed by G.A. Nimmo and built in the Breton style and became a packet station for mails between England and the south of Ireland.

Berthing within the harbour is controlled by the Harbourmaster, and visiting leisure craft should make contact prior to arrival. LWS draught 2.5 metres (8.2 feet). There is also an anchoring area, outside the harbour in front of the slipway or there is an anchorage off Lawlors Strand, position: 52 09.230N 006 59.460W.  There can be a considerable swell in the bay with a south-easterly gale.


The port has a slipway, chandlery, fresh water available at West Wharf Head, an adventure centre, Lifeboat Station and shop, and the clubhouse of Waterford Harbour Sailing Club.

The village has a hotel, restaurants, pubs, golf course, tennis courts and a public park.  Waterford Airport is within 16km with flights to the UK and mainland Europe.  Dunmore East Boat Storage: contact is: + 353 (0)86 8245430 


The initial fix waypoint for Dunmore East will set up a final approach: 52 8.966' N, 006 58.900' W.  From this waypoint 600m east of the East Pier Breakwater extension and in the white sector of the light, track in WNW into Dunmore Bay until the harbour entrance opens.

The harbour entrance faces NNW between the East Pier breakwater extension (Fl R 2s 6m 4M) and West Wharf (165 / 246 Fl G 2s 6m 4M) at position 52 08.900N 006 59.400W.   The Pierhead Light (Fl WR 8s 13m 17/13M) is at position: 52 08.900N 006 59.300W


Tide estimates : High Water Cobh +0013, Dover -0535. 

Distance to: Cheekpoint - 7.4 miles; Port of Waterford 8.1 miles, Dungarvan Town Quay - 23.4 miles, Youghal - 33.6 miles



Admiralty Chart 2046 with details of Dunmore East Harbour - scale of 1:5,000.



>Port of Waterford Harbour Master: VHF ch16 & 14
   Tel: + 353 (0)51 74499, Mobile + 353 (0)87 7931705

>Dunmore East Harbour Master: + 353 (0)51 383166

>New Ross Harbour Master: + 353 (0)51 421303

>Kilmore Quay Harbour Master: Tel: +353 (0)53 9129955

   E-mail: hmkilmorequay@eircom.net or VHF Ch 9

>Waterford Harbour Sailing Club www.whsc.ie Tel: + 353

   (0)51 383389

>Waterford Customs: + 353 (0)51 877011

>Gardai (Police): +353 (0)51 383112

>Doctor: +353 (0)51 383194