Dungarvan Discovery
Taste Tour

Dungarvan Discovery
Taste Tour

Take a walk, talk and taste tour of Dungarvan – and discover its food and drink delights

Everything surrounding us comes alive and all our senses are awakened to the sound of an entertaining story and good food.

On this guided walking tour experience, you will hear of times when the Neolithic hunter gatherer settled around the harbour bay all the way up to the modern day rejuvenated town, now full of food venues.

Heritage stories from local dairy food production and fishing at its quayside, to the peacefulness of the lookout and viewing of the natural Cunnigar sand spit feature across the harbour, your tour guide Stíofán Mac Cárthaigh of StepsBackThruTime, the walking seanchaí, will take you around its winding streets to entertain you with stories while incorporating three food stops.


Tasting at The Tannery Restaurant

Tapas at The Old Bank Restaurant

Traditional Irish Coffee at The Local Bar

Local tour guide

Experience food and drink history

Hear food stories

Your itinerary

6.00pm – Dungarvan County Museum

Meet your tour guide Stíofàn Mac Càrthaigh outside the County Museum, St Augustine Street, Dungarvan.

6.30pm – The Tannery Restaurant

Your first stop is The Tannery Restaurant – recognised as one of Ireland’s finest restaurants and co-owned by the renowned chef, Paul Flynn. Guests will be greeted with an array of tasters focusing on Waterford produce, a mouth-watering focus on flavour, and a unique location for serving up that most important of ingredients – a great time.

7.30pm – The Old Bank Restaurant

Located overlooking the postcard-perfect Dungarvan Harbour, The Old Bank occupies the iconic 19th-century Bridge House and is the setting for the second stop of the tour. Experience the delights of three tapas dishes, accompanied with homemade Sangria.

8.30pm – The Local Bar

A warm welcome always awaits visitors to The Local on Grattan Square. It’s a unique venue where Helena and Donnachadh will serve you a traditional Irish Coffee. And if you’re very lucky, you can hear the bodhrán being played at one of the famous Irish music sessions in the bar – an unforgettable experience!


Guests can go on to enjoy pubs and venues in Dungarvan, recommended by Stíofán Mac Cárthaigh.

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Guests meet at the County Museum, St, Augustine Street, Dungarvan, and the tour starts at 6.00pm sharp. Starting point map: Dungarvan Museum

Ample parking is available on Grattan Square, Dungarvan, and at the quayside.

The tour starts at 6.00pm sharp and ends 9.00pm.

For dates, check the calendar online.

What to wear/accessibility:

Suitable clothing is required depending on the weather including warm clothes, rain jacket and comfortable walking shoes.

Tour involves light walking on pavements, and is not suitable for individuals with mobility issues.


For further information, email info@tastewaterford.ie. Taste Waterford, The Courthouse, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, X35 NW65, Ireland.

Food and drink included:

Tastings at The Tannery Restaurant

Three tapas dishes at The Old Bank Restaurant

Irish Coffee at The Local Bar.

Water is available with every stop.

Food provided during the tour may change.

Dietary requirements can be noted during online booking process.

Cancellation policy:

Should you decide to cancel, 10 days in advance of the tour date is required for full refund. No refund will be given with less than 10 days notice.

Full payment is required before the Taste Tour commences.

Taste Waterford does not offer refunds or alternative dates for no-shows.

Taste Waterford reserves the right to change the Taste Tour.

Should the minimum amount of people required for the tour not be achieved, the tour will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund.