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Dun Ard
Ranked #1 of 16 Dungarvan B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 August 2012

My wife & I travel to Ireland (at least) annually. We have (over 25 years) made many close friends throughout Ireland. We always stay at B&B's, as Irish hospitality is without peer! Each time we go, we visit our increasing group of close fiends...but also try to visit some "new" place. In July, on the way from Tipperary Town to Blarney, we had some time to go to a place we'd visited but where we had never spent much time (Dungarvan). Our dear friends, the KIELYs (of KIELY's Bar in Tipp) suggested a route, through the Vee Gap. What a terrific drive! For the first time, we used the "net" to find accommodations. Thus, we discovered and booked DUN ARD. As with most things IRISH...what a stroke of luck! Joe & Annie (the proprietors) could not have been more gracious. DUN ARD was extremely modern, spacious and luxurious! Who knew that there were 5-star B&B's?!?! Breathtaking view of Dungarvan Bay, beautiful grounds, great food and a spacious & soothing room. What amenities were missing...? NONE!!! Would we recommend DUN ARD...? YES!!! Take it from a quarter century of visits to Ireland, this 5-Star B&B should be 7-Star (one added for Annie and one for Joe! DUN ARD is NOT to be missed!

Room Tip: There are just 3 rooms. All are spacious...but it is the size and view you desire, ask for the larg...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank edwkiely
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CeithreGaotha, Owner at Dun Ard, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2012

Hi edwkiely,

We were delighted to read such a lovely and lengthy review of your stay in Dun Ard. We are rated 5 star by the Irish Tourist Board. It would be very hard to live up to the 2 extra stars that you are giving us.
Hopefully you will include us in your list of friends and call to us when you are next over in Ireland !

Regards,

Joe

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Reviewed 4 August 2012

This was our 2nd stay at the Dun Ard, and it was even better than the 1st time. We were accompanied by 2 friends, and they were equally impressed - so much so, that we extended our stay here. The accommodation, food and views are to be seen and tried to be believed.

Room Tip: Room 1 has the best sea view, but the other rooms are equally comfortable.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank John A
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CeithreGaotha, Owner at Dun Ard, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2012

Hi John A,

We were delighted that you decided to stay with us again and that you decided to bring some friends with you. We are glad that you all you enjoyed your 4 day stay.
Hopefully we will see you again next year !

Regards,

Joe

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Reviewed 28 July 2012

Dun Ard" is a very special place! It's much more than a Bed & Breakfast. It's more like visiting old friends in a fine hotel! A contemporary home with all the amenities. Dun Ard offers its guests lovely, private rooms with an ultra-modern bath...en suite. It is the innkeepers, however, Joe and Aine Lyons, that give this b&b a 5 star rating in our book. They are genuinely warm, accomodating and truly interested in making you feel at home. Their attention to detail is obvious in everything they do, from the wonderful "cooked" Irish breakfast that are made to order, to their beautiful gardens. Their granddaughter gave us a private tour and knew most of the names of the flowers and shrubs, including an unusual "bottle brush plant! She was delightful! The innkeeper was a tremendous help with our geneology search and found lots of information for us. He went out of his way to point us in the right direction and even made contact with us after we left Dun Ard to see how we were doing. The innkeepers obviously enjoy what they are doing and it shows! We highly recommend Dun Ard if your vacation plans include a trip to the Dungarvan area.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Paul M
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CeithreGaotha, Owner at Dun Ard, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2012

Hi Paul M,

We are genuinely humbled when we read reviews like yours. It was our pleasure to help you in your search for your ancestors. We are delighted that you found several new links in your search and we know that the search continues.
We would be delighted to see you again in Dun Ard.

Kind regards,

Joe

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Reviewed 28 July 2012

Joe and Anne were excellent hosts and the breakfasts were absolutely wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble - they helped arrange a taxi for us in the early hours of the morning after attending a wedding in town, and gave us a lift back in the morning to pick up our car.

The room was fabulous and the bathroom glamorous, with an excellent walk in shower and jaccuzzi bath.

We would definitely go back again. Karen and Michael

Room Tip: We had the double room with sea views and would thoroughly recommend it.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Karen D
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CeithreGaotha, Owner at Dun Ard, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2012

Hi Karen D,

Thank you for your lovely review of your stay in Dun Ard. We know that you enjoyed the wedding and meeting up with relations during your 4 day stay in Dun Ard.
We often return guests to their cars after having an enjoyable night in Dungarvan.

We hope to see you again !

Joe

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Reviewed 23 June 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our two days at Dun Ard. Anne and Joe made us very welcome and provided us with everything we could ask for. The room was fabulous with a beautiful en suite, huge comfortable bed and glorious view. The breakfast was delicious and perfectly prepared and presented, and Anne and Joe were perfect hosts and we enjoyed our chats and the helpful advice about places to go. This accommodation is of a high quality and the final touches made our stay pretty perfect. Highly recommended.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Linda H
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CeithreGaotha, Owner at Dun Ard, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2012

Hi L & A,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your 2 day stay with us. We are delighted when we read that guests have enjoyed their stay with us in Dun Ard.
We hope that we see you if in the area again !
Kindest regards,

Joe

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Additional Information about Dun Ard

Address: 2 Na Ceithre Gaotha | Ring, Dungarvan X35 WA00, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Dungarvan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Dungarvan
Price Range: RM457 - RM510 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Dun Ard 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dún Ard is rated 5 Star by the Irish Tourist Board (Failte Ireland). Dún Ard is aptly named, as it enjoys spectacular views of the Comeragh Mountains and Dungarvan Bay. Dún Ard is situated in the heart of the Ring Gaeltacht, just outside Dungarvan and is ideally situated to experience some of Waterford's and Ireland's most stunning scenery. Championship golf courses, fishing, walking and award winning restaurants are all on the doorstep. A stay in Dún Ard is one not to be missed! ... more   less 
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