Dunmore East is the port that serves the city of Waterford primarily for cruise ships. It’s a quant seaside village with a few galleries, gift shops and restaurants and some very nice walking trails along the shore. It is a bit isolated however and transportation options are few. It is also a tender port as there are no docks capable of handling cruise ships.
Transportation – Because of the distance and lack of available transportation this is a port where you should probably book tours thru the cruise ship, especially if you want to visit Waterford.. The trip into Waterford is about fifteen miles and some ships offer a shuttle service.
Money – Ireland (the Republic) uses the Euro and generally do not accept the British Pound. Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom and uses the Pound.
Attractions Nearby – Other than the atmosphere of a small seaside resort village most of the points of interest are to be found in Waterford. They include:
The House of Waterford Crystal with its tours, restaurant, and retail store and the Medieval Museum. The museum includes a number of artifacts from the medieval period along with remains of some period buildings and the city wall.