Dungarvan Slí na Sláinte Walking Route
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The town of Dungarvan is situated between the Mountains and the Sea on the picturesque coastline of County Waterford and Slí na Sláinte is the new outgoing way to make walking for leisure and good health, it's capturing the attention of the young and old, not only in Ireland but in Europe and other parts of the world to!
The Slí starts in Grattan Square, location for the best markets in years gone by and the route of the Tour de France in 1998. Exit the square by the Bank of Ireland into Bridge Street and proceed over the Portland Stone Bridge across the River. Walk along the causeway towards the traffic lights with the Harbour on your right and a view of Helvick Head across the Bay. Ahead is Cruachan, the Hill that overlooks the Town. Go through the traffic lights and after passing the two petrol stations turn left at Crotty’s Corner, the junction with the Coast Road.
On arriving at the By-Pass Road turn left. You will see the Avonmore / Waterford Group in the distance and on your right the Park Hotel. Cross the river and go straight through the roundabout passing the entrance to the Milk Plant on the left and the Fire Station on your right.
Go straight though the traffic lights and continue to next roundabout. On your right is the Dungarvan Plant of Waterford Crystal. The Road on your left takes you back to town. Pass Eden Garden Centre on your right and ahead you should see Helvick Head across the bay.
At the final roundabout on the sea front, turn left to go back into town. After a short distance you will pass the mast and dishes of Casey’s Cablevision on your left, the Esso Petrol Station on you right and further along the Garda Station on your left. At the next junction, bear right by the school wall and at the Parish Church turn left down the Hill of Mary Street to bring you again to Grattan Square