Dunmore East Tourism, Dunmore East
Co. Waterford, Ireland

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Now in its 24th year, the Dunmore East International Bluegrass Festival, is still proving as alluring as ever for top music acts, as some of the industry’s greatest bluegrass and country music acts line up for the free four-day festival in the Co. Waterford village from August 23rd to August 26th 2018.

Fans of bluegrass, honky-tonk, blues, country, Americana and rhythm ‘n’ roots are in for a real musical treat as the picturesque village’s International Bluegrass Festival will feature 14 artists playing almost 40 free gigs throughout the village.

Headlining this year’s festival is Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters, an old school country roots band that effortlessly blends rock, folk and country. Hailing from North Carolina, Amanda Anne Platt has earned a reputation as an assertive yet gentle and unassuming singer whose “voice and the interplay of the guitar and mandolin gives this band their unique complex sound, a clear-sounding mash-up of American, bluegrass, fold and honky-tonk” according to Elmore Magazine. At 2015 MerleFest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the US, the Honeycutters received fantastic reviews.

Making a return to Dunmore East is California’s Whiskey Deaf. Fiddle player Annie Staninec was born and bred on bluegrass music, has toured the world and featured on countless albums with renowned country, Cajun and blues artists, while John Kael, an established songwriter, has been playing bluegrass guitar, mandolin, banjo and bass for over twenty years.

Having taught in some of the most prestigious music camps in the country, John and Annie will give two traditional bluegrass guitar and fiddle workshops on Friday, August 24th. Places are €10 and pre-booking is essential.

Some perennial favourites returning to Dunmore East’s Bluegrass Festival include Demolition String Band, Woodbine, Mons Wheeler Band and the Backyard Band. New acts to line up in 2018 are Brother’s Parker, Pilgrim Street, Kiss My Grass, Bert and Henry, Charlie Reader, Vickers Vimy, and Whistle.

Mick Daly, Festival Organiser is delighted with the calibre of both first-time and returning bands playing at the festival. “We have a great line-up of bluegrass, country, rockabilly, roots and Americana acts this year. We are excited about welcoming the Honeycutters to Dunmore for the first time, but also equally excited about the return of some of the big names that have appeared over the years. Many of the bands that play the Dunmore Bluegrass Festival feed off the fantastic energy of the crowd and the fact that it is set to a stunning coastal backdrop is a bonus.”

“Over the past decade or so the festival has evolved organically and while bluegrass is still at the very heart of the festival there is a more eclectic offering of music, such as rockabilly, country and Americana. A lot of the young, up-and-coming acts are making waves on the bluegrass scene and we’re thrilled to have an exciting line up bringing their energy and vibrancy to the festival.”

“The festival appeals to die-hard bluegrass fans who have been visiting Dunmore for decades, but it also has a broader appeal to those who simply like good toe-tappin’ music, in a beautiful seaside setting, under the sun!”

The 24th Dunmore East International Bluegrass Festival, Co. Waterford kicks off on Thursday evening, August 23rd at the Spinnaker Bar and Restaurant, and heralds the start of 14 bands, playing almost 40 free gigs throughout the village.

For more information visit this website or keep up to date on the Discover Dunmore East facebook page.

In the new EastEnders spin-off Redwater, Kat and Alfie Moon pitch up in a seaside village in Ireland where Jessie Wallace's Kat hopes to track down the son she gave up for adoption 33 years earlier. But this close-knit community has secrets of its own and events soon take a sinister turn. The six-part drama was filmed in Dunmore East, a fishing village in County Waterford with a lovely beach, a little harbour and sheltered coves.

A new BBC drama - 'Redwater' was filmed in our own lovely Dunmore East village last April/May 2016. Two of the main characters from Eastenders; Alfie and Kat Moon, travel to Ireland to the fictional village of Redwater to find Kats son - and a tale with twists and turns ensues!

The 23rd Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival lineup for 2017 features headlining act "I Draw Slow".
Download the Bluegrass Festival 2017 brochure.

There is a public information meeting on Tuesday April 25th 2017 regarding the August commemoration of the rescue of Kapitan Kurt Tebbenjohanns and the loss of UC44 and two trawler minesweepers and their crews in Dunmore waters in 1917.  The meeting will be held in the Three Sisters Inn at 5.30 - 6.00 pm. Attached is the draft programme for the August event.

Join us on July 1st, 2nd AND 3rd for our Family Friendly Music Festival!

Please note that "A village Ramble with Ray McGrath" has been change from Sunday to Saturday, 12pm.

Dunmore East Food Festival dates for 2016 are June 24th, 25th and 26th. Festival to include Farmer's Market, Music, Plays, Cookery Demonstrations & much more. Have a look at our full programme

Held in May annually this festival offers Guided Coastal Walks with our Local Historians & Guides. Walks are in the B to C range for walkers who enjoy a moderate challenge. Come and enjoy the stunning scenery at one of Ireland's prettiest villages. Guided coastal, riverside, cliff and wooded walks in and around lovely Dunmore East

Held in May annually this festival offers Guided Coastal Walks with our Local Historians & Guides. Walks are in the B to C range for walkers who enjoy a moderate challenge. Come and enjoy the stunning scenery at one of Ireland's prettiest villages. Guided coastal, riverside, cliff and wooded walks in and around lovely Dunmore East

Dunmore East Restaurants

Eat & Drink

From a morning cappuccino (or evening, we don't believe in rules) to a late night pint in one of our great local pubs, or an evening meal in an award winning restaurant, Dunmore East has a great selection of places to eat and drink.
Dunmore East Location

Location

Getting to Dunmore East could not be easier. It's only a one hour journey from Cork airport and two hours from Dublin Airport.

Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass Festival

The 24th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival lineup for 2018 features headlining act "Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters". The festival takes place from August 23rd - 26th 2018
Dunmore East Spring Golf Classic

Golf Classic

A 4 person Team event open to members of Golf Clubs affiliated to their home Golfing Union who have Certified Club Handicaps;

Dates: 30th April to 3rd May 2018
Youtube

Video

Whether it's the sea air or the relaxed holiday vibe that does it, one thing is for sure, the people of Dunmore East, County Waterford are a happy bunch of people. Have a look at our video of Dunmore and see why!
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