Things To Do Catherine's Top 10

With so much to choose from right here at Dunbrody House it can be difficult to drag yourself away but we have a multitude of places to visit, ruins to explore, coastal adventures and 14 beaches to discover here on the Hook Peninsula. These are the Top 10 as compiled by your Hostess Catherine Dundon:

1. Wine & Dine at Dunbrody  Definitely treat yourself to some of Kevin Dundon’s fabulous food in the Harvest Room Restaurant but remember too to try Dundons Chamapgne Seafood Bar for some amazing fish from all around the Hook Peninsula; The Local Gastropubt in the grounds also offers a more relaxed chillout dining option.

2. Walk the Dunbrody Coastal Loop around the perimetre of the Dunbrody Park estate you will find the 4km Coastal loop walk where the stunning views across the estuary and down the length of the Hook Peninsula will have your jaws dropping! There's even a pretty private cove where you can indulge in some wild swimming.

3. Join Kevin's 2 O'Clock Live Most days Kevin is broadcasting a mini cookery demo live on his Instagram and Facebook channels.  Limited numbers are very welcome to join him in studio.

4. Sip champagne, nibble a canape, watch the sun set and listen to the evening birdsong on the terrace at Dunbrody…Heaven;

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5. Visit The Hook Lighthouse – Dating back to the 5th Century this is the oldest lighthouse in Europe and a fantastic place to blow away the cobwebs. You will feel totally energised after a visit to the tip of the Peninsula where the sea air is like Nature’s Spa. The tour of the lighthouse provides not only fabulous views but a great interactive visitor experience too. All ages are intrigued by the amazing history of the lighthouse - from the origianl monks to William Marshall (the Greatest Knight) to our more recent lighthouse keepers.   The cliff walk from the Lighthouse to Slade Castle is wonderful too. Try to fit in their sunrise or sunset tour if you’re looking for some amazing photos. It’s a great spot for star gazing as well.

6. Trail in Tintern Abbey – Founded around 1200 by William Marshal, the Greatest Knight, the abbey and grounds provide not only a spectacular backdrop but some fabulous woodland trails and a fully restored Colclough Walled Garden where you can discover all the heirloom varieties of seasonal fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. There’s a couple of different trails 2km, 5km and 8km. By offering a donation in the Walled Garden Barbara will give you a bag of whatever fruit/vegetables has been harvested that day.

7. Beaches of the Hook Peninsula – we love our little fishing villages and great choice of beaches & coves where you can explore wide sandy beaches, dramatic coves & sea caves surrounded by cliffs, whale & dolphin watching … year round. The more adventurous can take to the sea with Kite Surfing or Sea Kayaking around the Hooks caves (try a private sunset tour)

8. Carve your own chair or wood spirit at Bevel Woodworking School Kevin is the proud owner of two of the Adirondack chairs which he happily displays in front of his studio (small groups of 4/5 can book this privately too) Contact Tommy Kelly 086 823 2180

9. Design your own rug at Ceadogan Owners Colm Kenny and Martina Navratilova prides themselves in the quality and craftsmanship of their designer rugs using only the finest materials for his product. From the favourite 100% pure New Zealand wool, to luscious silks and exotic bamboos, they have a vast and diverse selection of raw materials for creating a unique texture. Every Ceadogán rug is individually tailored to suit our clients’ personal specifications; from design and materials to colour choices and dimensions (as seen here at Dunbrody House too!) but you can create your very own design as well.

10. Cycle the Greenway – not too far from us is the start of the 40 km Waterford Greenway to Dungarvan and this is a fabulous day out for all ages.  Make sure to pack a picnic as there are numerous picturesque spots to stop and enjoy the amazing coastline.  One of our favourite stops is Mount Congreve Gardens.

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