Ireland’s Ancient East






Plan your escape. As Ireland’s oldest Christian site, Ardmore is ideally placed to take centre stage of Ireland’s Ancient East. And, Ardmore Waterford has so much to offer visitors. In the A–Z of Ireland’s Ancient East, it is not surprising that the first letter is given to Ardmore. A is for Ardmore. The Round Tower…






Explore Ireland’s Ancient East – Ardmore, County Waterford






Decidedly grounded with one foot in the past and the other firmly looking to the future, Ardmore conjures up dreams of peaceful adventure and meets them every time. The Round Tower and Cathedral are the villages defacto icons and Ardmore Bay and the Cliff Walk inspire every visitor to want to put down roots here….






Things To See And Do






Ardmore in Waterford has so much to offer visitors coming to the sunny South-East. And, for those that are making their way along Ireland’s Ancient East trail. Our cliffs, harbour, village, and beaches have been established by Saints, besieged by an army, visited by the titans of the sea, and welcoming visitors into their homes….






Where To Stay






You’ll be spoilt for choice when you come and stay in Ardmore, Waterford. From the wonderful family run Round Tower Hotel located in the heart of the beautiful village of Ardmore to the Michelin starred Cliff House Hotel your every need will be met. We also have a wonderful selection of really special bed and…






New Winter Festival For Ardmore






The Ardmore-Grange Heritage is delighted to announce that we have recently been selected by Waterford County Council to receive funding to develop a winter heritage festival in Ardmore. As one of Ireland’s oldest Christian sites, Ardmore is uniquely positioned on Ireland’s Ancient East to offer considerable value to everyone involved. More details to follow very soon…






Getting Here






From Dublin Follow the M50 to the M7/N7 exit. Then take the M9 towards Waterford. Bypass Waterford City through the Toll Bridge, taking the N25 towards Dungarvan/ Cork. Bypass Dungarvan and exactly 10km later turn left on to the R673 for 9km to Ardmore. Driving time is around two hours and 40 minutes. From Cork…






45 – A Simply Wonderful Film By Katie Lincoln






It is such a privilege to include this wonderful film by Katie Lincoln. For everyone that knows of Reilly’s Bar, and indeed the brilliant game of 45 that takes part there every Friday night, you’ll appreciate the truly unique nature of this place and weekly event. Michael once described the game of 45 as being…






Ardmore – Where Two World’s Collided






With an abundance of wonderful sea views, beautiful beaches and heritage-laden shores as far as the eye can see, the temptation to stay longer in Ardmore in County Waterford is practically impossible to resist. The pillars of Ireland’s Ancient East, are proudly displayed around every corner of our wonderful coastal village and each unveils something…






Hans Rose And The Crew Of The U-53






On any sunny day on the cliff walk in Ardmore, you’ll expect to see many locals and visitors alike looking out to sea hoping to catch glimpse of the whales that grace our coast line. Fortunately, these encounters are also far more frequent. And, we are hoping that our recent series of posts on the…






The Wreck Of The Folia Lies Peacefully Off Ardmore






On March 11, 1917, the Folia, was en route from New York to Bristol, and travelling off the coast of County Cork when she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-53 with the loss of seven lives. We their permission are pleased to include information from the INFOMAR project about where the ship is…






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