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Ireland’s Ancient East – Unpicking The History Of Ardmore

If you’ve been exploring Ireland’s Ancient East, you’ve discovered that there’s never a dull moment when visitors start to unpick history. When you arrive in Ardmore, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

And, this is a site where stories is shared about Ardmore. Some stories come from visitors, others from those that have called Ardmore home for their entire lives.

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Here are two reports that we particularly like from the start of the 1800’s.

Here is a short extract by Wm. Wenman Seward, esq. in 1797. It is taken from “The topography of Ireland, ancient and modern. Giving a complete view of the civil and ecclesiastical state of that kingdom; with its antiquities, natural curiosities, trade, manufactures, extent and population.”

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We also include an extract from 1810 taken from

A topographical dictionary of Ireland: exhibiting the names of the several cities, towns, parishes, and villages … Collected from the most authentic documents, and arranged in alphabetical order : being a continuation of the topography of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland / by Nicholas Carlisle, Fellow and Secretary of The Society of Antiquaries of London.

 

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