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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…






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…






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…






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…






War Is Hell.






On March 11, 2017,  we will reach the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Folia. She was torpedoed by the German submarine U-53 with the loss of seven lives off the coast of Ardmore. As with all Anniversaries, it is an opportunity to look back and reflect on what life was like. And, it should…






War On Film – Life Beneath The Waves






Continuing our series on the sinking of the Folia on March 11th 1917 off the coast of Ardmore, we include two films that we hope you find of interest. Both films offer rare glimpses to what it was like to be on board a U-Boat and also an insight to life on the seas for…






The Seven Lives Lost On The Folia – 11/03/1917






So often, discussions about shipwrecks give a sense of adventure and even treasure on the high seas. But, these images understandably come crashing down when you hear more of the lives lost at sea. Somehow, hearing the names and ages make this even more real. Information on their occupations on-board give an insight to what…






Coming Home To Ardmore






Fall in love with Ardmore, Waterford. You know that feeing of coming home. Feeling safe. Feeling complete. Knowing that you’re where you should be. Well that’s what Maureen Moore Tarbox and Ellen Moore Shanahan have shared with us. Here’s their story: “Ardmore was the birthplace of our grandmother, Ellen Power. Unfortunately, she died when we…






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