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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….






The Place Names Of Ardmore






Ardmore Waterford offers so much more than a city break. Walking around Ardmore, you’ll be amazed of the beauty of this little hideaway. Dig a little deeper and you may even stumble on the unusual. Discover the “Well of the White Cow”? Stare at the “Stinking Corner”. And, even seek out the “Cave of the…






This Year You’ll Fall In Love With Ardmore, Waterford (Again)






Sleeply lanes and idyllic walks define Ardmore, Waterford. You’ll find thatched cottages, twisting streets, artistic treats and culinary delights. And, you’ll soon start to wonder why on earth you haven’t come here sooner. As you breeze down Main Street and romance a while into the wonderful Brigid Shelley Gallery, you’ll start to fall in love…






Location, Location, Location – The Cliff Walk






This is a unique 4km walk with beautiful sea scapes. Breathtaking views. Legends. Wildlife. Battle sites. And don’t forget, it’s simply smothered in Irish Heritage. It should take you around an hour to complete. Look out for the yellow arrow on brown background waymakers to led the way. From the vilage, head up past the…






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…






Behind Every Door Is A Story






Behind every door is a story. And, every window a perspective. Way back in 2009, there was a brief discussion between Mary Moloney as chairperson of Ardmore Tidytowns and Michael Reilly. This then led to an email exchange about the history of Main Street in Ardmore with James Quain. James then wrote a lovely draft…






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