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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. Few coasts have seen as much activity as that along the south East of Ireland.

PLAN A GREAT DAY OUT


Ardmore Waterford is wonderfully positioned to offer a visitor access to:

– Heritage
– Scenery
– Sightseeing
– Walking
– Crafts
– Museums

Don’t miss some of the many things that you can see when you visit Ardmore and Grange Waterford.

– Ardmore Cathedral
– Ardmore Round Tower
– St Declan’s Well
– St Declan’s Oratory
– St Declan’s Oratory
– St Paul’s Church
– McKenna’s Castle
– Ardmore Cliff Walk
– The Lookout
– Fr O’Donnell’s Well
– Samson Wreck
– Ardmore Pier
– Ardmore Main Beach
– Curragh Beach
– Goat Island
– Whiting Bay

Shops, food and toilets are available in the centre of the village.

We also include some key contacts that will make your visit even more special.

Things To Do


Ardmore Adventures
Ardmore Adventures specialises in exciting outdoor activities to suit all ages and interests from beginner to expert in the East Cork/West Waterford area. Main Street
 Ardmore, Co. Waterford Tel: 
083-3743889 Email:
info@ardmoreadventures.ie Website

Blackwater Cruises
The tour leaves from Youghal jetty and travel North up the River Blackwater, past Rhincrew and towards the old bridge and the remains of Templemichael Castle. Passing Molana Abbey on the left, you’ll enter a tranquil, unspoilt area of natural beauty, as yet untouched by urban development. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes subject to weather and tides. Prices for Blackwater Cruises are as follows: Adults – €20. Children – €10. Contact Tony Gallagher on 087-9889076 or Website

Jim Lane Tours 087-4168452

Ardmore Open Farm
The open farm is located just minutes from the seaside village of Ardmore, Co. Waterford and is beautifully situated overlooking Whiting Bay. Tel: 024 87600 Website

Perks Funfair 087-6679971

Ardmore Farmers Market Held every Sunday during the summer. Fun for all the family. Facebook Page

Waterford County Musuem, St Augustine St, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. (058) 45960

Molly Keane’s Writers Retreat 086-4071811 Website

Ardmore Diving
Ardmore bay offers ideal conditions for sheltered inshore diving, and further out to sea there are numerous dive sites including several wrecks .+353(0)876897600 E: waids@eircom.net

Monatrea Equestrian Centre
One of Ireland’s oldest established Equestrian centres, spanning some 60 years. Founded in 1951 with the purchase of ‘Spinster’ who’s blood lines are still to the fore in the Monatrea horses.

We offer our guests the opportunity to ride with us through quiet country lanes, grassy boreens and open farm land. The beautiful beaches of Whiting Bay, Ardmore and Ferry Point are on our door step which makes for a lovely ride – tides permitting! Website

Shops And Galleries

Ardmore Pottery and Gallery
Mary Lincoln established Ardmore Pottery and Gallery in 1983. Tel: (0)24 94152

Ardmore Gallery and Tearoom
The Ardmore Gallery and Tearoom reopened in the Summer of 2009 under Breda O’Brien. Breda, a well-known local artist has added her personal touch and come up with a winning formula through the combination of this artistic setting with a delightful tearoom, art workshop and art & craft gallery. Website Tel: 024-94863

The tearoom, with adjoining garden, has proved to be an extremely popular addition to the gallery, serving tea, coffee, minerals and fresh cakes daily.

The Anchor Art and Design Boutique, Ardmore 024-87740 Stocks an eclectic mix of tasteful Irish accessories, cashmere scarves and bags, alongside original artwork by local painters.

Quinns Foodstore Tel: 024 94250

Beachcombers Beach & Ice-Cream Shop
Sharon and Harry look forward to welcoming you to their shop on main street Ardmore, Co Waterford. They will be pleased to be able to provide you with all your needs for a great day out in Ardmore. 024-87742 / 086-8097185

Judy Shinnick Art Studio
Judy is an award winning classically trained artist living and working in Ardmore Co Waterford and Dubai, UAE. Judy also teaches watercolour, oil and mixed media workshops. Website

Brigid Shelly Gallery
Brigid delighted to be known as the “Cow Painter”, as over the last fifteen years she has specialised in painting cows, but she does paint a variety of other subjects as you will see in this website. 087-2676152 www.brigidshelly.ie

Brenda Harris Art Studio
Brenda is very fortunate to have the experience of living in two vastly different but very beautiful countries – Ireland & France. The surrounding landscapes in Ardmore, Co. Waterford and Collioure in the South of France with their ever changing climates inspire my work greatly. Tel +353 86 8371855 brendaharrisireland@gmail.com Facebook Page
Website

Michael O’Brien’s Shop, Grange

Bars & Food

Whatever your taste or budget we have a wide variety of restaurants and bars In Ardmore.

Keever’s Village Bar, Main Street,
 Ardmore
, Co. Waterford 024-94141

An Tobar, Main st Ardmore Co. Waterford 024 94166

White Horses Restaurant, Ardmore 024 94040

Shipmates Gourmet Diner Tel: 024 87709

Flemings Bar, Grange

Kiely’s Bar, Kiely’s Cross

Festivals And Events

Ardmore Pattern Festival Website

Community Groups

Ardmore Tidytowns Website

Health

Dr. Joseph Meehan Health Centre, Ardmore, Co. Waterford (024) 94280

Mari Mina Pharmacy, Main Street 
Ardmore Tel: 024 94898

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