Do You Want To Find Out More About Ardmore?

Ardmore is a seaside village in County Waterford.

It is located 40 miles between both Cork and Waterford and Clonmel. And, it forms part of Ireland’s Ancient East Trail.

Ardmore’s name comes from the Irish Aird Mhór, meaning “Great Height”. Another translation of Ardmore is High Sheep Island. It has a resident population of around 330 but this increases during the summer months. It is the oldest Christian settlement in Ireland and was founded by Saint Declan around 350–450 AD.

Ardmore has so many activities to offer visitors coming to the sunny South-East. It’s cliffs, harbour, village, and beaches have been established by Saints, besieged by an army, visited by the titans of the sea, and has welcomed visitors into their homes.

Ardmore is wonderfully positioned to offer a visitor access to:

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

Don’t miss the following 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

You’ll be spoilt with choice of accomodation when you come and stay in Ardmore.

From the Michelin starred Cliff House Hotel to the wonderful family run Round Tower Hotel located in the heart of the beautiful village of Ardmore, your every need will be met. We also have a wonderful selection of really special bed and breakfast accommodation and guesthouses to suit any visitor.

About The Ardmore Grange Heritage Group
The Ardmore Grange Heritage Group was formed by a group of volunteers – John Tierney, Lisa Dolan, Michael O’ Reilly, Alan Peacock, Des Fitzgerald, Jeremy Ward, Glynn Moloney, Amanda Hosford, Billy Revins, and Anne Halley. The group started with the idea of preserving and protecting the heritage of Ardmore and Grange. In the last few years, the membership of the group has changed but the central aim of the group remains the same.

This site has recently changed to include much more information that would be useful to a visitor to Ardmore and Grange in Waterford.

This is largely in response to the promotion and recognition of our area as part of Ireland’s Ancient East.

We must also state that this site initially evolved from the passion that the late John Keever had for everything to do with Ardmore in County Waterford.

It emerged from a conversation between John Keevers and Des Fitzgerald over a game of 45 in Keever’s Bar.  What began with the old saying “wouldn’t it be nice” soon turned into an attempt to preserve the collected heritage of Ardmore through pictures. It was John Keevers dedication that has formed the basis for much of this site.

Wherever possible we have tried to recognise the owners/participants within the photographs. If we have missed something/someone please let us know and we will try to rectify this as soon as possible. As a strictly non-commercial site please remember that the copyright resides with the original owners. This site is purely a way of preserving the heritage of Ardmore-Grange in a digital space. It also, at the same time, allows others to access and enjoy these pictures and records.

We would like to extend a special recognition to John King for use of some of his beautiful pictures of Ardmore that have been used on this site. These images and all those located are @AGHG and/or Respective Owners.

Finally, we hope that you enjoy the site and do let us know what you think –

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  1. Hi. I’m sorry I haven’t downloaded photos yet, I will get to it. Can you tell me the best site to look up birth,wedding, death certificates? I’m not sure I have the correct one from Facebook. Thank you again for all your information. Trish Micheli (Power/Mulcahey Family)

  2. Hello Anne,
    I have been given your name by Dick Lincoln and I believe you are interested in joining our committee called “St Declan’s Way”.
    If you are interested in attending the next meeting it will be held in Cappoquin Community Centre, next Wednesday 5th October at 8pm.
    Kind regards

    Paula O’Brien
    St Declan’s Way

  3. Thank you very much for deciding to share so much of the history of Ardmore. My dad went to school in piltown. My grandparents address was prospect hall monatrea middle near youghal we used to visitmost summers. My dad would be 90 This year. I love looking at all the old pictures hoping to see a PIC of them. There is a piltown school one but I think my dad would have just left school by that point. Nanny and Grand dad name was Lena and Michael Fitzgerald but grandad was known as Mikey white, I think maybe because he had really white hair. Dads name was John. We do have holiday snaps,but it just lovely to seeing places that are in my heart. Every year my sister and I say we shoul visit , but time marches on. Thank you again. Moira Bawden (nee Fitzgerald)

    1. Thank you Moira

      That is a lovely account of your grandfathers history. I suggest you write a short piece about him in a chronological order and attach a photo of him in his younger days.
      Birth name – Also known as (AKO)
      Parents names
      Baptism details
      His time in Kinsalegeg and Monatrea
      As much detail as possible about his life in Ireland.

      Post it to facebook on a relevant site. I believe Kinsalegeg may have their own Facebook site. Or post it to
      someone you know in Ardmore so that it can shared as local history.

      Mick Casey

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