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… Continue reading You’ll Be Sorry If You Miss “45” – An Amazing Film By Katie Lincoln
100 years on we appropriately remember all those involved in Easter 1916.
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 coastline. Fortunately, these encounters are also far more frequent. And, we are hoping that our recent series of posts on the shipwrecks… Continue reading Introducing The Amazing True Story Of Hans Rose And The Crew Of The U-53 In Ardmore
On March 11, 1917, the Folia, was en route from New York to Bristol, and traveling 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 permission, we are pleased to include information from the INFOMAR project about where the ship is… Continue reading The Ultimate Guide To Why The Wreck Of The Folia Lies Peacefully Off Ardmore
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… Continue reading Discover The Startling Story Of Where Two World’s Collided With Disastrous Results
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… Continue reading An Amazing 100-Year-Old Story On Why War Really Is Hell
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 of what it was like to be on board a U-Boat and also an insight into life on the seas for… Continue reading Psst … Mesmerizing And Shadowy Life Beneath The Waves Of Beautiful Ardmore
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 makes this even more real. Information on their occupations on-board gives an insight into what… Continue reading The Truth About The Seven Lives Sadly Lost On The Folia – 11/03/1917
Ever fallen in love with Ardmore, Waterford? Then you know that feeling 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… Continue reading How To Survive Your First Visit Home To Beautiful Ardmore
Step into heritage. A time gone by. And, meet a family at harvest time. A special thanks to Tom Power and all the Power family for sharing these truly evocative pictures that remember a time of a community and family at harvest time.