Heritage

Unlock The Truth Behind The Secrets Of Ardmore Cathedral

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There are many reasons to come and stay in Ardmore.

But, in essence, it is the unique combination of people, place, and heritage that naturally lend themselves to being part of Ireland’s Ancient East.

Ardmore’s impressive heritage areas range from the Round Tower to St Declan’s Well to something as unique as St Declan’s Stone.

But for many, it is the site of Ardmore Cathedral that stands out as being steeped in a rich cultural heritage – a land of saints and scholars.

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Ardmore Cathedral is located on the site of St. Declans Monastery and was formally recognised as a Cathedral in 1170. A Recorded Monument it was first constructed by Meolettrim O Duibh-rathra sometime before his death in 1203.

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Three Buildings That Are Now Lost Forever

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Like any village in Ireland, time marches on and the buildings evolve to meet the needs of the community. However, we include pictures of some notable losses: Colaiste Deuglan which once stood proudly in the village (within the same location of the Round Tower Hotel), the old Police Barracks (by Whitehorses and The Hall) and the old schoolhouse (in the car park).

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