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
Over the years of WWI and WWII, many ships fell victim to the destructive power of submarine attack along the coastline of Ireland. And, nowadays we look out to sea enjoying the coastlines and understandably never think that once a powerful fleet hunted their prey and the many British warships and shipping vessels that would… Continue reading These Amazing Images Show Just How Submarines Laid In Wait Outside Ardmore Bay
No trip to Ardmore is complete without exploring the stories of the wrecks that litter it’s coastline. And, one of the most vivid accounts is that of the loss of the Schooner Teaser. Not just because of the sad tale of the loss of life on that fateful night. But, also for how this event… Continue reading Introducing How A Group Of Ardmore Men Became Guaranteed Heroes Overnight
Step into history and read all about the famous Rocket Crew of Ardmore. Meet the men that risked their own lives to save others The Ardmore Rocket Crew By James T. Quain (Originally Online 18th October 2003 In The Ardmore Journal).
Set high on a cliff overlooking Ardmore Beach and Bay, this building was constructed on the Odell Estate for the coastguards in 1867. Today the old coastguard station still sits in splendid isolation and is privately owned. It was the second coast guard station in Ardmore, the first one at the Ardmore end of the… Continue reading The Truth Behind The Old Coastguard Station
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… Continue reading How Often Do You Hear Yourself Saying “Hey Fool, I Must Find Out More About Ardmore”?