Sharing Auld World Amazing Stories Of Ardmore With Visitors

Explore an ancient Christian settlement and where a saint lived and died. Marvel at the monumental Round Tower and Cathedral standing proudly over a beautiful seaside village.

You’ve reached the Historic Village of Ardmore in County Waterford. A place where Christianity was forged by a trail-blazing Saint and who’s name has been carved into this picturesque landscape forever.

Uncover the tales of St Declan. See the amazing architectural achievements laid down forever and perched on a small hilltop above this quiet village. And, read the harrowing tale of a siege that ended with the execution of over 100 men.

This is Ireland’s Ancient East in action and it’s time to explore years of vivid history.

We are pleased to include an article from The Gentleman’s Magazine about Ardmore written in 1864.Read More »Sharing Auld World Amazing Stories Of Ardmore With Visitors

Guaranteed To Stay Forever In Your Brain – The Truth About An Astonishing Story Of Two Murderous Brothers

The Irish have always been known to possess some of the best storytellers in the world.

And, it is also often said that the best stories are nearly always true.

So if you like stories, then you’ll be intrigued by the murderous tale of how two brothers that came to lay side by side in the old graveyard in Ardmore.

It was written in September 1845 and appeared in Frazers Magazine For Town And County.

“Before we leave this crowded cemetery, look at those two remarkably long graves close together, not far from the entrance to St. Declan’s tomb. There lie two brothers, once exceedingly tall, fine young men — but they were murderers, convicted and executed, though the bead- stone merely tells us that John and James Fuge departed this life April 15th, 1805, aged twenty-five and twenty- seven years.Read More »Guaranteed To Stay Forever In Your Brain – The Truth About An Astonishing Story Of Two Murderous Brothers

Amazing Legend: The Original Magnificant Seven That Planted Faith In Ireland

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For those that love to peel back the layers of history, exploring Ardmore’s past is a wonderful opportunity to experience monastic life in a small Irish village.

You are invited to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors and experience the histories in the very places that they happened.

We include this short piece about the life of St Declan from The chronicle of Ireland, by Henry Marleburrough; continued from the collection of Doctor Meredith Hanmer, in the yeare 1571. Dublin, Printed by the Society of stationers, M.DCXXXIII.Read More »Amazing Legend: The Original Magnificant Seven That Planted Faith In Ireland

Introducing How A Group Of Ardmore Men Became Guaranteed Heroes Overnight

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 changed the lives of local men who were propelled into the realm of heroes.

Discover the events as they unfolded on that night.

On Saturday morning, March 18th, 1911, the schooner “Teaser” of  Montrose, was wrecked at Curragh, Ardmore with the loss of all hands, during a terrible storm.Read More »Introducing How A Group Of Ardmore Men Became Guaranteed Heroes Overnight

The Compact Guide To The History Of Ardmore On The Amazing Ireland’s Ancient East

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If you’ve been exploring Ireland’s Ancient East, you’ve discovered that there’s never a dull moment when visitors start to unpick history. When you arrive in Ardmore, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

And, this is a site where stories is shared about Ardmore. Some stories come from visitors, others from those that have called Ardmore home for their entire lives.

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Here are two reports that we particularly like from the start of the 1800s.

Here is a short extract by Wm. Wenman Seward, Esq. in 1797. It is taken from “The topography of Ireland, ancient and modern. Giving a complete view of the civil and ecclesiastical state of that kingdom; with its antiquities, natural curiosities, trade, manufactures, extent, and population.”Read More »The Compact Guide To The History Of Ardmore On The Amazing Ireland’s Ancient East

Falsely Claim Of The Amazing Bishop Of Hardimore !!!

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People have been interested in what was happening in Ardmore for hundreds of years.

And, the roots of Ardmore’s heritage run deep.

The following extracts represent early references to life in Ardmore and in particular to the feast of St Declan on the 24th of July.

These extracts come from the antiquities and history of Ireland, by the right honourable Sir James Ware (1594-1666). Containing 1. His inquiries into the antiquities of Ireland. 2. His Annals of Ireland from the first conquest by the English. 3. His commentaries of the prelates of Ireland. 4. His Two books of the writers of Ireland. 5. By way of appendix is added that rare and admirable discourse of Sir John Davis, knight, of the cause why Ireland was no sooner reduced to the obedience of the crown of England. Now first published in one volume in English; and the life of Sir James Ware prefixed.Read More »Falsely Claim Of The Amazing Bishop Of Hardimore !!!