A Proven Way To Find A Hidden Treasure On The Ardmore Coastline

From a majestic headland to an idyllic bay, the coastline of Ardmore surrounds a village that is full of culture, creativity, music, adventure, unforgettable experiences, and great escapes.

But, there is a hidden treasure that once stood prominently on what is now the main beach in Ardmore.

It was a Crannog and we are pleased to present a wonderful account from 1879 that tells a fascinating story of life within a Crannog.

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No Nudity Here: The Village That Lost Their Bathing-Lodges

In reality, the look and feel of Ardmore has not changed that much over the years. But the bathing lodges seem to have disappeared!!!

The dramatic cliff walk, patchwork of houses, winding trails, a charming village setting, and welcoming locals all lend themselves to creating a wonderful stay in Ardmore.

Ardmore Head

We look back to an early description of a trip from Dublin To Ardmore in 1884.

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Introducing The Man Who Saved Saint Declan’s Well

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Visitors to Saint Declan’s Well will know that they are walking in a place that a Saint spent time in.

But few visitors will know Hugh Byrne. A private soldier in the Donegal militia that dedicated his the end of his life to tending to the Well. He is also said to have been buried next to Declan’s grave.

Some people just make a difference.

And, often they may not even know that their efforts will be remembered after they are gone.

As you walk around the Well next, spare a thought for Hugh.

For the history enthusiasts, we continue this story with a wonderful article from THE DUBLIN PENNY JOURNAL CONDUCTED BY P. DIXON HARDY, M.R.I.A. Vol. III – OCTOBER 4, in 1834. No. 118.

“The village of Ardmore is situated on the coast of the county of Waterford, about four miles from Youghal, and is remarkable for one of the most perfect round towers to be found in Ireland, the origin of which is attributed to St. Declan, who is said to have been the friend and companion of St. Patrick, by whom he was made Bishop of Ardmore, where he founded an abbey about the year 402, and where his memory is still held in great veneration.Read More »Introducing The Man Who Saved Saint Declan’s Well

Why You Desperately Need Lugud’s Leacht And Amazing Ogham Stones

With fantastic itineraries, exciting places to go to, and must-see attractions, plan your perfect trip to Ardmore along Ireland’s Ancient East.

Some must-see objects that you must see when you visit Ardmore is the Ogham Stones. These are located in Ardmore Cathedral.

Ogham is the earliest form of writing in Ireland. And, it dates to around 4th century A.D. It was in use for around 500 years.

And, Ardmore has some great examples for you to explore.

The Ogham alphabet is made up of a series of strokes along or across a line. Often Ogham is referred to as the “Celtic Tree Alphabet”. This is because a number of the letters are linked to old Irish names for certain trees.

The alphabet is normally carved on standing stones to commemorate someone, using the edge of the stone as the centre line.

The marks normally read from the left-hand side bottom up, across the top, and if needed down the other side.

We are pleased to present an article on the Ogham Stones of Ardmore as detailed in the Journal of the Kilkenny and the South East of Ireland (Volume III, 1860-61) written by E. Fitzgerald, Architect.Read More »Why You Desperately Need Lugud’s Leacht And Amazing Ogham Stones