Things To Do

Ardmore in Waterford has so much to offer visitors coming to the sunny South-East. And, for those that are making their way along Ireland’s Ancient East trail.

From walking to cycling, kayaking adventures, lost castles to heritage sites, beaches and bars, music, arts and culture, tours and trails, local food, events and experiences, golf and have been established by Saints, besieged by an army, visited by the titans of the sea, and welcoming visitors into their homes. Few coasts have seen as much activity as that along the South East of Ireland. You’ll never be short of things to do in Ardmore


Ardmore Waterford is wonderfully positioned to offer visitor access to:

– Heritage
– Scenery
– Sightseeing
– Walking
– Crafts
– Museums

Don’t miss some of the many things that you can see when you visit Ardmore and Grange Waterford.

– Ardmore Cathedral
– Ardmore Round Tower
– St Declan’s Well
– St Declan’s Oratory
– St Paul’s Church
– McKenna’s Castle
– Ardmore Cliff Walk
– The Lookout
– Fr O’Donnell’s Well
– Samson Wreck
– Ardmore Pier
– Ardmore Main Beach
– Curragh Beach
– Goat Island
– Whiting Bay

Shops, food, and toilets are available in the centre of the village.

We also include some key contacts that will make your visit even more special.

Things To Do

Ardmore Adventures
Ardmore Adventures specialises in exciting outdoor activities to suit all ages and interests from beginner to expert in the East Cork/West Waterford area. Main Street
 Ardmore, Co. Waterford Tel: 
083-3743889 Email: Website

Blackwater Cruises
The tour leaves from Youghal jetty and travel North up the River Blackwater, past Rhincrew, and towards the old bridge and the remains of Templemichael Castle. Passing Molana Abbey on the left, you’ll enter a tranquil, unspoiled area of natural beauty, as yet untouched by urban development. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes subject to weather and tides. Prices for Blackwater Cruises from: Adults – €20. Children – €10. Contact Tony Gallagher on 087-9889076 or Website

Ardmore Open Farm
The open farm is located just minutes from the seaside village of Ardmore, Co. Waterford, and is beautifully situated overlooking Whiting Bay. Tel: 024 87600 Website

Perks Funfair 087-6679971

Ardmore Farmers Market Held every Sunday during the summer. Fun for all the family. Facebook Page

Waterford County Musuem, St Augustine St, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. (058) 45960

Molly Keane’s Writers Retreat 086-4071811 Website

Ardmore Diving
Ardmore bay offers ideal conditions for sheltered inshore diving, and further, out to sea there are numerous dive sites including several wrecks .+353(0)876897600 E:

Monatrea Equestrian Centre
One of Ireland’s oldest established Equestrian centres, spanning some 60 years. Founded in 1951 with the purchase of ‘Spinster’ whose bloodlines are still to the fore in the Monatrea horses.

We offer our guests the opportunity to ride with us through quiet country lanes, grassy boreens, and open farmland. The beautiful beaches of Whiting Bay, Ardmore, and Ferry Point are on our doorstep which makes for a lovely ride – tides permitting! Website

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  1. I will be visiting Ardmore in a weeks time and wondered if you help me. My Great Grandfather was a boatman in Ardmore from Dec. 1891-1894. and before that a boatman in Upper Cove and Lambay is.and in the Royal Navy from 1874-1886 plus years.
    His name is Luke Kilhams married to Emma Jane Goble and had 5 children.
    Alice b..Mar .1883 Portsea Island Gertrude b.1885 Portsea Is. Violet Victoria b. 18 Sept.1887 County Cork Sidney Luke b. 21 April 1889 Kinsale. Ireland Lilian M. b.1892 County Cork. I wondered if you knew where they actually lived and whether to house was still standing? Also if you have any history on their lives?

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