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Ardmore is a popular seaside resort and fishing village in Co. Waterford, close to Youghal, Co. Cork. It has been drawing holidaymakers for years, thanks to its idyllic beach setting. Believed to be the oldest Christian settlement in the country, it was established by St. Declan in the 5th century.
Ardmore is blessed with a golden beach, some 2km long. Known locally as the Main Beach, it is surrounded by other beautiful strands, including Goat Island, Ballyquin, the Curragh, and Whiting Bay.
Ardmore’s cliff path starts near the Cliff House Hotel and ends back on the main street in the village. Indicated by marker posts, the walk passes an old remodelled coast guard station, St Declan's cell and holy well, a ruined church, the wreck of the Samson (a crane barge that ran aground in 1987), a disused coast guard lookout from World War II, and another, much older, lookout tower. There is another well with a stone canopy, called Fr. O'Donnell’s Well.
Drive about 40 minutes from Ardmore for the Waterford & Suir Valley Heritage Railway, a narrow gauge railway that covers 6km of the route of the disused Waterford - Dungarvan line. The track follows the scenic route of the River Suir between Kilmeaden and Waterford. Rolling stock includes a refurbished Simplex 60sp locomotive with a Perkins diesel engine and two Edwardian-style carriages.
Scheduled to coincide with the feast of St. Declan, on July 24, Ardmore Pattern Festival is a week-long programme of musical, sports, arts and other events, as well as a celebration of the Pattern of St. Declan. Declan-related events include the annual St. Declan's Mass, a walk down St. Declan's Way, historical tours of the village and its environs, as well as a pageant recreating St. Declan's arrival in Ardmore.
Located in the middle of an ancient monastic site on a hillside to the south of the village of Ardmore, overlooking the bay, Ardmore round tower is an exceptionally fine construction of very even, dressed sandstone blocks that may be of 12th century origin, but could have been built as early as the 10th century. Visible from the village, Ardmore round tower has a total height of some 30 metres.
Based in Ardmore village, Ardmore Pottery and Gallery sells the work of more than 150 Irish artisans. It was established in 1983 with the aim of incorporating a working pottery studio and a showcase for the best of Irish craftwork. Ceramics are designed by Mary Lincoln, who focuses on mainly functional tableware.
St. Declan's Way is a 94km pilgrims' path that runs from Ardmore to Cashel, following the course of the River Blackwater. It runs close to Cappoquin and Lismore before heading north through the Knockmealdown Mountains and on to Ardfinnan and Cahir.
After St Declan founded a monastery at Ardmore, he established a small hermitage on the eastern side of the hill, where he went for contemplation. All that remains of the hermitage today are a holy well dating back to the 5th century - which is still a magnet for pilgrims - and a church built in the 13th and 14th centuries.
The Gaeltacht & Galltacht Drive highlights the cultural differences between the Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) Ring area (An Rinn) and the lands along the River Blackwater that the Anglo-Normans and English planted and fortified. Ardmore is one of the standout locations on the drive, which also takes in Villierstown, Dromana House & Gardens, and Cappoquin.
For those in search of an adrenaline rush, Ardmore Adventures is located in Ardmore Bay. Activities on offer include rock climbing, sea kayaking, snorkelling, surfing, powerboat trips, and water safety courses.
8.4km from Ardmore
Enjoy 4-star luxury in this family-friendly self catering complex in the beautiful seaside town of Youghal, East Cork. This complex features a selection of self catering properties available to rent for short and long-term breaks, including 2-, 3- and 4-bed villas and apartments. This particular property is a two-bedroom apartment that sleeps 4.
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9.6km from Ardmore
For the ideal base for exploring West Cork and Kerry, stay in the delightful town of Youghal. This development of semi-detached houses offer three-star comfort in a superb location overlooking Youghal Bay. Each of these properties contains three spacious bedrooms.
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9.3km from Ardmore
This spacious detached holiday home offers 4 star accommodation close to the seaside town of Youghal in County Cork. Features of this child-friendly property include high chair, stairgates top and bottom, and a sunny secure landscaped back garden, which creates a perfect playground. Fota Wildlife Park and Arboretum, just 30 minutes away, is a must for the family.
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9.4km from Ardmore
For many years, Youghal was home to Sir Walter Raleigh, who is credited with introducing potatoes and tobacco to Ireland. Youghal also boasts some fantastic restaurants and traditional Irish pubs, ideal for an evening’s entertainment.
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8.2km from Ardmore
Set on a stunning 20-acre site with outdoor heated swimming pool (open July and August), tennis courts, and children's facilities, the accommodation is divided into four specific areas to ensure that everybody is catered for, from couples to families. The 2-bedroom villa is furnished to a very high standard, offering one ensuite bedroom, one twin, and a generous living and separate kitchen area, as well as a patio and BBQ area.
Set among 20 acres of secluded hillside, this Youghal Holiday resort offers visitors a choice of 2-,3-, and 4-bedroom luxury villas with patio and BBQ area, as well as 2- and 3-bedroom luxury apartments with balconies and outstanding views across Youghal Bay. The village offers a choice of luxury suites, with on-site facilities including outdoor heated swimming pool, championship tennis courts, children’s playground, and basketball net.
These 4-bedroom villas are located in the sunny seaside town of Youghal in County Cork, offering all guests a great range of both top quality accommodation and activities. The development is close to 10km of Blue Flag beaches, championship golf courses, and a host of family amenities - including 10-pin bowling, Perks Family Amusement centre (offering lazer tag, ghost trains and supervised play area), and a 3-screen cinema.
2km from Ardmore
This property is located 2km from the picturesque seaside village of Ardmore, a tranquil spot with plenty to do and see. Two of the area's beaches are just a 5-minute walk from the apartment, and the village is home to such restaurants as the White Horses and the Michelin-starred Cliff House Hotel restaurant. For those feeling active, there are a number of easy to medium walks along the breathtaking cliffs.
This two-bedroom holiday rental is situated in one of Ireland’s finest 4-star holiday villages, in the beautiful heritage town of Youghal, gateway to the Cork/Kerry region. The village offers a choice of luxury suites with on-site facilities including outdoor heated swimming pool, championship tennis courts, children’s playground, and basketball net.
These 3-bedroom villas are part of a hotel resort in the sunny seaside town of Youghal in County Cork. Guests can enjoy a great range of top-quality accommodation and activities on this stunning 20-acre site, with a heated outdoor swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, and children's facilities in July and August.
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