The Ardmore Tower is located on a hill overlooking the sea. The remnants of St. Declans Oratory and an old cemetary are also located here. Some of the gravestones have been worn down to nothing more than small stones protruding from the ground.
Ardmore is a perfect place to view ancient Irish structures and there is a perfectly preserved round tower which dominates the skyline. One of my friends described it as a mini Rock of Cashel but I don't know if I'd go quite that far.
The history of the tower isn't clear, though it is said to have been built somewhere between the 10th and the 12th centuries. It's a perfect example of this type of tower except that the floors haven't been preserved. It's said to have been one of the last round towers built in Ireland.
It's situated in the middle of a very old graveyard and you would really need to watch your step when getting to it as you have to clamber over old graves and the ground is very uneven. On wet days you would really need your wits about you as you will just be sliding in the mud.
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This is a great restaurant in the middle of Ardmore village (well everything is, there's only one street in the village). It has an varied and delicious menu and a great selection of deserts. It is quiet expensive but great quality, worth it if you feel like a treat. I had the lobster and it was one of the best meals i ever had. My friends had the salmon, veggie stir fry and fillet steak. All were great.
Favorite Dish: Lobster, little pricy at €45 for 1.5lb but it was delicious.
Hmmm, I see I started a tip on this gorgeous eatery but never wrote the text.
As they have just been awarded a Michelin star, I think I have no option but to return and give you a full blown account of every single morsel.
Even before they got the coveted star, I loved the place.
It' divine, the views are amazing, the service first class, and the food sublime.
This is a nice cafe with plenty seating and great service in the middle of Ardmore Village. they do all the regular lunch foods like toasties, lasagne, pies etc and have a really nice selection of cakes. All good value too.
An Tobar (or The Well) formerly known as Paddy Macs, is the main pub in Ardmore Village. Lively but not too busy and definitely not too fancy (dress casual), just a good spot to get a drink and relax. They have a pool table also but there's normally a queue of locals waiting for it.
Dress Code: Casual. No dress code.
This is a lovely shop with a wide variety of crafts in a very pretty building. The stock mainly pottery (both their own and imports) but also clothing, bags, jewellery, paintings, batiks, cook books, candles and ornaments. However, the prices are very expensive. Still, it's worth a look.
What to buy: Maybe a small trinket as a reminder of your visit to Ardmore. But if you have plenty of cash there is tons to buy.
What to pay: €50- for a baking size bowl. Hundreds for a painting. There are some price lists on their website.
At the south end of the beach therer is known as St. Declan's Stone.
It is said that anyone who crawls under the stone, will be cured of rheumatism.
This 2000BC old dolmen has two capstones and
covers a the rectangular chamber.
Fron Waterford town the R675 runs south to Tramore bay,
a mainor road on the right leads in 4km to doimen. (signposted)
Here is on the private land.