Map of Ardmore

Map of Ardmore

Aerial view of Ardmore Round Tower, Built in the 12h century, the tower is overlooking the coastal village of Ardmore, County Waterford, Ireland

About Ardmore

Ardmore is a popular seaside holiday destination and picturesque fishing village in County Waterford. Our holiday accommodation is ideally located in the village of Ardmore which has a selection of shops, traditional pubs and excellent restaurants. For a special experience book a table at The House, a Michelin star restaurant located at the local five-star Cliff House Hotel. The village is home to a talented array of artists, filled with many local craft shops displaying pretty pottery and handmade crafts. Enjoy a weekend of music and entertainment throughout the village at the Pattern Festival held every July. 

Guests have not one but five beautiful beaches they can explore in the surrounding area. On your next self-catering holiday in Ardmore visit Ballyquin, a lovely long sandy beach which has some fantastic beach rock formations. Whiting Bay is home to two long sandy beaches set in beautiful surroundings. At Goat Island you’ll find Coady Cove, a gorgeous little beach and one of Waterford’s hidden gems. Caliso Bay is a lovely fishing beach with pretty scenery and of course Ardmore sandy beach, which is easily reachable from our holiday accommodation located in Ardmore village. 

The village has a children’s playground plus you and your guests can enjoy a variety of adventure sports locally. Go sea angling, kayaking, stand-up-paddle boarding, white water kayaking with Ardmore Adventures, plus they also run a number of camps throughout the year.  

Explore the 5km way-marked cliff walk which takes about 1 hour to complete. On this circular route, you will pass by Ram Head, the Coastguard Station which dates back to 1867, the Castle, and the Lookout Post which was used during World War II by coast watch personnel to log all ships and aircraft that passed. For a longer walk discover St. Declan’s Way, a modern way-marked walking route from Ardmore to Cashel in County Tipperary. It crosses the Knockmealdown Mountains via a height of 537 meters and is 94 km length. 

Ardmore is wrapped around a long sandy beach ideally located between Dungarvan and Youghal just off the N25. This picturesque village is steeped in history and home to Ireland’s oldest Christian settlement. The village boasts many interesting historic sites and ruins including a 12th-century Round Tower and cathedral. From our seaside holiday accommodation you can easily reach this historic site which from its elevated position provides beautiful views over Ardmore village and coast. View the carvings on the West Gable of the Cathedral which are special to Ardmore and depict Biblical scenes as well as scenes from the early Christianisation of Ardmore. 

The vibrant seaside town of Youghal in County Cork is 14km away, one of the best examples of a Norman walled port in Ireland. Other interesting towns to visit include the bustling seaside market town of Dungarvan and the pretty heritage town of Lismore. This attractive village is approximately 65 km from Cork airport and 130 km from Rosslare Harbour. Ardmore is a wonderful choice for a seaside holiday in Ireland. 

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