Ardmore, Ireland


Ardmore Ireland is a unique town filled with brewers, artisanal distillers, and cheese makers.  Ardmore’s rich religious history began in the 5th century with the arrival of St. Declan. A medieval cathedral and tower stand today over Ardmore, offering a glimpse into period architecture—and a fantastic view of Ardmore Bay. The village itself is quaint and lively, with cafes, pubs and cottages. Several nice beaches are nearby, and visitors can explore the area on foot for more captivating views. 

The village has a population of more than 400  and is located near Youghal on the South coast. Ardmore is the oldest Christian settlement of Ireland. Saint Declan lived in the area in the period between 350 and 450 ad and spread the Christian faith before St. Patrick arrived.
Cathedral Saint-Declan of Ardmore is a former Irish Cathedral, today in ruins. It should have been the first Christian settlement of Ireland.

One of the exterior walls of the Cathedral presents carved bas-reliefs, remains of a building of the 9th century. They represent a very ancient harp, as well as scenes of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden and the Salomon judgmentThe Cathedral contains two stones carved oghamiques writes, in a small alcove. Elements of the original building can be seen inside the building.

Ardmore Hotels and Tourism

Ardmore is a popular seaside resort. It features a long beach of about one mile, which is usually referred to as Main Beach. It is also close to some other beaches as Goat Island and Whiting Bay. In the years since 2006 it had nevertheless struggling to obtain blue flag status for the beach, because an antiquated sewage systems under lag (plans for editing the sewage system were there since that year though).
The village consists of two hotels, a number of pubs and restaurants, a gas station, a pier and a shop. There are also some sports clubs and a primary school. There is a rock path that starts at the Cliff House Hotel and ends in the main street of the town. This route runs along the highlights in the village and the surrounding area and is often run by tourists.

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