Ardmore (Irish for “the great height”) is a very ancient Christian site—St. Declan, its founder, is said to have been a bishop in Munster as early as the mid–4th century, well before St. Patrick came to Ireland. Tradition has it that the small stone oratory in a cemetery high above Ardmore marks his burial site. St. Declan’s Oratory is one of several stone structures composing the ancient monastic settlement. The most striking is the perfectly intact 30m-high (98-ft.) round tower. On site are also ruins of a medieval cathedral and, nearby, St. Declan's well and church. Ardmore is near the border with County Cork, about 70km (43 miles) southwest of Waterford City.
County Waterford› Attraction
Ardmore High Cross
On R673, Ardmore, Co. Waterford
Our Rating Neighborhood From the main N25 road, turn onto R673 and follow signs to Ardmore Hours Daily dawn–dusk Prices Free admission
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