Ardmore is one of those
places that you read about in novels and the best tourist
brochures. It is a fishing village, a wonderful seaside
resort; it also boasts one of the most historic monastic sites in
Ireland - with a perfectly preserved Round Tower, an early Christian
site where St. Declan of Ardmore had his church, and it has one of the finest
hotels in Munster if not in Ireland. Add to this 'one of the finest
cliff walks in the country' and you have the ingredients for a perfect
Ardmore - The Jewel on The South Coast Cliff House Hotel
The Round Tower at Ardmore County Waterford is said to be of 11th century origin. It is one of the best preserved round towers in the country. Scholars differ as to the purpose of these round towers, but when one considers that the Irish word for such a tower is Cloigeach meaning Bell Tower, then the purpose becomes obvious. That they were used as places of storage and refuge is not disputed but the original purpose was similar to the steeple on a church today - a bell tower and a symbol of status.
Cliff House Hotel Ardmore County Waterford overlooking Ardmore Bay
Interior of Cliff House Hotel Ardmore recalls bygone days of opulence
yet with a thoroughly modern approach.
A gentle nautical atmosphere
is appropriate in such a setting, and reminders of voyagers and
visitors from other centuries are discreetly evident.
A classic example of how to blend the modern with the natural with a
taste of Old World thrown in for good measure. The lobby of
the Cliff House Hotel Ardmore