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Top Choice Ruins in Ardmore

St Declan's Monastery

The ruins of Ireland's oldest Christian settlement occupy a striking setting on a hill above the town, strewn with gravestones both ancient and new. The most prominent landmark is the 30m-high round tower, one of th…
Top Choice Beach in Ardmore

Ballyquin Beach

Tide pools, fascinating rocks and sheltered sand are just some of the appeals of this beautiful beach. It's 1km off the R673, 4km northeast of Ardmore. Look for the small sign.
Seafood in Ardmore

White Horses

Energetically run by three sisters, this bistro set in a former grocery shop concentrates on fresh local seafood. Push the boat out and try the Dublin Bay prawns, served on plates handmade in the village. Enjoy a dr…
Ceramics in Ardmore

Ardmore Pottery & Gallery

This cosy little house above the harbour sells beautiful pottery, much of it in lovely shades of blue and cream. Other locally produced goods include warm hand-knitted socks.
Cafe in Ardmore

Ardmore Gallery & Tearoom

Always a winning combination, the gallery displays local art, while the tea shop sells delicious cakes, plus soup and savoury treats during the summer months. Jewellery, hand-painted silk scarves and knitwear are al…