This lovely and popular seaside resort is located on the West Waterford Coast on the Gaeltacht & Galltacht Scenic Drive. The vibrant village of Ardmore has won many awards for its attractiveness and its neatness, including the National Title in the Tidy Towns Competition. You’ll find traditional music and thatched cottages here, but it also lies within easy distance of stunning golf courses, sandy beaches and the thriving towns of Youghal and Dungarvan. Originally a 5th century monastic settlement, founded by St. Declan in 316 AD, it is reputed to be the first such settlement in Ireland. The monastery grew in eminence and, in the 12th century, was recognized as an Episcopal See. Ardmore Round Tower and Cathedral, perhaps the finest round tower in Ireland, looks out over the majestic sweep of Dungarvan Bay and the site attracts visitors today just as it did from the growth of its influence under St. Declan.