"Ardmore Round Tower" County Waterford Things to Do Tip by pure1942

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The earliest monastery was founded here by St. Declan who is alleged to have been a bishop in Munster when St. Patrick arrived, and who is one of the main supports for the belief in the existence of Christianity in the south of Ireland before St. Patrick. Two Ogham stones are located in the Cathedral.One of them, called the Lugudeccas Ogham stone, was found in the gable of the Church and is believed to be the burial place of St. Declan, and a hollow in the south-east corner is pointed out as his grave.
The Round Tower and the Cathedral are said to have been built in the 12th century, although the tower could be older (possibly 10th century.

Address: Ardmore
Directions: Take the N25 towards Cork. After 15 Km drive take a left towards Ardmore( use SECOND signposted turn onto R673...it's easier than the first. Enter the village and just after the Round Tower Hotel turn right up the hill towards the tower.

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  • Written Mar 24, 2009
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