(One from the archives)
Ardmore is a seaside town close to the Waterford/Cork border in the south of Ireland. On a hill behind the village are the remains of a christian settlement founded by St. Declan, a man who is believed to pre-date St. Patrick.
8th century oratory believed to be built over the grave of St. Declan, founder of Ardmore.
Carvings in the gable end of Ardmore cathedral, retrieved from an older church
Some of the carvings on the gable end of the cathedral are now too worn to be deciphered. The remaining ones are thought to depict Adam & Eve, the adoration of the Magi and the Judgement of Solomon
Ruins of the 12th century cathedral
The 30m tall round tower would’ve originally been a belfry for the cathedral
Doorway into the cathedral
Ogham is an ancient form of written Irish which dates back around 1,500 years. There are two of these stones in the cathedral but I didn’t see the other one 🙁
This round tower is believed by some to be the last one built in Ireland. It’s notable for its string courses decorating the outside and the manner in which it narrows as it rises
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Date of visit: 16.09.05