Ardmore Cliff Walk

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  • Name
  • Ardmore Cliff Walk
  • Grade
  • Easy
  • Distance
  • 4km
  • Type
  • Loop
  • Estimated time
  • 1.5 hours
  • Ascent
  • Terrain
  • Cliff top path, laneways, minor roads
  • Waymarking
  • Parking and Trailhead
  • Sea front car park
  • Trailhead OSI Map No, Grid Ref/GPS
  • 82, X 193 776 51.951147, -7.721657
  • Minimum Gear
  • Trekking shoes, rain gear, fluid, mobile phone
  • Dogs allowed
  • On a lead


Wrapped around a long sandy beach the picturesque village of Ardmore is steeped in history, being one of the oldest Christian settlements in Ireland. On your walk watch out for wonderful archaeology, coastal birdlife and the ‘Samson’ shipwreck.

Did You Know

• St. Declan’s Ecclesiastical Site, is one of the earliest ecclesiastical sites in Ireland, dating from the 5th century. Within the site is an impressive 29m high 12th century round-tower, an early stone oratory, and a ruined 12th century cathedral.

How To Get There

From Dungarvan follow the N25 in the direction of Cork. After approx. 18km make a sharp left onto the R673 (signs for Aird Mhór/Ardmore). Once in Ardmore park at the beach car park and take the middle road past the Cliff House Hotel to where it becomes a path leading to the old ruins.