Ardmore is one of Ireland’s prettiest fishing villages, with soft sand beaches and centuries of history on your doorstep. Whether you’d like to try your hand at watersports in the Atlantic Ocean, explore the Great Outdoors on foot, or immerse yourself in holistic wellness treatments, we will open up this corner of Ireland to you and your family as you’ve never seen it before.


The Ardmore Cliff Walk

The Ardmore Cliff Walk loops five kilometres around the village, passing local landmarks including Ardmore Round Tower and the twelfth-century cathedral. Sweeping sea views offer a lookout point for dolphins and whales, as well as birdlife including peregrine falcons. Foraging expeditions and guided hikes along the coastline can be arranged with our chefs and walking experts.


Atlantic Watersports

Atlantic Watersports are literally on your doorstep, with the range available suiting everyone from adrenaline junkies to quieter thrill seekers. Whether you want to try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding in the sheltered bay, or explore secluded coves by kayak, we can provide one-on-one guides to suit different abilities.


The Well by the Sea

The Well by the Sea — a one-minute walk from your door — is an award-winning spa with an indoor swimming pool, four treatment rooms, a sauna and a steam room. A full range of treatments is available, from facials and massages using bespoke, award-winning botanical products, to peat and seaweed bathing therapies. The natural outdoor rock pool appears at full tide.


Family Fun Days

Family Fun Days can be enjoyed both summer and winter. The region includes beautiful local beaches, where we can arrange fresh picnics. Smaller children might like to visit a local open farm and mini zoo with marmoset monkeys. Wet weather activities include spa days, visits to local historic homes, and the Titanic Experience Cobh.



Shopping locally or further afield is full of unexpected treasures in this part of Ireland. In Cork, Brown Thomas curates the best of international and Irish fashion. Closer to home, you can visit ‘I am of Ireland’ — a traditional Irish cottage with views of the Comeragh mountains, which is great for arts and crafts. County Waterford is world-renowned for its Waterford Crystal store, as well as artisan food boutiques.