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St Declan's Well and Oratory

Seaside Monastery Coast Cliff Path, Ardmore, Ireland
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Secluded ruins of ancient Holy Well and Church...with a beautiful view

Above the town of Ardmore there is a 'Cliff Walk' that starts out near the Cliff Hotel. Near the... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Pamela F
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Powell River, Canada
Ancient in a stunning setting

We visited at dusk. It is a hike to get to the site, but worth it. A beautiful and moving place... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Elizabeth R
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San Francisco
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Seaside Monastery Coast Cliff Path, Ardmore, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Above the town of Ardmore there is a 'Cliff Walk' that starts out near the Cliff Hotel. Near the start of that trail are the ruins of St. Declan's Church and Holy Well, dating from the 5th century, the highlight of the walk for me....More

Thank Pamela F
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We visited at dusk. It is a hike to get to the site, but worth it. A beautiful and moving place to visit. I did have it all to myself, which made it particularly lovely.

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Part of the cliff walk and history of the area. This is near the beginning of the walk so easy to find.

Thank Calex50
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Passed through Declan's Well on the circular route of St Declan's Walk around Ardmore. Interesting to read the history of the place on placards nearby. It's a pretty site with good views out to sae to the SE.

Thank PagMi
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Do not expect too much but take a walk round the cliff path and enjoy the nice view! There is a written description of what to see available at the tourist office.

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The Cliff Walk is a must and well worth the effort. The various historical remains provide a fascinating insight into the history of Ardmore throughout the ages coupled with some of the best and most spectacular views we have enjoyed during our years in Ireland.

Thank deMJ
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This is just a very short walk from the Cliff House Hotel and might well be a great destination if you find it difficult to walk even medium distances. While it might look just like any old ruin, it has a tremendous history going back...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Just a short walk from the Cliff House Hotel and after an excellent lunch I needed some exercise and fresh air. 100 yards along the cliff path away from the hotel lies a fascinating place of peace. The well is probably missed by the more...More

Thank christophernewman44
Reviewed 22 July 2017

St. Declan's Well and Oratory beings your journey along the stunning Coast Cliff Path in Ardmore. We strolled along the walk for about an hour and a half and came back in a loop into Ardmore. Stunning views out to sea and flora and fauna...More

Thank CatSheehan
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The cliff walk around Ardmore is fantastic, we were fortunate to do it on a beautiful summer evening. seeing Declans well was interesting, but the walk itself was lovely

Thank sarahantrim
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amrobinson1820
14 February 2017|
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Response from Adamthegardener | Reviewed this property |
The well itself is in a small, flattened area at the very beginning of the cliffs that tower over the village and spread out in a horseshoe shape away from the main bay. It was thought that this area was somewhere that... More
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