Best place to explore the copper coast.
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Message from Jonas Furstone

This is a unique 4km walk with beautiful seascapes. Breathtaking views. Legends. Wildlife. Battle sites. And don’t forget, it’s simply smothered in Irish Heritage.

It should take you around an hour to complete. Look out for the yellow arrow on brown background waymakers to led the way.

From the village, head up past the Cliff House Hotel to go around Ardmore Head and Ram Head. This walk brings you on cliff-top paths and the laneways of the Early Christian St Declan’s Well. On the 24th of July each year, the well is a place of pilgrimage for 100’s of years. Look out for the crosses hand-scored into the stones of the building. And, if you are in Ardmore in July make sure you try to get to the pattern festival.

On your right, you will see the coastguard station. It was the second coast guard station in Ardmore, the first one at the Ardmore end of the strand became a victim of coastal erosion. It was continually manned until the Civil War in 1922 and was abandoned in 1921. It was taken over by the republicans on independence and subsequently burnt down. The old Coast Guard Station is now a private residence.

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