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The Round Tower in Ardmore

The Round Tower in Ardmore

The round tower in the cemetery in Ardmore is really impressive, standing out on the hillside overlooking the town.

The tower was built in the 12th century but it has been kept in great condition. Lots more to learn about it on this page.


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CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/80s

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The Graves of the S.S. Ary

The Graves of the S.S. ARY

Ardmore Cemetery is the final resting place of some of the crew of the S.S. Ary, a steamer that ran into difficulties in rough seas in 1947. Only one person survived.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/125s

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The sun sets on Ardmore Roundtower & Graveyard

Sun sets on Ardmore Roundtower Graveyard

We visited the graveyard adjoining the ruins of St. Declan’s Cathedral on our trip to Ardmore. The view from there out to sea and over the local town and beach is glorious!

The first time I visited here in 2005 I slipped while taking photos, my camera hit the ground hard and something broke inside it. Luckily I didn’t drop my camera this time, even though I did slip again. Only my leg was hurt but I kept my balance and stayed upright.

I found an informative walk through video made in the graveyard you should watch.


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CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length20mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/200s

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Surfing at Ardmore

Surfing at Ardmore

A brave young man surfs the waves at Ardmore, Co Waterford this afternoon. It was freezing, cold winds sucked any warmth from exposed skin but this guy was out there battling the waves!


Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length240mm
ISO200
Shutter speed1/400s

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Michael Mansfield of Ardmore, Co Waterford

Many years ago I published a few photos of Ardmore in Co Waterford. The post received a number of comments about one particular photo of a gentleman on a motorbike. His name was Michael Mansfield and unfortunately he passed away in 2009 but that hasn’t stopped the occasional visitor from leaving a comment since then, the most recent being yesterday.

That comment prompted me to look up the photos I made that day in 2005 to find more photos of Michael Mansfield. Here are the three I found, including the one that appeared in the original post.

Michael Mansfield

Michael Mansfield

Michael Mansfield

Reading the comments I wish I had stopped to talk to Michael. He seems to have been quite the character around Ardmore!

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Camera CYBERSHOT
Focal length 25.1mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/500s