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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.


Apertureƒ/8
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.


Apertureƒ/8
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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Ireland Photography Photos

Ballysaggartmore Towers

Ballysaggartmore Towers

One the two Ballysaggartmore Towers in Co Waterford. They are regarded as follies built no later than 1834. From the Wikipedia page:

“They were constructed for an Anglo Irish Landlord, Arthur Keily-Ussher no later than 1834. He held an estate of approximately 8000 acres, the majority of which was rented to tenant farmers but he retained approximately 1000 acres as a personal demesne. The lodges were constructed on the main avenue leading to the family’s residence; Ballysaggartmore House. The house itself was large but of a very plain design, which was in obvious contrast to the lodges. An account from 1834 indicates that a main house predated the lodges. This account also reports that they were built from designs by the head gardener; John Smyth and that the main entrance gates were forged locally for the sum of about £150.”

I took quick photos of the other Tower but we were drenched by a sudden cloud burst of rain so we were pretty miserable and just wanted to get back to the car.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 1000
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

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!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera CYBERSHOT
Focal length 25.1mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Photographer in the Sea

Kilfarrasy Beach, Waterford. February 2019.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 65mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/1.3s
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The Log in the Sea

Ballydowane, February 2019.

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1/25s
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The sea rushes back

Ballydowane, Co Waterford over the weekend with Blarney Photography Club.

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1/20s
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Black and White Ireland Photography Photos

Clonea Strand on a Cold August Day

Clonea Strand, Co. Waterford. August 2018.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 28mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Black and White Ireland Photography Photos

Slip into the water at Knockmahon Slipway

Knockmahon Slipway, Co. Waterford. March 2017.

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 19mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1.6s
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Rocks on the beach at Knockmahon Slipway

Knockmahon Slipway, Co. Waterford. March 2017.

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1/2s