On The QT

Ardmore Cliff Walk

A few weeks ago, OnTheQT did the amazing cliff walk in Ardmore, Co. Waterford. The Ardmore Cliff walk is situated in a beautiful seaside town in Co. Waterford. As you enter Ardmore, it is almost as if you enter a world of relaxation. During these summer months, the town is buzzing in the holiday season with fishing, walks, watersports, art and of course summer ice-creams and fun! The walk takes you on a route around Ardmore Head and Ram’s Head, passing the Samson wreck and Father O’Donnell’s Well. The worn foot path keeps your attention throughout with unbelievable sea views, wildlife and friendly faces walking past. It was great to see families doing the walk together, a great place for little adventurers to burn off some energy by exploring the paths, fields and surroundings!


As we did this walk, a local told us that at Father O’Donnell’s well, if you walk around 3 times backwards and sit on the seat in the middle, you can then make a wish!! We dont know how true this story is but we never let a wishing opportunity pass us by! Another historic feature on the walk is the shipwreck. A crane ship, called The Samson, was wrecked on Ram Head during a December storm in 1987 as it was being towed from Liverpool to Malta. The wreck is still there and is a very popular diving spot nowadays. As you walk the cliff walk, you will come across the shipwreck half way through the walk. A lovely little bench is nearby looking over the sea and surrounding breath taking views so it is a great time to take a breather and admire The Sampson and surrounding spectacular views.


The Cliff Walk is known for its spectacular scenery, wildlife and the OnTheQT team definitely agrees. This breath taking coastal walk, with the blue sky, sunshine(hopefully), fresh winds, historic features and amazing wildlife was just a great way to spend a day. Get out of the house and try this spectacular, fresh cliff walk…a great walk for all the family!

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