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Nice to ponder the past and what life would have been like. Well preserved and interesting signs to... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Greystones, Ireland
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Amazing ruins and history "off the beaten path"

Saint Declan (residing here around 4th-5th century) is believed to have pre-dated St. Patrick in... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Nice to ponder the past and what life would have been like. Well preserved and interesting signs to read. Good walk around the head.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank saeb38
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Saint Declan (residing here around 4th-5th century) is believed to have pre-dated St. Patrick in bringing Christianity to the area. We've been here many, many times and it never gets "old" ... The history of the Saint Declan's Well and 8th century Oratory (chapel), the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We walked the entire Cliff walk commencing from the Round Tower. Spectacular views the whole way around. Have been doing this walk for decades and it never fails to disappoint me. Well and Oratory are being looked after extremely well by the villagers and tidy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

One of many ruins associated with St. Declan in Ardmore. This one is at the beginning or end of a great cliff walk around the headland that connects many of the ruins, including the round tower and old cathedral. The walk offers stunning views and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Berdy2014
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Went there on a beautifully sunny afternoon in July. Found the area around the well and oratory to be calming and relaxing. Took the walk along the cliff to the overlook at the top and then back down the same path. Found the whole time...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

While on the cliff walk do the sign of the cross with the well water and say a Lords Prayer and a Hail Mary for good luck

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Brian D
Reviewed 28 May 2018

lovely walk to this historic site. well maintained and great information boards and signage available here. pick up an information leaflet in the cliff house hotel porch door and do the entire walk of about an hour. highly recommended

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

A really cool piece of history that greats you as you begin the cliff walk. There is signage to read about the background. Very serene. Always peaceful. Great spot to relax, take photos, and soak in history.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank domhnall_kaps
Reviewed 16 May 2018

St Declan's Well & Oratory on the "Cliff Walk" was a very moving experience. A fellow at the local pub told us he prays there every morning. It is sacred ground.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Angela P
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

This well has always held a special place in our hearts since we first visited a few years ago. There is a lovely grotto where people leave photos of their loved ones and pray for them. As it is beside the bay it just gives...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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21 September 2018|
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Response from Angela P | Reviewed this property |
You can easily walk from the Cliff House hotel to St Declan’s within about ten to fifteen minutes. The entire Cliff Walk is a couple of hours in duration, depending on how often you stop for photos or simply to enjoy the... More
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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