Welcome to the family run Round Tower Hotel located in the beautiful village of Ardmore. Nestled in the western end of county Waterford in Ireland's acclaimed 'Sunny South East‘, the hotel offers guests and visitors the opportunity to enjoy their break in one of Ireland's oldest Christian settlement villages.
The Round Tower Hotel core building was built in the 1920s as accommodation for the Irish College adjoining (now a private house). Ardmore, at that time, was an official Gaeltacht (Gaelic speaking) area. In latter years the Department of Education sold the building to the Sisters of Mercy order of nuns in Dungarvan for the purpose of a summer retreat house. The Sisters of Mercy sold the building in 1989 to a local family who converted it into a hotel. Several building extensions have been added including a car park. The main body of the old building encompasses the dining room and bar areas. Incidentally, the convent chapel was once located in the current dining room.
ROUND TOWER HOTEL TODAY
The present proprietors, Aidan and Patricia Quirke took over the hotel in January 1996. Aidan is a Shannon Hotel School graduate with almost thirty years experience in the hotel trade. Round Tower Hotel offers 12 well appointed en suite bedrooms with TV, phone and tea & coffee facilities. A free WI-FI hotspot is available at the hotel for those wishing to go online. Hotel encompasses a dining/breakfast room, small function room, traditional Irish bar and residents lounge. Fresh local produce features prominently on both the bar and restaurant menus. Bar food is available during the summer season May to September normally and our traditional Sunday Lunch menu is served all year round. There is free hotel car parking suitable for guest vehicles and bus/coach drivers. In the summer months the hotel garden is available for bar food & drinks and is child friendly. Every Sunday evening during the summer there is a live music gig in the garden, this has proven very popular over the years for families to enjoy. The hotel also has a live music session on the last Friday of every month all year round. This is enjoyed by both visitors and locals alike. During the annual Pattern festival held every July in Ardmore the hotel has hosted many headline acts in the past, notably Irish artists: Eleanor Mc Evoy, Gemma Hayes and George Murphy. Round Tower Hotel caters for all family events and private functions throughout the year - advance booking essential. Meeting room facilities are also available at the hotel, again advance booking is essential.
ABOUT THE VILLAGE OF ARDMORE
The 12th Century Round Tower from which the hotel gets its name overlooks the hotel and the village of Ardmore like a watchtower, as it has done for almost one thousand years now. The old graveyard, multi-denominational, and Monastery which encircle Ardmore Round Tower are among the most photographed areas in the region and are a must see during your time here. Five minutes walk from the hotel is Ardmore Beach, a truly wonderful example of golden sand and cool Atlantic water for bathing. Ardmore Bay itself is a magnificent expanse of water which is ideal for sailing, kayaking or some casual fishing, it's horseshoe shape giving it a sense of enclosure and solitude. Skirting around the outlying coastal areas of the village is the world famous Ardmore Cliff Walk, extremely popular with visitors all year round and a daily walk for many residents of the village. Walkers tend to use the western end of the walk as a starting point, taking in the breathtaking coastline as they weave their way around Ram Head, ending up at St. Declan's Well and ruin at the eastern side. Exiting the walk one can take in the vast expanse of Ardmore Bay, a magical sight on the southern tip of Ireland. Come visit us here, you will not be disappointed.