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St Declan's Well, Ardmore #1

St Declan's well on the cliff walk around Ardmore Head on the Atlantic coast of County Waterford, Ireland

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One of the loveliest places that Liz and I visited during our week long stay on the southwest Atlantic coast of Ireland was Ardmore.

We came here twice, with the first visit being spent sat firmly in the car as four seasons' worth of weather arrived in the space of half an hour.

You can watch this amazing weather on my time lapse video looking over Ardmore beach to get some idea of why we didn't venture out!

However, with an improvement in the weather we made a second effort to explore this seaside town, under much more pleasureable, if less dramatic, conditions.

We found that one of the nicest aspects of Ardmore was the cliff path, tracing a circular route around Ardmore Head above and behind the town and taking in some dramatic coastal scenery.

One of the more unusual sights we came across on our hike was the ancient remains of St Declan's well, perched high up on the cliffs.

Remarkably well preserved considering the battering this coast gets from Atlantic storms, the well seemed just a natural part of the landscape after all these centuries.

I wonder what tales it could tell if one could tap into its memories?

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Filename - ardmore cliffs well 01.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 32mm

Exposure - 1/40 sec @ f11, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.

Location - Ardmore, County Waterford, Ireland

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with lens stabilisation