Aird Mhór
County Waterford

One of Ireland’s most beautiful round towers can be found in Ardmore. The tower, around 30 metres high, is decorated with unusually decorative strips at the level of the individual storeys. It is considered the youngest round tower on the island and is located in the immediate vicinity of St. Declan’s Church, a cathedral dedicated to the founder of the monastery complex. Of particular interest in the church ruins is the western outer façade with its sculptures and blind arcades. Probably the oldest building on the monastery grounds is St. Declan’s Oratory – a tiny Celtic church, which is considered the saint’s final resting place.