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Address: Strand Cottage, Main St | Ardmore, Waterford, Ireland
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+353 83 374 3889
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Our half day sea kayak with our instructor Ronan with truly top class. From the opening teaching strokes sitting in the sand on the beach to pushing through the rolling waves as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 April 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Our half day sea kayak with our instructor Ronan with truly top class. From the opening teaching strokes sitting in the sand on the beach to pushing through the rolling waves as we rounded the headland, the attitude was fun, knowledgeable and safe! The setting was truly breathtaking as we paddled along the coast in sturdy sit-on-top kayaks, dipping in... More 

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ArdmoreAdventures, Manager at Ardmore Adventures, responded to this review

Eoin thank you for the fantastic review. We strive to make our kayak trips a 360 degree experience as we believe it should not only be about the paddling. I hope you enjoyed your drive in the mountains and along the coast and we look forward to meeting you both again in the future. Kind regards, Ronan More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

Great experience with our guide Ronan who took us on the river. Very knowledgeable about the wildlife, ruins along the river. Very easy going and great teacher, thoroughly enjoyable paddle. Crucial supply of jelly snakes at the end of the lesson! Would highly recommend it to anyone.

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ArdmoreAdventures, Manager at Ardmore Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Ross, Thank you for your kind words and I'm delighted that you enjoyed the Kayak Trip on the river and the aprés kayak Jelly snakes (essential kayak food). I hope the rest of your stay in Ardmore was as enjoyable and I look forward to seeing yourself and Maxine again in the future. Regards, Ronan More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

I did the half day package which included abseiling, bouldering and rock climbing. All I can say is literally what an experience! Our instructor Ronan was extremely patient, kind and informative. He was a wealth of information, telling us about the history of the area and explaining about the natural aspects of the beach/rocks. The rock climbing and abseiling was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

The three hour kayaking package is a nice day out with a nice mixture of activity and cultural education. Staff are all very friendly and helpful. You would feel safe ans taken care of at all time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

Booked a 3 hours kayaking for me and my husband. Got 2 excellent guides, Jammer and Pat. I got tired after an hour and pat stayed behind with me and gave me some sweets so I could get my strength back. Saw some great view from the ocean, and headed back early due to strong dangerous wind. Pat refunded us... More 

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Roscommon, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013

Went to Ardmore adventure centre as part of a Xmas gift I got, my wife had pre paid for surfing, kayaking and mountain climbing!! The surf was poor on the day due to calm weather conditions, the lads at the centre offered me a refund straight away with no hastle. Myself and my wife went kayaking and mountain climbing/abseiling with... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

Due to cancellations by other members of the group, I was lucky enough to have a 1-2-1 Sea Kayaking expereince with Pat last Saturday afternoon. After an initial briefing I was amazed about how quickly we got into paddling off down the coast, leaving a packed beach behind. Pat was really great company and made sure that I was well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

We really enjoyed the cliff walk, ruins and scenery in this beautiful part of Ireland. Ronan O'Connor is very knowledgeable about the history of the area and provided a memorable excursion for our group visiting from a cruise ship out of Cork.

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ArdmoreAdventures, Manager at Ardmore Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your kid words of praise. Great to hear you enjoyed yourselves and I hope the rest of your trip was as enjoyable More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

Ronan gave a wonderful, informative tour of the ruins and cliff walk in Ardmore for 12 of us on a day's excursion from a cruise ship out of Cobh (Cork). He knows Ardmore's historty!

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ArdmoreAdventures, Manager at Ardmore Adventures, responded to this review

I'm delighted you enjoyed the history walk and its always a pleasure sharing history with keen listening ears. Maybe next time you will take the tour by water. More 

Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

The family were at a loose end during the summer holiday when we came across Ardmore Adventures. We saw their signs for surfing, kayaking and other outdoor pursuits and thought “why not!” A quick chat with Ronan followed and he confirmed a surf lesson for the following day. Ronan was fantastic at putting everyone at ease, ensuring we were confident... More 

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ArdmoreAdventures, Manager at Ardmore Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. Great to hear you all enjoyed yourself and I look forward to seeing you all again in the future for more holiday adventures. More 

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