|Organisation :||Waterford County Museum|
|Article Title :||Ardmore Memory and Story - The Sea|
|Page Title :||Cliffs And Birds Of Ardmore|
|Page Number :||3|
|Publication Date :||06 November 2013|
|Expiry Date :||Never Expires|
Below is a list of cliff names extending from Whitingbay (Beál Abha) eastwards towards Ardmore. They were given to me some years ago by the late Larry O'Connor, who usually spent all the summer months in his bungalow above Goat Island.
Máire the Whipa used go down the Goilín Dearg to collect seaweed and bring it up on her back. There is a very narrow path, beginning at the outer or seaside of the goilín - this leads inwards for some distance before turning down towards sea level. She performed this scary chore as usual one day, went home and had a baby and came back to the Goilín Dearg again the next day. This is a perfectly true and well-known episode. She lived in a one-roomed house above Mansfields at the top of the Village Street; the house has long since ceased to exist. Máire died in the mid-twenties.
Below is a list of rocks and cliffs given by Eddy Mansfield of Ardmore, who had a long association with them, from his boyhood. The list begins at St. Declan's Stone.
Goilín na Mairt (a cleft in the rocks), north of St. Declan's Stone.
Ram Head is celebrated in the following verses:
Tá an Rámaire ag bagairt is faobhar ina ghlór
Ram Head is threatening with an edge on his voice.
Birds seen around the Cliffs, from Cliff House to beyond the Tea Flag, on Sunday 3rd May 1987 on an outing with the Dungarvan Branch of Bird-Watching Society. Herring Gull, Kittiwake, Fulmar, Peregrine, Kestrel, Chough, Rook, Jackdaw, Dunnock, Meadow Pipit, Stone Chat, Cormorant, Shag, Skylark, House Martin, Swallow, Gannet, Rock Dove, Razor Bill, Sandwich Tern, Raven, Great Black-Backed Gull, Robin.