P37 Main Street, Ardmore, Waterford


P37 Main Street, Ardmore, Waterford

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This property was owned by William Harris in 1916. His occupation was listed as ‘Hotel Proprietor” in the 1911 census, and he lived there with his wife Ellen and his sons William Joseph, John Francis and Richard Joseph and their Sister Ellen Mary. The night of the 2nd April 1911 must have been very quiet as no guests are listed as staying in the hotel that night.

During World War 1 The Folia was torpoed in March 1917  and the surviving crew and passengers came ashore at the Boat Cove and they were lined up for roll call in front of Harris' Hotel. Clothing & footwear was hurriedly supplied by the local people. The only offerings the unfortunate crew could give in return were some shells they had salvaged from the ill fated ship.